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International Study Programs

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Red River College, Canada

About This Program

If you have an interest on how various mechanical devices or principles operate and a good background in mathematics and physics at the 40S level, be fluent in English to interpret lectures and present reports, consider applying to this Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

This program prepares you to work in the design and production of high-quality manufactured goods. The topics covered include:

  • Design
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Quality assurance
  • Equipment selection
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Building systems design and control
  • Mechanical analysis
  • Computer applications
  • Supervision and management

You will select some specialty electives in your last term. This specialization completes your training by providing deeper insight into areas of technology that are of interest to you. These areas of specialization have been developed to help meet the needs of industry.

  • The Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma has been accredited by the following:
  • Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba
  • Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, providing Canada-wide reciprocity with other provincial organizations

Course Delivery

This program is being offered at the Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg.

As this Mechanical Engineering Technology program has a paid co-op component,  students will be responsible for their own transportation in order to complete co-op, externship, internship or practical lab requirements. Red River College cannot guarantee locations that are readily accessible by public transportation. Students are responsible for all costs connected with such transportation.

This program integrates two terms of related paid industrial work with five terms of in-college technical education. The college anticipates co-op wages to be $12 to $18 per hour.


Graduates have found employment in design, technical sales, manufacturing, research, instruction, and management with companies involved in the following:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Air conditioning
  • Consulting engineering
  • Fluid power
  • Foundries
  • Government service
  • Mining
  • Refrigeration
  • Transportation

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates have been very successful in finding employment in their chosen field.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will have experience using the following computer programs:

  • AutoCAD 2000
  • Solid Edge, Unigraphics, Pro Engineer
  • Grape, Cosmos
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • MathCAD, TK Solver
  • Microsoft Project 2000
  • Map 9000
  • Automation Studio
  • Ides Prospector
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Windows OS

As a graduate of this program you will have learned how to do the following:

  • Design mechanical components to meet performance requirements by: establishing performance requirements, selecting a concept to pursue, iterating to the final design, and documenting the process and the results.
  • Plan and design mechanical systems and their controls by: establishing performance requirements, designing system to meet performance requirements, selecting the concept to pursue, selecting components, integrating system components, and making the system work.
  • Use computers as an engineering tool by: using a computer and its operating system, using office applications, using engineering applications, writing application programs, and given an engineering problem, solving and validating it using a computer application.
  • Enhance the quality of production by applying accepted quality improvement principles by: qualifying components using metrology, monitoring a process using SPC, interpreting GD&T, identifying variables contributing to performance, and defining goals and methods of quality improvement.
  • Design, plan, and control manufacturing environments for the efficient production of component parts and assemblies by: planning and laying out facilities; given related data, selecting workable manufacturing processes and planning production; planning and controlling production; designing production tooling; demonstrating process capabilities of machine operation by production prototypes; and demonstrating proficiency in machine operation.
  • Function effectively in various roles at all stages and all types of communication by: writing a report in the correct format to the industry standard technical level, demonstrating listening and speaking skills, and meeting audience needs.
  • Behave ethically and responsibly by: recognizing and respecting the tradesperson, demonstrating self-initiated learning, and applying a code of ethics.
  • Participate at various levels within the mechanical/manufacturing business environment by: performing TVM calculations, identifying optimal choices between engineering alternatives, identifying the functions of management, preparing a manufacturing budget, and performing variance analysis.

Co-operative education integrates classroom theory with related on-the-job-training by alternating terms of academic study and employment.

This co-op program will help you to work your way through college and provide you with credible experience in your profession before graduation. It will also provide employers with new graduates who "know the ropes."


Course Outline

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
Year 1, Term 1
COMM-1234 Technical Communication 4
ENGI-1026 Engineering Design 1 4
ENGI-1046 Engineering Materials 4
ENGI-1048 Mechatronics 3
ENGI-9001 MET Common Learn Site 0
MATH-1073 Algebra & Trigonometry 4
SCIE-1036 Physical Science 5
SEMR-0229 WHMIS Workshop 0
SEMR-9209 General Safety Training 0
Year 1, Term 2
ELEC-1061 Electrical /Electronic Fundamentals 5
ENGI-1037 Fluid Mechanics 4
ENGI-1042 Basics of Manufacturing 4
ENGI-1146 Quality Inspection 3
ENGI-2035 Engineering Design 2 3
MATH-1074 Calculus 4
Year 1, Term 3
ENGI-1007 Mechanical Engineering Co-Op 9
Year 2, Term 4
COMP-1153 Numerical Methods/Programming 3
COMP-1154 Computer Aided Design 3
ENGI-1043 Applied Mechanics 5
ENGI-1061 Fluid Power 4
ENGI-1076 Instrumentation and Control 4
MANU-1051 Fabrication Methods 3
Year 2, Term 5
ENGI-1005 Air Conditioning 1 3
ENGI-1044 Machine Design 4
ENGI-1152 Strength of Materials 5
ENGI-1159 Thermodynamics 4
ENGI-2160 Tool Design 3
MGMT-1008 Project Management & Economics 3
Year 2, Term 6
ENGI-2007 Mechanical Engineering Co-Op 9
Year 2, Term 7
ENGI-1051 Engineering Tech Project 4
MATH-1017 Applied Statistics 4
ENGI-1004 Aerospace Technology 3
ENGI-1045 Computer Aided Engineering 4
ENGI-1047 Industrial Engineering 2
ENGI-1049 Industrial Process Control 3
ENGI-1050 Enterprise Resource Planning 3
ENGI-1052 Noise, Vibration & Balancing 3
ENGI-1101 Metallurgy 3
ENGI-2006 Air Conditioning 2 4

 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which document and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses or programs. So if you think your grades are good enough, apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for some of the courses of this program to decrease the number of subjects you have to take.  Talk to your assigned IVC Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer for advice.

Course Info

College : Engineering and CAD Technology

Duration : 28 months

Qualifications Level : Diploma

Fees :
Tuition Fee 12,000 / year
Co-op Fees 818 / 4 months
Student Association 105 / year
Health Insurance Coverage 456  / year
Tech Fees 166  / year
Materials and Lab Fees 1,030  / year
Student Services 176  / year
Rec. Fee 20  / year
Application Fee (Non-refundable) 100
Tuition Fee Deposit (Non-refundable) 400
Confirmation of Enrolment Fee 10.50

Please note that all fees listed above are in Canadian Dollars.  However, other fees may not have been included (e.g. airport pick-up).  The above expenses represent only an estimate of what is to be invested in your education and may be changed at any time without notice by Red River College.  Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes. 

Intake Dates :

The intake for the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is September. Make sure you check with us first though since the Start Date and Term Breaks may vary.  Beginning an application 6 months in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the visa application.

Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.  You must comply with the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of Canadian Grade 12 equivalent and passing grades of at least one credit in each of the following:
    • Grade 12 English
    • Grade 12 Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S
    • Grade 12 Chemistry or Physics though Physics is much more highly recommended
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT): 79 - 80 minimum, with a minimum of 19 per section
    • IELTS (Academic Test) 6.5 overall band score. Listening, Speaking and Reading components must be at least 6.5 while the Writing component must be at least 6.0

While not required, a passing grade in a precalculus math course is recommended.

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