Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design Program (T121)

2021-20222022-2023
  • Program Name:
    Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design
  • Code: T121
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School: Mechanical & Engineering Technologies
  • Location: Casa Loma Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,171.00 *
  • Fall 2021 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 3, 5: Online
  • Winter 2022 Delivery:
    Semester 1: Choice; Semester 2, 4, 6: Hybrid

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Study real-world solutions. Mechanical engineering is the cornerstone of sophisticated and technologically advanced economies. Process automation and control, precision machining and design functions can be found in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, robotics, biotechnology and energy. These mechanical functions open doors to a wide range of industrial automation and design-oriented careers. This program offers two streams (1) Residency Stream and (2) Online Stream. Students may transfer between the online and residency streams with academic advisement.

  1. Students in the Residency stream complete laboratory work throughout their program. Students in the Residency stream may choose to take the T174 Pathway in their last summer semester. The T174 pathway enables students to graduate with two diplomas: T121 (Mechanical Engineering Technology – design) and T173 (Mechanical Engineering Technician – CNC and precision machining).
     
  2. Students in the Online stream do not take any on-campus classes. However, students in the Online stream who wish to have hands-on machining experience have the opportunity to complete the T149 “Mechanical Techniques certificate” summer program in place of one of the summer vacations in the program. Students in the Online stream who have taken T149 are also eligible to take the T174 Pathway in the following summer semester. The T174 pathway enables graduation with two diplomas: T121 (Mechanical Engineering Technology – design) and T173 (Mechanical Engineering Technician – CNC and precision machining).

Full Description

Designing the future, today. A solid grounding in engineering sciences and practical hands-on experience in mechanical and computer-assisted design labs provides the combination of applied and theoretical knowledge that employers require in today’s integrated work environments.

In the third year of the program, teams plan, fabricate and test their own designs that require the application of all of the knowledge accumulated throughout the program. Once built, projects such as medical devices, entertainment equipment, solar-powered products and automotive accessories are often put on display and form an important part of the student assessment. More importantly, graduates learn to work in teams while solidifying their mechanical engineering knowledge and skills.

Note: If you enrol in the program in January, you must complete Semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year.

Your Field Education Options

Field study in the form of industry-driven applied research projects are provided to students. Students work closely with their industry sponsor to design, fabricate and test a solution to a real-world problem. 

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate clearly and concisely in written, graphic and oral form using appropriate formal and informal vocabulary and formats.
  2. Display appropriate responsible attitudes.
  3. Carry out established design procedures, making use of handbooks, catalogues, specifications and codes. He/she should be able to recognize problems and apply established engineering practice to arrive at practical solutions.
  4. Prepare and interpret detail drawings, assembly drawings and compile technical specifications.
  5. Inspect, conduct tests and compare and compile data in accordance with standard formats and procedures.
  6. Assist in the planning, operation, control and improvement of manufacturing and production processes.
  7. Participate in the installation and maintenance of equipment and systems.

Courses

Required Courses

PRINTABLE CURRICULUM PLANNER 2021-2022

SEMESTER 1

Code Course name
EMNG 1001 Circuit Analysis
EMNG 1004 Metrology
MENG 1002 Engineering Drawing
MENG 1027 Introduction to Machining
GSSC 1027 Personal Finance
MATH 1160 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
COMM 1007 College English**

SEMESTER 2

Code Course name
CADE 1004 Introduction to CNC
EMNG 1003

Engineering Physics

MENG 1004 Intermediate Machining
MENG 1026 Introduction to Mechanical CAD
MENG 2008 Pneumatic Systems
GSSC 1100 Small Business Plan and Operation
MATH 1171 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2

SEMESTER 3

Code Course name
CADE 2003 Advanced Mechanical CAD
CADE 3010 Applied CAM & CNC
EMNG 1013 Electronic Devices
MENG 2010 Electro-Pneumatic Controls
MENG 2039 Statics
MENG 2070 Workplace Essentials
MATH 2015 Calculus 1

SEMESTER 4

Code Course name
DFRT 1014 Jig & Fixture Design
MENG 2040 Strengths of Materials
MENG 2047 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
MENG 2049 Product Development Engineering
MENG 3023 Engineering Dynamics
MENG 3030 Technical Report Writing
MATH 3006 Calculus 2
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

Code Course name
EMNG 3001 Embedded Systems 1
MENG 1019 Fluid Mechanics
MENG 3008 Capstone Project 1
MENG 3009 Programmable Logic Control
MENG 3012 Finite Element Analysis
MENG 3024 Machine Design 1
MENG 3026 Engineering Materials

SEMESTER 6

Code Course name
EMNG 3008 Embedded Systems 2
MENG 3006 Thermodynamics
MENG 3010 Capstone Project 2
MENG 3025 Machine Design 2
GNED General Education Elective

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills)*** or CESL1003 (English Skills – ESL)*** before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003/CESL1003*** does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit Assessment Centre for more information.

