A factory is like a symphony
On the production floor, a foreman directs robots, operators and machinery through a carefully sequenced process. Behind the scenes, mechanical engineering technicians and technologists are the composers who lay out all the pieces in detailed drawings, cost estimates and work flows. Once machines and equipment are in place, technicians and technologists perform careful tests, analyze results and provide information to engineers. Only once every piece is in place can the music begin.Back to Top
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides a wide variety of career options. Laboratory practice emphasizes hands-on, project-based study that involves individual and teamwork.
You will be prepared to work independently and provide technical support and service as a valued member of an engineering team.
You will also learn how to:
- Analyze engineering problems involving fluid-thermal sciences
- Create, modify and improve engineering designs using conventional and computer-based methods
- Perform engineering tests and failure analysis
- Use computer-aided engineering software/systems to conduct engineering design and analysis
In the third year of the program, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and problem-solving skills in the Integrated Manufacturing Centre, a world-class on-campus training facility.
Graduates are eligible for membership with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists as graduate technologists.
Please note: students will be required to purchase green tag safety boots in order to participate in many laboratory settings.Back to Top
Ontario Secondary School Diploma, General Educational Development, Academic and Career Entrance – College Prep Level or Mature Student Status plus senior level (Grade11orhigher) subject credits, college preparation (C), university/college preparation (M), university preparation (U) or post-secondary (college or university) in:
- Grade 12 English
- Grade 12 mathematics (MCT4C Technical Mathematics)*
- Physics and drafting (recommended)
* Alternate mathematics entrance opportunity
If you apply to this program with an alternate mathematics credit as listed below, completed or in progress, you will be considered for admission. However, you must successfully complete an upgrading math program at the college. More information will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
Please note: There is no additional fee for this math upgrading.
Alternate math credit:
- Grade 11 mathematics university/college preparation (3M), university preparation (3U)
- Grade 12 College and Apprenticeship Mathematics (MAP4C)
- Application engineer
- CAD/CAM designer
- Chemical and food processing
- CNC programmer
- Construction or manufacturing industry
- CMM specialist
- Energy systems design and operation
- HVAC designer
- Manufacturing engineering
- Nuclear operator
- Nuclear power generation
- Oil and gas
- Plant engineer
- Quality control specialist
- Technical sales
- Technical support and inspection
Course List & Descriptions
Courses and course descriptions are for the next academic year and are subject to change.Back to Top
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$1,010||$1,570|
Please note: fees are based on the 2012-2013 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.Back to Top
Internships & Placements
A field placement in your final year will enable you to work for an industrial partner one day a week while completing your studies.
An internship is paid employment that enables you to gain long-term practical work experience directly related to your area of study. Internships are optional and can be four, eight, 12 or 16 months in length. You can participate in the Internship program prior to your final year of study then return to complete your diploma requirements.
All students graduate with a two-year technician diploma. If you successfully complete an internship opportunity you will have it recorded on your academic transcript.Back to Top
Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials
Qualified graduates may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities. Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.
UOIT Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) (Honours) – Nuclear Power Bridge
Graduates of this program with a minimum 70 percent or better average can apply to the UOIT Nuclear Power Bridge program, which leads to a BASc in Nuclear Power degree. You can apply to this program through the Ontario Universities Application Centre website (www.ouac.on.ca) using the program code DNB.Back to Top
Diploma To Degree Opportunities
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) in Nuclear Power - UOIT
- Bachelor of Science - Athabasca University
- Bachelor of Engineering (Manufacturing) - Cape Breton University
- Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) - Cape Breton University
- Bachelor of Business Adminstration (General Business) - Davenport University
- Bachelor of Engineering - Lakehead University
- Bachelor of Technology (Energy Engineering Technology) - McMaster University
- Bachelor of Technology (Manufacturing Engineering Technology) - McMaster University
- Bachelor of Technology (Technology Management) - Thompson Rivers University
- Bachelor of Technology (Trades and Technology Leadership) - Thompson Rivers University
- Bachelor of Engineering - University of Windsor
Students with disabilities who wish to discuss accommodation plans are encouraged to contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities.Back to Top