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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.

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.

Campus

Duration

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.

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

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).

Note

  • Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals certificate program.

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,512

Tuition – International

$13,998

Book & Supply Costs

$1,885


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.

Admissions

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

Domestic
Margita Petersons 416.491.5050 ext. 22802 Margita.Petersons@senecacollege.ca
International

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.

Student Recruitment
Additional 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

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