Our new Mechanical Engineering degree gets you working with industry-standard advanced manufacturing technology in your first semester.
Stand out from the crowd as a job-ready engineer
The changing manufacturing industry, or “Industry 4.0,” requires engineers who are fully trained and ready to start work as soon as they graduate. At Sheridan, you’ll get the practical, hands-on training you need to prepare for your career. Few engineering degrees in Canada will give you this level of hands-on experience with industry-standard advanced manufacturing equipment.
Work with the latest mechanical engineering technology
Itching to work with the latest advanced manufacturing technology? Sheridan’s labs are like no other in Ontario. Get a degree that allows you to work with 3D printers, robotics, rapid prototyping, integrated energy systems, water jet technology, advanced mechatronics system equipment and more. At Sheridan, we believe the best way to learn is to roll up your sleeves and get playing.
Specialize in energy or mechatronics
In your third and fourth year of study, you’ll have the chance to specialize in one of two technical streams — energy or mechatronics — zooming in on the area of mechanical engineering that interests you most.
In the energy stream, you’ll learn to provide environmentally responsible and economically sustainable solutions for energy generation, distribution and usage. You’ll apply your engineering skills to the analysis, modelling, design, development and operation of sustainable energy systems.
In the mechatronics stream, you’ll learn to solve engineering problems with combined skills in mechanical, electrical, computer, and control engineering. This skill set is in high demand, as a lot of industries are trying to improve their production by moving towards automation. In the mechatronics stream, you’ll work with robotics (including robotics with artificial intelligence and vision systems), programmable logic controllers (PLC) and other automation systems.
No matter which stream you choose, you’ll get a solid foundation in essential maths (linear algebra, calculus, statistics) and sciences (chemistry, physics, computer programming, electrical circuits). You’ll also take core mechanical courses with a balance of engineering science and design in three key areas: mechanical sciences; systems, measurements and control; and thermal-fluid.
Co-op and internship opportunities
Our Mechanical Engineering degree program features a four-month internship after your second year. You can also choose to apply for our co-op program, which adds a 12-month co-op work term between your third and fourth year. This work experience will give you a chance to apply what you’ve learned in an industry setting, discover your interests, see what employment opportunities are available in the field and build on your résumé.
Our industry partners are excited about the 12-month co-op opportunity, which is longer than many co-op placements. They recognize that this provides more opportunity to establish working relationships with students that they can hire in the future.
Sheridan has strong relationships with industry partners such as Siemens, Hatch, Cimetrix and ABB. These partnerships are particularly strong in the areas of applied research and students’ capstone projects.
This program offers a new model for mechanical engineering education. Each year, you’ll work with your fellow students on a single project that spans your classes and subjects. This approach will help you better understand how each subject contributes to a larger manufacturing project. You’ll quickly see the value of each course, and learn to apply all your acquired skills to solve an engineering problem that you’d encounter in the industry.
As a Mechanical Engineering student at Sheridan, you’ll be a trailblazer in a changing field. The manufacturing industry is in a period of transition as more and more companies move towards automation in order to increase productivity. When you graduate from this program, you’ll be prepared to help lead the way.