Mechanical Design

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Discover the foundational concepts of Mechanical Design including modelling, applied mechanics, and basic engineering design and layout. Students will learn to use mechanical design automation software, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, basic blueprint reading and sketching and more.

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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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Courses in this program are currently offered via OntarioLearn equivalency:

  • MECH10045 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing - Introduction is equivalent to MECHBDA55 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Completion Requirement: 7 courses. 

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Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
CADMRE066 SolidWorks Basic Sketch out ideas, experiment with features and dimensions, and produce models and detailed drawings, using Microsoft Windows graphical user interface. 45 hours.
CADM10041 SolidWorks Advanced Develop skills in using mechanical design automation software for advanced modeling, drawing and assemblies. Explore the full power of SolidWorks with a focus on Mold Design, Sheet Metal, Weldments, Animator and edrawings. Prerequisite: CADMRE066. 45 hours.
MECHBDA55 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Enhance engineering drafting skills and learn the "language" of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing based on ASME Y14.5M - 2009 standard. Interpretation and application symbols in drawings, measurements and quality control receive emphasis. Equivalent to: MECH10045 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing - Introduction. 30 hours.
TDRWRE152 Blueprint Reading Mechanical Emphasis on basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching will help students to develop the ability to visualize objects and interpret dimensions, sections, tolerances, machine finishes, assemblies, terminology, etc. 36 hours.
MATHMS171 Mathematics Perform calculations and unit conversions. Investigate, examine and solve applied problems involving algebra, right triangle and oblique triangle trigonometry. 56 hours.
PHYSEA201 Applied Mechanics Apply basic concepts and analytical tools that are required to determine vector and scalar forces, resultants and equilibrants, equilibrium conditions, truss analysis, shear and bending moment diagrams for simple conditions. 56 hours.
MECH10068 Engineering Design & Layout This course is designed to prepare the student to solve problems in mechanical motion, geometric construction and layout developments of the surfaces of solid shapes using the principles of descriptive geometry. Further study of geometric tolerance and fits will allow the student to design several machine elements to function satisfactorily in unison. 56 hours.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code
Course Name


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(Jan to Apr)


(May to Aug)

CADMRE066 SolidWorks Basic MyCanvas MyCanvas  
CADM10041 SolidWorks Advanced MyCanvas MyCanvas  
MECH10045 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing - Introduction (Equivalent to MECHBDA55 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
TDRWRE152 Blueprint Reading Mechanical MyCanvas MyCanvas  
MATHMS171 Mathematics MLC MLC MyCanvas
PHYSEA201 Applied Mechanics     MyCanvas
MECH10068 Engineering Design & Layout      
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