Manufacturing Engineering Technician - Automation (Industrial Mechanic Millwright) - 413 - 473

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
It’ll be "all systems are go" as you learn about the installation and maintenance of manufacturing technology in this program.

Program Highlights

  • Mohawk's Manufacturing Engineering Technician – Automation program has the highest overall student satisfaction of any comparable program in Ontario.

What you'll learn

  • Develop skills in mechanical maintenance, machining, and fluid power.
  • Develop skills in the theory and practice of machine fabrication and repair operations.
  • Principles of measurement, metallurgy, automated systems, mathematics, blueprint interpretation, safety and troubleshooting
  • Skills in troubleshooting, maintaining, and preventative maintenance on automated systems.
  • PLC programming, basic electrical circuit theory, and ladder logic development and applications.
  • Develop skills in AutoCAD, rigging and hoisting, power transmission, and welding.

  • This is an integrated technician-apprenticeship program where upon graduation, students are exempt from the in-school training portion of the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship.  Students who participate in the co-op program may also gain apprenticeship hours.

Program Length

413: 2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

473: 473 (Co-op): 2 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus one additional year of co-op

Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

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Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 11 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M or U
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) recommended
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications determined by the program

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

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Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $831.02 $712.05
Co-op Fees N/A $655.17
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
without Co-op
$2,185.06 $2,066.09
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
with Co-op
$2,185.06 $2,721.26
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $4,251.15
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $4,906.32

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,095.00 $8,095.00
Co-op Fees N/A $655.17
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester
without Co-op
$8,545.00 $8,470.00
Total International Charges Per Semester
with Co-op
$8,545.00 $9,125.17
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $17,015.00
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $17,670.17

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Through theory classes, as well as hands-on practice in labs and shops, mirroring traditional apprenticeship delivery.

Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms. The optional co-op program provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable paid work experience. Students will gain up to 16 months of related experience and graduate with an impressive resume. Please be advised that the co-op stream is not available to students who begin the program in January (fast-track)

Co-op Content

Students interested in the co-op program (473) do not apply directly. Once enrolled in program 413, students who start in September can apply to the co-op stream (473) during Semester 1 and they will be admitted at the end of Semester 1 if they meet the co-op requirements. Co-op is not available to students who start their first semester in January.

Co-op Format

September to December January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Semester 3 Work Term 2 (Co-op) Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Work Term 4 (Co-op) Semester 4  

Learn more about Manufacturing Engineering Technician - Automation (Industrial Mechanic Millwright)

Work Term Capabilities

(Which do not reflect individual work experiences and exposures)

Work Term 1

  • troubleshooting basic hydraulic/pneumatic circuits
  • identifying and sizing basic hydraulic/pneumatic components
  • using basic measuring instruments such as verniers, micrometers, etc.
  • using basic hand tools
  • basic pipe fitting
  • use various metal cutting machines such as lathes, mills, surface grinders and drills
  • rigging and hoisting
  • reading engineering drawings
    • isometric projection
    • symbols
  • familiar with AutoCAD
    • 2-dimensional aspects
    • isometric drawing generation
    • layer management
  • familiar with basic electrical circuit theory
  • PLC programming

Work Term 2, 3 and 4

  • further developed machine maintenance skills
  • welding
  • ladder logic development and applications
  • pumps
  • print reading
  • closed-loop feedback systems
  • power transmission
  • preventative maintenance
  • basic skills in planning, selecting, testing, installation and maintenance of equipment and other types of systems

Additional Information

Mohawk College students enrolled in the two year Mechanical Engineering Technician program at the Stoney Creek Campus will be earning more than a technician diploma! Graduates of this program will have taken the in-school portion of the basic, intermediate and advanced apprenticeship programming in the related trade - (433A) Industrial Mechanic - Millwright. This allows graduates to enter an apprenticeship - for which many large employers are demanding a technician diploma for entry - with the three in-school levels completed.

Co-op Pay Range Co-op Pay Average
Range: $16.00 - $21.00 Average: $18.00

For further information, please contact:

Rachel Alfano, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-1212 ext. 5045
Email: rachel.alfano [at] (Rachel Alfano)

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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Career Opportunities


Your future career options

  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technician 
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Industrial Sales and Services 

Opportunities for grads

  • Red Seal – Industrial Mechanic (433A)
  • Fluid Power Specialist Certification
  • Graduates of this program will complete all required in-school training for the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship program
  • Graduates may also be signed as Registered Apprentices with the province
  • Graduates are eligible to register as associate members of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)


Educational Pathways


Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree:

  • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business

See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

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