Industrial Manufacturing Processes


Ont College Graduate Cert

Area Of Interest

Engineering Technology


2 years

Program Code



Thunder Bay


Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes: 
Fall Start (September): 0345
Winter Start (January): 0346
Spring Start (May): 0347

Industrial Manufacturing Processes is a post-graduate program, unique in Canada. Building on Confederation College’s portfolio of advanced manufacturing and engineering programs, the program combines theory with applied shop courses. It covers a range of industrial engineering topics with a focus on advanced manufacturing processes applicable to a wide variety of industries.

It is specifically designed for international students with a mechanical, industrial or aeronautical engineering degree. Students benefit from a solid exposure to applied learning, practical applications and lab work, which complements the theory they have already learned in their degree programs.

Students’ knowledge and skills about all stages of the production process will improve — from selection and design, through to building, quality control and the final stages of product testing. Students will also be exposed to topics related to careers in management, including courses on project management and occupational health and safety.

The applied learning in this program exposes students to Canadian engineering processes, which enhances their skills and improves their employability. The program also includes some business courses to provide students with business knowledge and skills applicable to related entry-management positions.

How to Apply

Domestic (Canadian) students may also apply to this program.  However, domestic students should be aware that it is offered on a full-tuition, cost recovery basis, and additional tuition fees apply. For more information please contact our Admissions Department or phone (807) 475-6213.

Tuition Fees:

  • $16,857 + $1,215 program costs (2019/20)

For more information:

India: [email protected]
Vietnam: [email protected]
All other locations: [email protected]

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. prepare and analyze sketches, technical drawings, and computer generated solid models for the manufacture of parts and assemblies to meet product specifications.
  2. evaluate, apply and recommend current and emerging equipment, tools, materials, and processes to be used for manufacturing products.
  3. comply with the environmental, legal and health and safety implications relating to manufacturing operations.
  4. select, design, build and test products using quality assurance best practices.
  5. coordinate the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.
  6. develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to enhance professional growth and competence.
  7. communicate technical information to management, engineering-manufacturing and sales marketing groups, through the use of relevant language, graphics and computer skills.
  8. apply various statistical tools for process improvement and lean manufacturing.
  9. undertake root cause analysis to determine the source of potential quality issues and formulate appropriate solutions.

Employment Opportunities

After graduation students may find themselves working in one of these positions:

  • Process Specialist/Technologist (Process Engineering Technician)
  • Methods Analyst
  • Methods Technologist/Technician
  • Project Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Assembly Manufacturing Technician (facilities planning and engineering)
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Quality Control Project Management (junior level)
  • Industrial Engineering – facility and plant engineers
  • Business Support Engineer
  • Engineering Support Associate
  • Materials Testing Technician
  • Design Technician – for mining consultants
  • Requirements Management – for aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEM)

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International Education Centre

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6467

Paul Semenick

Program Coordinator - Industrial Manufacturing Processes program & Professor in the Aerospace Manufacturing program

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