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Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma


2 years at RDC

Main Campus
The Program

Note:  This program is under review and has been suspended for the 2021/22 Academic year. Applications are not being accepted at this time.


The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) diploma program is designed to prepare students for high-demand careers in the rapidly growing manufacturing, petroleum, and infrastructure design industries in Central Alberta. Students will use both hands-on and theoretical approaches to learn mechanical engineering fundamentals including mathematics, solid mechanics, thermal-fluid sciences, and kinematics, blended with industry-focused topics such as automation, control, lean and computer integrated manufacturing, and reliability. Based on National Technology Benchmarks for Mechanical Engineering Technology, this program, coupled with industry experience, will lead to the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and Professional Technologist (PTech) designations.
Graduates will develop knowledge and skills enabling the learner to:

  • Employ relevant industry health and safety standards, codes, policies and procedures in accordance with current legislation, regulations and organizational policy.
  • Prepare, analyze, evaluate and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents.
  • Analyze and specify the requirements for product and manufacturing operations to optimize manufacturability.
  • Apply and demonstrate knowledge of material and engineering principles to manufacturing operations and processes to produce components according to required specifications.
  • Analyze and solve complex technical problems by applying principles of advanced mathematics and science.
  • Design, analyze, specify, interface, program, and maintain computer integrated manufacturing systems.
  • Apply the principles and practices of project management.
  • Research, analyze, prepare, author, and communicate in written, verbal, nonverbal, and presentation formats, technical documentation appropriate for a variety of audiences.
  • Identify, develop, and demonstrate strategies for maintaining continuing competency and practice standards associated with global industry trends and practices.
  • Design, specify, and analyze mechanical components and equipment by applying the fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
  • Design, specify, deploy, and maintain mechanical systems; and apply principles of facilities management.

More Program Information

Program Content

Year 1

  • MET 103 Technology Physics
  • GET 106 Engineering CAD
  • GET 129 Technology Mathematics I
  • GET 130 Technology Mathematics II
  • GET 116 Professional Communications
  • MET 102 Fabrication
  • MET 120 Statics
  • MET 125 Materials Science
  • MET 130 Fluid Mechanics
  • MET 155 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • MET 140 3D CAD
  • MET 150 Manufacturing


Year 2

  • GET 206 Computer Programming
  • GET 208 Project Management
  • MET 205 Dynamics
  • MET 220 Strength of Materials
  • MET 230 Robotics
  • MET 260 Manufacturing Automation
  • MET 265 Hydraulics and Pnuematics
  • MET 240 CNC Manufacturing
  • GET 204 Professional Practice
  • MET 224 Reliability and Failure Analysis
  • MET 208 Mechanical Design
  • MET 235 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • MET 210 Building Systems 
  • MET 258 Capstone Project