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Mechanical Engineering (Regular Program), Engineering Materials Option, or Automotive Engineering Option
    Mechanical engineers are responsible for the design,construction, maintenance, and operation of machines andsystems of machines. They create, plan, research, supervise, analyze, and generally act as the professionals of mechanical technology. 

    The mechanical engineer's knowledge and skills are needed in many industries, such as: heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; transportation; power generation and distribution; metal production and processing; pulp and paper manufacturing; and chemical and electrical equipment. 

    Mechanical engineers commonly go beyond the limits of purely mechanical work. They are found at all levels of management in private industry and the public sector. 

    Students in the regular program may specialize by selecting four elective courses. These courses may be selected from those offered in the areas of: air conditioning; dynamics and stress analysis; vibrations and noise; and gas dynamics and turbomachinery. 

    Students interested in the Engineering Materials Option are able to begin their specialized studies in the Summer term of their third year. The Option includes a series of four required and two elective courses. Engineering Materials courses include modern developments in such areas as lightweight composites,  high temperature materials, surface treatments, materials with special electrical, optical, and/or magnetic properties, and novel processing techniques.

    Automotive Engineering Option:
    As a result of several years of collaboration with the automobile industry through the three Mechanical Engineering NSERC Industrial Research Chairs involving Chrysler Canada and Ford Motor Company, Mechanical Engineering announces the establishment of the Automotive Engineering Option.

    Specialized courses will be offered by the Chairs as well as other Engineering Faculty members in the areas of vehicle systems design, internal combustion engines, alternative fuels, light metals casting technology and advanced mechanical design techniques such as GD&T, DFMA, solid modelling, QFD, and FMEA.

    This option is in response to the geographic location of Windsor in the heart of the North American automotive industry and it also coincides with the Strategic Plan of the University of Windsor.

    - to give students an understandng of the automotive industry and Canada's place in it.
    - to give students an understanding of the major technological issues in the industry from the point of view of materials, manufacturing, design, ergonomics.
    - to give students the skills which will enable them to contribute to their employers more rapidly.
    - to further assist the development of the automotive industry in Canada and particularly in Windsor-Essex by providing engineers who are better prepared for this industry.

    This option will satisfy both the industrial demand of the local manufacturers and assemblers as well as the interests of the incoming engineering students who tend to indentify with the automotive industry.

    This option will be exercised in the senior years of the Mechanical Engineering program. 

    Note: The baccalaureate degree program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers. 



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