How CSME Can Help You


At its October meeting, the CSME Board of Directors will be presented with a Motion to allow students registered in a mechanical engineering or related program to join the society on a complimentary basis starting with the 2017 membership year. Assuming that this Motion will pass, we will be revising the online application process so that all students registered in an ME related program may apply for free 2017 membership (designated SCSME) as early as 1 November 2016.

What is the CSME?

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1970 in order to form a single organization - with a clear national identity - for Canadian mechanical engineers. It is the first constituent society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and is associated with its American and British counterparts: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (I.Mech.E.).
At the local and regional levels, the CSME provides a wide range of activities for mechanical engineers with common fields of interest; these activities, which include social as well as technical occasions, are generally in the form of meetings, lectures, seminars, plant tours, etc. Other channels of communication are through the CSME Bulletin and CSME Transactions.

Student Membership

Student members have the opportunity to meet with others in their community with similar interests, and are able to keep abreast of the latest developments in mechanical engineering. In addition to various activities at the local level, regional and national functions are encouraged for CSME students. A part of the CSME Annual General Meeting (AGM) is devoted Student Affairs. A national Student Design Competition is held during the AGM as part of the technical sessions of the CSME Forum and the Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CanCAM).

CSME Services for student members:

  • Providing current activities in all the chapters.
  • Disseminating information on current research issues in universities and industry.
  • Job Opportunities: Students are connected to job opportunities through the job site. Networking within chapters and at national conferences is also a good way to identify job oppportunities: the profession gets its new generation, and the new generation gets its profession!
  • Student Affairs Active Faculty members; University student Sections Notices of technical meetings on pertinent and timely subjects.
  • Student Design Competition - An opportunity for participation in the annual Design competition.
  • Student Paper Competition.
  • Student Gold Medal Award at Canadian Universities.
  • CSME Bulletin.
  • CSME Publications.
  • CSME Sponsored Forums and Conferences: An opportunity for participation in Regional, National and International Conferences. An invitation to CSME meetings and conferences as well as those of associated and co-operating societies. An opportunity to meet and associate with senior members of your profession.
  • Become a CSME Student Member
Apply for membership on the Student Membership Application page.
If you do not have access to the internet, contact your CSME Faculty Advisor, or write to:

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

P.O. Box 40140
Ottawa, ON
K1V 0W8
Tel: (613) 400-1786 | Email: