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Ontario College Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne

Mechanical engineering technologists put ideas into action. Mechanical engineering is a broad field of engineering that is present in almost every industry. From automotive to aerospace to power, the possibilities for a rewarding career in mechanical engineering are endless. Take the biomedical industry for example, mechanical engineers can change lives by developing artificial limbs, pacemakers, robotic surgical equipment, and more.

If you’re interested in designing, testing, fabricating, or constructing various types of mechanical devices, then our Mechanical Engineering Technology program is for you.

You will learn how to use computer-aided design programs like AutoCAD and SolidWorks to develop mechanical components in 3D. You’ll then have opportunities to take your designs a step further by producing them in our machining labs.

Throughout the program you’ll 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.

In your third year, you will expand your knowledge of design, quality assurance, and manufacturing process, as well as project management to ensure that you are career ready.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 6 semesters

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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 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023

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

Program of Study

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.

Program of Study

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 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 2 3
MCH 1207 Fluid Mechanics 4
ELC 1013 Electrical Fundamentals 4
MCH 1165 Industrial Design 1 3
CAD 1003 Solid Modeling 3
MCH 1153 Mechanical Lab 1 3
One General Education Course. 2 3
Semester 3
CAD 1200 Computer Aided Drafting II 2
MTH 2325 Technical Math III 3
INT 1001 Instrumentation I 3
MCH 1301 Dynamics of Machines 3
MCH 1303 Strength of Materials 5
MCH 1365 Industrial Design 2 3
Semester 4
CAD 1004 Advanced Solid Modelling 4
MCH 1401 Advanced Structural Design 4
MCH 1402 Materials and Processes 3
MCH 1404 Mechanical Project Management 4
MCH 1410 Codes and Standards 3
One General Education Course. 2 3
Semester 5
MCH 1215 Engineering Operations Management 4
MCH 1103 Mechanics of Machines 3
MTH 1180 Advanced Calculus 4
MCH 1225 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 3
MCH 1160 Mechanical Lab I 2
RES 1100 Research Project I 3
Semester 6
MCH 1230 Metrology and Quality Control 3
MCH 1220 Advanced Strength of Materials 3
MCH 1113 Advanced Mechanics of Machines 3
MCH 1150 Machine Design 3
ENE 1101 Applied Thermodynamics 2
MCH 1161 Mechanical Lab II 3
RES 1200 Research Project II 4
 Total Credits131


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

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 are under review. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

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.

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