Mechanical Engineering Technology - 529

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
Engage in diverse fields of mechanical technology including CAD, machine design, automation, robotics, and advanced manufacturing.

We are excited to announce that Mohawk College has been awarded over $20,000 in scholarships from the FEF (Foundry Education Foundation)! This includes conference attendance as well as experiential learning where students have the opportunity to work on "live" projects as part of their curriculum.

Program Highlights

  • Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers including mechanical design, manufacturing, lean optimization, preventive & predictive maintenance, and project management.  The classroom, hands-on labs and co-op work introduce students to a variety of technologies including industrial robotics, automation, CAD, solid modelling, mechatronics and others.
  • The only postsecondary program in Canada certified by the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF), with many of our students receiving scholarships annually.
  • Partnerships with major companies including; FANUC Robotics, Rockwell Automation, Siemens and Mitutoyo ensure this program teaches leading edge technology that will give you the skills to be ready for the workforce!
  • The program covers foundational engineering, develops theoretical understanding, and offers students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in advanced labs.

What you will learn

  • How to use computer aided design (AutoCAD and SolidWorks) to design mechanical components and assemblies in 3D.
  • Skills in robotics, PLC programming and CMM with embedded industrial certifications.
  • Technical communication, critical thinking and project management skills.
  • Principles of quality, advanced manufacturing and how to develop sustainable manufacturing processes.
  • Tailor your final year to suit your career of choice!  Select among advanced technical options in Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Design, Metal Casting and Capstone Projects.

Mohawk College’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, engineering materials and automation/robotics.  Take your theoretical and practical skills, combined with your co-op job experience, and graduate with confidence, knowing that this program has prepared you for a successful career!

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Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) Certified

FEF provides resources to certified metalcasting programs to develop technical talent for the industry. FEF is the metalcasting industry's link to colleges and universities in North America.

Embedded Credential Opportunities

While completing this program, you will have the opportunity to obtain certifications in SolidWorks Professional and FANUC Robotics Operation.  

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months) and a 12-month  co-op

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The admissions team is available to help, you can contact them via Admissions or by phone at 1-844-767-6871.


Haven’t applied and need help?
Contact us or phone 905-575-2460.

Program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered.



Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • 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
  • 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

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.

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.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $831.02 $712.05
Co-op Fees $316.67 $265.12
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,501.73 $2,331.21
Total 1st Year Fees $4,832.94

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 $316.67 $265.12
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,861.67 $8,735.12
Total 1st Year Fees $17,596.79

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

Click on the course title for a course description.

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Co-op Content

Co-op Format

September to December January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 1 or 2 Vacation or Semester 2
Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Semester 5 Work Term 2 (Co-op) Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Work Term 4 (Co-op) Semester 6  

Learn more about Mechanical Engineering Technology

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 Range Co-op Pay Average
Range: $14.00 - $28.50 Average: $18.25

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Dietrich, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2257
Email: lisa.dietrich [at] (Lisa Dietrich)

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

Where you could work includes:

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Foundries, Metal Casting
  • Mechanical Design
  • Automated Machinery Design
  • Technical Sales
  • Quality Control
  • Research

Opportunities for grads

  • Graduates may be eligible to register as associate members of the Ontario Association of Certified 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. *

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 Busines
  • McMaster University - Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • McMaster University -  Bachelor of Technology in Power and Energy Engineering Technology

See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Additional Information

General Purpose Classroom PC

  • Windows 10 capability (software is provided)
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • The chipset should support virtualization. If it is an Intel product it will say VT-x in the specs.
  • We use Apps Anywhere in College PC labs to run many software titles.

Program Coordinator

Year 1: Louie D'Orazio | Email Louie

Year 2: John Vigliotta | Email John


Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Haven’t applied yet and have questions?
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and more.

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Year 1: Louie D'Orazio | Email Louie

Year 2: John Vigliotta | Email John

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Jan 2022
Sep 2022
Jan 2023

International Students

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Harry Sandall

I chose Mohawk because of its great reputation in the industry. Midway through my program, I found an interest in electrical as well as in manufacturing processes. I completed my co-op with L3Harris Technologies as a test and integration technician. I enjoyed the role and the company so much, that I applied for full-time work before I even finished school. L3Harris has dedicated, happy employees – which makes for a very strong team and a really positive working environment.

– Harry Sandall, Graduate 2018

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Supervisor, L3Harris

L3Harris Technologies is a Future Ready Premium Employer of Mohawk College graduates.