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Overview - 2022/2023

By choosing the co-op stream of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program, your two paid work terms will impress future employers. If your career ambitions go beyond the status quo, and if you’re interested in the concept of life-long learning, the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will help you add to your already impressive and specialized skill-set.

In our operations management course, you’ll combine hands-on industrial training with your academic studies, preparing you for management and leadership positions in the manufacturing industry. Refining your people skills is a major focus of the program. You'll also learn how to interpret product design drawings, develop and implement a production process, and apply manufacturing and quality control standards as a certified quality engineer. And, in addition to technical skills, you'll learn business skills such as accounting, production cost estimating, statistical analysis, operations and resource management and customer service in your pursuit of your operations management certification.

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.

After graduation:

When you graduate from our operations management course, career opportunities include operations manager, plant supervisor, tool designer, quality engineer and more. You'll even be eligible for direct transfer into several bachelor's degree programs at Athabasca University.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology program progression:

Year Fall Winter Summer
Year #1 Start Year 1 Class Level 2 Class Level 3
Year #2 Co-op Class Level 4 Co-op
Year #3 Class Level 5 Co-op Class Level 6/End



Admission Requirements - 2022/2023

Admission Requirements

Manufacturing Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma from Fanshawe College
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Training or experience in any one of the following areas would be a helpful preparation for this program: Physics, Chemistry, Electricity, Electronics, Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Blueprint Reading, Environmental Science, Computer Programming

Advanced Standing

  • Credit for any course in the program will be given to students who can demonstrate that they have the required skills to meet the objectives of the course.

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 May 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
  4. Preference will be given to graduates of the Fanshawe College Manufacturing Engineering Technician program


Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Co-op)-2022/2023

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-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.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
PSYC-1027Human Relations3
To a very large degree, the satisfaction we experience in life is greatly influenced by the quality of our interpersonal relationships. There are numerous personal and social factors that play a role in shaping our thoughts, feelings and behaviour with others. As such, this course is designed to examine some of the fundamental variables underlying the dynamics of human relations. The particular topics of interest will include culture, socialization, personality, the self-concept, perception, emotions and communication factors. At the end of this course, the successful student will have learned the skills and knowledge essential for both personal and career development.
MACH-3056Machining 2/Intro to CNC Processes3.5
This course is a continuation of theoretical and practical aspects of conventional machining incorporating an introduction to CNC Turning Center processes and applications. Students will operate conventional machinery and CNC Turning Center equipment to produce components conforming to given specifications as well as create, edit, troubleshoot and simulate CNC programming assignments.
PHYS-1043Engineering Fundamentals4
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of mechanical, fluid, thermal and electrical energy. It will provide students with a basic understanding of the relationships between force, work, and power. An overview of the various laws and principles related to the power requirements for Mechanical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Thermal, and Electrical energy systems will be undertaken. The application of formulas and calculations related to these concepts is also included.
MATS-1026Materials Engineering2.5
The basic metallurgy and properties of metals and their alloys is introduced. The nature and properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals is covered. Students learn about a wide range of manufacturing methods with an emphasis on the quality aspects as they relate to the processing of metals. A hands-on lab component in the course exposes students to a variety of materials testing experiments. Writing of laboratory reports is an integral part of this course.
ENGR-1025Engineering Design 12.5
This course is an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of engineering drawings. 3D CAD software will be introduced and applied to related projects and assignments.
METH-1044Quality Assurance 14
This course introduces the student to the concepts of quality management within a defined quality system typically found in business and industry, through both lecture and lab exercise. Fundamentals of metrology using both Imperial and metric systems combined with GD&T principles will be introduced, explored, and applied to Statistical Process Control, analysis and information presentation.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MGMT-1007Project Management3
This course is an introduction to the philosophy of Project Management. It introduces the history and basic principles of project management. The course discusses the most important aspects of project management through the initiation, development, execution and closure phases of the project, going over historical examples, and discussing the evolution of project management to its present form. The implications on the organizational culture and best practices are discussed. Concepts of scheduling, budgeting, risk estimation and scope management are examined.
MECH-1118Robotics & Automation Fundamentals2
This course will introduce students to the robotics applications and electrical controls in the automated manufacturing environment. Robotic work-cell and engineering software are used to resolve technical problems, and to support the design and analysis of robot safety, configuration, and programming. This course also covers the basics of automation control standards: IEC and NEMA electrical symbols, ladder diagrams, and circuit-wiring.
ENGR-3015Engineering Design 23.5
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of mechanical design, geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), as well as jigs and fixtures. 2D and 3D CAD software will be applied to related projects and assignments.
METH-3023Quality Assurance 23
Designed to provide the student with the philosophy, customer focus, quality principles, management techniques, technical tools, quality systems, and critical skills required to implement continuous improvement within various organizations.
ELEC-1127Electrical Devices & Instrumentation3
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of applied electricity in DC circuits used in manufacturing. Students will study resistive, capacitive and inductive circuits, transformers, basic power supplies, and DC motors. The basic electricity laws and theorems will be applied both in the classroom and the laboratory environment.
MACH-3057CNC Applications & Intro to CAD/CAM3.5
As a progression to Machining 2 students will operate CNC vertical machining center equipment to produce components conforming to given specifications as well as create, edit, troubleshoot and simulate CNC programming assignments. CAD/CAM as it applies to CNC machining and automated processes will be introduced.

