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Why Hire U of T Mechanical Engineers?
Pre-eminent in Canada and among the top five in North America, University of Toronto mechanical engineering is internationally recognized as delivering groundbreaking research and top academics. In Canada’s largest mechanical engineering department, students learn hands-on design across all years of study in world-class facilities.
From fundamental courses such as mechanics, thermodynamics, and fluids to upper-year topics such as aerospace, alternative energy, biomechanics-product design, and robotics, students have the option to build specializations of their choice.
Mechanical engineering at U of T has Canada’s largest and oldest mechatronics program. Working in well-established labs with outstanding professors and support engineers, students learn the principles of integrating electronics and software into a mechanical design.
Engineering Strategies and Practice Course
Offered in the first year, this course is designed to foster excitement for engineering and develop skills such as creativity, communication, problem solving, and teamwork. Learning the basics of project management, while working with a client on a real-life problem, students work on designing a practical solution that would meet the client’s needs.
Practical Experience Requirement
It is mandatory that all students work for 600 hours on an engineering assignment, such as design, maintenance, or technical sales, before graduation. This practical experience can be gained working with an external organization through an internship, or with professors within the department.
Design Project Course
A compulsory course for students in their final year, the design project is a true engineering experience. From concept proposals, progress reports, group presentations, Design Fair poster presentation, and a written final report, students are provided with a hands-on experience similar to a working environment. Industry can be involved through sponsorship.
Professional Experience Year Internship
As the largest engineering internship program in Canada, Professional Experience Year (PEY) offers employers the opportunity to recruit students for 12- to 16-month paid internships that start between May and September each year.
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Student Groups on Campus
University of Toronto Engineering Society (Skule™) governs the student body and organizes events and programs for students. The student-based design teams such as Blue Sky Solar Car, Formula SAE Car, or the Robotics Olumpics are all part of the U of T Engineering Society. Through club sponsorships or partnerships, employer involvement can be a great opportunity to meet students and create awareness on campus.
Updated, March 2009