Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automotive Product Design | St. Clair College
Program Code: T826
Status: Open
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Starts: September
Contact:
Academic Coordinator
Barbara Sedlacek
519-972-2727 ext. 4435

Program Overview

Mechanical Engineering is the study of the principles of physics for the purpose of harnessing energy for human consumption. This program provides students with the knowledge to conduct the analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Students will develop a solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and energy and their applications to automotive processes. Mechanical Engineering Technologists use the core principles as well as specialized knowledge in the field to design and analyze motor vehicles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, watercraft, manufacturing plants, industrial machinery, and automation.

Program Highlights

  • State of the art training facility in the on-site Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing.
  • Credit Transfer Agreement with the University of Windsor Faculty of Engineering.
  • Opportunity to attend SAE World Congress in 2nd and 3rd years.
  • Students in this program fair exceptionally well at Provincial and National Skills Competitions in Mechanical CAD.

Career Opportunities

Graduates find excellent opportunities in product development, testing and analysis, computer-aided design and drafting, material selection and estimating machine and system component design, technical sales and junior management positions in the energy, manufacturing, controls and alternative energy industries.

Degree Completions

Graduates of this program with a minimum cumulative average of B, have an opportunity for direct entry into the University of Windsor with credit transfer of up to 14 courses in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Engineering Option) or into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program. Other opportunities exist with Lakehead University, Lawrence Technological Institute, and more. Those students wishing to pursue a degree in Engineering would take Linear Algebra, Advanced Calculus and Calculus B in addition to the regular T826 curriculum. Additional course fees will apply. Please consult the Program Chair.

Cooperative Education *New*

Cooperative education (co-op) provides students with an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in the workplace, gain real-world experience and build their professional network by integrating co-op work terms between academic semesters. Students in the co-op option will have the opportunity to complete two co-op work terms.

Students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Product Design program will have the opportunity to apply for the co-op option during the first semester of the program. Spaces for the co-op option are limited and securing a paid co-op position is highly competitive. Students accepted into the co-op option will be required to attend co-op workshops, meet with their co-op coordinator, and actively search and compete for a co-op position. Additional fees apply to cover these services. Payment of these fees does not guarantee a co-op position.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:

  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1 - Fall
Code Title Credits
CHM161D
Chemistry-An Introduction
3
MET137
Mechanical Drafting
3
MET139
PC CAD
3
MET181
Inspection Methods - CMM
2
MTH128
Technical Mathematics I
5
PHY168
Physics
3
CHM161B
Introduction To Chemistry I (Laboratory)
2
Semester 2 - Winter
Code Title Credits
MET227
Applied Engineering I
4
MET202
PC CAD II - Gd & T
3
MET243
Analysis Of Electrical Circuits
3
MET248
Manufacturing Processes & Workshop
5
MTH158
Geometry
2
MTH203
Differential Calculus
3
MET201
Computer Applications For Engineering
3
Semester 3 - Spring
Code Title Credits
MET317
Metallurgy
3
MET327
Applied Engineering II
4
MET328
Catia I
3
MET332
Driveline & Trans. Design I
3
MET471
Fluid Power
3
MTH404
Integral Calculus
3
PSE445G
Industrial Environmental Awareness
3
Semester 4 - Fall
Code Title Credits
MET430
Computer Aided Design (Catia Design Ii)
4
MET438
Fluid Mechanics
3
MET439
Strength Of Materials
4
MET443
Suspension & Steering Design
3
MET448
Manufacturing Processes II
2
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
COM204
Technical Workplace Writing & Presentation Skills
2
Winter
Code Title Credits
MET1500
Co-Op Work Term I
36
Semester 5 - Spring
Code Title Credits
MET510
Jig & Fixture Design
4
MET541
Heat Transfer
2
MET529
Brake Design
3
MET542
Mechanics Of Mechanisms
4
MET543
Mould Design
3
MET548
Engine Design I
3
MET505
Quality Control
3
Fall
Code Title Credits
MET2500
Co-Op Work Term II
36
Semester 6 - Winter
Code Title Credits
MET521
Thermodynamics
4
MET623
Mechanics Of Materials & Machines
3
MET629
Machine Design
3
MET637
Driveline & Transmission Design II
3
MET658
Finite Element Analysis
2
MET648
Engine Design II
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Spring
Code Title Credits
MET3500
Co-Op Work Term III
36

Note: Co-Op Placements (MET1500, MET2500, MET3500) are optional. Class semesters will take place in the season noted.

Past Cohorts:

SEMESTER 1
Code Title Credits
CHM161D Chemistry - An Introduction 3
MET137 Mechanical Drafting 3
MET139 PC CAD 3
MET181 Inspection Methods - CMM 2
MTH128 Technical Math I 5
PHY168 Physics 3
CHM161B Introduction to Chemistry Lab 2
SEMESTER 2
Code Title Credits
MET227 Applied Engineering I 4
MET 202 PC CAD II - GD & T 3
MET243 Analysis of Electrical Circuits 3
MET248 Manufacturing Processes and Workshop 5
MTH158 Geometry 2
MTH203 Differential Calculus 3
MET 201 Computer Applications for Engineering 3
MET 1500* Co-Op Placement I 36
*Optional co-op course offered in spring/summer after first year.
SEMESTER 3
Code Title Credits
MET317 Metallurgy 3
MET327 Applied Engineering II 4
MET328 CATIA I 3
MET332 Driveline and Transmission Design I 3
MET471 Fluid Power 3
MTH404 Integral Calculus 3
PSE445G Industrial Environmental Awareness 3
SEMESTER 4
Code Title Credits
MET430 CATIA II 4
MET438 Fluid Mechanics 3
MET439 Strength of Materials 4
MET443 Suspension and Steering Design 3
MET448 Manufacturing Processes I 2
ELEC1030 General Elective 3
COM204 Technical Workplace Writing and Presentation Skills 2
MET 2500* Co-Op Placement II 36
*Optional co-op course offered in spring/summer after second year.
SEMESTER 5
Code Title Credits
MET510 Jig & Fixture Design 4
MET521 Thermodynamics 4
MET529 Brake Design 3
MET542 Mechanics of Mechanisms 4
MET543 Mould Design 3
MET548 Engine Design 3
MET 505 Quality Control 3
SEMESTER 6
Code Title Credits
MET541 Heat Transfer 2
MET623 Mechanics, Materials and Machines 3
MET629 Machine Design 3
MET637 Driveline & Transmission Design II 3
MET 658 Finite Element Analysis 2
MET648 Engine Design II 3
ELEC1030 General Elective 3
MET 3500* Co-Op Placement III 36
*Optional co-op course offered in spring/summer after third year.

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2020-2021 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering Technology (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 61007)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Monitor compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
  2. Plan, co-ordinate, implement and evaluate quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  3. Monitor and encourage compliance with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
  4. Develop and apply sustainability best practices in workplaces.
  5. Use current and emerging technologies to implement mechanical engineering projects.
  6. Analyze and solve complex mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering
  7. Prepare, analyze, evaluate and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents.
  8. Design and analyze mechanical components, processes and systems by applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
  9. Design, manufacture and maintain mechanical components according to required specifications.
  10. Establish and verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations for the design and production of mechanical components.
  11. Plan, implement and evaluate projects by applying project management principles.
  12. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  13. Apply business principles to design and engineering practices.