North American College

 North American College

 of Information Technology

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Design and Technology  

Program Length: 52 weeks


This program is offered at our Toronto Campus


Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs carry out mechanical engineering functions within an engineering environment. Graduates have demonstrated achievement of vocational learning outcomes which relate to engineering in general and mechanical engineering in particular. Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering & Design Technology diploma program are trained to: perform design in the production of components in a mechanical engineering environment, perform analysis in the production of components in a mechanical engineering environment, perform supervisory functions in the production of components in a mechanical engineering environment, carry out manufacturing and quality control procedures, and apply communication, documentation, computer applications, information technology, and teamwork skills to support the engineering activities of an organization.

The graduates work in a wide range of settings in both large and small organizations and in a variety of sectors in the mechanical engineering industry. Their activities could range from computer-aided design and manufacturing, to industrial sales, or to junior management in the mechanical field. 

A special feature of this program is the “capstone” Engineering Project course taken at the end of the third term which includes such topics as: project management concepts; needs identification techniques; proposed solutions preparation; the project life cycle; the project manager’s responsibilities and skills; the effective project team; types of project organizations; project communications and documentation; project planning, scheduling, and control; resource considerations; and cost planning and performance evaluation. In this course, students have the opportunity to replicate an actual mechanical engineering project under the direction of NAC’s instructors who are also practicing professional engineers. 

Another feature is the Career Development for Engineers course also taken in the final term which focuses on career planning and effective job search strategies, the techniques of researching companies, the basics of interviewing including a review of typical interview questions and role-playing, with all of this being presented and directed by senior practicing engineers who have direct and current experience with interviewing and hiring engineering technicians. 


Course Outline

  • Computer Applications for Engineering
  • Business Communication
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Mechanics of Material
  • Mechanics
  • Machine Elements in Mechanical Design
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • SolidWorks
  • CATIA
  • Unigraphics
  • MicroStation
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Engineering Design and Drawing
  • Engineering Project
  • Career Development for Engineers

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians Diploma can work as:

  • Mechanical (Machine) Designer
  • Tool & Die Designer
  • Mould Designer
  • H.V.A.C Technologist
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Technician)
  • Heating Designer
  • Piping Engineering Technologist

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
  • If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 14 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test.

Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 16 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test Grade 12 English and Math (College/University level or equivalent) Good oral and written English skills Admissions interview to determine suitability for the program

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