About the Program
Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering (MSE) is a CEAB accredited engineering program, the first step on the path to becoming a professional engineer. It is geared to motivated individuals looking for challenging careers in the dynamic and growing areas of mechanical design, robotics, and advanced manufacturing. The MSE program is an innovative and challenging one, delivered using project-based curriculum. As students undertake four years of increasingly complex real-world projects, they will progress from engineering fundamentals to advanced, leading-edge technologies in design, manufacturing and automation.
Students also develop proficiency in business, project management, environmental and sustainable design as well as interpersonal and team dynamics. In addition, liberal studies breadth courses and generic skills complement the engineering curriculum.
A 4-week foundation module leads off the program, introducing students to the profession, research skills, engineering fundamentals, generic and liberal studies. With many opportunities to enhance learning, the foundation module is designed to ensure that students succeed in their chosen profession.
Bachelor Degrees in Applied Areas of Study
Conestoga's Bachelor degrees:
- are current and offer a balance of applied study and theory.
- offer integrated content across disciplines including business, liberal arts and sciences.
- are taught by highly credentialed faculty.
- are personal learning experiences with smaller class sizes.
- offer Project Based Learning where students learn by doing, progressively building their skills and confidence.
- result in a graduate with thorough knowledge and co-op work experience.
- provide opportunity for further studies in a number of articulation agreements with universities world-wide
- are government approved and meet all Ministry standards.
Length: Four-year Academic Co-operative Bachelor Degree program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - August/2013 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
First-Year Capacity: 30
Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year
program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students
on a Student Visa.
*Recreation/Athletics, Graduation/Alumni, Insurance, as well as program-related costs such as books and supplies are additional.
- Apply scientific and engineering information to creatively transform ideas and concepts into a product definition that will satisfy quality standards and customer requirements.
- Design, simulate, or model optimum manufacturing processes in order to realize products that conform to design specifications and functional requirements.
- Select, configure, and connect control devices and measurement mechanisms to monitor, control, and troubleshoot manufacturing processes.
- Collect, process, manage and manipulate data and information to achieve an efficient management of enterprise resources.
- Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and application of primary functions mandatory in the management of manufacturing enterprises, such as planning, organizing, staffing, directing, motivating, leading, monitoring, and controlling.
- Research and apply appropriate engineering principles to provide cost-effective solutions to problems caused by the impact of products, processes and services on the environment.
- Integrate engineering skills and knowledge with current business strategies to provide cost-effective and economically sound solutions to product realization problems.
- Adhere to professional, ethical, and legal codes of practice and comply with industrial, labour and environmental legislation.
- Apply concepts of human relations and organizational behaviour to establish and maintain effective working teams.
- Demonstrate leadership skills while working with diverse teams.
- Communicate effectively and persuasively through oral, graphic, and print media, and demonstrate level-appropriate critical and creative thinking skills, interpersonal and group dynamics skills and conflict resolution skills.
- Understand, value, and respect cultural diversity in global, societal, economical, and environmental context.
- Develop and activate plans for lifelong learning and professional development to maintain technological currency.
- To ensure successful completion of the program, it may be necessary to relocate or commute during co-op work terms
- To be eligible to participate in any co-op work term, students must maintain the required academic standards for their program (see Co-op program page on college website for details)
- The college cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Co-op Office
- Co-op & Career Services maintains comprehensive Co-op Policies & Procedures to which all co-op students must adhere (see Co-op program page on college website for details)
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
- A minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses including five (5) required university preparation (U) courses and one additional university (U) or university/college (M) course. The following Grade 12 U courses, or equivalent, are required: Grade 12 compulsory English (ENG4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U), and Grade 12 Math - Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus (MCB4U), plus one of the following: Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Geometry and Discrete Mathematics (MGA4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U).
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants with Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) and Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus (MCB4U) meet the math requirements.
- Applicants with an academic strength under 65% will not be considered.
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL 580 or 237 computer-based or 88 internet-based with TWE 4.5, IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0, CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60, or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. You will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Applicants presenting equivalent academic background will be considered on an individual basis.
- Academic strength is calculated by averaging all submitted Grade 12 marks (or equivalent) of the required subjects and one additional OAC, U or M course. If more than one additional course is submitted, the course with the highest mark will be used.
- Other factors as well as grades may be considered.
- Applicants must have basic computer literacy. Courses in Computer Programming, and Mechanical Drafting, are recommended but not mandatory.
For program information call the Information Centre for details at 519-748-5220 ext. 3656.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process please contact 519-748-5220, ext 2260, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the testing website.
Conestoga College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a five-year term starting December 11, 2007. An application for renewal of the consent has been submitted and the current consent remains in effect until a decision on the renewal application is made. Conestoga College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
Graduates will fill a variety of positions in the workplace. These include, but are not limited to, the engineering and managerial functions in product development, process automation, design analysis and advanced applications, advanced manufacturing processes, information technology applications, control systems and simulation, 3D graphics software development and applications, and quality assurance systems.
90% of 2010-2011 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $49,801.