Put your ideas into action by honing mechanical engineering technology skills.

From automotive to aerospace, from biomedical to power, the possibilities for a rewarding career in mechanical engineering technology are endless. By designing, testing, fabricating, and constructing various types of mechanical devices, you’ll be the wizard behind the curtain who puts your mechanical design ideas into action for any kind of industry. 
Using programs like AutoCAD and SolidWorks, you’ll develop components in 2D and 3D and then take your designs a step further by producing them in our on-campus labs via additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques. You’ll get the chance to work 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, manufacturing processes, and project management to ensure that you are career-ready.  

Program highlights

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) tools like AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Explore 3D printing and CNC machining processes  
  • Real-world community and applied research projects in state-of-the-art labs 
  • Independent research project in final semester will round out technical writing and presentation skills 
  • Common first and second year with Cambrian’s Mechanical Engineering Technician program 
  • Learn with students from across northern Ontario in year 3 
  • Careers available in variety of industries including mining, health care, manufacturing, and more 
  • Option for grads to study at university for as little as one more year after graduation and attain a Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.Eng.) 

Program of study for 2024-25 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 1 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
MTH 2325 Technical Math III 3
MTH 2332 Applied Calculus 3
MCH 1301 Dynamics of Machines 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
Semester 5
MCH 1215 Engineering Operations Management 4
MCH 1103 Advanced Dynamics 3
MTH 1180 Advanced Calculus 4
MCH 1225 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 3
MCH 1160 Mechanical Lab I 1 2
RES 1100 Research Project I 1 3
Semester 6
MCH 1230 Metrology and Quality Control 3
MCH 1220 Advanced Strength of Materials 3
MCH 1113 Advanced Dynamics of Machines 3
MCH 1150 Machine Design 3
ENE 1101 Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 2
MCH 1161 Mechanical Design Lab II 1 3
RES 1200 Research Project II 1 4
 Total Credits131

Course with Lab Component


For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

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)

Additional admission requirements


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

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:   Winter 2027

Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information.

Employment opportunities

Graduates may find employment in areas such as:

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

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.