FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS MECEF-DP Mechanical Engineering Technology

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  • 28-month diploma
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Paid co-op work experience
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

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.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.


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Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from 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
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, 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.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
      Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Grade 12 Courses
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in 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
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, 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.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
LSI (Language Studies International)
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.

Who Should Enrol?

You should be fluent in English. A lack of understanding of English will make it difficult to interpret technical lectures and present reports. 

You should have an interest in how various mechanical devices or principles operate and a good background in mathematics and physics at the 40S level. Pre-calculus math is recommended.

Many students find this program academically demanding, so you must be prepared to set aside at least 20 - 25 hours each week, outside of daily class hours, to complete projects and assignments. The workload will vary from term to term.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 26, 2024 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Books and Supplies
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
1Program fees include a coop term at $999.
2Program fees include a coop term at $999.
3Program fees include a coop term at $999.
4Program fees include a coop term at $999.

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Program Outline

Approximately 65% of your program hours will be devoted to the study of theory. The balance will be spent on related projects or labs. The objective of the program is to give you a good grounding in theory combined with on-the-job training so you can apply your learning immediately upon graduation.

In Year 1, you will do basic calculations, make simple part drawings, and assist in routine technical tasks.

In Year 2, you will have learned the majority of basic technical skills and will be able to design complex parts and processes, manage teams, and conduct critical analysis.

You are required to submit a technical paper following the work term. The paper is graded and becomes part of the Mechanical Engineering Technology training.

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
Term 2Credit Hours
Term 3Credit Hours
Year 2
Term 4Credit Hours
ENGI-1061Fluid Power
Term 5Credit Hours
ENGI-2160Tool Design
Term 6Credit Hours
Year 3
Term 7Credit Hours
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1234Technical Communication
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Most jobs require highly developed oral and written communication. Focusing on improving students' communication skills, the majority of course material relates to mechanical subjects. Topics include the communication skills required of a successful mechanical engineering technologist, including basic technical communication, business correspondence, English, document design, reports, instructions, descriptions, proposals, research, and oral presentations.

COMP-1153Numerical Methods/Programming
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The course concentrates on numerical method techniques. Students will write computer programs to find solutions for practical problems in mechanical engineering technology. Basic frameworks and/or codes for applications may be given as case studies.

COMP-1154Computer Aided Design
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This course extends the students' abilities in computer-aided mechanical design and will focus on design for manufacturing. Students will use one of the leading software to produce three-dimensional computer models (solids), assemblies, and engineering drawings. These models will then be modified for specific manufacturing processes such as casting, molding, and sheet metal fabrication.

ELEC-1061Electrical /Electronic Fundamentals
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This course introduces students to basic terms, definitions, and symbols used in the discipline. As well, it prepares students for work in industry by using safe practices and common industrial measuring equipment. Students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of direct current (DC) circuitry and its analysis.

ENGI-1004Aerospace Technology
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This course provides students with necessary basic knowledge of the aerospace environment and culture, thus enabling them to fit smoothly into the aerospace industry.

ENGI-1005Air Conditioning 1
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This course introduces the concepts and considerations of human comfort through control of the space environment. It examines the flow of heat through structures and the calculation of total heat gain and loss. It introduces the use of psychrometric analysis and charting to evaluate process requirements and equipment parameters, and examines equipment variants and the selection procedure. A brief examination of air conditioning system types concludes the course.

ENGI-1007Mechanical Engineering Co-Op
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The employment co-op introduces students to the mechanical engineering technology work environment.

ENGI-1026Engineering Design 1
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The course introduces students to the engineering design process and the engineering drawing, one of the most important methods for transmitting technical information. Students will use the systematic design process to complete a variety of tasks, from designing simple parts and reading mechanical engineering drawings to making informal hand-drawn sketches and describing major aspects of manufacturing technologies.

ENGI-1037Fluid Mechanics
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This course provides the fundamental concepts and basic skills necessary to understand and design a variety of fluid power (hydraulic or pneumatic) circuits. Students will apply these concepts through problem-solving, schematic development, and component specification and selection to develop a greater understanding of the practical applications of fluid power.

