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Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Length

The average or expected time it will take to complete your program.

Open Studies

Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 2 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of B in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

With emphasis on engineering fundamentals combined with high-tech equipment and analysis techniques, the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will provide you with the flexibility and portability of skills required to become a mechanical engineering technologist and find work in industries such as oil and gas, agriculture and pulp and paper.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

Design concepts, process planning and analysis techniques will be studied and you will receive sound supporting theory from courses such as Dynamics, Design of Machine Elements, Drafting and CAD, and Plant Engineering.

Some of the skills you will acquire include:

  • design of mechanical components, assemblies and systems
  • specifications for machining operations/production methods and tooling for the manufacture of metal parts
  • cost estimating for fabrication, pressure vessels, construction, manufacturing, piping systems and projects
  • selection and evaluation of machinery
  • layout design for office, warehouse and plant
  • production activity evaluation
  • methods analysis techniques using quality-management and quality-control tools

Opportunities for further education

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program can also prepare you for studies in the following programs:

Enter the workforce with confidence

On completion of the program, graduates typically work in mechanical design, manufacturing, estimating, plant and productivity improvement. Areas of specialization can cover a very broad range, including drafting and design, planning, estimating, inspection, sales, purchasing and production. 

The portability of skills allows graduates to pursue careers overseas, in the United States and across Canada.

Typical employers

  • Mechanical equipment manufacturing and supply firms
  • Mechanical equipment research and development laboratories
  • Petroleum processing and refining industries
  • General contractors
  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Government agencies

Is this program for you?

To be successful mechanical engineering technologists, graduates of the program must possess:

  • sound people and personal skills, including working as a team player
  • effective listening and written communication skills
  • attention to detail
  • personal initiative
  • professionalism with colleagues and customers
  • a commitment to lifelong learning
  • a mechanical aptitude to assist in problem-solving and design

Become a trusted professional

Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology. 

While enrolled in the program, you'll be eligible for student membership in the following professional associations:

After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible for professional accreditation. 

Become a certified engineering technologist

Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).   Find out more

Have questions? We've got answers 

Student Service Centre

  • Email: askNAIT@nait.ca
  • Phone: 780.471.NAIT (6248)
  • Toll free: 1.877.333.NAIT (6248)

General program information

  • Email: mec@nait.ca
  • Phone: 780.471.8787
  • Fax: 780.471.8876

 

 


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BTech - Technology Management

Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree.   Find out more

Become a certified engineering technologist

Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).   Find out more

Apply to NAIT

Learn how to register through Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS) or begin the application process.

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Open Program still has seats available.
Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
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*Program availability is subject to change without notice.