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Mechanical Engineering Technology

photo for Mechanical Eng. TechOur Program.

This eight terms Blue Mountain College Advanced Diploma program prepares students to apply scientific and engineering principles to solve mechanical engineering problems. Graduates become familiar with well-known design standards, such as ASHRAE and ASM International. Using state-of-the-art industry-standard design software, such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD and MasterCAM, students become technologically savvy and highly employable on completion of the program.

Graduates are able: to create, modify, and improve engineering designs using conventional and computer-based methods; perform engineering tests that support product development; use computer-aided engineering (CAE) software/systems to conduct engineering design and analysis; design and troubleshoot automated control systems; design specialized jigs and fixtures; and analyze problems involving machine design, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Eight terms students have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and problem-solving skills in a simulated industrial setting by completing a design project under the guidance of faculty.

Graduates may find employment in the research, design and testing of mechanical systems, manufacturing processes, electro-mechanical control systems, automation and green-energy systems

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Enjoy learning activities and assume responsibility for the time and effort required.
  • Enjoy science and are eager to discover applications of mathematics, physics and chemistry.
  • Are committed to a well-rounded education leading to multiple career opportunities in a variety of industries.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment as engineering technologists in the manufacturing, aerospace and transportation industries. Graduates may be involved in product design and product testing; electronics and computer manufacturing; automation and control systems/processes and other diverse jobs that involve the transmission of power and energy in mechanical systems.


Programs at Blue Mountain College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided an Blue Mountain email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.


Course Code Course Name Units
CAPT1139 Computer Applications I 2
CAPT1278 Computer Aided Drafting 3
COMM1133 Writing Strategies 3
DRFT1136 Engineering Drawings 2
MATH1130 Mathematics I 4
MECH1225 Dimensional Metrology 3
TECH1120 General Health and Safety 3

Course Code Course Name Units
CAPT1238 Computer Applications II 3
CAPT1337 Computer Aided Design and Rapid Prototyping 4
COMM1430 Technical Communications 3
MATH1230 Mathematics II 4
MECH1211 Manufacturing Processes I 3
MECH1220 Engineering Applications 2
PHYS1228 Physics 3

Completion of additional General Education elective (1 course required)

Course Code Course Name Units
CAPT1226 Computer Numerical Control 3
MATH1332 Mathematics III for Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
MECH1102 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
MECH1139 Statics 4
MECH1331 Materials Technology I 4
MECH1555 Tool Design I 3
PROD1334 Manufacturing Processes II 4

Course Code Course Name Units
CAPT1407 Programmable Logic Controls 3
MATH1432 Mathematics IV for Mechanical Engineering Technology 3
MECH1330 Mechanics of Materials I 4
MECH1332 Dynamics 3
MECH1395 Fluid Power 4
MECH1431 Materials Technology II 4
MECH1634 Robotics 3

Course Code Course Name Units
CAPT1638 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
MECH1325 Advanced Metrology Application 2
MECH1430 Mechanics of Materials II 4
MECH1433 Fluid Mechanics 4
PROD1252 Quality Improvement Tools 4
PROD1630 Work and Motion Study 3

Completion of additional General Education elective (1 course required)

Course Code Course Name Units
MECH1338 Thermodynamics I 4
MECH1527 Computer Modeling Tools for Mechanical Engineering 2
MECH1540 Machine Design I 4
MECH1641 Machine Design Components 4
MECH1912 Mechanical Systems Design 3
PROD1601 Flexible Manufacturing Systems 3
TECH1202 Advanced Automated Systems 1

Course Code Course Name Units
DRWG2220 Advanced Solid Modelling 3
QUAL2010 Quality Assurance and Systems 3
MATH2130 Calculus 3
MECH1340 Thermodynamics II 3
MECH2130 Applied Mechanics 4
MECH1550 Machine Design II 3

Course Code Course Name Units
MECH3200 Engineering Project and Report 3
LIBS1341 Law, Ethics and Professional Practice 3
MECH2110 Applied Mechanics (Advanced) 4
DSGN2050 Design for Manufacturing and Assembly 3
CNTR3060 Electrical Machines and Controls 4
IENG3040 Industrial Engineering 4