Mechanical Engineering Technologists, who complete a studies focus in manufacturing, are proficient in the specification, implementation, operation, maintenance and supervision of manufacturing systems and personnel. These technologists are prepared to assume the role of decision maker early in their careers in both the traditional and advanced manufacturing sectors. The knowledge of core mechanical engineering principles, above average problem-solving ability, and superior "hands-on" skills also make these graduates well suited to employment in related industries.
Students in this program utilize the advanced technology resources available through the College's Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC). The MTC is mandated to provide both direct and indirect support to industry through activities such as product and process prototyping.
Graduates completing this program are automatically eligible for membership in the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL), as well as any similar association in Canada.
Upon completion of this program graduates may choose to further their education by completing a bachelor degree in technology or engineering at one of several institutions that have articulation agreements with College of the North Atlantic.
This program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board under the mandate of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists.
This program is also CAFCE (Canadian Association for Cooperative Education) accredited.
The academic credentials of graduates of accredited technology programs are recognized internationally by the signatories of the Sydney Accord.
Upon the successful completion of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (Manufacturing) Co-op program the graduate will be able to:
General education consisting of Project Management Skills (theoretical and applied), Communication Skills (oral and written), Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Electrotechnology, Computers, Engineering Graphics, Technology Awareness, and Student Success.
Specific education consisting of discipline specific courses such as Mechanics, Strengths of Materials, Materials and Processes, Machine Design, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Engineering Management, Quality Assurance, Maintenance,
Practical education employing labs and shops focused on Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Tool Design, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
Work exposure consisting of field experience, gained from compensated work terms, in the field of manufacturing.
Career opportunities for graduates of this program exist with consulting firms, manufacturing firms, shipbuilding yards, oil & gas servicing industry, food processing plants, research institutions and government departments.
Graduates with two years of progressive work experience may be eligible to receive the designation of Professional Technologist (P. Tech) upon completion of a Professional Practice and Ethics Exam.
Students will also be required to complete a number of non-credit co-op education seminars throughout the program (resume writing, job search skills and interview preparation).
Eligibility for admission to an Engineering Technology program requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):
i. English (2 credits) (minimum 60%) from: 3201 or 3202
ii. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
iii. Science (4 credits) two of which must be selected from:
Earth Systems: 3209
Note: The remaining two Science credits to be chosen from the highest Science mark in level 1, 2 or 3.
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math (60% MINIMUM) MA1040, MA1041
ii. Two Science courses chosen from one of the following three combinations:
a. Introductory Biology: BL1020, BL1021
b. Introductory Chemistry: CH1030, CH1031
c. Introductory Physics: PH1050, PH1051
Note: It is strongly recommended that CAS students who intend to enroll in Engineering Technology programs complete both of the Chemistry courses and both of the Physics courses.
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Degree and Technical Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English (60% minimum) 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics (60% minimum) 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
iii. Science from one of the following sections:
a. Biology 1101, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
b. Chemistry 1102, 2102A, 2102B, 2102C, 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
c. Physics 1104, 2104A, 2104B, 2104C, 3104A, 3104B, 3104C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years of age or older, and have been out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
Students should be aware that additional fees may apply for external certifications.
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