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Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Co-op)

Manufacturing Engineering Technician is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program with a paid co-op component. Students will start the program by examining numerically controlled machine programming, tool design, production planning, statistical process control, value engineering, advanced machining and maintenance. Students will be prepared for the workforce by being trained on cutting-edge CNC and CAD/CAM equipment.

Gain cutting-edge skills with manufacturing technician courses - 2022/2023

If a career in the manufacturing sector excites you and you’re looking for an opportunity to gain hands-on experience while studying, the Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Co-op) program is for you. Your technical skills will be put to the test, learning and enhancing your skill-set for the modern manufacturing sector. 

Students begin the CNC machine operator course by examining the finer points of numerically controlled machine programming, tool design, production planning, statistical process control, value engineering, advanced machining and maintenance engineering throughout the manufacturing industry. You’ll be trained on cutting-edge numerically controlled CNC and CAD/CAM equipment, giving you an advantage in the workforce once you graduate. In the pursuit of your manufacturing technician certification, you’ll also be trained to evolve your skills alongside the always-changing manufacturing sector – an opportunity for lifelong learning.

Program Overview

The program consists of four academic levels and eight months of co-op working in industry. The program prepares graduates for employment in areas such as numerically controlled machines programming, tool design, production planning, statistical process control, value engineering, advanced machining and maintenance engineering throughout the manufacturing industry. Modern numerically controlled CNC and CAD/CAM equipment is utilized in this program.

CEWIL Canada: Co-operative education and work-integrated learning.This program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Fanshawe's commitment to excellence.

Co-op Opportunities & Career Information

Co-op Opportunities 

The Manufacturing Engineering Technician program offers a cooperative education component, which provides students the opportunity to gain invaluable first-hand workplace experience in their chosen field. Here are some co-op jobs that have kick-started the careers of Manufacturing Engineering Technician students before even graduating! 

Team Member
Contribute to continuous improvement and cost-reduction activities; load, unload and monitor production equipment.

Project Coordinator
Provide coordination and support to various aspects of operations to ensure the efficient and profitable execution of the installation of underground utility infrastructure.

Engineering Technologist
Build prototype parts, loading parts into fixtures, running robot weld jobs, manage inventory, handle raw and finished goods and packaging.

For more information regarding co-op, please check out our co-op site or contact the Co-op Office at coop@fanshawec.ca to connect with a consultant.

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Manufacturing Engineering Technician program will have the fundamental skills and knowledge to work as a junior analyst in numerical control programming, tool design, basic production tooling and process planning, manage statistical process control methods, undertake cost reduction studies, provide value analysis assistance, work on production equipment maintenance methods and many other careers in the manufacturing industry.

 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Co-op) program:

Manufacturing Technician
Design, develop, install, manage, and maintain equipment to limit production downtime.

Junior Programmer Analyst
Apply your knowledge on programming to design technology solutions to meet the evolving needs of the organization.

Process Technician

Run, maintain and monitor equipment and record changes occurring in the manufacturing process.

Program Progression

 

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Year Fall Winter Summer
Year #1 Start Year 1 Class Level 2 Class Level 3
Year #2 Co-op Class Level 4 Co-op/End
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. analyze and solve routine technical problems* related to manufacturing environments through the application of engineering principles.*

2. conduct routine analysis* of components, processes, and systems through the application of engineering principles* and practices.*

3. interpret and prepare graphics* and other technical documents* to appropriate engineering standards.

4. use computer hardware and software to support the engineering environment.

5. apply knowledge of manufacturing materials, operations, and processes to support the production of components.

6. apply knowledge of machinery, tools and other equipment to manufacture and assemble components.

7. conduct quality control and quality assurance procedures as required.

8. recognize the environmental, economic, legal, safety, and ethical implications of manufacturing projects.

9. use and maintain documentation, inventory, and records systems.

10. contribute to the implementation of a manufacturing project.

11. develop strategies and plans to improve job performance and work relationships.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open

Program Details

Program Code
MEN1

Program Coordinator:

Martin Volkening

Co-op Consultant:

Rachel Pender

Delivery
Co-op
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Duration
60 weeks

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Mathematics ONE OF: 
    - Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
    - Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
    - Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    - Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    - Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U) 
    - Grade 11 Functions (U)
    - Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
OR
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
- Mathematics ONE OF: 
    - Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
    - Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
    - Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    - Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    - Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U) 
    - Grade 11 Functions (U)
    - Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M) 
OR
Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

Note:
  • *Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) preferred.
  • Applicants who lack the required Mathematics course may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (M) OR Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (U) and Grade 12 Computer Science (U)
  • Grade 12 English (C) OR Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Manufacturing Technology (C)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Technological Design (M)  
  • It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.
Recommended Personal Preparation

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Training or experience in any one of the following areas would be a helpful preparation for this program: Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Drafting, Machine Shop, Welding, Computer Programming
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Note:
  • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Co-op) program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Co-op) program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Co-op) program.

Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$8,081.80
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$31,574.76
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
WRIT-1039Reason & Writing 1-Technology3
This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
LAWS-1038Law, Ethics & Occupational H&S3
This course explores the structure, practice, and ethics related to the world of work. The fundamental legal principles and ethics practised by employers are examined. Maintaining a safe, healthy, and stable work environment is a focus of this course where students learn elements of the regulations and codes of conduct for the workplace. Students develop an understanding of the history and relevance of various workplace mandates such as WHMIS, health & safety committees, and the Canadian legal system.
ENGR-1024Engineering Graphics3.5
This course is an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of engineering drawings. 2D (AutoCAD) and 3D (Solid Works) CAD software will be introduced and applied to related projects and assignments. Orthographic reading, dimensioning and fasteners will also be covered. Drawings will be produced and plotted using both the AutoCAD & Solid Works software.
MATH-1219Math Fundamentals4
This course is an introduction of fundamental math that includes basic algebraic operations, unit conversions and data accuracy, functions & graphs, trigonometric functions, basic factoring, working with fractions and exponential & logarithmic functions.
MACH-1154Machining 12
This course will provide the student with an understanding of basic conventional machine tool theory and processes with an emphasis on machine setup & tooling. Calculations for speed, feed rate, machining times & production cost will be explored. Practical, hands-on machining projects will be assigned to students which will be submitted and evaluated.
WELD-1054Welding2
WELD-1054 Is designed to provide both theoretical and practical instruction in: welding shop safety, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxy-Fuel and Plasma cutting.
COMP-1555Computer Applications Fundamentals1.5
This course is an introduction to the use of common computer applications such as MS Word, Excel & Power Point. The students will be introduced to the formatting, manipulation and presentation of data.
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