Welcome To Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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					     Welcome To:
Department of Mechanical and
Materials Engineering (MME)



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                   What is MME ?
• MME uses principles of graphics, mathematics,
  materials, physics and economics to design,
  manufacture, operate and maintain processes and
  devices.

• MME is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, and
  is present in every sector (industry, transportation,
  education, health care, government).



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              Is MME for you?
• Are you interested in how things work?
• Are you interested in how things are made?
• Would you like to invent something?
• Would you like to run your own company or consulting
  firm one day?
• Would you like to have an impact on how the world
  produces and uses energy to do useful things?
• Would you like to help make the world a better place for
  everyone?

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  Where do you want to work?
• MME’s are in…
  – Energy (Fossil Fuel, Nuclear, Solar, Geothermal, Wind ….)
  – Environment (bio-fuels, bio-resources, bio-remediation)
  – Design and Manufacturing (toys to rocket engines)
  – Construction (building systems, tunnels, …)
  – Transportation (land, sea, air and space)
  – Health and Medicine (biomechanical)
  – Military (from jet pilots to ships engineers)
  – Chemical process, Oil and gas exploration and production,
    pipelines, …
  – Consulting (all of the above …)

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              Other Careers ?
• MME Degree can be foundation for just about
  any career…
  –   Engineering
  –   Education
  –   Business
  –   Law
  –   Medicine, Dentistry …
  –   whatever you want to do, MME can get you there.
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              The Program
• Designed to give you a solid foundation in MME
• Designed to be flexible if you are not yet
  committed to a specialty.
• Can Choose from three options
  – General MME
  – Materials
  – Biomechanical


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                      The Program
• Common 2nd and mostly in 3rd year, electives and team
  design project in 4th year
• General Option ME1, concentrations in:
      Aerospace Engineering
      Energy and Fluid Systems
      Manufacturing Engineering
      Mechatronics Engineering
• Materials Option ME2 in years 3 and 4
• Biomechanical Option ME3 in years 3 and 4

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          Learning Experience
•   Theory + practice
•   Technical + communication
•   Hands on
•   Lab and project based
•   Work in teams, just like in the real world

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           ME1 General Option
• Gives you the basics and then some…
  –   Math and numerical methods, computing
  –   Thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer
  –   Solid mechanics and dynamics
  –   Graphical, written and verbal communication
  –   Material Properties
  –   Electronics, Mechatronics
  –   Design and Manufacturing
  –   Project Management
• Wide range of technical electives so you can try
  out some specialty fields

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             Materials Option ME2
    (2 courses in 3rd year, 3 from 6 courses in 4th year)

• Development of improved                                           after
  and new materials
• Production, use and           before
  characterization of
  manufactured materials
• Investigate fractures,
  fatigue failures, corrosion
  and radiation damage
• Metallic, plastic and
  ceramic materials
• No device without
  materials!                    dramatic dimensional change in stainless steel due
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         Biomechanical Option ME3
  (first offering in Fall of 2008 with new 3rd year courses)

• Get a degree in
  mechanical engineering
  with “biomechanical
  engineering option” stated
  on the transcript
• Four new courses added
  to courses already offered
• Human Mobility Research
  Centre (HMRC)
• Model follows that of ME2
  materials option (2 courses
  in 3rd year, 3 from 6
  courses in 4th year)
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 Advice for choosing a Discipline ?

• Select the discipline that will hold your
  interest for the next 3 years
• Choice of discipline influences the first job
  placement – after that you can pick your
  path. – to management, technical
  specialty, … your own business.
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     Want to be a specialist?
• Start thinking about graduate school.
  – You get paid to be a grad student.
  – MSc degree is the entry level degree for some
    fields.
  – May need an MSc soon to be a P.Eng.
• Talk to Professors.
• Look into scholarships.
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            Facilities
• Main building is McLaughlin Hall
• Materials in Nicol Hall (recently
  renovated)
• Biomechanical in Hospital (HMRC)
• Undergrad labs in Jackson Hall and the
  ILC
• New building for MME to be
  constructed behind the ILC by 2012
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Queen’s mechanical has 450 students (150/year). But
class size of less than 50 students in technical
electives and the ME2 and ME3 options.
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Hands-on facilities and activities in Queen’s MME
Machine shop in MECH 213     Servomotors in MECH 350




Windtunnel in MECH 399        Design and Build MECH 460/462




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Student Led Design Team Projects in Queen’s MME




                              Aerodesign
        Autonomous Sailboat




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            Formula SAE                    Mini Baja
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       Questions ?




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