Mechanical Techniques (Fast-Track) (T149)

Mechanical Techniques
School of Mechanical and Engineering Technologies
Casa Loma Campus
14 weeks (2 semesters)
Ontario College Certificate
The reputation of this program has been firmly established by outstanding, highly qualified and industry-experienced faculty and support staff, who develop one-on-one relationships with every student to ensure their success. This program combines theory with hands-on experience in our machine shops and computer labs and on our state-of-the-art computer numerical control (CNC) equipment. Extensive time is spent in the shops.

Full Program Descriptions


The Mechanical Techniques program is specifically designed to introduce currently enrolled and recently graduated university engineering students to practical engineering concepts that include:

  • industrial safety
  • dimensional inspection
  • machining practices
  • metal forming
  • welding
  • pneumatics/electro-pneumatic circuits
  • embedded electronics
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining techniques

Course work will cover both theoretical and practical concepts with a focus on lab-based application of course content.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:

  • Vocational standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
  • Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and
  • General education requirement (the requirement for general education in postsecondary programs of instruction).

The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.

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Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2015-2016PDF icon

May-August 2016
*Pathway Subject to Change*

Semester 1: 1st 7 weeks (26 hours)

Code Course Title Hrs/wk
MENG1048 Machining Fundamentals 10
MENG1049 Mechanical CAD with SolidWorks 12
MENG1058 Computer Numerical Control & 2D Mastercam 4

Semester 2: 2nd 7 weeks (30 hours)

Code Course Title Hrs/wk
MENG1040 Welding Practices 6
MENG1058 Computer Numerical Control & 2D Mastercam 4
MENG1059 Intermediate Machining with CNC Applications 10
MENG1060 Pneumatic Systems 6

The fast-track program is specifically designed to introduce university engineering students to practical engineering concepts. Students will already be enrolled in an undergraduate degree university program and have completed university Calculus 1 and Engineering Strategies and Practices courses or their equivalent.

Detailed course outlines

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Upon completion of the program students will have a strong hands-on foundation in understanding the capabilities, limitations, applications and safe operation of machining tools and equipment.

The skills attained through this fast-track certificate program relate directly to employer requirements for university engineering program theory to be complemented by hands-on skills.

Tuition and Fees


$3,582.00 *

Additional Cost 

Note that this is a fast-track program where a full two semesters of work is completed in the May to August period. 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Currently attending or recently graduated from an undergraduate university in Canada, in a mechanical and/ or industrial engineering program, and will have completed university Calculus I and Engineering Strategies and Practices courses or their equivalent.
  • Applicants who are 18 years and younger, will need to submit proof of an Ontario Secondary School diploma in addition to post-secondary transcripts.

English Proficiency:

Applicants with international transcripts where English proficiency results are not supplied must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered.

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Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Mechanical and Engineering Technologies

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287


Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., room C430.

For more information, you may also call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.