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					   Mechanical Engineering Program Prepares You For
                   Various Careers

Junior engineers, CAD operators, mechanical testers, quality controllers,
technical sales, production, product designers and developers, lab technicians –
these are some of the job titles professionals who attended a mechanical
engineering program can obtain upon graduation. Centennial College offers one
such program in a three-year offering that combines engineering theory and
practice, and focuses on the design and development of various mechanical
devices and equipment. As a result, students gain experience in machine shop
operation, tool design, plus computer numerical control programming.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design program (as it is officially
known) has met the national technology accreditation requirements established
by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists and, as such, has
received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation
Board. In addition, The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians
and Technologists recognizes the Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design
program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the
Technology category.

Within the program, there is about 60-40 balance between theory and practice
with students spending about one quarter of the program time on project work
that simulates workplace assignments. These projects relate classroom theory
to the actual design, manufacture and testing of products. In addition, students
develop knowledge of computer-assisted drafting and manufacturing
(CAD/CAM), as used in the industry. To complement hands-on training, students
learn software instruction such as MasterCAM V9.1 & Version "X", AutoCAD
2007, Autodesks Inventor R11. "We have a unique lab, which was introduced a
few years back. This lab has most of the things required in the current
environment. For example, we have testing stations, we have a fluid module,
we have the thermodynamic module, we have a wind tunnel. So these people,
when they graduate, [are prepared]," adds Famiel Shiek, a professor in the
program.

Specific Mechanical Engineering Courses in this program include: Tool
Design (emphasis is placed on jig and fixture design, and die design. The
fundamental concepts of design are taught with respect to drilling and milling,
holding fixtures, assembly fixtures and pressworking dies); Applied Statistics




Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 1
(this course focuses on the application of principles presented in the Mechanics
course by introducing students to problems depicting realistic situations
encountered in engineering practice. Applied Statistics is a branch of Applied
Mechanics and involves the study of forces and the effect of forces acting on
bodies in equilibrium without motion or moving with constant velocity);
Thermodynamics (introduction to classical thermodynamics, dealing with the
relationships between heat, work and mechanical devices); and more.

To apply, for the Mechanical engineering program, students must present at
minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19
years of age or older. You must also have the compulsory English 12C or U or
skills assessment, or equivalent and the Math 11M or U, or 12C or U or skills
assessment, or equivalent. You will be placed in the appropriate English and
math courses based on the skills assessment results. Please note that
possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission
to the program.


                                                                                  Author: Klaudia




Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 2

				
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