ENGI-1042Basics of Manufacturing
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Divided into two modules, this course serves as a general introduction to manufacturing principles and methods. Students will learn the production processes and skills required to manufacture a product by building a stirling engine in a modern factory environment. The procedures demonstrated include Lean, 5S, kanban shop floor scheduling, statistical process control (SPC), dimensional inspection reports (DIR), operation sheets, bills of material (BOM), and engineering drawings. The manufacturing processes used are: CNC milling, CNC turning, punch press operation, manual milling, drilling and turning, anodizing, burnishing, rapid prototyping, quick change tooling, jigs and fixtures. Inspections will be accomplished with the use of surface roughness measuring tools, micrometers, verniers, co-ordinate measuring machines, and an optical comparator. This is a unique opportunity to not just talk about manufacturing concepts like JIT, lean, 5S SPC, and operation instructions but to use them in a world class facility. Each operation is fully documented with the use of operation and process instructions with all parts having engineered drawings with appropriate tolerances.

ENGI-1043Applied Mechanics
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This course introduces students to equilibrium of forces and moments in both static and dynamic situations. Students will analyze structures and mechanisms to calculate unknown forces or motions.

ENGI-1044Machine Design
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This course introduces students to the design and stress analysis of fundamental machine components.

ENGI-1045Computer Aided Engineering
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This course is designed to keep students current with the rapidly changing technology of computers and related application software - the primary tool in a mechanical engineering technologist’s profession. The course fosters 'initial training' in conjunction with 'continuous self-learning'.  Formal lectures are replaced by discussions focused on subject matter and projects. Students will be exposed to application software used in mechanical technology, the aim being to stimulate performance, optimize design, and speed production of mechanical systems. Students should have a sound knowledge of the subject matter relating to application software, for they will apply that knowledge to competently evaluate software and validate the result.

ENGI-1046Engineering Materials
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The basis for all other design and manufacturing courses, this course introduces students to materials used in mechanical design practice. Characteristics, capabilities, and applications of metals, plastics, rubbers, adhesives, and ceramics are covered. Students are encouraged to develop a working knowledge of the most commonly specified types of each material.

ENGI-1047Industrial Engineering
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The course is divided into two modules, both designed to maximize student input and participation - sessions employ lecture, demonstration, and discussion and group problem-solving labs. Module 1 presents basic productivity techniques of world class manufacturing systems, defines the mystery behind the latest fads such as 6 Sigma Lean Manufacturing, 5S’s and ISO 9000, and focuses on a systematic approach for improving and standardizing the work method. Method study introduces techniques that are used to examine and evaluate the activities of 'work' and determine the most effective way of performing that work. Module 2 presents the basic principles that provide the foundation for successful application of a time study - design and measurement of work, and the problem solving process fundamental to the modern industrial organization. The module is designed to instruct the student in the systematic approach for measuring or estimating standard work content or standard time. Work measurement introduces techniques that are used to determine standard work content or 'standard time'.

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This course introduces students to the concept of 'Mechatronics', which integrates concepts in Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Control System Engineering, and Computer Science. Emphasis is placed on the product of device as a whole, including its end function and not simply as separate parts brought together. The physical processes that must be designed and integrated into the final design are developed and analyzed. Analysis and evaluation of Mechatronic designs are performed.

ENGI-1049Industrial Process Control
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Industrial Process Controls encompasses a wide range of tasks that employers need, such as:

• Beverage bottling or making cookies in the food processing industry
• How to control air flow and heating or cooling equipment in building automation
• Control of process variables like pressure, flow and temperature in petroleum or paper production

This Mechanical Engineering Technology course provides the requisite knowledge to enter the field of process control by applying all aspects of MET to control buildings for comfort and efficiency, or produce products like paper, petroleum, or even food.

ENGI-1050Enterprise Resource Planning
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This course presents students with the theory of manufacturing, planning, and control including Material Requirements Planning (MRP), MRPII, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing, Planning, & Control (MPC), Just-in-Time (JIT), and Lean systems. Students will participate in problem labs solving applied problems, and in computer labs applying MPC software such as MRPII and ERP. This course integrates the students' background in Manufacturing Processes, Project Management, and Industrial Engineering into the ERP field.

ENGI-1051Engineering Tech Project
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The engineering project course requires students to define, plan, and complete a mechanical engineering technology project and then to report on their work. This project may involve design, selection, test, process development, and feasibility study or problem analysis in a mechanical engineering technology context. Proposals for other types of mechanical engineering projects may be considered.

ENGI-1052Noise, Vibration & Balancing
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This course introduces students to sound and sound measurement principles, including vibration of single degree systems and vibration suppression. Students will solve vibration problems and balance rotating and reciprocating masses.

ENGI-1061Fluid Power
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This course provides fundamental concepts and basic skills necessary to understand and design a variety of fluid power (hydraulic or pneumatic) circuits. The student will apply these concepts through problem solving, schematic development, and component specification and selection to develop a greater understanding of the practical applications of fluid power.

