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Mechanical Engineering Technology

METYSchool of Engineering Technology

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates.

Program Delivery

Campus / Full-time


Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Duration

6 Semesters

Program Contacts

James Allman, P.Eng.

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6284
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Put your ideas into action by honing mechanical engineering technology skills.

From automotive to aerospace, from biomedical to power, the possibilities for a rewarding career in mechanical engineering technology are endless. By designing, testing, fabricating, and constructing various types of mechanical devices, you’ll be the wizard behind the curtain who puts your mechanical design ideas into action for any kind of industry. 
Using programs like AutoCAD and SolidWorks, you’ll develop components in 2D and 3D and then take your designs a step further by producing them in our on-campus labs via additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques. You’ll get the chance to work on real community and applied research projects in labs that are equipped with state-of-the-art, advanced manufacturing equipment. In your third year, you will expand your knowledge of design, quality assurance, manufacturing processes, and project management to ensure that you are career-ready.  

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) tools like AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Explore 3D printing and CNC machining processes  
  • Real-world community and applied research projects in state-of-the-art labs 
  • Independent research project in final semester will round out technical writing and presentation skills 
  • Common first and second year with Cambrian’s Mechanical Engineering Technician program 
  • Learn with students from across northern Ontario in year 3 
  • Careers available in variety of industries including mining, health care, manufacturing, and more 
  • Option for grads to study at university for as little as one more year after graduation and attain a Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.Eng.) 


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Additional admission requirements


  • Any grade 12 physics (C) or (U)
  • Computer competency in relevant software

Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:   Winter 2027

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Students are required to successfully complete an online Lab Safety course (in Moodle) when starting their program at Cambrian.  This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002College Communications3
MEC 1003Engineering Materials3
MTH 1050Algebra I3
PHY 1112Physical Principles I 14
MEC 1002Introduction to Metrology and Geometric Dimensioning3
CAD 1001Engineering Graphics3
One General Education Course. 23
Semester 2
ENG 1754Technical Communication3
MTH 1250Algebra II3
PHY 1212Physical Principles II3
MCH 1207Fluid Mechanics4
MCH 1165Industrial Design I 13
CAD 1003Solid Modeling 13
MCH 1153Mechanical Lab I 13
Semester 3
MTH 2325Technical Math III3
MTH 2332Applied Calculus3
MCH 1301Dynamics of Machines3
MCH 1303Strength of Materials5
MCH 1365Industrial Design II 13
ELC 1013Electrical Fundamentals4
One General Education Course. 23
Semester 4
CAD 1004Advanced Solid Modelling 14
INT 1001Instrumentation I3
MCH 1002Thermodynamics3
MCH 1401Advanced Structural Design4
MCH 1402Materials and Processes3
MCH 1410Codes and Standards3
One General Education Course. 23
Semester 5
MCH 1215Engineering Operations Management4
MCH 1103Advanced Dynamics3
MTH 1180Advanced Calculus4
MCH 1225Advanced Fluid Mechanics3
MCH 1160Mechanical Lab I 12
RES 1100Research Project I 13
Semester 6
MCH 1230Metrology and Quality Control3
MCH 1220Advanced Strength of Materials3
MCH 1113Advanced Dynamics of Machines3
MCH 1150Machine Design3
ENE 1101Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer2
MCH 1161Mechanical Design Lab II 13
RES 1200Research Project II 14
 Total Credits131

Course with Lab Component


For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Engineering Technology

Imagine a career in a cutting-edge laboratory or inside a mine 5,000 feet below the ground or on-site constructing a skyscraper. At Cambrian, learning isn’t confined to textbooks. From chemical and civil engineering to mechatronics, mechanical, and more, at our School of Engineering Technology, you’ll gain the skills you need to bring a wide range of engineering theories to life.

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Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates may find employment in areas such as:

  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Resource industries
  • Mechanical designer
  • Sales representative
  • Government departments
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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