Level 4
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CADD-3032CAD/CAM Apps & Automated Processes3.5
This course emphasizes creation of 2D and 3D CAD models combined with computer assisted manufacturing software applications utilized in modern CNC & automated processes. Students will prepare CAD models and combine the proper selection of tooling, calculation of machining parameters, process planning, order of operations, fixturing / work holding devices required to develop an efficient means to produce a finished product. An opportunity for multiple levels of CAD/CAM Certification may be made available through testing at specific times during the semester.
ENGR-5012Engineering Design 32.5
This course will continue with design concepts relating to plastic injection molds and sheet metal die sets including blanking punches and dies. Theoretical principles related to the design of manufacturing related tooling will be introduced. Students will use CAD software to prepare assignments which will further enhance related skills.
MECH-3038Fluid Power Machine Control3
Students will be introduced to the basic principles of hydraulics and pneumatics including power, pressure, and flow. Students will recognize the symbols, characteristics and functions of various fluid power components; design simple hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-hydraulic/pneumatic circuits using standard schematics. This course also introduces the students to relay control and programmable logic controller (PLC). Topics included the main components and functioning of a Programmable Logic Controller; and how to write, load and test a PLC program to control a simple hydraulic/pneumatic circuit.
MGMT-3101Capstone Project Technician2
The student will develop a plan, execute, control and close a project of which some are industry sponsored. Projects are either of the type: design, build and verify; or data acquisition and analysis. Students will prepare project based documentation, i.e. reports while working on a major project in their field. Students will improve oral communication skills by making presentations.
COMM-3069Technical Communication for Technicians3
This course develops the project-based communication skills required by technicians in their fields of study and in their careers. The skills taught include those needed to work as part of a professional team, to prepare reports, to compose emails, to supply information in brief updates, and to present findings to an audience.
WELD-5007Manufacturing Processes & Welding-Adv2
This course will explore modern material joining techniques used in manufacturing. Technology as it applies to high production and live process application in welding cells will be introduced and explored. Students will be introduced to the standards associated with product development and will investigate cost analysis and inspection techniques used in manufacturing facilities.

Level 5
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MGMT-3072Production Planning & Inventory Control3
This course introduces the student to a broad view of materials management which includes production planning and inventory control in the modern manufacturing environment. There is a particular emphasis on the use of systems such as MRP and MRP2 in conjunction with lean manufacturing principles.
MANF-5003Automation Programming & Control-Adv2
The student will investigate Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) networks that simulate a plant wide network. A larger set on instructions of the PAC will be introduced and applied in controlling a human machine interface (HMI). The PAC code required for multiple HMI machine control simulators will be developed. Sensor types & application will be reviewed. Machine to machine interfacing techniques and Human machine interface (HMI) programming will be introduced. The student will also develop HMI control screens that will interact with the PAC over a network.
MGMT-5094Capstone 1 Manufacturing Technology2
This course teaches the application of project management skills as applied to practical hands on projects. The students will work in teams to construct assigned projects and prepare reports.
COMP-3100Computer Applications1.5
Students will use project management, spreadsheet and presentation software to document their capstone project. The students will utilize these programs to further their knowledge relating to formatting, analyzing, manipulating and the presentation of data.
METH-5022Quality Assurance 33
This course will focus on management of quality within an engineering discipline. Exposure to reliability, design of experiments and statistical methodologies for a project management cycle will be examined. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking leading towards effective decision making in the workplace.
MANF-5004Materials & Processes- Adv4
This is an advanced engineering materials course describing engineering polymers, composites, ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Applications, fabrication and failure analysis will be discussed. Non-destructive testing techniques will also be taught and applied.
MECH-3039Statics & Strengths of Materials4
This course utilizes the concept of forces acting on static rigid bodies. Stress and strains on deformable bodies due to applied loads will be determined. The concepts will be reinforced through the completion of problems.

