2014/15 Program

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Our Program

The Mechanical Engineering Technology advanced diploma program prepares students for a career in the design and manufacturing of mechanical components and applications.

The curriculum, covers the theory and the skills required to:

  • programming of computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software – Mastercam
  • applying design principles and practices
  • design and manufacturing 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.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology 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.

“We learn a lot of software, and the mechanics behind how things work, how to read and produce drawings, and do all kinds of technical jobs. The placement is a good boost for finding a job after finishing your courses here.”

Michael, student

Your Career

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

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates will be 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, consulting engineering offices
  • in the metal cutting industries, programming, cost estimating, quality control and inspection, and in machinery sales.
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.

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.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit humber.ca/transferguide.

Admission Requirements
  • Completion of Humber’s Mechanical Engineering Technician diploma

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.


The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is
• domestic $3,694.56
• international $13,900.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.
Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional work placement.

  • Note: Students who have successfully completed Humber’s Mechanical Engineering Technician program 30601, may contact Robert Parsonage, program co-ordinator at 416.675.6622 ext. 4713 or email robert.parsonage@humber.ca for consideration of direct entry.
  • Students who have completed a comparable Mechanical Engineering Technician program at another postsecondary institution, should apply to the Mechanical Engineering Technician program 30601. You will be required to apply for transfer credits to determine if advanced standing will be granted.

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
WRIT 120 Technical Reading and Writing Skills
MECH 106 Workshop Practices 1
MECH 120 Blueprint Reading: Freehand Sketching
MECH 112 Engineering Materials
MECH 113 Technical Drawing: AutoCAD
TMTH 105 Technical Mathematics 1

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
GNED 101 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
MCAM 150 Workshop Practices 2
MECH 155 Statics
MECH 156 Applied Industrial Processes 1
MECH 154 SolidWorks
TMTH 205 Technical Mathematics 2

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
WRIT 220 Technical Workplace Writing Skills
GNEDG000 General Education Electives
MECH 206 Electromechanical Controls
MECH 131 Applied Dynamics
MECH 141 Mechanical Design Drafting 1
MECH 204 Applied Industrial Processes 2

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
GNEDG000 General Education Electives
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

Semester 5

Course Code Course Name
MECH 312 Applied Industrial Processes 4
MECH 134 Machine Design
MECH 135 Industrial Process Planning
MECH 136 Industrial Controls 2
MECH 304 Fabrication Design
MECH 307 Engineering Numerical Methods

Semester 6

Course Code Course Name
MECH 354 Engineering Management
MECH 351 Quality Control (SPC)
MECH 353 Advanced Manufacturing Planning
MECH 355 Machine Design/Product Development
MECH 356 Stress Analysis (fem)
MECH 357 Engineering Project