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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology


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Mechanical Engineering Technology

The role of the mechanical engineering technologist is to provide technical support to a wide range of engineering activities in areas such as manufacturing, construction, and energy generation. Their duties may include the design, construction, and development of prototypes, devices, tooling, and manufacturing systems. The Mechanical Engineering Technologist program provides the tools and confidence to meet the needs of today’s challenging and ever evolving industrial environment.

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Program Description

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.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 physics and drafting (recommended)


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 complete an in-house, post-admissions math assessment. Depending on the results you may be required to complete an upgrading math course at the college.

More information will be provided upon acceptance to the program. Please note: there is no additional fee for this math upgrading.


  • Grade 11 mathematics university/college preparation (3M), university preparation (3U)
  • Grade 12 College and Apprenticeship Mathematics (MAP4C)
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Career Options


  • CAD specialist
  • Co-ordinate measuring machine programmer/operator
  • Computer numerical control programmer
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning designer
  • Mechanical designer
  • Plastic injection mould or tool designer
  • Power generation support specialist
  • Process planner/co-ordinator
  • Quality assurance/control specialist
  • Technical sales and support representative


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical processing
  • Construction
  • Energy generation and distribution
  • Food processing and packaging
  • Mass production facilities
  • Material design and fabrication
  • Oil and gas production
  • Telecommunications
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary$1,141$1,541
Program Incidental$120$120
Total Fees:$4,111$14,283

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by a field placement in your final year, which will enable you to work for an industrial partner one day a week while completing your studies.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

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 ( using the program code DNB.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

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  • code: METY
  • Program length: Six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Primary location Oshawa (some courses may be offered in Whitby)
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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