The mechanical engineering technologist is involved in the design, manufacture, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of a wide variety of machines and mechanical equipment. Through the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Okanagan College, students are trained in fundamental engineering principles and practice. Students will gain a working knowledge in the fundamentals of materials, structures, fluids, power, machine design, manufacturing, thermodynamics, HVAC, quality, and instrumentation and control. The use of current computer software is emphasized throughout the program.
A diverse and stimulating program, Mechanical Engineering Technology incorporates labs and field trips to reinforce theoretical background, and to develop appropriate methods of approach and solution of engineering problems.
Graduates may be employed by a very broad range of industrial organizations. Opportunities include product design, specification, installation and maintenance of equipment, cost estimating, technical sales, quality management, inspection, production planning, automation, CAD/CAM, robotics, and research and development. Mechanical engineering technologists are in demand due to the tremendous diversity of the discipline.
National Accreditation: The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) with recognized major competency areas of Mechanical Machine Design, Tool and Fixture Design, Automation, Production Management, Quality Assurance, HVAC, and Applied Research. While attending college, students may register with ASTTBC. Graduates are eligible for registration as an Applied Science Technologist after two years of related work experience.
B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent
English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
A minimum of 60% in any of:
Or a minimum of 70% in an Okanagan College Mathematics 12 Proficiency Test
Physics 11 (Physics 12 is recommended) is required. Chemistry 11 or Chemistry 12 is strongly recommended.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program stresses the use of computers in solving engineering problems. It is recommended that students entering the program have a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools software. An introductory course in computers or computer experience is strongly recommended.
Applicants who do not have secondary school graduation may apply as a mature student provided they are at least 19 years of age and have not attended secondary school on a full-time basis for a year or more. Mature students must complete specific entrance requirements that apply to regular applicants.
Mature students without the required 60% grade in Mathematics 12 will be permitted to write a Mathematics 12 challenge exam. Exemption from these admission requirements for mature students is based upon a department interview, work experience, educational background and the results of a Mathematics 12 challenge exam.
Successful completion of the prescribed courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.
2020-21: $12,339.44 (Total for the two year program)
This program is student loan eligible.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 03/01/2021