Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

A Mechanical Engineer’s expertise is essential in almost every industry. They can be found working all over the world – innovating, solving problems, and providing insights into all types of machinery.

As a Mechanical Engineering Technician, your computer will be your go-to tool, using programs like AutoCAD and SoildWorks to create and analyze your designs, run simulations, and test how a machine will operate. In our program, you’ll have the opportunity to take your 3D designs one step further by producing them in our on-campus labs.

You will also have unique opportunities to put your skills into practice by working on real community and applied research projects in labs that are equipped with state-of-the-art, advanced manufacturing equipment. Manufacturing techniques like 3D printing and CNC machining are processes you’ll explore throughout the program.

Extend your studies after graduation by applying to enter directly into the final year of Cambrian’s Mechanical Engineering Technology (METY) program. You’ll boost your leadership and technical skills and open the door to more career opportunities.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for the final year of Cambrian's Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

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How to Apply

Engineering Technology

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)


  • Any grade 12 physics (C) or (U)
  • Computer competency in relevant software

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2023
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2024

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for 2022-23 Academic Year 

Students are required to successfully complete an online Lab Safety course (in Moodle) when starting their program at Cambrian.  This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
MEC 1003 Engineering Materials 3
MTH 1050 Algebra I 3
PHY 1112 Physical Principles I 4
MEC 1002 Introduction to Metrology and Geometric Dimensioning 3
CAD 1001 Engineering Graphics 3
One General Education Course. 2 3
Semester 2
ENG 1754 Technical Communication 3
MTH 1250 Algebra II 3
PHY 1212 Physical Principles II 3
MCH 1207 Fluid Mechanics 4
MCH 1165 Industrial Design I 1 3
CAD 1003 Solid Modeling 1 3
MCH 1153 Mechanical Lab I 1 3
Semester 3
CAD 1200 Computer Aided Drafting II 2
MTH 2325 Technical Math III 3
MCH 1301 Dynamics of Machines 1 3
MCH 1303 Strength of Materials 5
MCH 1365 Industrial Design II 1 3
ELC 1013 Electrical Fundamentals 4
One General Education Course. 2 3
Semester 4
CAD 1004 Advanced Solid Modelling 1 4
INT 1001 Instrumentation I 3
MCH 1002 Thermodynamics 3
MCH 1401 Advanced Structural Design 4
MCH 1402 Materials and Processes 3
MCH 1410 Codes and Standards 3
One General Education Course. 2 3
 Total Credits90


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

In your first year, you can expect to spend approximately $900 on textbooks, materials, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  Please note that this does not include any BYOD computer requirements.

Graduate Options

Furthering Your Studies

Graduates of Cambrian's METN program may apply to enter directly into Semester 5 of the Mechanical  Engineering Technology (METY) program.  This is a competitive process.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in areas such as:

  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Resource industries
  • Mechanical designer
  • Sales representative
  • Government departments

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.