Mechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op)

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Program Overview

Mechanical Engineer Technologists are always thinking about more efficient ways to conduct business. They assist in the inventions of useful machines and products. You'll learn how to provide technical support and services in the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines, components, tools, heating and ventilation systems. Our program also offers advanced skills in software and modelling technology. Canada's manufacturing sector is pulsing with job opportunities. The outlook for a career in Mechanical Engineer Technology is bright.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study. Attaining co-op designation will extend this training by 12 months.

Admission Requirements

    Profile I

  • 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.

      NOC Codes

      2232 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

      What you will learn

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

      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 prerequisites for this, or any program at NBCC.

      Many universities give credit for courses completed in this program; however, assessment is normally completed on an individual basis.

      Though this is offered as a co-op program, there are limited seats available with this option. Co-op seats will be determined at the beginning of second year. The co-op option is only available at NBCC Saint John Campus.

      External Certifications

      Mechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op) graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

      Institution: New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT)
      External Certification: Mechanical Engineering Technology - NBSCETT
      Information: Certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT) with two years of acceptable work experience.

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