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What will I learn?


This program prepares you to work in the design and production of high-quality manufactured goods. The topics covered include:

  • Design
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Quality assurance
  • Equipment selection
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Building systems design and control
  • Mechanical analysis
  • Computer applications
  • Supervision and management

You will select some specialty electives in your last term. This specialization completes your training by providing deeper insight into areas of technology that are of interest to you. These areas of specialization have been developed to help meet the needs of industry.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma has been accredited by the following:

  • Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba
  • Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, providing Canada-wide reciprocity with other provincial organizations

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session. You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will have experience using the following computer programs:

  • AutoCAD 2000
  • Solid Edge, Unigraphics, Pro Engineer
  • Grape, Cosmos
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • MathCAD, TK Solver
  • Microsoft Project 2000
  • Map 9000
  • Automation Studio
  • Ides Prospector
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Windows XP

Employment Potential

Graduates have found employment in design, technical sales, manufacturing, research, instruction, and management with companies involved in the following:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Air conditioning
  • Consulting engineering
  • Fluid power
  • Foundries
  • Government service
  • Mining
  • Refrigeration
  • Transportation

Which department am I in?

Red River College

Study options

Full Time (28 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,353.00 (US$ 12,584) per year
Year 1: CAN $17,353; Year 2: CAN $17,353; Year 3: CAN $8,735 (estimates only; subject to change)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2023


Red River College

Notre Dame Campus,

2055 Notre Dame Avenue,


Manitoba (MB),

R3H 0J9, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:

  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 12 Applied Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S
  • Grade 12 Chemistry or Physics

Grade 12 Physics is much more highly recommended than Grade 12 Chemistry as an appropriate background for technology

Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.

If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter

If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.

Approved English language assessments and required levels for this program are:

  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program: Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 8; or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic): Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0; or
  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): Listening 4.5, Speaking 4.5, Reading 4.5, Writing 4.0.
  • PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English): Listening 58, Speaking 58, Reading 58, Writing 50
  • TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test): Listening 20, Speaking 20, Reading 19, Writing 21

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Red River College

Red River College is Manitoba's largest institute of applied learning and research, with a reputation for preparing its graduates to become leaders.

  • Red River College offers more than 200 courses
  • Located close to Canada's natural landscapes
  • International students make up 24% of the campus community
  • Ranked among the top 10 research institutions in Canada

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