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Mechanical Engineering Technology

What You’ll Learn

Industry standards developed in the classroom

You’ll gain practical hands-on experience in Camosun's laboratories and CNC-equipped machine shop balanced with a solid grounding in English, math, physics and engineering concepts.

What to expect

Effective Date: September 2016

The program is delivered over five semesters, starting in September and running through to the end of August in the second year. Later in the first year you will choose if you want to go straight through or participate in paid Co-op or Internship work terms.

The program is rigorous, requiring you to do work outside of the classroom. In addition to up to 30 hours per week of class time, you should expect to spend between 15-20 hours outside of the classroom per week.

Year 1

In your first year, in addition to a foundation in engineering math, you’ll take courses in manufacturing processes, fluid power, mechanical control programming, engineering graphics, engineering materials, electricity and machines, building systems, and statics & dynamics.

A workplace education planning course prepares you to participate in optional internship or co-operative education study options. You can start your first four month work term at the end of year one.

Year 2

In your second year you’ll have the option of completing the program or extending it by participating in co-operative education work terms. This work experience will extend your length of study into a third year, giving you four to twelve months of paid industry experience.

Your second and final year will give you the skills you need to be work-ready for an industry that is vibrant and in-demand. You’ll study mechanics and vibrations of machines, strength of materials, fluids and heat transfer, control systems, machine design, thermodynamics, robotics and automation, electronics, and, energy and sustainability.

A comprehensive hands-on project planning and design course is an integral part of second year, and culminates in a public showcase.

Co-operative education & Internships

Co-operative education and internship work term(s) provide relevant real world experience. Co-op terms are always paid and followed by an academic term.

Internships may be paid or unpaid and can take place at any time, including after the last academic term. Learn more.

Current students

If you started this program before September 2016, you can find the appropriate transition plan document here:

Sample Program Plan

  Fall (Sept-Dec) Winter (Jan-Apr) Summer (May-Aug)
Year 1 Academic Term 1 Academic Term 2 Holiday/Internship
Year 2 Academic Term 3 Academic Term 4 Academic Term 5

Sample Co-op Program Plan

  Fall (Sept-Dec) Winter (Jan-Apr) Summer (May-Aug)
Year 1 Academic Term 1 Academic Term 2 Holiday/Co-op
Year 2 Academic Term 3 Co-op Academic Term 5
Year 3 Co-op Academic Term 4 N/A

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Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
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4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
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