Overview - 2021/2022
Today’s machines are highly specialized and technologically advanced. They require specialized and dynamic technicians to make sure they run properly and to ensure the job gets done. If you’re interested in working with your hands and appreciate the pride that comes after a hard day’s work, the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program will give you the technical prowess needed to meet the always evolving industrial world.
Throughout the pursuit of your mechanical engineering technician diploma, you'll have access to practical, hands-on experience in hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, machining, machine repair, and electronics. Because today's industrial machines are built with a high degree of sophistication, you’ll learn the mechanical and electrical knowledge to understand them, inside and out. You’ll also study computer aided design, welding and mechanics theory. Plus, the program mirrors the apprenticeship training program for Industrial Millwrights - so when you graduate with your mechanical engineering technician diploma, you'll be prepared to write the exemption tests for the Industrial Millwright trade (as required by the Apprenticeship Client Services of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Workplace Training Branch).
This program is also offered evenings in Tiverton.
Upon successful completion of your mechanical engineering technician diploma, you'll graduate with career options far beyond the shop. Work in sales, or as part of a technical team. Whatever your goal, begin engineering your future today.
There is more to achieve at Fanshawe College, St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus, than just a certificate. You gain knowledge and confidence through instructors that have had many years of experience in the field. The hands-on learning mix with the in-class portions are dedicated not only to do a job right, but to get you to think outside the box.
I highly recommend this program to anyone whether you have experience or not.
Admission Requirements - 2021/2022
OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
• Mathematics* ONE OF:
- Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
- Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
- Mathematics* ONE OF:
- Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
- Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above
- *Applicants who lack the required Mathematics course may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.
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
- Any Grade 12 English (C), (U), or (O)
- Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
- 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
- Training or co-operative experience in one of the following areas may be helpful preparation for this program: Electricity, Electronics, Blueprint Reading, Machine Shop, Welding
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- 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)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
- Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program.
Mechanical Engineering Technician-Industrial Maintenance-2020/2021
|An introductory course to the basic theory and practice related to Industrial Electricity. Topics inclued basic electrical test equipment, electrical DC and AC theory, motors and components, different types of voltages, magnetism and electro-magnetism, motor control circuits, and circuit protection devices. The practical section concludes with building simulated, motor control circuits as well as troubleshooting assignments. Electrical Safety will be stressed.|
|DEVL-1054||Skills for Career Success||2|
|This course will cover topics in digital literacy, career management and workplace communication.|
|MATH-1212||Mathematics for Trades 1||2|
|An introductory level course that teaches students the necessary mathematical skills that will enable them to be successful in the trades programs.|
|MECH-1115||Basic Mechanics Theory||6|
|This course will cover the importance of codes, regulations and standards associated with the various industries where industrial mechanics commonly practice their trade. The student will understand the need to maintain a safe work environment; the use of PPE and safety equipment, as well as, performing the necessary lock-out, tag-out procedures to obtain a zero energy state. Students will be introduced to the proper use of hand and portable power tools. This course will introduce the student to steps in preparing a work area with the tools and equipment needed to layout and fabricate work pieces.|
|MECH-1002||Applied Basic Mechanics||2|
|This course will introduce the student to the importance of safety related functions with respect to the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations. WHMIS and fire safety practices will be reinforced and assessed. Fundamental to this course is the proper, safe use of hand tools and portable power tools, shop machines and precision measuring devices to create objects and projects common to millwrighting.|
|MTNC-1027||Routine Maintenance Theory 1||6|
|This course will introduce the student to trade activities routinely performed as part of a prescribed preventative maintenance program. Procedures and methods will be studied for the following tasks: lubrication of systems and components; types and uses for fasteners; leveling of components; carrying out rough, dial and laser alignments; vibration analysis; balancing procedures; non-destructive testing; rigging and hoisting methods and equipment.|
|MTNC-1028||Applied Routine Maintenance 1||1.5|
|This course works in tandem with MTNC-1027 and provides the student with the opportunity to apply the procedures and methods to build skills related to: lubrication of systems and components; types and uses for fasteners; leveling of components; carrying out rough, dial and laser alignments; vibration analysis; balancing procedures; non-destructive testing; rigging and hoisting methods and equipment.|
|ELNC-3041||Fundamentals of PLCs||1.5|
|The course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required to comprehend, program, and troubleshoot PLC control systems. After beginning with the study of Power Supplies and Digital Logic concepts, the course explores the fundamentals of PLC systems. The course then proceeds with control diagrams, programming languages and ladder logic control circuits. The course also explains what is available in PLC control and where and why they are used.|
|MATH-3087||Mathematics for Trades 2||2|
|A second level course that teaches students the necessary mathematical skills that will enable them to be successful in the trades programs.|
|DRAF-1067||Drawings & Schematics||2|
|This course addresses the techniques for reading the manufacturer' manuals, drawing and sketching machine components, including sectional views. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to read and extract necessary information from manufacturer's manuals. The student will be able to interpret the various types of engineering drawings and sketches: Pictorial, oblique, isometric, sectional, one line, piping and wiring schematics. Also, the student will be able to apply information on building, rebuilding and maintenance of equipment to specifications and the use of information extracted from existing drawings and sketches.|
