Mechanical Engineering is the study of the principles of physics for the purpose of harnessing energy for human consumption. This program provides students with the knowledge to conduct the analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Students will develop a solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and energy and their applications to automotive processes. Mechanical Engineering Technologists use the core principles as well as specialized knowledge in the field to design and analyze motor vehicles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, watercraft, manufacturing plants, industrial machinery, and automation.
- State-of-the-art training facility in the on-site Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing.
- Credit Transfer Program with the University of Windsor Faculty of Engineering and additional universities.
- Opportunity for students to attend field trips to local design and manufacturing facilities along with events/conferences focused on progression in the mobility sector.
- Students in this program fare exceptionally well at Provincial and National Skills Competitions in Mechanical CAD.
- Automotive-focused course labs delivered with hands-on training in the Automotive building at St. Clair College.
Graduates find excellent opportunities in product development, testing and analysis, computer-aided design and drafting, material selection and estimating machine and system component design, technical sales and junior management positions in the energy, manufacturing, controls and alternative energy industries.
Please contact the University of Windsor or your Program Chair for transfer credit program details and completion plan.
Graduates of this program can finish their Bachelor of Engineering degree through the Lakehead University - College Engineering Technology transfer program.
Cooperative education (co-op) provides students with an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in the workplace, gain real-world experience and build their professional network by integrating co-op work terms between academic semesters. Students in the co-op option will have the opportunity to complete two co-op work terms.
Students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Product Design program will have the opportunity to apply for the co-op option during the first semester of the program. Spaces for the co-op option are limited and securing a paid co-op position is highly competitive. Students accepted into the co-op option will be required to attend co-op workshops, meet with their co-op coordinator, and actively search and compete for a co-op position. Additional fees apply to cover these services. Payment of these fees does not guarantee a co-op position.
The co-op program has been operating for several years with great success with positive feedback from both employers and participating students.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
|Co-Op Work Term I||
Semester 4 - Winter
|Co-Op Work Term II||
|Co-Op Work Term III||
Note: Co-Op Placements are optional. Class semesters will take place in the season noted.
In order to graduate, a student must meet the following requirements:
- Complete all courses
- Complete 2 general education electives of choice as mandated by the Ministry of Education
- Have a GPA of 2.0 or better
SEMESTER 1 - Fall
|CHM161D||Chemistry - An Introduction||3|
|MET181||Inspection Methods - CMM||2|
|MTH128||Technical Math I||5|
|CHM161B||Introduction to Chemistry Lab||2|
SEMESTER 2 - Winter
|MET227||Applied Engineering I||4|
|MET 202||PC CAD II - GD & T||3|
|MET243||Analysis of Electrical Circuits||3|
|MET248||Manufacturing Processes and Workshop||5|
|MET 201||Computer Applications for Engineering||3|
|MET1500||Co-Op Work Term I||36|
SEMESTER 3 - FALL
|MET327||Applied Engineering II||4|
|MET332||Driveline and Transmission Design I||3|
|PSE445G||Industrial Environmental Awareness||3|
SEMESTER 4 - WINTER
|MET439||Strength of Materials||4|
|MET443||Suspension and Steering Design||3|
|MET448||Manufacturing Processes I||2|
|COM204||Technical Workplace Writing and Presentation Skills||2|
|MET2500||Co-Op Work Term II||36|
SEMESTER 5 - FALL
|MET510||Jig & Fixture Design||4|
|MET542||Mechanics of Mechanisms||4|
|MET 505||Quality Control||3|
SEMESTER 6 - WINTER
|MET623||Mechanics, Materials and Machines||3|
|MET637||Driveline & Transmission Design II||3|
|MET 658||Finite Element Analysis||2|
|MET648||Engine Design II||3|
|MET3500||Co-Op Work Term III||36|
For a student to be eligible for co-op position consideration, the following must be met:
- Co-op positions are highly competitive therefore students must meet minimum academic requirements to apply for co-op positions.
- Students must be in good academic standing and have earned a cumulative program G.P.A. of 2.0/4.0 or better.
- Students must complete the minimum of all courses from semesters 1 & 2 prior to being considered for a co-op position.
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Mechanical Engineering Technology (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 61007)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Monitor compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Plan, co-ordinate, implement and evaluate quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Monitor and encourage compliance with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
- Develop and apply sustainability best practices in workplaces.
- Use current and emerging technologies to implement mechanical engineering projects.
- Analyze and solve complex mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering
- Prepare, analyze, evaluate and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents.
- Design and analyze mechanical components, processes and systems by applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
- Design, manufacture and maintain mechanical components according to required specifications.
- Establish and verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations for the design and production of mechanical components.
- Plan, implement and evaluate projects by applying project management principles.
- Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
- Apply business principles to design and engineering practices.