Mechanical Engineering Technology

CampusStart Date
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Keep the wheels in motion. Our two to three year Mechanical Engineering Technology program trains you to provide technical support and services in the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines, components, tools, heating and ventilation systems. In your first year, you'll learn the basics of mechanical engineering technology. In your second year, you'll learn advanced machine design, computer-aided drawings and specifications, building systems including HVAC, and engineering manufacturing operations and processes.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Pre-calculus 110
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112
      • Total of two (2) sciences, including at least one (1) from the following:
        • Biology 112 or 122
        • Chemistry 112 or 122
        • Physics 112 or 122

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

      Career Possibilities

      Graduates of this program can work in technical and industrial areas including mechanical and machinery maintenance and operations, manufacturing, processing, inspection, mechanical design, engineering sales and research and development.

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      NOC Codes

      2232 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

      What you will learn

      • Mathematics
      • Thermodynamics
      • Fluid Mechanics
      • Mechanical Systems and Component Design
      • Materials Investigation and Analysis
      • Design and Specifications Interpretation
      • Health and Safety
      • Written Communication
      • CNC Programming
      • Manufacturing Processes
      • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

      Specific Considerations

      Mechanical engineering technologists need the following qualities:
      • the capability to visualize 3-D objects
      • the ability to detail a project from two-dimensional drawings
      • the ability to perform with defined detail and within narrow tolerances
      • good analytical skills
      • good sketching and drawing skills
      • the ability to solve mechanical problems by applying of theories
      • conduct tests with a methodical approach
      • good mathematical skills
      • effective communication skills
      • capable of working independently or as part of a team when required

      Local campuses can provide information on courses that are the prerequisites for technology programs at NBCC. Many universities give credits for courses completed in this program, however, assessment is normally completed on an individual basis.

      Students accepted into this program may be eligible for financial awards offered through the J.D. Irving Limited Training Incentives Program.

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