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.
- 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