Mechanical Engineering

  • Degrees Offered:  MEng, MScE & PhD
  • Application Deadline: Open (MScE & PhD), March 1 & July 1 (MEng)
  • Study Options: Coursework, Thesis
  • Length: Up to 24 months (MEng), Two years (MScE), Four years (PhD)
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer 
  • Note on MEng Admissions: Entrance to MEng program occurs during Fall, and Winter terms ONLY. Applications for Fall should be completed by March 1, and by July 1 for Winter term.

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 Nanocomposites and Mechanics (NCM) Laboratory (the Canadian Cold Spray Research and Innovation Inititative), the Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (the first research centre in Canada to use 3D metal printing as a method for manufacturing certified, custom parts for the marine sector),  the Advanced Manufacturing Lab (High performance machining, manufacturing and materials characterization), Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, Bioenergy and Bioproducts Research Lab, and Institute of Biomedical Engineering

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, including three references and 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 94, 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. Rickey Dubay, Director of Graduate Studies, or Ann Bye, Graduate Secretary.

Office: Head Hall, Rm. H41

Phone: 1-506-453-4513

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