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Mechanical Engineering Technology, Diploma

Technology for the betterment of society

Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

2 years

At a glance image

shop equipment

Invent and improve

Start in September!

Learn relevant, up-to-date skills in the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical devices.

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.

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Theory and real-world combined

This program differs from traditional Mechanical Engineering because of the focus on relevant applied skills. The program includes an emphasis on Computer-Aided-Design and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, as well as an introduction to robotics and automation.

Students also have the option to include co-operative education or an internship.

Mechanical engineering is a growing industry, offering incredible opportunities for graduates. You’ll be involved in the analysis, design, production, and maintenance of machinery and mechanical devices. Career opportunities are available in manufacturing, transportation, mining, communications, paper, construction, and also consulting.

This program differs from traditional Mechanical Engineering because of the focus on relevant applied skills. The program includes an emphasis on Computer-Aided-Design and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, as well as an introduction to robotics and automation.

An investment in your career

Invest in yourself! Two years at Camosun can prepare you for a career in Mechanical Engineering Technology and set you up for entry into a high-tech industry.

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$10,231 (domestic)

$38,460 (international)

Additional Student Fees

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.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

  • C in English 12 
  • C in ENGL 091 and ENGL 093 
  • C in ENGL 092 
  • C in ENGL 103 
  • C in ENGL 130 
  • C in ENGL 142 
  • C in ELD 092 
  • C in ELD 097 
  • C in ELD 103  

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For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

 Ross Lyle

Ross Lyle

Chair, Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Ross is one of the original faculty members in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Camosun College, joining the department in the summer of 1985. ... Read more

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Benj Birch

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Steve Ferguson

Steve Ferguson

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Steve is a professional engineer (P. Eng.) who graduated from the Camosun college Mechanical Technology program and then completed the Engineering Bri ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

 Imtehaze Heerah

Imtehaze Heerah

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Faculty/staff profile

Len K. Mar

Len K. Mar

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Len is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) who apprenticed as an automotive technician and was a certified fixed-wing Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) ... Read more

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Pat Nicholson

Lab Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Russ Rook

Russ Rook

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Russ has been an instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department at Camosun since 2004. He typically teaches courses in strength of mat ... Read more

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Derek Wakefield

Derek Wakefield

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Learn More

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Mechanical Engineering Technology department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4511

lyle@camosun.ca

 

International students contact Camosun International