If your formal studies are behind you, and you've already gained some valuable experience working in the engineering field, the Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering program will allow you to hone in on your already specialized skills, increasing your value and respect in the workplace.
In one short year, you'll train in the practical elements associated with your profession, such as CAD, Blueprint Reading, and Machining and Welding. You'll dig deep into CADD fundamentals, and SPC and Metrology, along with tool design, industrial pneumatics and PLCs. You'll work in state-of-the-art labs with cutting edge equipment, alongside your already well-established peers and potential colleagues. As well, you'll learn more about project management, sharpening your leadership and administrative skills. All of this will enhance your already world-class set of engineering skills.
These days, the engineering world is all about continuous learning. Don't stop evolving your skills. Don't stop learning.
Admission Requirements - 2019/2020
Successful completion of First, Second or Third Year Mechanical Engineering at a Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board approved Canadian University or completion of an equivalent International degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering-2019/2020
- Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- Eng Drawing & BP Reading
- CADD Fundamentals
- Welding Technology
- Project Management
- Engineering Design 1
- SPC & Metrology
- Ferrous Metallurgy 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- Production Welding
- CNC Machining
- Tool Design 1
- Industrial Automation
- Technology in Industry
- Practical Project
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 9 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency requirement and graduate from this program.
This program, as the name implies, shall give Engineering students a one-year, intensive training in the practical elements associated with their professions, such as CAD, Blueprint Reading, Machining and Welding. The program has been created to complement the theoretical skills that they presently obtain in their formal studies.
Graduates will receive an Ontario College Graduate Certificate as proof of successful completion of their PEME externship.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to :
- Solve complex technical problems related to mechanical environments and evaluate solutions according to accepted engineering principles.
- Design and analyze mechanical components, processes, and systems through the application of complex engineering principles and practices.
- Create graphics and other technical documents and evaluate these documents against appropriate engineering standards.
- Utilize current and relevant hardware and software to support the mechanical engineering environment.
- Design components using knowledge of manufacturing processes.
- Apply knowledge of materials and engineering principles to manufacturing operations and processes as required.
- Select and utilize various machinery, tools, and other equipment used in manufacturing processes as required.
- Coordinate, conduct and analyze quality control and quality assurance procedures.
- Create a relevant project document including the creation of a risk management strategy, incorporating the environmental, economic, legal, safety, and ethical implications inherent in mechanical engineering projects.
- Produce, maintain and utilize documentation, and inventory and records systems.
- Participate in the management of an engineering product.
- Develop and implement strategies and plans to improve job performance and work relationships.