Algonquin College

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Advanced Diploma

Learn engineering design - offer solutions as a mechanical engineering technologist.

The three-year Mechanical Engineering Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma program teaches you to apply scientific and engineering principles to solve mechanical engineering problems in a variety of industries.
Through a series of classroom-based courses and extensive practical labs, you acquire skills specific to mechanical engineering technologists, including:

modifying and improving engineering designs using conventional and computer-based methods
performing engineering tests
supporting product development
using engineering software and systems to conduct engineering design and analysis
designing specialized jogs and fixtures
analyzing problems involving machine design, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer
understanding and applying design standards i.e. ASHRAE and ASM International
using design software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD and MasterCAM
During your third year in the program, you complete a capstone design project under the guidance of your faculty members. You work with external stakeholders in the industry during the project to analyze, plan and execute your project.
Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date.
Graduates may find work in the research, design and testing of mechanical systems, or with:

manufacturing processes
electro-mechanical control systems
green-energy and building systems
This program is well-suited for students who:

Have investigated the career opportunities and study expectations by speaking with recent graduates, students, employers and faculty of the program.
Enjoy learning activities and assume responsibility for the time and effort required.
Enjoy science and are eager to apply applications of mathematics, physics and chemistry.
Are committed to a well-rounded education leading to multiple career opportunities in a variety of industries.

Program Duration:
3 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
Winter 2023:
Fall 2023:
Spring 2023:
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