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Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design (Co-op) (Fast-Track)

Program Details

  • Program Code:3745
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Fast-track program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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To gain admission into Centennial College's Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design (Co-op Fast-Track) program, applicants must be qualified college or university graduates who wish to receive their Technology advanced diploma in two years (four semesters plus two work terms), as they enter the program's second year (third semester).

The courses in this advanced diploma engineering program combine engineering theory and practice, with an emphasis on the design and development of various mechanical devices and equipments.

You obtain a solid base in engineering sciences and skills, including advanced computer-assisted design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), as it is used in the industry. A recently-introduced course also familiarizes you with finite element analysis, using ANSYS Software. Because about one quarter of the program time is spent on project work, you work on applications that simulate workplace assignments, relating classroom theory to the actual design and manufacturing process.

In the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design (Co-op Fast-Track) program, you enhance your education by partaking in co-op placements in the field that afford you real world experience.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Program Highlights

  • In the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design (Co-op Fast-Track) program, you gain experience in machine shop operation, tool design as well as computer numerical control programming.
  • You learn how to use state-of-the-art CAD/CAM equipment and are provided with industry-current software instruction in SolidWorks, Ansys, and Mastercam.
  • An approximate 60-40 balance between theory and practice ensures a well-rounded education.
  • Centennial College's Progress Campus houses a state-of-the-art mechanical engineering lab that includes material properties, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and quality assurance testing equipment, which enhances the project approach to learning.
  • Projects in the program function as simulations of workplace assignments. You even obtain practical experience in designing, building and testing an original piece of equipment.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified Mechanical Engineering Technology – 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:

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


Professional Associations

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Society for Quality (ASQ)


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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in a related science or engineering area

Additional 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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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

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