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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

Students work in Sheridan's sophisticated laboratory environment with the most current tools and techniques, doing project-oriented assignments 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 seek.

Hands-on experience

The program features direct, hands-on experience with the most up-to-date mechanical engineering computer technology, including:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Fluid power technology
  • Energy systems
  • 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.

Additional information

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.

Students can graduate after four terms as a mechanical engineering technician, or stay on for a third year to acquire an advanced diploma.

Sheridan graduates can transfer to a number of universities to obtain bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology.

Graduates 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.

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

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

  • Food manufacturing
  • Computer-assisted manufacturing
  • Mechanical engineering design
  • HVAC
  • 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.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Diploma

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

    • Full-Time
    • 3 yrs (6 semesters)
    • PMETY