Start your career with the specialty diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Manufacturing option. This program provides its graduates with the necessary knowledge to embark on a rewarding career in mechanical manufacturing.
About the program
The Mechanical Manufacturing option is one of the three options in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is a two-year program designed to provide graduates with a solid understanding of the principles of mechanical engineering and to develop problem-solving skills. Following the completion of a common first year, students select one of four areas of specialization. All students in the program receive training in engineering design, computer applications, computer aided design (CAD), manufacturing processes, communications, materials science and applied mathematics in addition to their selected specialty courses.
Who it’s for
This program provides its graduates with the necessary knowledge to embark on a rewarding career in mechanical manufacturing. The Manufacturing requires knowledge of production technologies, process automation, and material properties as well as modern manufacturing management strategies such as Material Resource Planning (MRP). To stay competitive, modern manufacturers have to participate in “design for manufacture.” It is the role of the manufacturing technologist to be involved in the entire design and production cycle of a product.
Students participate in an industry-sponsored project in the second year of the program. The industry project is an integral program component required for completion and certification. Students may be required to participate in work experience activities at the industry sponsor’s regular place of business.
All mechanical engineering technology students receive some exposure to topics from each of the options. Enrolment into each second-year option may be limited to ensure optimal class sizes. Regardless of the option chosen, all graduates will possess sufficient knowledge and skills to pursue career opportunities over the wide range of industries covered by mechanical engineering technology.
What grads can do
Graduates of the mechanical engineering program possess a variety of skills that are valued by employers. Mechanical engineering technologists find employment in broad range of industries and a variety of roles. Graduates are employed in design, application engineering, technical sales, manufacturing, plant engineering, construction and inspection.
Find out more about getting started in the program!
If the Mechanical Manufacturing program interests you, review the entrance requirements. If you have questions regarding the entrance requirements and equivalents, please contact Program Advising.
If you qualify, you may want to attend an information session or spend-a-day exploring the program. You’ll meet students and instructors and get a hands-on feel for what the program is about.
Costs & Supplies
Find out how much you will need to complete your diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing!
The information below will help you determine the cost of taking the program and assist you in developing a budget for your two years of study. If you have concerns about being able to afford the program, please visit Financial Aid to learn how you may benefit from financial assistance.
Graduating & Jobs
A wide variety of employment opportunities are available in designing and manufacturing equipment used in industries, such as energy production, transportation, forestry, wood processing, mining, electronics, plastic processing, and food production. The duties of a manufacturing technologist include production planning, tooling and product design and manufacturing, process automation, cost estimating and manufacturing management.
Faculty, Advisors & Staff
Stephen McMillan, MEng, P.Eng.
Program Head, Mechanical Manufacturing
Mohammad Alemi, PhD, P.Eng.
Vahid Askari, PhD, P.Eng.
Henry Chang, PhD, P.L.Eng
Olivian Ciobanu, PhD, P.Eng.
Skai Edwards, MSc, P.Eng.
Johan Fourie, PhD, P.Eng.
Shervin Jannesar, PhD, P.Eng.
Sirine Maalej, PhD, P.Eng.
Neil Munro, BASc, P.Eng.
Program Head, Mechanical First Year
Koorosh Nikfetrat, PhD, P.Eng.
Cyrus Raoufi, PhD, P.Eng.
Program Head, Mechanical Design
Martin Strange, BEng, P.Eng.
Program Head, BEng, Mechanical Engineering
David Stropky, PhD, P.Eng.
Mehrzad Tabatabaian, PhD, P.Eng.
Rageey Youssef, PhD, P.Eng.
Program Head, Mechanical Systems
Brian Ennis, BTech, MEd
Adrian Fengler, DiplT
Mavis Mitchell, DipIT
Ali Mohammad-Vali, BEng, P.Eng.
Maejor Sidhu, MEng, P.Eng.
Christopher Townsend, DipIT
Brent Dunn, MEng, P.Eng.
An advisory board of experts in this field, from some of B.C.’s top companies, helps us keep our program and courses up to date with the latest research and industry trends.
Murray Latta Progressive Machine Inc.
Janox Fluid Power Ltd.
Wexxar Packaging Inc.
Kadant Carmanah Inc.
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