Academic Calendar - 2021 ARCHIVE

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021ARCHIVE

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Western Main Campus


Spencer Engineering Building, Room 3002
Western University


(519) 661-2136


The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers an accredited program in Mechanical Engineering. In preparation for a career in Mechanical Engineering, the program at Western endeavours to balance the theory and applications necessary for the spectrum of work situations. The first year courses are common with all other disciplines in Engineering. The second and third year courses focus on the fundamental areas of Mechanical Engineering. In the fourth year, students are given an opportunity to select electives in areas of interest or specialization. The program focuses on a broadly based Mechanical & Materials Engineering education that stresses: fundamental engineering concepts, contemporary design practices, development of interpersonal skills, and interaction with engineering practitioners.


Any time after completing the first year of the Engineering program, the optional Engineering Externship Program (EEP) allows Engineering students the opportunity to pursue either a four-month Local Certificate program or an eight-month Graduate certificate program. The EEP program is currently linked to the "Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering (PEME)" program offered at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Engineering students who wish to exercise this option must apply for the EEP course Engineering Science 2274A/B - Mechanical and Materials Engineering Externship Program. Western Engineering controls entry into the program. Prerequisites are: 60% YWA with no failed courses. If accepted into the program, students will take the courses specified by the PEME certificate program linked to Engineering Science 2274A/B (Local Certificate) and Engineering Science 2275A/B (Graduate Certificate).