Mechanical Engineering Technology (2015/16 Program)

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Program Length: 

Six semesters, beginning in September, including an optional field experience term between second and third year.

Contact Information: 

Robert Parsonage
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4713

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
– Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,790.82
– international $14,200.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional work placement.

Our Program

Humber’s Mechanical Engineering Technology advanced diploma program prepares you for a career in the design and manufacturing of mechanical components and applications.

The curriculum covers the theory and the skills required to:

– program computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software – Mastercam
– apply design principles and practices
– design and manufacture process problems
– learn 2D computer-aided design (CAD) software – AutoCAD, 3D CAD software – SolidWorks
– design and manufacture mechanical parts and assemblies
– apply design principles and practices to a variety of engineering problems and environments.

Our program builds upon the solid technical foundation of the technician program, enabling graduates to have greater success in their careers. The skills first learned in the technician program are enhanced through project-based learning and increased hands-on practice in the labs.

Your Career

Begin a career designing and manufacturing with a Mechanical Engineering Technology advanced diploma from Humber.

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates are able to perform engineering design and equipment/technology selection for major components in the design of mechanical systems; liaise with fabrication and engineering staff, as well as with vendors, for technical information and specifications; prepare preliminary and final cost estimates; and prepare and evaluate production processes, costing, tool design and inspection requirements.

Graduates work in two main areas:

– drafting and design, equipment testing, mechanical equipment installation and consulting engineering offices
– the metal cutting industries, programming, cost estimating, quality control and inspection, and in machinery sales.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Mechanical Engineering Technology program as meeting the academic requirements for certification in the technologist category. Graduates must apply to OACETT to become a registered member. After the application is received OACETT will begin the process of awarding the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) status.

Work Placement

Humber’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program features an optional, preferably paid work experience directly related to your program of study. The work experience is designed to enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, as well as enhance your employability upon graduation.

The work experience occurs after the completion of semester four, for a minimum of 400 hours. Participating students are required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term to help them develop an industry-specific resumé and effective interviewing skills. Humber provides a range of services to support student success including working with business, industry and government to identify employment opportunities.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit for detailed information.

List of Courses
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
GNED 101 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
MCAM 150 Workshop Practices 2
MECH 154 SolidWorks
MECH 155 Statics
MECH 156 Applied Industrial Processes 1
TMTH 205 Technical Mathematics 2
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
MECH 206 Electromechanical Controls
MECH 211 Mechanical Design Drafting 1
MECH 212 Applied Dynamics
MECH 213 Applied Industrial Processes 2
WRIT 220 Technical Workplace Writing Skills
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 4
Course Code Course Name
MECH 252 Strength of Materials
MECH 253 Cost Estimating
MECH 255 Industrial Controls 1
MECH 256 Mechanical Design Drafting 2
MECH 257 Applied Industrial Processes 3
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 5
Course Code Course Name
MECH 312 Applied Industrial Processes 4
MECH 315 Machine Design
MECH 316 Industrial Process Planning
MECH 317 Industrial Controls 2
MECH 318 Engineering Numerical Methods
MECH 319 Fabrication Design