Mechanical Engineering Technician

Tuition and FeesSecond Career

Program Title: Mechanical Engineering Technician
Credential Earned: Ontario College Diploma
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Program Status: Open

Program Codes
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT-W110 (PC) Timmins Campus

Program Specific Information and Forms
Below are requirements or forms that have to be completed before the start of the semester or the date specified.

System Hardware Requirements
System Requirements for AutoCAD 2015


Program Description
Mechanical Engineering Technicians provide technical support and services including design, development, testing, manufacture, and maintenance of machines, tools, engines, heating and ventilating systems, piping, and electronic equipment. Students will learn to make sketches, layouts, 2D drawings, 3D models, record and analyze engineering data, make calculations & estimates and report their findings.

Career Opportunities
Northern College graduates are currently employed by consulting engineering firms, manufacturing & processing companies, public institutions and government departments in a wide range of industries including mining, oil & gas, forestry, automotive, and construction.

Contact Information
Lad Shaba
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext.2236
shabal@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Grade 12 English (C, U)
Grade 12 Math (C, U) (MCT4C preferred; MAP4C is accepted with a minimum GPA of 60%)
Grade 12 Physics (C, U) recommended

Or equivalent

Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

Semester 1
MM1002 Millwright Machining I
MM3003 Industrial Indoctrination
CM1903 Communications I
GN1033 Health and Safety
IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
IN1224 CAD I
MA1015 Mathematics I

Semester 2
AR2014 Statics
CM2903 Communications II
ME3003 Electrical / Electronic Fundamentals
MA2016 Mathematics II
ME3253 Dynamics
EL1003 Elective I

Semester 3
GN2133 Law and Ethics
IN3263 Embedded Programming and Networks
MA3014 Mathematics III with Calculus
ME2014 Mechanical Design / CAD II
ME3013 Fluid Mechanics
WE3044 Strength of Materials

Semester 4
MA6022 Statistics
ME3004 Energy Systems
ME4013 HVAC
ME3044 Manufacturing Processes
ME4044 Mechanical Design/CAD III

Semester 1

MM1002 Millwright Machining I
This course will develop the knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, alloys and non-metallic materials, thread systems for specific applications; select and install nuts, bolts, screws, dowels required to specifications, heat treat and stress relieve material if required.

MM3003 Industrial Indoctrination
This course will enable the student to protect self and others; comply with safety legislation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Hazardous Materials information System (WHMIS); wear and maintain safety clothing and equipment; report all hazards; apply confined space safety procedures; apply machinery and equipment lock-out procedures; use correct body mechanics when lifting loads; communicate with fellow workers; report all accidents and respond to emergency situations.

CM1903 Communications I
Communications I is a practical course designed to help strengthen both oral and written skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning methods and communication formats. Emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate structure, writing conventions and style. Students will also develop discipline-specific documents as well as learn the basics of portfolio assembly and presentation.

GN1033 Health and Safety
This course introduces the student to health and safety in their home, in society and within an occupational setting. Students learn about the social and personal benefits of safe work practices and the methods to best prevent accidents or injuries. Students will review the role, right and responsibilities of an individual in today’s health and safety conscious world. Students also learn how to read and interpret the Occupational Act and Regulations.

IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
Students are introduced to commonly used features of the most widely used microcomputer applications – MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Basic computer skills are required as prerequisites. A series of lectures, projects, and exercises will take advantage of Microsoft Office features. Word’s extensive menu, toolbar, and template features will be used to create various business documents. Project material is developed so that students will apply their software skills to course material throughout their program of studies.

IN1224 CAD I
This course provides students with the ability to produce two-dimensional drawings and details using computer-aided drafting. Students become acquainted with the skills and terminology required for a CAD environment.

MA1015 Mathematics I
This course covers basic algebra properties, graphing the straight line, basic geometry and trigonometry, factoring and solving a system of equations algebraically with applications. It also covers vector addition by components and by the cosine and sine laws.

Semester 2

AR2014 Statics
This is an introduction to engineering mechanics tailored to the needs of Mechanical and Civil students. The major topics include vectors, moments, couples, beam reactions, forces acting on truss and frame members, use of method of joints and method of sections, calculation of centroids, moment of inertia, and use of parallel axis theorem. Applied mechanics is the basis for all calculations in areas such as stress analysis, machine design, hydraulics and structural design. Prerequisite: MA1015 Mathematics I

CM2903 Communications II
Communications II is a continuation of Communications I and is designed to strengthen practical written and oral presentation skills. Students will apply the appropriate principles and formats to job-related documents and will continue to review grammatical structures and apply editing strategies.

ME3003 Electrical / Electronic Fundamentals
This is an introductory course, intended to give first year students in technology a basic understanding of electricity and electronics, from the basic calculations for ohm’s law, series, parallel, and combination circuits, to the more involved applications. They will be introduced to the general principles of motor control and their functions. Finally, they will receive an introduction to PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controls ), and their roll in controlling specific electro-mechanical devices in the plant environment.

MA2016 Mathematics II
This course covers exponents and radicals, the quadratic equation, ratio and proportion, exponentials and logarithms, graphing algebraic and trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, and properties of the straight line and conics. Prerequisite: MA1015.

ME3253 Dynamics
By the completion of the course, the student will have a sound understanding of motion (kinematics) of particles and rigid bodies and their kinetics using forces and accelerations, work and energy or impulse and momentum methods where appropriate.