Level 6
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MGMT-5095Capstone 2 Manufacturing Technology4
In this course the students continue to execute, control and learn to close the project started in the previous course Capstone 1. Deliverables, change management, controlling and documentation aspects of a project are emphasized in this semester.
MGMT-3073Operations Management4
This course is an overview of some of the process management principles related to process analysis, work systems and supply chain management. Various techniques used in lean systems and continuous improvement are applied to real-life problems within an organization.
MECH-3045Quality Systems2.5
This course is designed to explore the history, development and use of Quality Management Systems (QMS). Students will study the elements of a QMS by learning about Total Quality Management (TQM), its tools and techniques. Students will distinguish the differences between quality management and traditional management techniques. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of a QMS and identify the requirements for an organization to achieve ISO 9001 and TS16949 Certification.
ENGR-5013Applied Engineering Principles4
This course explains linkages using thermodynamics design of relative velocity and acceleration is examined. Students will build models of linkages and use computer software to simulate the motions. The theory and practice of power heat transfer and refrigeration cycles are covered. Students will apply 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics to a variety of thermal-mechanical systems and engineering building technologies.
METH-3024Facilities Planning4
This course is an overview of the principles of facilities planning from a plant layout and material handling perspective. There is an emphasis on the application of the Systematic Layout Planning technique along with the use of CAD software in the development and presentation of an applied project. A specific emphasis on the planning and design of manufacturing cells is included.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 6 General Education Credits -
Normally taken in Levels 4 and 6

Program Residency
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2022/2023

Career Opportunities

The demand for graduates is very high. Although employment is primarily in the manufacturing industries in such management functions as industrial engineering, plant layout, production planning and control, etc., the fundamentals of the program equip a graduate to function in many other areas.

More Information - 2022/2023

A Co-operative Education Program
A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma Program
Program Code: MEY1
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
September Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at


School of Applied Science and Technology: 519-452-4419

Program Description

Provides a broader experience (academic and industrial) in the more important aspects of manufacturing engineering. As a co-operative program, the student will spend four months in a related work experience in industry. Industrial relations, advanced quality principles and project management are emphasized, since the graduate will need to be 'people oriented', being part of, and leading teams in an industrial setting.

Other Information

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students wishing to enter Level 5 of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Co-op) program, must first successfully complete Levels 1 through 4 of the Manufacturing Engineering Technician program.
  • Students that have successfully completed the Manufacturing Engineering Technician program, and wish to continue into the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Co-op) program, must complete an "Application for Program Transfer" form available from the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012.
  • A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.   

Co-operative Education

In order to be eligible for co-op, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and be academically complete at the commencement of their co-op work term.

This is a three-year Co-operative Education program.  Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Advanced Diploma.  More information about co-operative education can be found at

Applicants seeking a non Co-op Endorsed Advanced Diploma should apply to the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program, Program Code MEY4.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

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

2. design and analyze* components, processes and systems through the application of engineering principles* and practices.*

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

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

5. assist in the specification of manufacturing operations and processes.

6. apply knowledge of machinery, tools, and other equipment used in manufacturing and assembling components.

7. specify, coordinate, and conduct quality control and quality assurance procedures.

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

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

10. participate in the management of a manufacturing project.

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

Program Pathways

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Program Details

More details

2022/2023 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2022/23 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2022, Jan. 2023 and May 2023 start dates through

Canadian Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2022 September

International Students

Start Dates
2022 September
Program Code

Program Coordinator:

Martin Volkening

Co-op Consultant:

Rachel Pender

Day Time
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
90 weeks