Home Programs & Courses Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Open for Fall 2022

Open for Winter 2022

Waitlisted for Winter 2022 (International)

Length: 2 Years Credential: Diploma Delivery: Full Time Classroom

Apply now

Next information session

Oct
27
Wed
SAIT's Virtual Open House
Tickets
Oct 27 @ 9:00am | Online
Upcoming Information Sessions

This program will be delivered in a blended format (OA, OS, OR and OF/CLAS) for the Fall 2021 semester.
Some courses will be delivered online while others occur on-campus.
Learn more about our course delivery options

Overview

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is a practical, hands-on, full-time, two-year diploma program that lets you develop strong technical, analytical, and problem solving skills essential for a range of exciting careers in the challenging field of mechanical engineering.

During the common first year you will be exposed to a variety of topics including foundational math and physics, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and additional specialized courses to prepare you to enter into one of three specialized majors. Upon successful completion of the common first year, selection of your major will occur.

Although SAIT will attempt to help students complete the program major of their choice, grade point for specific courses will be used in the selection criteria for each major, in case of a seat shortage for specific majors.

The following majors are available for the Mechanical Engineering Technology program:

Design and Analysis 

  • Mechanical system design
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
Specialized skills include design, analysis and troubleshooting of various systems including mechanical, thermal and fluids.

Design and Development 

  • Model Making
  • Prototyping
  • Ergonomics
Specialized skills include product design and development, prototyping, ergonomics and industrial design.

Design and Automation 

  • Automation Systems Design
  • Control Systems (PLC)
  • Industrial robotics
Specialized skills include automated systems design and maintenance, manufacturing controls and robotics.

In all three available majors, a focus will be placed on professionalism, creativity, teamwork, effective communication and collaboration. Each student will also participate in a major capstone project that will address a real-world industry challenge.

Accreditation

All three majors are nationally accredited by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT). Graduates may apply for their Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) designation after two years of appropriate work experience.

While attending SAIT, Mechanical Engineering Technology students can become members of the following societies:

  • Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals (ASET).
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Credential

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in either:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Analysis
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Development
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Automation

Read more

icon-mail

Get important updates about our construction, manufacturing and transportation programs

Sign up

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, energy production, electronics, aerospace, plastics, wood products, warehousing, food processing and technical sales.

Potential positions include: 

  • mechanical engineering technologist 
  • project manager 
  • agricultural engineering technologist

Related careers include: 

  • aerospace engineer 
  • biomedical engineer 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $6,516
Year 2: $6,516

Year 1 (International): $18,700
Year 2 (International): $19,388

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Full costs

Tuition and financial aid

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

Admission Requirements

When can you apply?

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Applications for winter 2022 open March 31, 2021.
  • Applications for fall 2022 open Oct. 6, 2021.
Classes begin Year start date Year end date
Winter 2022* Jan. 10, 2022 Aug. 19, 2022
Fall 2022 Sept. 6, 2022 April 28, 2023

*Students will study for four consecutive semesters with a one or two-week break between semesters.

Admission Requirements

Admission and selection 

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Winter 2022 start: applications open March 31, 2021.
  • Fall 2022 start: applications are open Oct. 6, 2021.

Admission requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or at least 75% in Math 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in Physics 20 and Chemistry 20, or at least 60% in Science 30.

All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Direct Entry: four-step process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full. 

Step 4: Log in to mySAIT.ca to check your admission status and monitor changes to your application status

Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Courses

Program Outline

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

First Year

Semester 1 - Common

Course Code Course Name Credit
COMP-213 Computing for Engineering Technology 3.0
MATH-238 Math for Engineering and Technology I 3.0
MECH-200 Mechanical Engineering Technology Concepts 3.0
MECH-205 Electro-Mechanical Systems 3.0
STCS-255 Engineering Statics 1.5
THRM-200 Introduction to Thermodynamics 1.5
Semester 1 Total 15.0

Semester 2 - Common

Course Code Course Name Credit
DYNA-265 Dynamics 1.5
EMTL-250 Engineering Materials 3.0
ENGD-250 Technical Modeling 3.0
MATH-288 Math for Engineering and Technology II 3.0
MECH-202 Technology and Society 1.5
MNFG-290 Manufacturing Processes 3.0
Semester 2 Total 15.0
First year Total 30.0

Design and Analysis Major

Second Year

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
COMM-256 Professional Communications and Presentation Skills 3.0
EMTL-300 Mechanics of Materials 3.0
FLDS-350 Fluid Mechanics 1.5
MACH-380 Machine Dynamics 1.5
MNFG-310 Advanced Manufacturing 3.0
THRM-320 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 3.0
Semester 3 Total - Design and Analysis Major - Total 15.0

  Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credit
DSGN-303 Mechanical Systems Design 3.0
DSGN-380 Machine Design 3.0
ECON-209 Engineering Economics 1.5
FLDS-320 Fluid Power 1.5
PROJ-375 Capstone Project 3.0
STAT-245 Statistics for Engineering and Technology I 3.0
Semester 4 Total - Design and Analysis Major - Total 15.0
Second Year Total - Design and Analysis Major - Total 30.0
Program Total - Design and Analysis Major - Total 60.0

Design and Automation Major

Second Year

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
CNTR-300 Control Systems 3.0
COMM-256 Professional Communications and Presentation Skills 3.0
EMSI-310 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 1.5
EMSI-320 Robots and Robotics 1.5
EMTL-300 Mechanics of Materials 3.0
MNFG-310 Advanced Manufacturing 3.0
Semester 3 Total - Design and Automation Major 15.0

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credit
DSGN-380 Machine Design 3.0
ECON-209 Engineering Economics 1.5
EMSI-360 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
FLDS-320 Fluid Power 1.5
PROJ-375 Capstone Project 3.0
STAT-245 Statistics for Engineering and Technology I 3.0
Semester 4 Total - Design and Automation Major 15.0
Second Year Total - Design and Automation Major 30.0
Program - Design and Automation Major - Total 60.0

Design and Development Major

Second Year

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
COMM-256 Professional Communications and Presentation Skills 3.0
EMTL-300 Mechanics of Materials 3.0
MNFG-310 Advanced Manufacturing 3.0
PRDT-300 Product Development 3.0
PRDT-305 Model Making and Prototyping 1.5
PRDT-310 Applied Product Development 1.5
Semester 3 Total - Design and Development Major 15.0

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credit
DSGN-380 Machine Design 3.0
ECON-209 Engineering Economics 1.5
FLDS-320 Fluid Power 1.5
PRDT-320 Product Analysis 3.0
PROJ-375 Capstone Project 3.0
STAT-245 Statistics for Engineering and Technology I 3.0
Semester 4 Total- Design and Development Major 15.0
Second Year Total - Design and Development Major 30.0
Program Total - Design and Development Major 60.0

Progression

The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Transfer Options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Athabasca University
  • Camosun College
  • Lakehead University
  • Montana Tech
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Wyoming
  • (via Camson bridge program)

To learn more, visit  Transfer Options.

Costs

2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $5,183 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $6,516
2 $5,183 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $6,516

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $17,367 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $18,700
2 $18,055 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $19,388

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame. 

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $252
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,500 per year.
  • For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the MET standard hardware and software requirements, see our please refer to the Workstation hardware and software section on the computers and laptops page.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Fall 2021

Orientation

Your program orientation will take place Aug. 31 online and Sept. 1 on campus (optional). Check your schedule in mySAIT for the time and location details.

Learn more about your orientation.

How to register for classes

You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with custom hardware and software requirements. More details on additional technology requirements can be found on our computers and laptops page

The preferred hardware requirements for this program are as follows:

Standards
Processor i7 (gen 7 or newer) or AMD Ryzen 7
RAM (memory) 16 GB RAM or greater
Hard drive storage 1TB or greater
Video card Nvidia Quadro or Radeon Pro
Operating system Windows 10 PC (build 1906 or higher)
Software SolidWorks

You will be using some industry-standard software during your Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) course and, although the minimum specification will work, we recommend the best computer that you can afford.

Required equipment/tools

Your tools will be provided. 

Required personal protective equipment (PPE)

Safety glasses are required on the first day of class.

Preparation courses

To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in two short courses to prepare you for the academic year:

PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities

This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.

PREP 100: The SAIT Experience

Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.

Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace D2Lbefore the first day of classes.

Required textbooks

Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

Phone:  403.284.8641
Email: ma.info@sait.ca

Academic Chair

Olga Malikova, Academic Chair
Email: olga.malikova@sait.ca

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Manufacturing and Automation
403.284.8641
ma.info@sait.ca

Meet some of the instructors

Instructor

More programs you might like

  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Open for Winter 2022
  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Certificate
  • Open for Winter 2022
  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Diploma
  • Waitlisted for Winter 2022
  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Diploma
  • Open for Winter 2022
Browse more manufacturing programs
mail envelope

Your journey starts here

Sign up to get important updates on:

  • Construction, transportation and manufacturing programs
  • Application information
  • Relevant news and events

Get important updates about our construction, transportation and manufacturing programs or want to learn more about this program?

Enter Your Search Term Here
Start typing to search SAIT.ca
 
REFINE RESULTS
Refine Results
 
 


Search results

Sait.ca Website Feedback


Hello, we'd love to hear your feedback about our website...

Would you like a response?*

Please answer the math question below.