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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Open for Fall 2022

Length: 3 Years Credential: Diploma Delivery: Full Time Blended

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This program will be delivered in a blended format (OA, OS, OR and OF/CLAS) for the Winter 2022 semester.
Some courses will be delivered online while others occur on-campus.
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Build a career as a mechanical engineering technologist with a focus on design and analysis. Combine engineering fundamentals and analytical skills with hands-on learning using high-tech equipment in this blended program offered on campus and online during the evenings and weekends.

This practical diploma program will give you strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills in mechanical engineering. Learn the design process of mechanical systems that require analytical skills and troubleshooting to verify a design concept and its functionality.

You will be exposed to a variety of topics including math and physics, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and additional specialized courses to prepare you for the Design and Analysis major.

This program is now being offered during evenings and weekends, in the classroom and online, to allow the flexibility to work while studying.

Areas of study:

  • vibration analysis
  • thermodynamics
  • fluid mechanics
  • mechanical systems design


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Analysis.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing oil and gas, energy, 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: $5,934
Year 2: $5,934

Year 1 (International): $18,508 
Year 2 (International): $18,508

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

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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 fall 2022 open Oct. 6, 2021.
Classes begin Year start date Year end date
Fall 2022 Sept. 6, 2022 April 28, 2023

How to apply

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Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

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

  • 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.


Program outline

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name Credit
MATH-238 Math for Engineering and Technology I 3.0
MECH-200 Mechanical Engineering Technology Concepts 3.0
Technology and Society 1.5
COMP-213 Computing for Engineering Technology 3.0

 *MECH-202 - every second Saturday, six hours each.

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name Credit
MATH-288 Math for Engineering and Technology II 3.0
STCS-255  Engineering Statics   1.5
THRM-200 Introduction to Thermodynamics 1.5
*MECH-205 Electro-Mechanical Systems 3.0

*MECH 205 Labs - every second Saturday, six hours each

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
*DYNA-265 Dynamics 1.5
STAT-245 Statistics for Engineering and Technology I 3.0
*EMTL-250 Engineering Materials 3.0
ENGD-250 Technical Modeling 3.0

*DYNA-265 (4 hrs.) and EMTL-250 Labs (2 hrs.) - four Saturdays per semester, six hours each. 

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credit
THRM-320 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 3.0
EMTL-300 Mechanics of Materials 3.0
*MNFG-290 Manufacturing Processes
FLDS-350 Fluid Mechanics 1.5

 *MNFG-290 Machining Lab - every Saturday, four hours each.

Semester 5

Course Code Course Name Credit
FLDS-320 Fluid Power 1.5
DSGN-303 Mechanical Systems Design 3.0
COMM-256 Professional Communications and Presentation Skills 3.0
ECON-209 Engineering Economics 1.5

Semester 6

Course Code Course Name Credit
MACH-380 Machine Dynamics 1.5
*PROJ-375 Capstone Project 3.0
DSGN-380 Machine Design 3.0
MNFG-310 Advanced Manufacturing 3.0

 *PROJ-375 Lab - every Saturday, four hours each.


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 in, within or on from SAIT is available. Visit transfer options to learn more.


Costs for the 3-year blended delivery is equivalent to costs for the 2-year full-time delivery. Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change and will be assessed based on individual course load.

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. 


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, 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


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 an adjustable 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 a custom hardware and software requirement. Learn more about additional technology requirements on our computers and laptops page

The preferred hardware requirements for this program are as follows:

Processor Intel i7 (gen 7 or newer or AMD Ryzen 7 
RAM (memory) 16 GB RAM or greater
Hard drive storage 1 TB or greater
Video card Nvidia Quadro or AMD 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

The required 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.

Part-time students may register by emailing academic.coaching@sait.ca.

MATH 123: Math Refresher

Give your math skills a boost, refresh some of the basics and get ready for calculus with a review of algebra, geometry, functions and graphs, trigonometry, exponents, systems of equations and more. MATH 123 is specifically designed to help students in the following programs prepare for MATH 238: Chemical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Design and Drafting, Geomatics Engineering Technology, Instrument Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Petroleum Engineering Technology.

Register before Monday, Jan. 10,2022 by completing the form. The course is self-paced and will be accessible through Brightspace (D2L) from Jan. 17 – Mar. 31, 2022.

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.


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

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