Mechanical Manufacturing Option Full-time Diploma 635ediplt

An Exciting Career Awaits You!

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for direct entry and re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

The program

Mechanical Manufacturing 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.

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.

The option

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. This program provides its graduates with the necessary knowledge to embark on a rewarding career in mechanical manufacturing.

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.

Program Entry

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.

Application processing

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Continuation requirements

The Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma and the Mechanical Engineering degree share a common first year. Near the end of first year, students rank their preferences for the next year(s) of the program:

  • Diploma (one additional year) options are:
    • Mechanical Design
    • Mechanical Manufacturing
    • Mechanical Systems
  • Degree (three additional years)
    • Bachelor of Engineering

The number of positions in the degree and in each of the diploma options is limited. When demand exceeds capacity, entry is competitive and based on GPA in the first year of the program. See each program page for additional requirements.

Advanced Placement

You may be eligible to apply to an advanced level of the program through 1. re-admission or 2. direct entry. The following applies to all advanced placement applicants:

  • Complete applications: show proof of meeting all requirements to be considered. Proof of registration is acceptable for advanced placement applicants.
  • Competitive entry: current students have priority for registration. If the number of applications exceeds available seats, BCIT will accept those deemed to have the best opportunity for success.
  • Acceptance based on seat availability: confirmation may not be available until approximately one week before the term begins. Depending on the level or term, there may not be available seats.
  1. Re-admission: You may apply to return if you:
    • Completed part of this program at BCIT but discontinued without finishing.
    • Completed one option of the diploma program and want to complete a second diploma option or the degree.

    Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, to be considered for the September entry of the degree program, you must submit your application by April 15. Submit the Technology Re-admission form [PDF] with your application.

  2. Direct Entry: Are you new to this program but have completed an equivalent part of it at BCIT or elsewhere and want to apply to an advanced level?
    • For Level 2 (January start), BCIT accepts applications from February 1 to October 31.
    • For Level 3 (September start), BCIT accepts applications from November 1 to March 31.

    Submit the Course-by-Course Self-Assessment form [PDF] and proof of meeting the English 12 requirement with your online application. View the Direct Entry sheet [PDF] for details.

Apply to program

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for direct entry and re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

All applicants should apply to Mechanical Engineering Technology, Diploma (Levels 1 – 4).

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

Technology entry

The Technology Entry (TE) program is a full-time, day school program which provides academic upgrading to students wishing to enrol in Computing, Engineering, Electronic, and Health Sciences programs at BCIT.

The TE program provides courses in chemistry, communication, mathematics, and physics that meet program prerequisites for selected programs at BCIT. The TE program also includes an introductory course in computer applications and a learning skills course. The program is supportive to those who require English-language training.


Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

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.

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Level 1: $1,100; Level 2: $550; Level 3: $640; Level 4: $400
(general estimated cost, subject to change)

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.


