Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design (Co-op)

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Program Code: 3713

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 9 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

This Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design (Co-op) program offers a combination of theoretical and practical engineering courses about the design and development of various mechanical devices and equipment.

As a result, the Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design (Co-op) program ensures that you obtain a thorough command of in-demand engineering sciences and skills, including computer-assisted drafting and manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

You spend about one quarter of program time on project work that simulates workplace assignments. The hands-on experience relates classroom theory to the actual design, manufacture and testing of projects — and prepares you for your co-op experience. The on-the-job component, meanwhile, sees you applying what you have learned to the real world under the supervision of trained professionals who may become part of your professional network.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
AMEG-212 Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
MATH-170 Technology Mathematics 2 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 -180 Technology Math 3 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-231 Differential Calculus and Analytic Geometry 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
MATH-232 Integral Calculus Progress Campus
MT-224 Applied Dynamics Progress Campus
MT-225 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Progress Campus
MT-228 Tool Design Progress Campus
MT-257 Quality Assurance Progress Campus
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
COOP-221 Employment Pre-placement Progress Campus
MT-258 Project: Design and Construction Progress Campus
MT-305 Dynamics of Machines and Mechanisms Progress Campus
MT-309 Thermodynamics 1 Progress Campus
MT-335 Machine Design 1 Progress Campus
MT-338 Fluid Mechanics 2 Progress Campus
MTID-311 Operational Excellence Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP-222 Co-op Work Term 1 (3713)

COOP-331 Co-op Work Term 2 (3713)

COOP-332 Co-op Work Term 3 (3713)

Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MT-300 FEA Applications Progress Campus
MT-323 Instrumentation and Control Progress Campus
MT-324 Advanced Project: Design & Construction Progress Campus
MT-339 Thermodynamics 2 Progress Campus
MT-342 Machine Design 2 Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • Through a 60-40 balance between theory and practice, you learn industry-current software in AutoCAD, Inventor and Mastercam as well as state-of-the-art CAD/ CAM equipment.
  • You become familiar with machine shop operation, tool design and computer numerical control programming.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design (Co-op) program is project driven and results in practical experience in designing, building and testing an original piece of equipment.
  • Centennial College houses a modern mechanical engineering lab that includes: thermodynamic fluid power testing modules, and tensile, hardness and impact testers.


The Mechanical Engineering Technology – 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
  • CAD operator
  • Mechanical tester
  • Quality controller
  • Product designer and developer
  • Lab technician

Academic Requirements

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
  • Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

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 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 For more information go to 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

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

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 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

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 $1,292.00 $4,059.00
International $12,800.00 $2,837.00 $15,637.00