Jul 25, 2018
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Calgary AB, T2M 0L4
Build a career as a mechanical engineering technologist — major in Design and Development, Design and Automation or Design and Analysis.
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 Polytechnic 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
Design and Development
Design and Automation
Common to all: 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.
The specific areas of study for the three majors will be:
Design and Analysis Major:
Mechanical system design
Design and Development Major:
Design and Automation Major:
Automation Systems Design
Control Systems (PLC)
Graduates will have obtained the designation of Mechanical Engineering Technologists, with a specialization in either Design and Analysis, Design and Development or Design and Automation.
As a Mechanical Engineering Technologist, you may find employment in the areas of research and development, mechanical equipment design, testing, quality control or project management. Mechanical Engineering Technologists are needed in a wide range of professional and technical industry sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, energy production, electronics, aerospace, plastics, wood products, warehousing, food processing and technical sales.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will have gained specialized skills in the area of your major:
Design and Analysis major – design, analysis and troubleshooting of various systems including mechanical, thermal and fluids.
Design and Development major – product design and development, prototyping, ergonomics and industrial design.
Design and Automation major – automated systems design and maintenance, manufacturing controls, and robotics.
Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program have a 84% employment rate.
Students with higher secondary or post-secondary marks usually experience greater success in SAIT programs.
Credentials and accreditation
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
All three majors are nationally accredited by the Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). 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).
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:
Thompson Rivers University
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Victoria
University of Wyoming