***COMM1003/CESL1003 courses will be replaced by COMM1000 Introduction to College Communication starting with Winter 2022 intake.

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates can expect to find positions on technical teams that design, produce and maintain automated equipment and systems in all industries. An engineering background will enable graduates to move to more senior levels of responsibility at an earlier stage of their careers.

Future Study Options

Graduates may be eligible for advanced standing in the engineering programs of various universities. For example, qualifying graduates have entered the third year of McMaster University’s Bachelor of Technology program, and advanced standing into Lakehead University’s Engineering program.

For further information, see Transfer Guide.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,171.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

Course Exemptions

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

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Lawrence Lee, 2008 Graduate

“I chose George Brown because I was looking for a more hands-on approach to learning and the university route was not for me. Not only does George Brown have excellent professors and support staff who provide great learning opportunities, but they have been mentors during my three years at the college. I would personally recommend George Brown to anyone thinking about a career in mechanical engineering technologies.”

Contact Us

School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4365
Email: engineeringtech@georgebrown.ca
Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., room D305

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

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

Sign up for an Information Session.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design Program (T121)

2021-20222022-2023
  • Program Name:
    Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design
  • Code: T121
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School: Mechanical & Engineering Technologies
  • Location: Casa Loma Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,132.00 *
  • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
    Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Mechanical engineering is the cornerstone of sophisticated and technologically advanced economies. Process automation and control, precision machining and design functions can be found in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, robotics, biotechnology and energy. These mechanical functions open doors to a wide range of industrial automation and design-oriented careers.

Mechanical engineering student working on a machine in the lab.

Full Description

A solid grounding in engineering sciences and practical hands-on experience in mechanical shops and computer assisted design laboratories provide the combination of applied and theoretical knowledge that employers expect in today’s integrated work environments.

In the third year of the program, teams plan and craft their own creations that require the application of all of the knowledge accumulated throughout the program. Once built, projects such as medical devices, entertainment equipment, solar-powered products and automotive accessories are often put on display and form an important part of the student assessment. More importantly, graduates learn to work in teams while solidifying their mechanical engineering knowledge and skills.

Note: If you enrol in the program in January, you must complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year.

Your Field Education Options

Field study in the form of applied research is provided to all students.

Some students will also have the opportunity to complete a Co-op term. Co-op participants will be selected based on their academic performance, including a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an interview component.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate clearly and concisely in written, graphic and oral form using appropriate formal and informal vocabulary and formats.
  2. Display appropriate responsible attitudes.
  3. Carry out established design procedures, making use of handbooks, catalogues, specifications, and codes. He/she should be able to recognize problems and apply established engineering practice to arrive at practical solutions.
  4. Prepare and interpret detail drawings, assembly drawings and compile technical specifications.
  5. Inspect, conduct tests, and compare and compile data in accordance with standard formats and procedures.
  6. Assist in the planning, operation, control, and improvement of manufacturing and production processes.
  7. Participate in the installation and maintenance of equipment and systems.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2020-2021

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
EMNG1001 Circuit Analysis
EMNG1004 Metrology
MENG1002 Engineering Drawing
MENG1027 Introduction to Machining
GSSC1027 Personal Finance
MATH1160 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
COMM1007 College English**

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
CADE1004 Introduction to CNC
EMNG1003

Engineering Physics

MENG1004 Intermediate Machining
MENG1026 Introduction to Mechanical CAD
MENG2008 Pneumatic Systems
GSSC1100 Small Business Plan and Operation
MATH1171 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course name
CADE2003 Advanced Mechanical CAD
CADE3010 Applied CAM & CNC
EMNG1013 Electronic Devices
MENG2010 Electro-Pneumatic Controls
MENG2039 Statics
MENG2070 Workplace Essentials
MATH2015 Calculus 1

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course name
DFRT1014 Jig & Fixture Design
MENG2040 Strengths of Materials
MENG2047 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
MENG2049 Product Development Engineering
MENG3023 Engineering Dynamics
MENG3030 Technical Report Writing
MATH3006 Calculus 2
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
EMNG3001 Embedded Systems 1
MENG1019 Fluid Mechanics
MENG3008 Capstone Project 1
MENG3009 Programmable Logic Control
MENG3012 Finite Element Analysis
MENG3024 Machine Design 1
MENG3026 Engineering Materials

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
EMNG3008 Embedded Systems 2
MENG3006 Thermodynamics
MENG3010 Capstone Project 2
MENG3025 Machine Design 2
GNED General Education Elective

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills) or CESL1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003/CESL1003 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit georgebrown.ca/assessment for more information.

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates can expect to find positions on technical teams that design, produce and maintain automated equipment and systems in all industries. An engineering background will enable graduates to move to more senior levels of responsibility at an earlier stage of their careers.

Future Study Options

Graduates may be eligible for advanced standing in the engineering programs of various universities. For example, qualifying graduates have entered the third year of McMaster University’s Bachelor of Technology program and into Lakehead University’s Engineering program.

