Program Overview

Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program designed to give students with an engineering background intensive training in CAD, blueprint reading, machining and welding. Students will work in state-of-the-art labs with cutting-edge equipment being taught by industry professionals.

Program Details

Program Code
PEM1
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Duration
30 weeks
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2023 January
London
Open
2023 May
London
Open
2023 September
London
Open
2024 January
London
Open
2024 May
London
Open
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2023 January
London
Open
2023 May
London
Open
2023 September
London
Open
2024 January
London
Open
2024 May
London
Open

Your Learning Experience

If your formal studies are behind you, and you’ve already gained some valuable experience working in the engineering field, the Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering program will allow you to hone in on your already specialized skills, increasing your value and respect in the workplace.

 

In one short year, you’ll train in the practical elements associated with the profession of mechanical engineering, such as CAD, Blueprint Reading, and Machining and Welding. You’ll dig deep into CADD fundamentals, and SPC and Metrology, along with tool design, industrial pneumatics and PLCs. You’ll work in state-of-the-art labs with cutting-edge equipment, alongside your already well-established peers and potential colleagues. As well, you’ll learn more about project management, sharpening your leadership and administrative skills. All of this will enhance your already world-class set of engineering skills.

 

This program gives engineering students a one-year, intensive training in the practical elements associated with mechanical engineering to complement the theoretical skills that they presently obtain in their formal studies.

 

This program is offered at more than one campus for your convenience. Learn more about Fanshawe’s campuses in London and Simcoe

 

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering program position themselves for career advancement by honing their already specialized skills in computer aided design and drafting (CADD) fundamentals, statistical process control, metrology, tool design, industrial pneumatics and programmable logic controllers. 

 

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 Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering program:

CAD Designer
Work closely with experts in electroplating as you translate concepts, sketches and detailed customer requirements into viable production prints.

Electro-Mechanical Technician
Provide technical support for automated material handling equipment in warehouses and distribution centres, using complex troubleshooting and problem solving with an array of technical tools.

Mechanical Engineer

Maintain and support industry leading products and systems to maximize productivity.

Program Progression

Fall Intake 

YEAR FALL WINTER
Year #1 Start Year 1 Class Level 2/End

Winter Intake

YEAR WINTER SUMMER
Year #1 Start Year 1 Class Level 2/End

Summer Intake 

YEAR FALL SUMMER
Year #1 N/A Start Year 1
Year #2 Class Level 2/End N/A

 

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Mechanical engineering students working on equipment
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to :

1. Solve complex technical problems related to mechanical environments and evaluate solutions according to accepted engineering principles.

2. Design and analyze mechanical components, processes, and systems through the application of complex engineering principles and practices.

3. Create graphics and other technical documents and evaluate these documents against appropriate engineering standards.

4. Utilize current and relevant hardware and software to support the mechanical engineering environment.

5. Design components using knowledge of manufacturing processes.

6. Apply knowledge of materials and engineering principles to manufacturing operations andprocesses as required.

7. Select and utilize various machinery, tools, and other equipment used in manufacturing processes as required.

8. Coordinate, conduct and analyze quality control and quality assurance procedures.

9. Create a relevant project document including the creation of a risk management strategy, incorporating the environmental, economic, legal, safety, and ethical implications inherent in mechanical engineering projects.

10. Produce, maintain and utilize documentation, and inventory and records systems.

11. Participate in the management of an engineering product.

12. Develop and implement strategies and plans to improve job performance and work relationships.

 

Program Coordinator:

Danny Smith

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of First, Second or Third Year Mechanical Engineering at a Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board approved Canadian University or completion of an equivalent International degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering 
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 88 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 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 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 70 with no score less than 60 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 59, 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 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% 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 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
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

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CADD-6004Eng Drawing & Blueprint Reading2
This course is designed to develop basic skills related to Engineering drawings as used in the manufacturing industry.
CADD-6005CADD Fundamentals1.5
This course is designed to develop basic skills in using AutoCad (2D) and Solidworks (3D) software to create and/or modify engineering drawings for both design and manufacture of mechanical components.
MACH-6005Machining-Intro2
This course will provide an outline of the basic machining processes with an emphasis on machine setup & tooling. Calculations for speed, feed rate, machining times & production cost will present an overall view of production machining.
WELD-6003Welding-Intro2
This course is an introduction to welding processes and designed to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge in: welding shop safety, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungstenarc welding, oxy-fuel and plasma cutting.
MGMT-6182Project Planning3
This course applies Project Management philosophies as used in planning and running an industrial based project. Project Management concepts of risk management, scope statements, timelines, budgets are applied into planning a project. Introduction to basic electrical systems/sensors, and controls as used in industry based projects and as applied on engineering drawings.
ENGR-6004Engineering Design 13.5
This course is an introduction to the design calculations and selection of various machine elements used in power transmission systems. The components included are Belt and Chain Drives, Wire Ropes, Brakes, and Clutches. The design and selection of Springs is also included.
MECH-6009SPC & Metrology3
This course introduces Statistical Quality Control (Statistical Process Control (SPC)) and Metrology. Through theory and practice, statistical analysis and measurement techniques will further develop correct judgement in quality control. Emphasis is given to reliable inspection reports/recommendations either orally or in written form.
MATS-6004Ferrous Metallurgy2
This introduces testing of materials with emphasis on laboratory work. Metallography, hardness testing, tensile testing, impact testing and heat treatment of steels will be introduced. Materials tested will include: plain carbon steel, alloy steel, cast iron, aluminum alloys and copper alloys, accurate collection of data with standardized laboratory reports to complete all tests conducted.
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Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$6,829.24
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$16,378.64
Total Cost of Program

Simcoe

Canadian Costs
$6,561.38
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$16,110.78
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.

 

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