The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan consists of 19 faculty (including 1 Canada Research Chair) and 8 staff. The department is one of five departments in the College of Engineering, along with the Departments of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Geological Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. There is an Engineering Physics program, which is offered by the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, which also offers a Physics program through the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Engineering began in 1912.
Our undergraduate program has been fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board since the beginning of the accreditation program in 1965. This allows graduates of the program to apply for registration as Professional Engineers in all provinces of Canada, after obtaining acceptable engineering experience. Undergraduate students begin specialization in Mechanical Engineering at the beginning of the second year of their four year program, after completing their first year in the general engineering program. Undergraduate enrolment in the department in the final three years totals approximately 300.
The department offers graduate programs at the M.Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D level. Students work on research projects that range from fundamental investigations to applied research aimed at solving current industrial problems. Graduate student enrolment is approximately 70 students.
The department is involved in research with partners within Saskatchewan, across Canada, and around the world. Research is supported by over 100 highly qualified personnel (graduate students, summer students, postdoctoral fellows, research engineers, research associates and visiting scholars).
The department maintains strong industrial links through its research program. Industry and our partners in government and other organizations also participate in our undergraduate and graduate program, including our second and fourth year design courses.