EL1003 Elective I
Students may choose a post-secondary course from a program they are working towards or a regular General Arts and Science course as an elective. Notes: Students cannot take post-secondary courses which require prerequisites. Certain programs such as, BSc. Nursing, Law Clerk and others, have predetermined electives. A list of eligible elective courses for these programs will be provided by the program coordinator at the beginning of each semester in which an elective is required.

Semester 3

GN2133 Law and Ethics
This course provides a basis for legal and ethical issues of importance to graduates and specifically covers torts, professional liability and contract law. Its goal is to begin preparing the student for professional designations and/or examinations.

IN3263 Embedded Programming and Networks
The first part of this course introduces the learner to the fundamentals of computer and how they are networked. Topics include a basic overview of computer/network equipment, networking fundamentals and standards, and network design. The second part of the course provides the learner with an introduction to computer programming using embedded systems. Topics covered include syntax, variables, equations, data types, loops, conditional statements, logical statements, and ADC interfacing. Prerequisite: IN1953 Computer Applications for Technology

MA3014 Mathematics III with Calculus
This is an introductory calculus course where the students learn the “language” of calculus and apply the rules to simple engineering problems. The course includes the concepts of differentials, the instantaneous rate of change and the derivative of algebraic functions. Applications to the derivative, including analyzing graphs, optimization problems and projectile motion, will be taught. An introduction to integration is also studied with applications to area, volume and beam deflection. Prerequisite: MA2016.

ME2014 Mechanical Design / CAD II
Students continue to interpret commonly used technical drawings, and familiarize themselves with information typically found in manufacturing manuals. Students further determine specifications, and identify drawing symbols. Students will complete a mechanical design project.

ME3013 Fluid Mechanics
This course introduces students to the behaviour of fluids at rest and in motion, including the forces due to static and moving fluids. The physical properties of fluids and their measurement are discussed. Energy and Bernoulli equations are applied to problems involving the flow of fluids in pipes, both laminar and turbulent. Applications to engineering systems such as pumps, fans and compressors are covered.

WE3044 Strength of Materials
This course examines the behaviour of engineering materials under various loading conditions. The concept of stress and strain is critically examined with emphasis on the application of those concepts to practical design and analysis problems. Topics include direct normal and shear stresses; axial deformation and thermal stress; torsional shear stress and torsional deformation; shearing forces and bending moments in beams; pressure vessel stresses; welded and bolted (riveted) connections.

Semester 4

MA6022 Statistics
This course will cover such topics as: classification of data using Excel, x-y graphs, bar graphs and pie charts, organization of data into frequency distributions, calculation of the mean, weighted mean, the median and the mode, variance and standard deviation, calculation of the probabilities for frequency distribution (binomial and normal), estimation of population means, standard deviation and proportions within a given confidence interval, control charts for statistical process control.

ME3004 Energy Systems
This course introduces students to energy conservation and renewable energy technologies. Lectures and labs examine basic theory and application of micro hydro, wind power, solar photo-voltaic and solar thermal technologies as well as ground source heat pumps and biomass energy systems. Students will focus on energy systems for residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

ME4013 HVAC
Students learn to size, select, and analyze the economics of different types of heating and air conditioning systems. Topics include: human body comfort, heat loss, heat gain, humidity, load estimating, heat pumps, air duct sizing, etc. using computer software.

ME3044 Manufacturing Processes
The purpose of this course is to introduce students with the broad spectrum of manufacturing processes. It introduces the learner to how each process works and its relative advantages and limitations, as well as the interaction the material and the process. Major emphasis is on the fundamentals of production processes in order to produce quality products in a competitive manner.

ME4044 Mechanical Design/CAD III
This course builds upon the skills learned in ME4044 Mechanical Design / CAD II. The student will learn advanced solid modeling techniques sweeps, lofts, 3D sketches, surfaces, sheet metal, and rendering using Solidworks software. Students once again complete a mechanical design project.

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Articulation Agreements – Universities

Program Degree at Receiving University
Civil Engineering Technology Athabasca (Alberta)
Electrical Engineering Technician Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering Technology
Mining Engineering Technician
Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Civil Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Petroleum) or (Emergency Management) or (Environmental Studies) or (Electronics & Controls)
Electrical Engineering Technology
Welding Engineering Technology
Griffith (Australia)
Bachelor of Engineering
Laurentian (Ontario)
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering Technology Lakehead (Ontario)
Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
McMaster (Ontario)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Computer Engineering Technician University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Electrical Engineering Technology Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Petroleum)
Electronic Engineering Technician IOTI (Ireland)
Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering
   
Environmental Technician – Water and Wastewater Operations Sligo (Ireland)
  Bachelor of Science in Environmental Protection
  Guelph (Ontario)
Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, Environmental Management
Western (Ontario)
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician Sligo (Ireland)
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics
Mining Engineering Technician Queens (Ontario)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.
Note 2: Ryerson University may ask applicants to complete two or three university level liberal studies courses prior to admission.

Articulation Agreements – Colleges

Program Credential from Receiving College
Computer Engineering Technician Algonquin (Ontario)
Bachelor of Building Science
Sheridan (Ontario)
Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)
Construction Engineering Technician Algonquin (Ontario)
Bachelor of Building Science
Co-op Apprenticeships: Heavy Equipment Techniques, Mechanical Techniques-Industrial Millwright Cambrian (Ontario)
Technician Co-op Diploma
Mining Engineering Technician Cambrian (Ontario)
Mining Engineering Technology
Confederation (Ontario)
Mining Techniques
Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.