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					     Mechanical Engineering Program Focuses on Practical
                         Application
Becoming comfortable with what you learn within your Mechanical Engineering program
is just as important as the topics covered. That’s why Centennial College’s Mechanical
Engineering Technology – Industrial (PTY) offering focuses on offering students theory
and labs, projects and a co-op option. As a result, there is a 60-40 balance of theory and
practice. Those interested in a long-lasting career in the manufacture and production of
mechanical equipment should consider this mechanical engineering program.

The first step to gaining the Ontario College Advanced Diploma that result upon
completion of this program’s two year’s worth of mechanical engineering courses is
applying. To do so, applicants must possess at minimum an Ontario Secondary School
Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older). In addition,
they are required to have completed English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent, or skills
assessment; and Math Grade 11 M or U or Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent, or skills
assessment.

The project approach to mechanical engineering courses simulates actual workplace
assignments and includes two individual projects, which give students practical
experience in designing, building and testing an original piece of equipment. Helping
students to fully experience the benefits of the project approach to Centennial College’s
mechanical engineering courses is Progress Campus. This location houses a new
mechanical engineering lab that includes: Thermodynamic Fluid Power testing modules,
and Tensile, Hardness and Impact Testers. In these labs, students become comfortable
with machine shop operation, tool design, plus computer numerical control
programming, designing, as well as building and testing an original piece of equipment.
In addition, they learn essential computer-assisted drafting and manufacturing (CAD/
CAM), as well as industry-current software instruction in AutoCAD, Inventor and
Mastercam. All of this learning begins with mechanical engineering courses that offer a
foundation in basic engineering skills and science before moving onto more specific and
advanced topics relating to modern manufacturing and production processes.

As previously mentioned, there is also a co-op component to the Mechanical
Engineering program. Qualified students enhance their education by working three
terms as paid employees in the field. This experience not only allows them to put
classroom learning into practice, but also provides valuable networking opportunities for
future careers. Please note that a minimum C grade required in COMM-170/171,
minimum 2.5 GPA and minimum 80 percent of year 1 and 2 courses are required for
COOP-221.

Completion of the Mechanical Engineering program sees students prepared for positions
such as: supervisor (which offers additional opportunities), junior engineer, assistant to
professional engineers, lab technician, quality control, CAD operator, technical sales and
marketing, production control, and product design and development. Among the

Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 1
graduates’ knowledge is the ability to: develop quality control systems, assist in plant
expansions and layouts, conduct time and motion studies, plan and schedule new
facilities and prepare job safety programs and manuals.
                                                               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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Description: Centennial College’s mechanical engineering courses cover engineering skills and science, as well as more specialized subjects relating to modern manufacturing and production processes.