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.


Program name
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design
3 years (6 semesters)
Starting month
September, January
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Method of study

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2020 Open
Jan. 2021 Open
May 2021 N/A
International students
Sept. 2020 Open
Jan. 2021 Opens Apr 6, 2020
May 2021 N/A

Full Description

Mech Eng

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 Study 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 Standards and 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.

Required Courses

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semester courses
CodeCourse name
EMNG1001Circuit Analysis
MENG1002Engineering Drawing
MENG1027Introduction to Machining
GSSC1027Personal Finance
MATH1160Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
COMM1007College English**


semester courses
CodeCourse name
CADE1004Introduction to CNC
EMNG1003Engineering Mechanics
MENG1004Intermediate Machining
MENG1026Introduction to Mechanical CAD
MENG2008Pneumatic Systems
GSSC1100Small Business Plan and Operation
MATH1171Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2


semester courses
CodeCourse name
CADE2003Advanced Mechanical CAD
CADE3010Applied CAM & CNC
EMNG1013Electronic Devices
MENG2010Electro-Pneumatic Controls
MENG2070Workplace Essentials
MATH2015Calculus 1


semester courses
CodeCourse name
DFRT1014Jig & Fixture Design
MENG2040Strengths of Materials
MENG2047Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
MENG2049Product Development Engineering
MENG3023Engineering Dynamics
MENG3030Technical Report Writing
MATH3006Calculus 2
GNEDGeneral Education Elective


semester courses
CodeCourse name
EMNG3001Embedded Systems 1
MENG1019Fluid Mechanics
MENG3008Capstone Project 1
MENG3009Programmable Logic Control
MENG3012Finite Element Analysis
MENG3024Machine Design 1
MENG3026Engineering Materials


semester courses
CodeCourse name
EMNG3008Embedded Systems 2
MENG3010Capstone Project 2
MENG3025Machine Design 2
GNEDGeneral 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 for more information.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

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.

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$4,132.00 *

Additional Cost

* 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.

Financial Assistance

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

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 for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Success Stories

Lawerence Lee

“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.”

Lawrence Lee (Graduate 2008, Mechanical Technician – Tool and Die & Mechanical Engineering – Design)

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