Mechanical Engineering Technician-Industrial Maintenance

Fanshawe's Mechanical Engineering Technician program is a two-year Ontario College Diploma offered at the campus in St. Thomas that provides practical, hands-on experience to educate you on highly specialized machines.

Overview

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. 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.

Program Overview

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.

 

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program will be employed in a variety of related occupations, including industrial maintenance, mechanical sales, production operations, industrial millwright, construction millwright, design drafting, service and supervision. Graduates are granted Level 1 Apprenticeship training. Students are also prepared to write the exemption tests for the Industrial Millwright trade.

 

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 Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program:

Field Service Technician
Provide on-site installation, repairs and maintenance of products in an efficient manner.

Mechanical Engineering Technician
Help design, develop, test and manufacture mechanical devices including tools, engines and machines. Prepare drawings, analyze data and report findings.

Industrial Plant Maintenance Junior Technician
Perform maintenance activities on plant equipment and participate in preventative maintenance programs.

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.

Craig Simmons
Mechanical Engineering Technician-Industrial Maintenance student
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines;
  2. Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements;
  3. Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures;
  4. Apply sustainability best practices in workplaces;
  5. Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical engineering projects;
  6. Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering;
  7. Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents;
  8. Contribute to the design and the analysis of mechanical components, processes and systems applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering;
  9. Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications;
  10. Verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations to support the design and production of mechanical components;
  11. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
St. Thomas
Open

Program Details

Program Code
MIM3S
Academic School

Program Coordinator:

Bob Campbell, B.E.S., B.Ed, OCT

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Diploma

Admission Requirements

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)
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
OR
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
OR
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)
OR
Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

Note:

  • *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

  • 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

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 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 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.

Tuition Summary

St. Thomas

Canadian Costs
$6,213.45
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$29,706.41
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
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ELEC-1144Electricity-Intro4
An introductory course to the basic theory and practice related to Industrial Electricity. Topics include 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-1054Skills for Career Success2
This course will cover topics in digital literacy, career management and workplace communication.
MATH-1212Mathematics for Trades 12
An introductory level course that teaches students the necessary mathematical skills that will enable them to be successful in the trades programs.
MECH-1115Basic Mechanics Theory6
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-1002Applied Basic Mechanics2
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-1027Routine Maintenance Theory 16
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-1028Applied Routine Maintenance 11.5
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.
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