Program matrix

Level 1 (15 weeks)
Common Core:
Levels 1 and 2 are common to all Mechanical Engineering options.
  CHSC 1105 Engineering Materials 1 4.0
  COMM 1169 Technical Communication 1 for Mechanical Engineering 3.0
  MATH 1491 Basic Technical Mathematics for Mechanical 5.0
  MECH 1102 Engineering Graphics 1 6.0
  MECH 1120 Energy Systems 4.0
  MECH 1141 Statics 4.0
  MECH 1171 Computer Applications and Programming 4.0
Level 2 (20 weeks) Credits
  CHSC 2205 Engineering Materials 2 5.5
  MATH 2491 Calculus for Mechanical 6.5
  MECH 1210 Manufacturing Processes 5.5
  MECH 2202 Engineering Graphics 2 6.5
  MECH 2240 Strength of Materials 5.5
  MECH 2241 Dynamics 5.5
  PHYS 2149 Physics for Mechanical 5.5
Level 3 (15 weeks) Credits
  ELEX 2845 Electrical Equipment 4.0
  MANU 3310 Material Removal Processes 5.0
  MANU 3312 Computer Aided Manufacturing 5.0
  MANU 3314 Tool Design 4.0
  MANU 3317 Plastics Manufacturing 4.0
  MECH 3355 Fluid Power 1 4.0
  OPMT 1411 Production Engineering Management 5.0
Level 4 (20 weeks) Credits
  COMM 2269 Technical Communication 2 for Mechanical Engineering 4.0
  MANU 3410 Metrology* 4.0
  MANU 4410 Material Joining Processes** 2.0
  MANU 4415 Process Planning & CNC Programming 5.5
  MANU 4490 Manufacturing Projects 4.0
  MATH 4491 Statistical Quality Control 5.5
  MECH 0460 Ethics for Technologists 0.0
  MECH 3440 Mechanical Equipment*** 2.5
  MECH 4451 Control Systems*** 2.5
  MECH 4455 Fluid Power 2* 4.0
  OPMT 1182 Total Quality Management 5.5
* 15 weeks
** 5 weeks
*** 10 weeks
Total Credits: 141.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Two years, full-time beginning in September each year.


Students may apply for student membership with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC). Graduates may apply to ASTTBC for registration as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT).

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Continue your education

Degree Completion

Graduates of the diploma program have several options for completing a degree:

  • The Mechanical Engineering program at BCIT offers degree completion opportunities.
  • The Engineering Bridge program at Camosun College enables students to bridge to the University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria to obtain an engineering degree.
  • The Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing program at BCIT, which enables them students to complete a degree on a part-time basis.

Graduating & Jobs

Job opportunities

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.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Faculty and staff

  • Brent Dunn, BASc, MEng, PEng, Associate Dean
  • David Lewis, BASc (Mech), Program Head, Mechanical Manufacturing
  • Mick Andic, BASc, MASc, PEng, Program Head, Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing
  • Vahid Askari, PhD, PEng
  • Henry Chang, PhD
  • Joseph Cheung, BEng (Hons), PhD, PEng, CP CEng, Program Head, Mechanical Systems
  • Eugene Duruisseau, TQ
  • Brian Ennis, DiplT, BTech, AScT, M.Ed.
  • Johan Fourie, PhD (EngSci), PEng
  • Brian Gaensbauer, DiplT, BTech
  • Rosmin Gilani, Administrative Assistant
  • Alan Inglis, MSc, PEng, Program Head, Mechanical First Year
  • Greg King, BASc, MBA, PEng
  • Stephen McMillan, BTech, BEng, MEng, PEng
  • Neil Munro, BASc, PEng
  • Taco Niet, BEng (ME), MASc, PEng
  • Koorosh Nikfetrat, PhD, PEng
  • Pavlos Paleologou, MSc, MEng Program Head, Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Joseph Poon, BSc, MSc, PEng
  • Cyrus Raoufi, PhD, PEng
  • Dave Shaw, DiplT
  • David Stropky, PhD., P.Eng.
  • Mehrzad Tabatabaian, BEng, MEng, PhD, PEng, Program Head, BEng Mechanical
  • Keith S. Turner, TQ
  • Ken Wong, BASc, MASc, PEng, Program Head, Mechanical Design
  • Mary Woodbury, Program Assistant

Advisory committee

  • Ron Braun, Flow Consulting Group
  • Hugh Alley, First Line Training Inc.
  • William Chu, Wexxar Packaging Inc.
  • Richard Crauford, Janox Fluid Power Ltd.
  • Raphael Hamm, Kinetics Drive Solutions
  • Todd Macey, Kadant Carmanah Inc.
  • Bill MacPherson, Broadway Refrigeration & AC Co. Ltd.
  • Dan Reader, Murray Latta Progressive Machine Inc.
  • Dwayne Smith, Autodesk Canada Inc.
  • Mark Soares, Unifiller Systems Inc.
  • Arno Tatto, K.D. Engineering Co.

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