Mechanical Engineering

  • Degrees Offered:  MEng, MScE & PhD
  • Application Deadline: Open
  • Study Options: Coursework, Thesis
  • Length: Up to 24 months (MEng), Two years (MScE), Four years (PhD)
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer (not available for MEng students, see note below)

Our program allows graduate students to be involved in high level research and development, and the design of a wide range of mechanical systems. UNB’s mechanical engineering program offers students exciting and diverse program options including: biomedical engineering, instrumentation and control, manufacturing engineering, materials characterization and processing, and mechatronics.

Students have access to various labs, and the department is linked with various research groups and institutes, for example, the Advanced Manufacturing Lab (High performance machining, manufacturing and materials characterization), Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, Silicon Hall (research lab for micro & nano fabrication and bionanotechnology), Bioenergy and Bioproducts Research Lab, Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

Note on MEng program admissions: Entrance to the MEng program occurs during the Fall and Winter terms only; there is no Summer admissions. To streamline the evaluation and admissions process, all applications are evaluated in March for the upcoming Fall term, and July-August for the upcoming Winter term.

Should an applicant wish to join the program in the Fall term a completed application must be in to the department by no later than March 1. If joining in the Winter term, a completed application must be received by no later than mid-July. By meeting these deadlines a successful applicant should have ample time to get any required study and travel documents together ahead of the upcoming Fall/Winter term.

Research areas

Feel free to contact our faculty directory for more information regarding faculty members.

  • Acoustics & Vibration
  • Advanced Process Controls
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing
  • Biofuels and Biomass Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials
  • Composites
  • High-performance machining
  • Laser machining micro/nano processing
  • Material Characterization
  • Multiscale modeling in solid and fluid mechanics
  • Mechatronics & Design
  • Nanostructured Coatings
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Robotics & Applied Mechanics
  • Smart Sensors
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Thermofluids & Aerodynamics

Application requirements

  1. Applicants interested in research (thesis) must contact faculty prior to applying to secure research supervision.
  2. Applicants should hold an undergraduate with a minimum GPA 3.0 Average (70%, B, or First or  Upper Second Division).
  3. Applicants are required to submit a completed application, a one-page statement describing their research interests.
  4. International Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to submit language scores. Minimum TOEFL score of 550, and a TWE score of 4.0 (computer based scores would be 213 and 4.0 or greater and Internet score of 92, writing and speaking minimum 25). IELTS (minimum score of band 7); MELAB (minimum score of 85); or CanTest (minimum score of band 4.5).

Contact us

For more information, please contact Dr. Andy Simoneau, Director of Graduate Studies, or Ann Bye, Graduate Secretary.

Office: Head Hall, Rm. H41

Phone: 1-506-453-4513

Related: Mechanical Engineering Department

Mechanical Engineering Information Sheet