ENGI-1076Instrumentation and Control
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Mechanical Engineering Technologists can become part of a team that design, implement and maintain industrial automation equipment for factory automation. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are commonly used in industrial automation, and many of these industrial computer control systems use ladder logic as their main programing language. Common hardware associated with industrial automation (switches, pushbuttons and proximity switches/sensors) are used to validate ladder logic programing. In this course, we cover PLC hardware, ladder logic programing and sensor basics.  This course will blend theory, case studies and practical applications to increase learner understanding.

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This course covers various aspects of metallurgy, from an overview of metallurgical equipment, sample preparation, and constituent identification through to theoretical physical metallurgy. The lab component will concentrate on problem work and working with materials.

ENGI-1146Quality Inspection
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This course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing according to ASME Y14.5M-1994. Topics covered include proper application of GD&T principles to the design, manufacture, and inspection process, and the use of inspection tools and equipment (i.e. open set-up, cmm) according to ASME Y14.5M–1994 Standard. In addition, there will be 30 hours of inspection training which includes using operation manual co-ordinate measuring machines.

ENGI-1152Strength of MaterialsRPL
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In this course, students will calculate stresses, strains, and displacements in mechanical structures and components subjected to various types of loading, and compare the results to the strength of the material and design allowables. Students will use current finite element analytical techniques to obtain accurate results economically, and verify these results. During lab time, students will solve problems using hand calculators and finite element software.

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This course helps students understand heat-related phenomena and equipment encountered in engineering practice. As well, it provides the theoretical foundation for other courses related to energy manipulation.

ENGI-2006Air Conditioning 2
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This course will examine basic thermodynamics of the refrigeration cycle, and introduce typical refrigeration equipment and cycle controls. It will apply previous psychrometric chart analysis to the calculation of air distribution quantities and selection of appropriate components. It will present the effect of operating characteristics of associated equipment and discuss basic equipment variants. It will conclude with examination of the attributes of various air conditioning systems.

ENGI-2007Mechanical Engineering Co-Op
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The employment co-op builds upon previous co-op experience and furthers students’ exposure to the mechanical engineering technology work environment.

ENGI-2035Engineering Design 2
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This course introduces students to the standard mechanical components that are commonly used in industry. It is intended to make students aware of standard catalogue components including how they are selected, local sources for them, and the application information available to them. After completing this course, students can produce formal 2-D drawings and 3-D models on a CAD system.

ENGI-2160Tool Design
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This course provides the fundamental concepts and basic skills necessary to understand and design a variety of basic to moderately complex jigs, fixtures, and dies. Students will apply these concepts through problem solving, design development, drawing construction, component specification and selection, and supervision or troubleshooting of the construction sequence. Students will be exposed to theory and practical design considerations encountered in a variety of 'special tooling areas' (i.e., cutting tools, fixtures, dies, patterns, etc.). On completion of this course, students will be able to design workable tooling solutions for basic processes.

MANU-1051Fabrication Methods
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This course builds on the concepts presented in Basics of Manufacturing. Theory and practical skills in the fields of welding, composites, and sheet metal fabrication will be developed through applied projects using various fabrication techniques and equipment. A final project consisting of the development of a manufacturing plan for a product using the above noted processes is required.

MATH-1017Applied Statistics
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This course provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts and techniques important in technical work. Topics covered include description and presentation of data, probability and probability distributions, sampling and the probability of random events, reliability, tests of significance, regression and correlation, the analysis of variance, and statistical quality control.

MATH-1073Algebra & Trigonometry
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Most of the topics covered in this course are required by the Grade 12 mathematics curriculum, but experience shows that few students have the level of competence in this material required to support technical studies. This course is a review and reinforcement of high school math. It also introduces new concepts such as imaginary and complex numbers, determinants, and matrices. The course is geared to bridge math from purely academic and theoretical to the application of math to solve real world technical problems. The course also serves to prepare students for calculus.

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This is an introduction to the differential and integral calculus of one variable. The focus is on applications related to mechanical technology such as: minima and maxima, curve sketching, tangents and normals, related rates, small errors and changes, particle and rotational dynamics, growth and decay of current in electric circuits, areas, volumes and surfaces of rotation, centroids and moments of inertia, hydraulic pressure, mechanical work, and average values of functions.

MGMT-1008Project Management & Economics
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The aim of project management and engineering economics is to expose an engineering technologist to the fundamentals of project management as well as the economic considerations required to support successful business decisions.

