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Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design (Optional Co-op)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:3703
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design program will offer courses that combine engineering theory and practice, focusing on the design and development of various mechanical devices and equipment. You'll gain a thorough grounding in engineering sciences and skills, including computer-assisted drafting and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) as used in the industry.

About one quarter of the time in this advanced diploma engineering program will be spent on project work. The projects will simulate workplace assignments while relating classroom theory to the actual design, manufacture and testing of projects.

In addition, this program will introduce you to finite element analysis using ANSYS software.

Please note: Some courses may be offered in an online/hybrid format.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • In the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design program, you learn through machine shop operation, tool design and computer numerical control programming.
  • The program, which offers a 60-40 balance between theory and practice, includes instruction in industry-current computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer-adided analysis (CAE) software as AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, ANSYS and Mastercam.
  • The project-driven program simulates actual workplace assignments and even gives you practical experience in designing, building and testing an original piece of equipment.
  • State-of-the-art mechanical engineering lab includes CAD/CAM equipment, thermodynamic fluid power testing modules, and tensile, hardness and impact testers.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design Advanced Diploma 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. Listed below are the credentials from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (Also available at Brampton, ON campus)
Honours Bachelor of Computer Science - multiple majors
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Algonquin College Bachelor of Building Science
Athabasca University Bachelor of Science - PD or PD with majors
Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Manufacturing
Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Petroleum
Cape Breton University Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Manufacturing
Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Petroleum
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration
Lakehead University Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) - multiple majors
McMaster University Bachelor of Technology - Manufacturing Engineering
Bachelor of Technology - Energy Engineering 
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts - Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts
Windsor, University of Bachelor of Engineering - Technology
York University Honours Bachelor degree - any major
Honours Communication Studies
Honours Computer Science
Honours Environmental Studies

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.

Professional Associations

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Society for Quality (ASQ)


 

Recognitions

  • The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this TAC nationally-accredited program as meeting the academic standard for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) category as well as the OACETT technology report and language benchmark requirements.

     

    OACETT The Technology Professionals In Ontario logo

Accreditation

TAC

This program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession, as such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).

National Accredited Program logo

Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognition, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

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

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three consecutive work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the fourth semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled. 

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one and two
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (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 as scheduled

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

Co-op Model Route

Fall Semester Intake
Fall Semester 1
Winter Semester 2
Summer Break
Fall Semester 3
Winter Semester 4
Summer Break
Fall Semester 5
Winter Co-op Work Term 1
Summer Co-op Work Term 2
Fall Co-op Work Term 3
Winter Semester 6
Winter Semester Intake
Winter Semester 1
Summer Semester 2
Fall Semester 3
Winter Semester 4
Summer Break
Fall Semester 5
Winter Co-op Work Term 1
Summer Co-op Work Term 2
Fall Co-op Work Term 3
Winter Semester 6

Learn more about co-op programs.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,275.35 $3,996.35
International $15,437.50 $1,784.35 $17,221.85

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