For further information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide

Is this program right for you? Not sure what to expect in this program? Check out this at-a-glance brochure designed to help you chart your path through the program and into your future career.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,132.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

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

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Lawrence Lee, 2008 Graduate

“I chose George Brown because I was looking for a more hands-on approach to learning and the university route was not for me. Not only does George Brown have excellent professors and support staff who provide great learning opportunities, but they have been mentors during my three years at the college. I would personally recommend George Brown to anyone thinking about a career in mechanical engineering technologies.”

Contact Us

School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4365

Email: engineeringtech@georgebrown.ca

Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., room D305

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

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

Sign up for an Information Session.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design Program (T121)

2021-20222022-2023

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Mechanical engineering is the cornerstone of sophisticated and technologically advanced economies. Process automation and control, precision machining and design functions can be found in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, robotics, biotechnology and energy. These mechanical functions open doors to a wide range of industrial automation and design-oriented careers.

Full Description

A solid grounding in engineering sciences and practical hands-on experience in mechanical shops and computer assisted design laboratories provide the combination of applied and theoretical knowledge that employers expect in today’s integrated work environments.

 

In the third year of the program, teams plan and craft their own creations that require the application of all of the knowledge accumulated throughout the program. Once built, projects such as medical devices, entertainment equipment, solar-powered products and automotive accessories are often put on display and form an important part of the student assessment. More importantly, graduates learn to work in teams while solidifying their mechanical engineering knowledge and skills.

Note: If you enrol in the program in January, you must complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year.

Your Field Education Options

Field study in the form of applied research is provided to all students.

Some students will also have the opportunity to complete a Co-op term. Co-op participants will be selected based on their academic performance, including a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an interview component.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate clearly and concisely in written, graphic and oral form using appropriate formal and informal vocabulary and formats.
  2. Display appropriate responsible attitudes.
  3. Carry out established design procedures, making use of handbooks, catalogues, specifications and codes. He/she should be able to recognize problems and apply established engineering practice to arrive at practical solutions.
  4. Prepare and interpret detail drawings, assembly drawings and compile technical specifications.
  5. Inspect, conduct tests, and compare and compile data in accordance with standard formats and procedures.
  6. Assist in the planning, operation, control and improvement of manufacturing and production processes.
  7. Participate in the installation and maintenance of equipment and systems.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
EMNG1001 Circuit Analysis
EMNG1004 Metrology
MENG1002 Engineering Drawing
MENG1027 Introduction to Machining
GSSC1027 Personal Finance
MATH1160 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
COMM1007 College English**

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
CADE1004 Introduction to CNC
EMNG1003 Engineering Mechanics
MENG1004 Intermediate Machining
MENG1026 Introduction to Mechanical CAD
MENG2008 Pneumatic Systems
GSSC1100 Small Business Plan and Operation
MATH1171 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course name
CADE2003 Advanced Mechanical CAD
CADE3010 Applied CAM & CNC
EMNG1013 Electronic Devices
MENG2010 Electro-Pneumatic Controls
MENG2039 Statics
MENG2070 Workplace Essentials
MATH2015 Calculus 1

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course name
DFRT1014 Jig & Fixture Design
MENG2040 Strengths of Materials
MENG2047 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Mechanical Design
MENG2049 Product Development Engineering
MENG3023 Engineering Dynamics
MENG3030 Technical Report Writing
MATH3006 Calculus 2
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
EMNG3001 Embedded Systems 1
MENG1019 Fluid Mechanics
MENG3008 Capstone Project 1
MENG3009 Programmable Logic Control
MENG3012 Finite Element Analysis
MENG3024 Machine Design 1
MENG3026 Engineering Materials

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
EMNG3008 Embedded Systems 2
MENG3006 Thermodynamics
MENG3010 Capstone Project 2
MENG3025 Machine Design 2
GNED General Education Elective

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills) or CESL1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003/CESL1003 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit georgebrown.ca/assessment for more information.

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates can expect to find positions on technical teams that design, produce and maintain automated equipment and systems in all industries. An engineering background will enable graduates to move to more senior levels of responsibility at an earlier stage of their careers.

Future Study Options

Graduates may be eligible for advanced standing in the engineering programs of various universities. For example, qualifying graduates have entered the third year of McMaster University’s Bachelor of Technology program and into Lakehead University’s Engineering program.

For further information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide

Is this program right for you?Not sure what to expect in this program? Check out this at-a-glance brochure designed to help you chart your path through the program and into your future career.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,430.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

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

International Students

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Lawrence Lee, 2008 Graduate

“I chose George Brown because I was looking for a more hands-on approach to learning and the university route was not for me. Not only does George Brown have excellent professors and support staff who provide great learning opportunities, but they have been mentors during my three years at the college. I would personally recommend George Brown to anyone thinking about a career in mechanical engineering technologies.”

Contact Us

School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4365

Email: engineeringtech@georgebrown.ca

Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., room D305

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

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

Sign up for an Information Session.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.