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Mechanical Engineering Technology (Diploma)

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Total Credits: 92+
Credential: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Program Code: MENG.DIP
CIP: 15.0805


The Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma Program provides learners with the knowledge, skills and abilities for employment as Mechanical Engineering (ME) technologists within a broad array of industries.

Learners graduate with a strong foundation in science as applied to engineering design, development, implementation and maintenance of components and systems, as well as the processes and operations related to manufacturing and other industries.

Learners engage in hands on, applied learning opportunities in the program’s machine shop and engineering laboratories, and on computer controlled manufacturing equipment that provides graduates with skills and abilities that exceed national accreditation standards.

The program culminates in a capstone project where students work in teams to create, design, model, fabricate, assemble, test and document a mechanical project that is showcased and publicly demonstrated. Past projects include: underwater vehicles, manufacturing equipment, renewable energy products, transportation devices, and medical assistance products.

Career/Academic Advancement Opportunities

Upon graduation, ME technologists may apply their skills to: product design, testing and evaluation, research and development, manufacturing and sales. Specialized fields of employment include: materials testing, automation and packaging, instrumentation design and the implementation of CAD/CAM equipment in engineering departments. Graduates are qualified to work as technologists domestically and internationally.

Graduates wishing to continue their studies toward a degree in mechanical engineering may apply for entrance to Camosun College’s Engineering Bridge Program or apply directly to other post- secondary institutions offering Engineering programs.


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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamentals of mechanical engineering to the design, analysis, manufacturing and testing of mechanical components, prototypes, processes, operations and systems. 
  • Prepare, analyze, evaluate, and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents for the design of mechanical components, machines, processes and systems.
  • Analyze and solve complex mechanical engineering problems by applying math, physics and the principles of mechanical engineering.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational requirements and standards.
  • Apply knowledge of, and monitor compliance with, current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
  • Apply current practices of project management and business principles to applied science and mechanical engineering technology projects.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in spoken, written and visual forms that fulfill purposes and meet audience needs.
  • Work effectively within and lead a team towards accomplishment of productive goals while supporting the dynamics and processes of the group.


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Optional Program Credential Designation

Cooperative Education


Additional Information

  • Graduates of this program with a GPA of at least 5.0 (B) may apply to the Mechanical Engineering Bridging program which bridges into the third year of university to allow graduates to pursue an accredited Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

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