Mechanical Engineering Technology


Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Area Of Interest

Engineering Technology


3 years

Program Code



Thunder Bay


A 3 year Ontario Advanced Diploma Program.
Also see our 2 year Mechanical Engineering Technician program or our 1 year Mechanical Techniques program.

Build It. Fix It. Maintain It.

Is your goal to find employment in the rapidly expanding technological industry? Are you mechanically inclined?

Industry is experiencing a rapidly growing need for the expertise provided by the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. This three-year program of study will develop highly skilled personnel capable of meeting the constantly changing demands brought on by advancing technologies.

The program design is broad based, meeting the basic outcomes particular to the Millwright, Machinist, and Steam Fitter trades, while meeting the additional requirements associated with an academic program presented at the Technologist level. An optional co-op placement in industry will be an integral part of the program, giving you hands-on experience above and beyond what traditional classroom instruction and laboratories can provide.

Top Highlights

  • Balance of practical and coursework – you might be getting your hands dirty with a wrench one day, then be designing with CAD the next!
  • Prepares you for further apprenticeship learning in a variety of trades

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Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. monitor compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.         

  2. plan, co-ordinate, implement and evaluate quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.

  3. monitor and encourage compliance with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.      

  4. develop and apply sustainability best practices in workplaces.    

  5. use current and emerging technologies to implement mechanical engineering projects. 

  6. analyze and solve complex mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering.

  7. prepare, analyze, evaluate and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical drawings.   

  8. design and analyze mechanical components, processes and systems by applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering.     

  9. design, manufacture and maintain mechanical components according to required specifications.

  10. establish and verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations for the design and production of mechanical components.

  11. plan, implement and evaluate projects by applying project management principles.         

  12. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.

  13. apply business principles to design and engineering practices.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program go on to a variety of positions including apprenticeship in millwright, machinist, steam fitter trades, design drafting, mechanical sales, production operations, hydraulics servicing and engineering type support roles.

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Richard Kukkee

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6606

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