Seneca College

Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design)

Program Information

School:Seneca College
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Description:Upon graduation from this program, you will have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to use the latest computer software to assist in the manufacture of production tools. You’ll learn to develop basic press tooling and moulds, in accordance with production requirements. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience the practical production considerations of tool design as you gain experience in a fully equipped machining lab. After four semesters, you’ll be ready to accept exciting and rewarding entry–level positions with a wide variety of tooling manufacturers. After graduation, you can transfer directly into the third year of the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Industrial Design program.

Your studies will include both the theoretical and practical aspects of designing production tools. Areas of study include die design, jig and fixture design, mould design, metallurgy, mathematics, pneumatics and hydraulics, manufacturing processes, interpreting engineering drawings, and machine theory and practice. To maximize your practical introduction into the field of manufacturing, semesters one and two follow the required Ontario Government In–School Curriculum for the Tool and Die, Mould Maker and Machinist trades (Level 1/Common Core and Level 2).
URL:Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design) at Seneca College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,334
International: $12,803
Scholarships:1
Careers:1

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U) and Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U); OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading). * Seneca may also consider applicants with good grades in MAP4(C) or MCR3(U).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 50] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20) - TOEFL code 9212, OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (with no single test score below 5.5), OR CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 50.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    All applicants who are offered admission to programs in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology will have an English and Mathematics skills assessment. The assessments are used for academic placement in English and Mathematics courses that are appropriate to the student’s skill level. In the event a preparatory course is required before enrolling in the standard first semester English or Mathematics, students will automatically be timetabled into the appropriate preparatory course or will be counselled to enroll in the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals Certificate Program.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 18, 2015

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