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Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design)

Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design)

Program Code:MATD
Campus:Jane
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Upon graduation from this program, you will have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to use the latest computer software to assist in the manufacture of production tools. You'll learn to develop basic press tooling and moulds, in accordance with production requirements. The program includes practical instruction using the following modern manufacturing aids:

  • Computer Aided Design (SolidWorks)
  • Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD)
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming
  • Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) (Mastercam) software

You'll also have the opportunity to experience the practical production considerations of tool design as you gain experience in a fully equipped machining lab. After four semesters, you'll be ready to accept exciting and rewarding entry-level positions with a wide variety of tooling manufacturers.

After graduation, you can transfer directly into the third year of the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Industrial Design program.

Areas of Study

Your studies will include both the theoretical and practical aspects of designing production tools. Areas of study include die design, jig and fixture design, mould design, metallurgy, mathematics, pneumatics and hydraulics, manufacturing processes, interpreting engineering drawings and machine theory and practice. To maximize your practical introduction into the field of manufacturing, semesters one and two follow the required Ontario Government In-School Curriculum for the Tool and Die, Mould Maker and Machinist trades (Level 1/ Common Core and Level 2).

Seneca's Mechanical Technician and Technology (MATD and MIT) programs are now fully recognized for their academic and practical content by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Graduates from these programs may enjoy enhanced opportunities for employment and the potential to earn higher salaries.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

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Your Career

There is a critical need for people who possess the necessary knowledge and skills to design the production tools used to mass-produce plastic or metal parts. Build a rewarding career in Mechanical Engineering Technician – Tool Design with this four-semester diploma program. You'll learn important skills for career success in a variety of industries which produce cars, airplanes, home appliances, medical equipment, computers and household goods.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BPR101 Blueprint Reading
CNC101 Computer Numerical Control
EAC150 College English
MTH101 Mathematics
SHP101 Shop
THY101 Machining Theory
 
Semester 2
CAM201 Computer Assisted Machining
MTH201 Technical Mathematics I
SHP201 Shop
THY201 Machining Theory
TLD201 Tool Design
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
HPN301 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
JFX301 Jig and Fixture Design
MAN301 Manufacturing Processes I
MDD301 Mould Design
MTH301 Technical Mathematics II
PLC301 PLC Electrical Control Systems
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
DIE401 Die Design
EAC392 Effective Business and Technical Writing
EST401 Estimating
MAN401 Manufacturing Process II
MCD401 Machine Design
QLA401 Quality Assurance CMM
SHP401 Machine Shop

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BPR101 Blueprint Reading
CNC101 Computer Numerical Control
EAC150 College English
MTH101 Mathematics
SHP101 Shop
THY101 Machining Theory
 
Semester 2
CAM201 Computer Assisted Machining
MTH201 Technical Mathematics I
SHP201 Shop
THY201 Machining Theory
TLD201 Tool Design
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
HPN301 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
JFX301 Jig and Fixture Design
MAN301 Manufacturing Processes I
MDD301 Mould Design
MTH301 Technical Mathematics II
PLC301 PLC Electrical Control Systems
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
DIE401 Die Design
EAC392 Effective Business and Technical Writing
EST401 Estimating
MAN401 Manufacturing Process II
MCD401 Machine Design
QLA401 Quality Assurance CMM
SHP401 Machine Shop

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BPR101 Blueprint Reading 2
CNC101 Computer Numerical Control 2
EAC150 College English 3
MTH101 Mathematics 2
SHP101 Shop 10
THY101 Machining Theory 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAM201 Computer Assisted Machining 2
MTH201 Technical Mathematics I 2
SHP201 Shop 10
THY201 Machining Theory 3
TLD201 Tool Design 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HPN301 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
JFX301 Jig and Fixture Design 4
MAN301 Manufacturing Processes I 4
MDD301 Mould Design 4
MTH301 Technical Mathematics II 4
PLC301 PLC Electrical Control Systems 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DIE401 Die Design 4
EAC392 Effective Business and Technical Writing 3
EST401 Estimating 3
MAN401 Manufacturing Process II 4
MCD401 Machine Design 4
QLA401 Quality Assurance CMM 4
SHP401 Machine Shop 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Carsten Wuertz
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
Carsten.Wuertz@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Susan.Gao@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Sandra Phoon
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
Sandra.Phoon@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Mark Khani
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44363
Mark.Khani@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Romel Cipriani
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22446
Romel.Cipriani@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design) graduates Fabrizio and Stefano Beninati have gone from the shop floor to hollywood.

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Centre for Advanced Technology graduates discuss career options

Students Fabrizio and Brian discuss the options available to graduates of the programs at Seneca College's Centre for Advanced Technologies - Jane Campus. Video


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Co-ordinate Measuring Machine
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Stereo Lithography Machine
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Wire Electrical Discharge Machine
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