Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering, Accredited by CEAB

Fall and Winter Entry Available

About the Program

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. You will develop a broad range of technical skills and knowledge to complete diverse engineering tasks for a cleaner and healthier environment.

You will start with learning the fundamental knowledge that serves as the foundation for mechanical engineering. After first year, you will have the chance to focus in and explore what you are most passionate about – Mechanism Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Instrumentation, Electrical Systems, Fluid Dynamics, Solid Mechanics, CAD (computer-aided design) and Computer Simulation Tools, Control, Mechatronics, Vibrations and Actuators, and System Engineering.

Aside from all the technical know-how, you will pick up some great soft skills – effective communication, project management, law, public policy and leadership.

Find your dream job in a wide spectrum of sectors including automotive, aerospace, biomedical, biomechanics, clean technology, energy, manufacturing, mechatronics, design of medical devices, wind turbines, fuel cells and more.

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Solid theoretical, practical and applied knowledge in areas including thermofluids, solid mechanics, control and automation, vibrations and actuators, clean energy, manufacturing, instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis
  • Hands-on experiences in solid mechanics and materials, thermofluid, machining, control and instrumentation and mechatronics
  • Macro- and micro-manufacturing, additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping
  • Modelling and design software including SOLIDWORKS, MATLAB, LabVIEW, ANSYS, and Abaqus
  • Design mechanisms, machine elements, mechanical systems, thermal systems, and integrated systems in a multidisciplinary domain

Sample Co-op Employers

  • General Motors of Canada LTD (GM)
  • Magna International
  • Celestica
  • Siemens
  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
  • ABC Group
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Imperial
  • Lincoln Electric
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
  • L3 Harris (formerly L3 Wescam)
  • Veoneer Canada Inc.
'20 Mechanical Engineering & International Development Studies

Passionate About:

  • Renewable energy, material science, thermodynamics, environment, political economy, making (and watching) movies, graphic design, fashion

My Lassonde Journey:

  • President, Engineers Without Borders
  • Editor in Chief, Lassonde Media Group 
  • Mentor for Helen Carswell STEAM Program
  • Research Assistant, AM-SET Lab, PELSER Lab, Cooper Lab
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Technion Institute in Israel
  • Medventions Fellow at Sunnybrook

Life Beyond Lassonde:

  • Entrepreneur in tech and social impact space
  • Film director
  • Consulting
  • I want to combine my technical degree in areas that create the most social impact, as we are all stewards of the earth

Enhance your Lassonde experience


Work a minimum of 12 months up to a maximum of 20 months while on co-op. You can earn up to 1 year of qualified experience towards your PEng.

Dual Degree

Add a BA in International Development Studies. Available for all of our Engineering programs

BEST Certificate

Through entrepreneurial, academic and experiential achievements during your time at Lassonde, you can earn the BEST Certificate.

Explore Your Passion

Find out more about our School and our programs

Additional Information

You can apply to the Lassonde School of Engineering through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website or you may use York University’s online application.

Use the OUAC application if you are:

  • Current Ontario high school student, or
  • Currently reside in Canada and not currently in an Ontario high school day program, or
  • Canadian citizen/permanent resident residing elsewhere and not attending an Ontario high school, or
  • International applicant (not a Canadian citizen/PR, not residing in Canada and not in Ontario high school)

Use York University’s online application if you are:

  • Previous York student, or
  • Mature or university/college transfer applicant and you’re only applying to York.

Applying to one of our Engineering programs?

Since we offer a common first-year, our engineering programs are merged into a single selection on the OUAC application form Engineering (BEng) – including Co-op.

When we receive your application, you’ll be sent details on how to let us know what your preferred programs are.

You want to explore your passion – we want to help you get there.

And while having good grades usually means you have the academic chops to do well in your classes, it’s your passion for science, technology & engineering that will help you succeed.

That’s why we created Boost, an optional co-application to our School.

Through a digital interview, you’ll get the chance to tell us who you really are and demonstrate to us that you possess the traits of a future Renaissance Engineer – creativity, passion, ingenuity, rational thinking and confidence.

Plus, if you’re an engineering applicant you’ll also have the chance to provide up to three engineering program choices.

Find out more about Boost

Applications Open (OUAC and York Direct) – September, 2019

Boost Co-Application Opens –  Mid December, 2019

Application Deadline – January 15, 2020

Boost Co-App Deadline (Engineering 2nd Year Program Guarantee) – April (exact date TBA)

Ontario Applicants

For all Engineering programs (Including IDS Dual Degree)

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus & Vectors
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

With no prerequisite grade below 70%
Recommended average:
 Low to Mid 80s

For Computer Science or Computer Security

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • One other 12U Math course (Calculus & Vectors strongly recommended)
  • For BSc and iBSc programs: All of the above plus Physics or Chemistry

With minimum average of 75% on Math courses, with no Math grade below 65%  
Recommended average: Low to Mid 80s

For Digital Media

  • English
  • One 12U Math course (with minimum grade of 75%)
  • One 12U Arts course or equivalent training recommended
Recommended average: High 70s 

For Earth & Atmospheric Science

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus & Vectors
  • Physics

Chemistry 12 strongly recommended for Atmospheric Science & Space Science streams
Recommended average: High 70s 

Outside Ontario, International & Transfer Applicants

Applying from outside of Ontario? Have a look at our program-specific requirements available here.

It is important that you verify requirements based on where you are coming from, but generally our programs require:

  • Proof of English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers, i.e. IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Upper level Maths
  • Upper level Sciences (Physics and/or Chemistry)
  • Official Transcripts (High School and/or College/University)