Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automated Manufacturing (Co-op)
Program DetailsCredential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma
This three-year program is designed to give students a broad exposure to mechanical engineering technology. Emphasis is placed on manufacturing aspects of engineering, using standard procedures, computer graphics and related computer-based analyses. Relevant aspects of manufacturing processes and materials are covered to facilitate an understanding of the integration between design and manufacturing.
Graduates of this program are prepared for employment in areas such as manufacturing support, process planning, industrial engineering, quality assurance, product installation and testing, technical sales and other production-related areas.
Student AvailabilityConestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.
Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
|Year||Fall (Sept. - Dec.)||Winter (Jan. - Apr.)||Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)|
|Year 1||Classes||Classes||Work Term 1|
|Year 2||Classes||Work Term 2||Classes|
|Year 3||Work Term 3||Classes||Classes|
Work Term CapabilitiesSpecific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.
Work Term I
- Computer literate with Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Provide assistance to engineering teams on fundamental problems extracting information from manuals, interpreting drawings and standards
- Conduct materials testing (tensile, hardness)
- Perform static analysis
- Prepare engineering drawings using AutoCAD and SolidWorks, applying with traditional dimensioning and geometric tolerances, intermediate modelling skill level using SolidWorks
- Familiar with manufacturing processes including machine shop practices
Work Term II
- Model more complex parts and assemblies using 3D CAD software (SolidWorks)
- Perform materials testing and analysis
- Work with Quality Assurance and Systems
- Design jigs and fixtures
- Program CNC machines using manual techniques and/or Mastercam 2D
- Program in Visual Basic
Work Term III
- Tool and Die Design
- Perform hydraulic and pneumatic circuit design
- Program CNC machines using Mastercam 3D
- Write technical reports
- Develop process planning sheets for manufacturing
- Experimental design and interpretation of results
- Control and programming of industrial robotic systems
Sample Job TitlesWork Term I: CAD/CAM Operator, Engineering Assistant, Junior Mechanical Detailer
Work Term II: Junior Manufacturing Technician, Quality Assurance Assistant, Materials Tester
Work Term III: Manufacturing Technician
Program CoursesTo see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.
Wage DataConestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.
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