Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.
For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.
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.
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 an optional internship or co-operative education study options. You can start your first four-month work term at the end of year one.
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 the mechanics and vibrations of machines, the 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 the second year, and culminates in a public showcase.