Mechanical Engineering Technology - 529

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
Engage in diverse fields of technology from machine design to additive manufacturing

This nationally accredited program provides a solid background in applications and theory in mechanical engineering, including design, manufacturing, automation and robotics, energy conversion and transmission, and engineering materials.

Mohawk’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program gives you the knowledge and skills to contribute immediately in a wide variety of industries and careers. This program focuses on the applications and theory of mechanical engineering, including design, advanced manufacturing and automation/robotics.  Take your theoretical and practical skills, co-op job experience and capstone project and graduate with confidence knowing that this program has prepared you for a prosperous career.

Cooperative Education allows students to earn while they learn with paid work semesters.

Program Highlights

This CTAB nationally accredited program provides a solid background in applications and theory in mechanical engineering.

  • Learn how to use CAD solid modeling analysis techniques and rapid prototyping to design mechanical components and assemblies
  • Develop skills in Robotics, CNC and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Enhance technical communication and project management skills in order to function effectively as part a design team and improve the quality of final products and processes
  • Tailor your final year to suit your industry of choice through the use of advanced technical options in Automation and Robotics, Lean Engineering, Thermo-Fluids or Materials/Metal Casting

CTAB Nationally Accredited Program


This program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus co-op

Program Coordinator

Applicants to the Mechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program must have the minimum requirements for admission

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent
  • Senior Physics and Chemistry are recommended
  • We strongly recommend MCT4C
  • Students should have a working knowledge of MS Office and Office Suite prior to starting the program. Computer Skills for College COMP CO002 or equivalent is recommended. Register online at our Continuing Education webpage

Option are available for mature applicants.

Note: Applicants that do not satisfy minimum requirements will be provided an alternate offer to Pre-Technology as a pathway/foundation to desired program. Successful graduates from this program will be considered for advanced standing into original program choice.

Applicants with an MAP4C between 60-79% who would like to challenge the math requirements may do so by writing a Pre-admission assessment test for a fee.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Career Opportunities

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program prepares students for long-lasting careers.

Industries of Employment

  • Automated Machinery Design and Manufacturing
  • Automotive Equipment Manufacturing
  • Materials, Metal Casting
  • Forestry and Mining Equipment Manufacturing
  • Research

Occupational Categories

  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists

Graduate Opportunities

  • Graduates and final-year students are eligible to register as associate members of the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and are prepared for other certifications
  • Degree completion opportunities in:
    • Mohawk/McMaster B.Tech in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Automotive and Vehicle Technology and Energy Engineering Technology 
    • Transfer to other CEAB accredited B. Eng programs

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
Jan 2017
Sep 2017
Jan 2018
Co-op option

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