Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program: METY
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 3 Co-op Work Terms
Length: 6 Semesters, plus 3 work terms
Duration: 3 Years
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie


Mechanical technology is a cornerstone of sophisticated and advanced economies. Students in this program are learning the skills to apply scientific and engineering principles to solve mechanical engineering related problems. They are also undertaking the design and fabrication of mechanical apparatus and systems. These include automation and control systems, manufacturing processes and material handling.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find a range of occupations in many industrial sectors including automotive, aerospace, advanced automation, natural resources and processing. They may participate in an engineer-technologist-technician team in mechanical consulting, manufacturing or mechanical design and maintenance. Careers are possible in machine and fixture building, manufacturing and production, quality assurance, testing, manufacturing management, technical sales and service. Specific industries may include automotive parts and assembly, metal fabricating and machining, and machine building.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • monitor compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines;
  • plan, co-ordinate, implement and evaluate quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements;
  • monitor and encourage compliance with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures;
  • develop and apply sustainability best practices in workplaces;
  • use current and emerging technologies to implement mechanical engineering projects;
  • analyze and solve complex mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering;
  • prepare, analyze, evaluate and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents;
  • design and analyze mechanical components, processes and systems by applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering;
  • design, manufacture and maintain mechanical components according to required specifications;
  • establish and verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations for the design and production of mechanical components;
  • plan, implement and evaluate projects by applying project management principles;
  • develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance;
  • apply business principles to design and engineering practices;
  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Practical Experience

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website:

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018
  • Work Term 1: Summer 2018
  • Sem 3: Fall 2018
  • Sem 4: Winter 2019
  • Sem 5: Summer 2019
  • Work Term 2: Fall 2019
  • Work Term 3: Winter 2020
  • Sem 6: Summer 2020

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Additional Information

Students should hold, or obtain, a minimum Class G2 Ontario driver’s license to ensure the greatest opportunity for co-op work terms.

Graduation Requirements

34 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 Optional Course
3 General Education Courses
3 Co-op Work Terms

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.


Mandatory Courses
BUSI 3008Economics, Ethics and Entrepreneurship
COMP 1025CAD - Mechanical 2
COMP 1084CAD Mechanical 1
COMP 1085Computer Aided Manufacturing
COMP 2043Computers and Programmable Controllers
COMP 2120CAD Mechanical 3
COMP 2121New Simulation Technologies
ENVR 1000Environmental Science and Sustainability
MATH 1018Introduction to Technical Mathematics
MATH 1019Technical Mathematics
MATH 2003Statistical Analysis - SPC
MATH 2008Calculus and Engineering Mathematics
MCHN 1001Machine Shop
MCHN 2001Engineering Tooling
MENG 1008Engineering Materials
MENG 1019Manufacturing Processes
MENG 2003Statics
MENG 2004Workplace Design and Industrial Ergonomics
MENG 2005Fluid Mechanics
MENG 2007Strength of Materials
MENG 2019Thermodynamics
MENG 3006Instrumentation and Controls
MENG 3007Design of Energy Systems
MENG 3010Machine Design
MENG 3011Dynamics
MENG 3020Advanced Materials
MENG 3021Quality and Reliability
MENG 3022Facilities Design and Production Control
MENG 3023Vibrations
MENG 3024Mechatronics
MGMT 2002Project Management
PHYS 1007Engineering Physics
ROBT 2000Introduction to Robotics
TDIE 2000Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Communications Courses
Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.
General Education Courses
Select 3 courses from the general education list during registration.
Co-op Work Terms
COOP 1043Mechanical Work Term 1
COOP 2035Mechanical Work Term 2
COOP 3013Mechanical Work Term 3
Optional Courses
Select 1 course from the available list during registration. Program options may include:
ENGN 3000Engineering Project
REAS 3002Applied Research

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.