Mechanical Engineering Technology Co-op Overview

Co-op Format

September to DecemberJanuary to AprilMay to August
Semester 1Semester 1 or 2Vacation or Semester 2
Semester 3Semester 4Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Semester 5Work Term 2 (Co-op)Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Work Term 4 (Co-op)Semester 6 

Learn more about Mechanical Engineering Technology

Co-op Delivery and Fees

This program has a mandatory co-op, as part of the program of study. The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Driver’s License and Vehicle

Please note that the majority of co-op positions for this program require that students have a valid driver’s license ('G' class preferred) and access to a vehicle.

Co-op Designation

This program offers four co-op work term opportunities but requires two completed co-op work terms for the co-op designation. 

Work Term Capabilities

Semester skill is acquired on campus as outlined below. Additional experience and exposure is also gained on work term assignments and is not necessarily reflected in capabilities.

Work Term 1

  • Metrology
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Production Control
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Quality Assurance
  • Instrumentation
  • 2D Drawing eg. AutoCAD
  • 3D Drawing eg. SolidWorks

Work Term 2, 3 and 4 (Capabilities as outlined in Work Term 1 plus)

  • Robotics
  • CNC Programming
  • Lean Thinking
  • Automated Process Application
  • Advanced PLC Programming
  • Process Planning
  • Machine Design
  • Strength of Materials
  • Materials Engineering and Testing
  • Fluid Mechanics

Program Highlights

  • Enhanced 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
  • Students 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 of a design team and improve the quality of final products and processes
  • Tailor final year’s pathway to suit industry of choice through the use of advanced technical options in Lean Engineering, Thermo-Fluids or Materials/Metal Casting
  • Graduates and final year students are eligible to register as associate members of the Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and are prepared for other certifications

Program Recognition

Technology or Applied Science Programs

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes this program as meeting all of the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) or Applied Science Technologist (AscT) category. Graduates and final year students are immediately eligible to be registered as Associate members of OACETT upon submission of the Graduate Application form available through OACETT. Additional requirements to become certified (work experience, the OACETT Professional Practice Examination, the OACETT Technology Report, peer references, etc.) will be requested once the application has been received. Requirements for certification are the jurisdiction of OACETT.

Graduates from this program may qualify for entry to McMaster University's B.Tech. program.

Co-op Pay RangeCo-op Pay Average
Range: $16.55 - $26.00Average: $21.00

For further information, please contact:

Blair Goodman, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2257
Email: blair.goodman [at] (subject: Mechanical%20Engineering%20Technology%20Co-op%20Inquiry) (Blair Goodman)