Why Queen's MME?

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering provides diverse opportunities for graduate studies in fundamental and applied research in all areas of mechanical engineering. The graduate program offers MASc., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees and has been recognized for the quality of its academic and research programs. It also focuses on multidisciplinary, collaborative research with faculty in other departments, other faculties and other universities.

Our department has concentrated its research and advanced technical courses in four fields which are recognized by the Engineering Profession as components of Mechanical Engineering. Areas of study include:

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Biomechanical Engineering

Biomechanical device development and testing, computer assisted surgery, motion analysis, occupational biomechanics/ergonomics, spine biomechanics and tissue engineering.

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Energy and Fluid Systems

Alternative energy, fuel cells, combustion, computational and experimental fluid dynamics, explosion physics and prevention, gas turbine, heat transfer, low speed fluid flow, solar calorimetry, thermal hazards, thermographics and turbulence.


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Design and Manufacturing

Automatic controls, design optimization, manufacturing analysis, MEMS, metal processing, nanosize mechanical devices, noise and vibration control, rapid laminated tooling, robotics, structural and multidisciplinary systems design, system dynamics, and machine condition monitoring.


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Materials Engineering

Ceramics and polymers, electrochemistry and biomaterials, materials characterization, materials processing and nuclear materials.


See the Research page to identify potential supervisors whose research interests match your own.


Students have many opportunities for multi-disciplinary, collaborative research with faculty in other departments, other facilities and other universities and in projects throughout the community.

Cross disciplinary aspects include:

  • Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC)
  • Computational Science & Engineering collaboration
  • Travel opportunities for fieldwork across Canada and abroad

Career paths – employment opportunities

  • Research Scientist - simulation engineer
  • Academia
  • Government - e.g. defense scientist
  • Industry - design engineer
  • Consulting - sustainable energy


For information on applying for Graduate Studies - visit the School of Graduate Studies Website.