|MACH-3097||Fundamentals of Fluid Power||6|
|This course will provide the student with knowledge and the application of fluid power systems including pneumatics and hydraulics. Studies cover identification of system components; the operation of components; maintenance of components and systems; troubleshooting of components and systems. Students will practice the skill of reading from schematics in order to assemble and correctly operate fluid power systems.|
|MACH-3098||Applied Fluid Power||2.5|
|In this course the student will apply the fundamental practices common to pneumatic and hydraulic systems and their components. Tasks that will be carried out will include disassembly/reassembly of: positive displacement and dynamic pumps and compressors, flow control valves, pressure relief valves, and directional control valves. Understanding the various applications of fluid power will be imparted to the student through the practice of reading schematic diagrams and building basic pneumatic and hydraulic circuits.|
|This course will provide the student with the fundamental knowledge required to operate standard layout and measuring tools, hand tools, and a variety of machine tools which may be required to produce, maintain or repair industrial machinery.|
|This course will provide the student the fundamental skills required to operate standard layout and measuring tools, hand tools and a variety of machine tools which may be required to produce, maintain or repair industrial machinery. Students will also9 complete an Online Health and Safety Workshop related to workplace safety.|
|BUSI-1103||Introduction to Small Business Concepts||3|
|This introductory course will examine some of the theoretical concepts and practical experiences necessary for effectively running a small business. A wide variety of topics such as the social and ethical responsibility of a contemporary business, the importance of human resource and financial resource management, and the current trends in Canadian business will be studied.|
|CADD-1039||Computer Aided Design for MIM||2|
|This course is designed to introduce the student to two and three dimensional CAD (Computer Aided Design) using Solidworks 2014 software. Topics will include: set up of user interface, file management, creating and editing two dimensional sketch geometry, creating solid models, analyzing and editing geometry and creating engineering drawings.|
|This course will provide theoretical knowledge in ARC, MIC and TIC together with the oxy-acetylene welding procedures which will allow the student to recognize basic welding joints.|
|This course will provide the student with the required knowledge and skills to perform basic welding joints using MIC and Tig together with the oxy-acetylene arc welding techniques as expected of an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic.|
|MACH-5058||Power Transmission Methods||6|
|This theory course will survey the various components, equipment and machines that comprise power conveyance by mechanical means. Such systems may include: gear drives, belt drives, chain drives and direct drive methods. Students will come to understand the components of such systems, which include shafts, bearings, seals, couplings, clutches, brakes, fans and blowers. Understanding the importance of proper installation and maintenance of components within power transmission equipment will be stressed.|
|MACH-5059||Power Transmission Applied||2.5|
|This course will provide the student with the basic practical skills for selection, installation and maintenance of various components that comprise common mechanical power conveyance equipment as described in the power transmission methods course.|
|MTNC-3007||Routine Maintenance Theory 2||3|
|The intent of this course is to carry on the study of trade activities that are routinely performed by a mechanical engineering technician. Topics of importance are related to the servicing of machines, components and mechanical systems in general. Discussion will directly address: servicing of piping, tanks and containers; servicing of conveying systems and prime movers such as, internal combustion engines and turbines; servicing of robotics and automated equipment.|
|MTNC-3008||Applied Maintenance Theory 2||1|
|This course works in tandem with MTNC-3007 and provides the student with the opportunity to apply the procedures and methods to build skills related to: servicing of piping, tanks and containers; servicing of conveying systems and prime movers such as, internal combustion engines and turbines; servicing of robotics and automated equipment.|
Careers - 2021/2022
Career OpportunitiesGraduates will be employed in a variety of related occupations including industrial maintenance, sales, service and supervision. Some graduates enter the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship.
More Information - 2021/2022
Campus Code: ST (ST - St. Thomas)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus: 519-633-2030
Program DescriptionThis program provides a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills in the mechanical engineering field with emphasis on industrial maintenance. It incorporates subjects such as hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, machining, motor controls, programmable logic controllers and machine repair. Growing complexity and technology are aspects of today's manufacturing environment and increasingly advanced skills are required to maintain an automated production environment. This program represents excellent preparation for the Millwright trade. Millwrights are employed by millwright contractors, manufacturing plants, utilities and other industrial establishments.
- Graduates of this program will be eligible to write the Apprenticeship Certificate Exemption Tests related to the Industrial Millwright trade.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines;
- Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements;
- Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures;
- Apply sustainability best practices in workplaces;
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical engineering projects;
- Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering;
- Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents;
- Contribute to the design and the analysis of mechanical components, processes and systems applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering;
- Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications;
- Verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations to support the design and production of mechanical components;
- Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
Program PathwaysFor information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
Program DetailsMore details
2021/2022 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2021/22 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2021, Jan. 2022 and May 2022 start dates through ontariocolleges.ca.
Full Time Offerings
- The Board of Governors of Fanshawe College is seeking applications for membership to fill three vacancies on the Board commencing September 1, 2021.
- Fanshawe's St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus encourages adult learners to consider educational options this fall.