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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology

Get a well-rounded education designed for modern industrial jobs.

Our program provides comprehensive instruction in mechanical engineering design, research and development.

Job-specific skills

In this program, you'll work in Sheridan's sophisticated laboratory environment with the most current tools and techniques, completing projects that simulate the workplace responsibilities of mechanical engineering technicians. You'll acquire a broad base of fundamental knowledge, along with job-specific skills that employers are looking for.

Hands-on experience

You'll study mechanical engineering systems under the CDIO paradigm (conceive, design, implement and operate), using advanced equipment and technologies, including:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Fluid power technology
  • Energy systems
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Kinetics and dynamics of machines
  • Computer-assisted Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

Co-op opportunities

Mechanical Engineering Technology students can apply for a paid co-op work term, supplementing their education with paid work experience. Enrolment is limited through an additional co-op selection process.

A solid foundation

You'll also get a solid academic foundation in basic math and science, as well as classroom instruction in advanced subjects such as calculus, kinetics, machine dynamics, energy systems and industrial practice.

Optional third year

You can graduate with a diploma after four semesters as a mechanical engineering technician, or stay on for a third year to acquire an advanced diploma and graduate as a mechanical engineering technologist.

Additional certification

When you graduate from this program, you’ll have completed all the academic requirements for professional certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Additional requirements for certification exist and are established by OACETT.

You’ll also have the opportunity to transfer to a number of universities to obtain a bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology.

Outstanding career preparation

Graduates find employment in all areas of industry and manufacturing, including:

  • Food manufacturing
  • Computer-assisted manufacturing
  • Mechanical engineering design
  • HVAC
  • Engineering consulting
  • Oil and mining
  • Metallurgical
  • Aeronautics
  • Nuclear
  • Maintenance
  • Plant operations
  • Production
  • Process control
  • Product development and testing
  • Quality control
  • Technical sales

Demand is particularly high in the aeronautical, automotive and processing sectors. Many of our graduates have progressed into management positions, and some have successfully started their own companies.

Campus location

Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology courses are held at the Davis Campus in Brampton.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-Time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: PMETN
  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma

    • Full-Time
    • 3 yrs (6 semesters)
    • Program code: PMETY