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Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology Red Deer College



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Related Careers

Mechanical Engineering Technologists find long-term, rewarding careers in many areas including:

  • Manufacturing and Fabrication Industries: Oilfield Equipment (valves, pressure vessels, hydraulics), Agricultural Machinery, Outdoor Recreational Products (boats, snowmobiles, quads, and accessories), Wood Products and Production Equipment (lumber, pulp and paper mills)
  • Process Industry: Piping Design, Mechanical Equipment Design, Materials Specification and Testing
  • Engineering Consultants: Design, Fabrication, Production, Quality Control
  • Government Agencies: Research, Development, Standards, Regulation
  • Technical Sales
  • CAD Operator

The Program

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) diploma program is designed to prepare students for high-demand careers in the rapidly growing manufacturing, petroleum, and infrastructure design industries in Central Alberta. Students will use both hands-on and theoretical approaches to learn mechanical engineering fundamentals including mathematics, solid mechanics, thermal-fluid sciences, and kinematics, blended with industry-focused topics such as automation, control, lean and computer integrated manufacturing, and reliability. Based on National Technology Benchmarks for Mechanical Engineering Technology, this program, coupled with industry experience, will lead to the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and Professional Technologist (PTech) designations.

Graduates will develop knowledge and skills enabling the learner to:

  • Employ relevant industry health and safety standards, codes, policies and procedures in accordance with current legislation, regulations and organizational policy.
  • Prepare, analyze, evaluate and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents.
  • Analyze and specify the requirements for product and manufacturing operations to optimize manufacturability.
  • Apply and demonstrate knowledge of material and engineering principles to manufacturing operations and processes to produce components according to required specifications.
  • Analyze and solve complex technical problems by applying principles of advanced mathematics and science.
  • Design, analyze, specify, interface, program, and maintain computer integrated manufacturing systems.
  • Apply the principles and practices of project management.
  • Research, analyze, prepare, author, and communicate in written, verbal, nonverbal, and presentation formats, technical documentation appropriate for a variety of audiences.
  • Identify, develop, and demonstrate strategies for maintaining continuing competency and practice standards associated with global industry trends and practices.
  • Design, specify, and analyze mechanical components and equipment by applying the fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
  • Design, specify, deploy, and maintain mechanical systems; and apply principles of facilities management.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

Year 1: CAN $17,936; Year 2: CAN $18,880


Jan-21, May-21


School of Education

100 College Boulevard,

Alberta (AB),

T4N 5H5, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Minimum average of 65% with no mark below 50% in:

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 or equivalent
  • Math 30-1 or equivalent
  • Physics 20 or equivalent
  • One of Chemistry 30, Physics 30 or Math 31 or equivalent

Graduation Requirements:

The student must pass all courses and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL (overall score): 83 iBT, 557 PBT
  • IELTS Academic (overall score): 6.5 with at least 5.5 on each band score
  • CAEL (overall score): 60 with at least 55 on each band score
  • MELAB (overall score): 77 with at least 72 on each band score
  • PTE (overall score): 59 with at least 56 on each band score
  • Duolingo English Test: 115

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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