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Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design)

Available: Fall

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.


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Advanced Manufacturing
General Machining

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.

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Starting in September 2019, this program will be located at Newnham Campus.



4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

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.

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This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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).

Program Costs

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Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Mark Khani 416.491.5050 ext. 44363

Program Chair

Romel Cipriani 416.491.5050 ext. 22446


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

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network

Success Story

Fabrizio and Stefano Beninati

Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design) graduates Fabrizio and Stefano Beninati have gone from the shop floor to hollywood.

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