Centennial College's Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design program offers courses that combine engineering theory and practice, focusing on the design and development of various mechanical devices and equipment. You gain a thorough grounding in engineering sciences and skills, including computer-assisted drafting and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) as used in the industry.

About one-quarter of the time in this advanced diploma engineering program is spent on project work. The projects simulate workplace assignments while relating classroom theory to the actual design, manufacture and testing of projects.

In addition, this program will introduce you to finite element analysis using ANSYS software.

Program Highlights

  • In the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design program, you learn through machine shop operation, tool design and computer numerical control programming.
  • The program, which offers a 60-40 balance between theory and practice, includes instruction in industry-current computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer-aided analysis (CAE) software as AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, ANSYS and Mastercam.
  • The project-driven program simulates actual workplace assignments and even gives you practical experience in designing, building and testing an original piece of equipment.
  • State-of-the-art mechanical engineering lab includes CAD/CAM equipment, thermodynamic fluid power testing modules, and tensile, hardness and impact testers.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design program graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Lakehead University, Ontario
  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Davenport University, USA
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario
  • Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario
  • University of Windsor, Ontario

Professional Associations

  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Career Outlook

  • Junior engineer
  • CAD operator
  • Mechanical tester
  • Quality controller
  • Product designer and developer
  • Lab technician

Areas of Employment

  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Product Manufacturing
  • Mechanical, engineering and related services
  • Technical Sales
  • Quality Control

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 29, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
3 years
3,988 CAD
Canadian students: $3,988.50. International students: $16,476.00
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