Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design

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Program Code: 3701

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: mechanical@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

This two-year Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design program combines strong conceptual thinking with a practical knowledge of machines and how they work. You learn engineering theory and develop computer-assisted drafting and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) skills.

The Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design courses employ a project approach to learning. This includes working in small groups on specific projects, learning how to plan, schedule, create, design and build as a team.

You have the choice of continuing into a third year Technology option and specializing in modern manufacturing and production processes.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
MATH-140 Technology Mathematics 1 Progress Campus
MT-102 Properties of Materials Progress Campus
MT-103 Machine Shop Progress Campus
MT-106 AutoCad/Blueprint Reading Progress Campus
PHYS-100 Physics Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
MATH-170 Technology Mathematics 2 Progress Campus
MT-121 Applied Statics Progress Campus
MT-153 Mechanical Drafting (Inventor) Progress Campus
MT-237 Manufacturing Processes Progress Campus
MT-256 Applied Electricity Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MATH-180 Technology Mathematics 3 Progress Campus
MATH-316 Statistics Progress Campus
MT-201 CAD/CAM and CNC Programming Progress Campus
MT-204 Strength of Materials Progress Campus
MT-318 Fluid Mechanics 1 Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus
MT-225 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Progress Campus
MT-228 Tool Design Progress Campus
MT-257 Quality Assurance Progress Campus
MT-258 Project: Design and Construction Progress Campus
MT-259 Applied Dynamics for Technicians Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • In the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design program you gain experience in machine shop operation, tool design, plus computer numerical control programming.
  • Industry-current software instruction in AutoCAD, Inventor and Mastercam is included.
  • This program uses state-of-the-art CAD/CAM equipment.
  • There is a 60-40 balance between theory and practice.
  • The project-driven program gives you practical experience in designing, building and testing an original piece of equipment.
  • The project approach simulates actual workplace assignments.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design program graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Davenport University, USA
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario
  • Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario
  • University of Windsor, Ontario

Recognitions

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Mechanical Engineering Technician - Design program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category.

Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering Technician - Design program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

Career Outlook

  • Junior engineer
  • Lab technician
  • Quality controller
  • Mechanical tester
  • CAD operator
  • Production controller
  • Product designer and developer

Academic Requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $942.00 $3,709.00
International $12,800.00 $2,137.00 $14,937.00