Projects account for one fourth of the world’s gross domestic product. This course will address the key elements required to be a successful project manager including scheduling, resource management, cost and duration estimating. Engineering economics will cover basic financial statements and time value of money calculations, the impact of inflation, taxation, depreciation, financial planning, economic optimization, and legal and regulatory issues. These topics are introduced and applied to economic investment and planning and project-management problems.

Through this course the participant will gain an understanding and appreciation of the social implications of financial decisions and planning. The participant requires this course to graduate with a Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma.

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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SCIE-1036Physical Science
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The course provides students with a fundamental background in the physical sciences, and is comprised of two components, Physics and Chemistry, which are delivered in series. Emphasis is placed on conceptual understanding of subject matter rather than carrying out complex calculations.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

CO-OP/Practicum Information

Co-operative education integrates classroom theory with related on-the-job-training by alternating terms of academic study and employment. 

This program integrates two terms of related paid industrial work with five terms of in-college technical education. We anticipate co-op wages to be $12 to $18 per hour. 

This co-op program will help you to work your way through college and provide you with credible experience in your profession before graduation. It will also provide employers with new graduates who "know the ropes."

Prospective Co-op Employers
For information on hiring either our first- or second-year students for May to August co-op work terms, contact:

Stephany Thach
Work Integrated Learning Coordinator (Co-op)
Office: 204-583-2223
E-Mail: METWIL@rrc.ca

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College Polytechnic programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College Polytechnic students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

3.  A computer with the minimum requirements as indicated at https://catalogue.rrc.ca/files/file/catalogue/LaptopRequirementsMECEF.pdf

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues..

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

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

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

As a graduate of this program you will have learned how to do the following:

  1. Design mechanical components to meet performance requirements by: establishing performance requirements, selecting a concept to pursue, iterating to the final design, and documenting the process and the results.
  2. Plan and design mechanical systems and their controls by: establishing performance requirements, designing system to meet performance requirements, selecting the concept to pursue, selecting components, integrating system components, and making the system work.
  3. Use computers as an engineering tool by: using a computer and its operating system, using office applications, using engineering applications, writing application programs, and given an engineering problem, solving and validating it using a computer application.
  4. Enhance the quality of production by applying accepted quality improvement principles by: qualifying components using metrology, monitoring a process using SPC, interpreting GD&T, identifying variables contributing to performance, and defining goals and methods of quality improvement.
  5. Design, plan, and control manufacturing environments for the efficient production of component parts and assemblies by: planning and laying out facilities; given related data, selecting workable manufacturing processes and planning production; planning and controlling production; designing production tooling; demonstrating process capabilities of machine operation by production prototypes; and demonstrating proficiency in machine operation.
  6. Function effectively in various roles at all stages and all types of communication by: writing a report in the correct format to the industry standard technical level, demonstrating listening and speaking skills, and meeting audience needs.
  7. Behave ethically and responsibly by: recognizing and respecting the tradesperson, demonstrating self-initiated learning, and applying a code of ethics.
  8. Participate at various levels within the mechanical/manufacturing business environment by: performing TVM calculations, identifying optimal choices between engineering alternatives, identifying the functions of management, preparing a manufacturing budget, and performing variance analysis.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

Transferring credits to other post-secondary institutions

  • Athabasca University: Graduates may receive up to 60 credits towards a BSc (PD) or 30 credits towards a BSc (PD) with majors in Applied Mathematics, Computing Information Systems, or Human Science. 
  • Lakehead University: graduates may receive credits toward a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree.
  • Memorial University (St. John's, Newfoundland) will grant MET graduates 81 credits toward their Bachelor of Technology degree.
  • University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering: graduates may receive credits on a case-by-case basis.
  • University of North Dakota School of Engineering and Mines will consider course credits on an individual basis.

For more information, contact the Admissions departments of these universities directly. 

Certification opportunities
To obtain recognition as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), successful graduates must register with the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) as associate members. After completion of two years of relevant work experience, you may apply for full membership as a Certified Engineering Technologist. Members of the society have the right to place the letters CET after their names. For more details contact CTTAM at 204-783-7088.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduation Requirements

For students registered in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma program, with a 2019-2020 Catalogue year, the requirements to graduate are as follows:

  • A minimum grade of D in each of the Core/Compulsory courses in the program content
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00

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

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates have been very successful in finding employment in their chosen field.

For more detailed career descriptions:

  • The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) (www.cctt.ca) has published an excellent general profile of the education and function of a Mechanical Engineering Technologist.
  • Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) (www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca) presents an occupational profile of Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians with Winnipeg labour market information, a salary summary, a potential employers list, and other useful data for someone considering a career in this field.
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