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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.
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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:
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program can also prepare you for studies in the following programs:
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.
To be successful mechanical engineering technologists, graduates of the program must possess:
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.
Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).
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With emphasis on engineering fundamentals and high-tech equipment and analysis techniques, you'll learn what it takes to become a mechanical engineering technologist.
Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology degree.
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