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 2024, Winter 2025
Location: Barrie


Mechanical technology is a cornerstone of sophisticated and advanced economies. You learn the skills to apply scientific and engineering principles to solve mechanical engineering related problems. You undertake the design and fabrication of mechanical apparatus and systems, including automation and control systems, manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing technologies and material handling. Conventional and computerized numerical control (CNC) machining, interpreting engineering drawings, including metrology and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) are a part of your technologist skill set preparing you for the needs of industry today.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find a range of occupations in many industrial sectors including automotive, aerospace, advanced automation, natural resources, mining and processing. Graduates 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:

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

Practical Experience

All co-operative education programs at Georgian contain mandatory work term experiences aligned with program learning outcomes.  Co-op work terms are designed to integrate academic learning with work experience, supporting the development of industry specific competencies and employability skills.

Georgian College holds membership with, and endeavours to follow, the co-operative education guidelines set out by the Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) and Experiential and Work-Integrated Ontario (EWO) as supported by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Co-op is facilitated as a supported, competitive job search process. Students are required to complete a Co-op and Career Preparation course scheduled prior to their first co-op work term. Students engage in an active co-op job search that includes applying to positions posted by Co-op Consultants, and personal networking.  Co-op work terms are scheduled according to a formal sequence that alternates academic and co-op semesters as shown in the program progression below.

Programs may have additional requirements such as a valid driver’s license, strong communication skills, industry specific certifications, and ability to travel. Under exceptional circumstances, a student may be unable to complete the program progression as shown below. Please refer to Georgian College Academic Regulations for details.   

International co-op work terms are supported and encouraged, when aligned with program requirements.

Further information on co-op services can be found at

Program Progression

The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2024
  • Sem 2: Winter 2025
  • Work Term 1: Summer 2025
  • Sem 3: Fall 2025
  • Sem 4: Winter 2026
  • Sem 5: Summer 2026
  • Work Term 2: Fall 2026
  • Work Term 3: Winter 2027
  • Sem 6: Summer 2027

Winter Intake

  • Sem 1: Winter 2025
  • Sem 2: Summer 2025
  • Sem 3: Fall 2025
  • Sem 4: Winter 2026
  • Sem 5: Summer 2026
  • Work Term 1: Fall 2026
  • Work Term 2: Winter 2027
  • Sem 6: Summer 2027
  • Work Term 3: Fall 2027

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, mature student status
  • 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 for Prior Learning website for details:

Additional Information

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

Graduation Requirements

36 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 Program Option 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.

Program Tracking

The following reflects the planned course sequence for full-time offerings of the Fall intake of the program. Where more  than one intake is offered  contact the program co-ordinator for the program tracking.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
COMP 1084 Computer Aided Design 1 For Mechanical Engineering Technology 56
MATH 1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics 42
MENG 1019 Manufacturing Processes 42
MENG 1023 Metrology 56
METR 1000 Electrical Components 56
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
General Education Course  
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. 42
Semester 2
Program Courses  
COMP 1025 Computer Aided Design 2 for Mechanical Engineering Technology 42
MATH 1019 Technical Mathematics 42
MCHN 1002 Machine Shop 1 56
MENG 1008 Engineering Materials 42
MENG 1024 Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Instrumentation and Controls 56
METR 1001 Introduction to Mechatronics Systems and Reliability 56
PHYS 1007 Engineering Physics 42
Semester 3
Program Courses  
COMP 2120 Computer Aided Design 3 for Mechanical Engineering Technology 42
MATH 2008 Calculus and Engineering Mathematics 56
MCHN 2002 Machine Shop 2 56
MENG 1022 Statics 56
MENG 2005 Fluid Mechanics 42
ROBT 2000 Introduction to Robotics 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
Semester 4
Program Courses  
COMP 2043 Computers and Programmable Controllers 42
MENG 2007 Strength of Materials 42
MENG 2021 Thermodynamics 42
MENG 2022 Heat Transfer 42
MENG 2023 Additive Manufacturing Project 42
MENG 3011 Dynamics 42
MGMT 2002 Project Management 42
Semester 5
Program Courses  
COMP 2121 Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) 42
COMP 3038 Computer Aided Manufacturing 56
ENGN 1003 Sustainable Engineering 42
MCHN 2001 Engineering Tooling 42
MENG 3007 Design of Energy Systems 42
MENG 3010 Machine Design 42
MENG 3026 Statistics, Quality and Reliability for Engineering Technology 56
Semester 6
Program Courses  
BUSI 3008 Economics, Ethics and Entrepreneurship 42
MENG 3020 Advanced Materials 42
MENG 3023 Vibrations 42
MENG 3027 Factory Simulation and Process Design 56
Program Option Courses  
Select 1 course from the available list during registration. 42
General Education Course  
Select 2 courses from the available list during registration 84
 Total Hours1932
Plan of Study Grid
Co-op Work TermsHours
COOP 1043 Mechanical Work Term 1 (Fall Intake occurs after Semester 2, Winter Intake occurs after Semester 5) 560
COOP 2035 Mechanical Work Term 2 (Fall Intake occurs after Semester 5, Winter Intake occurs after Work Term 1) 560
COOP 3013 Mechanical Work Term 3 (Fall Intake occurs after Work Term 2, Winter Intake occurs after Semester 6) 560
 Total Hours1680
Program options may include:
ENGN 3000Engineering Project
REAS 3002Applied Research Project

Graduation Window

Students unable to adhere to the program duration of three years (as stated above) may take a maximum of six years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission. 

Disclaimer: The information in this document 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. 

Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.

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