Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Algonquin College
2 years
Diploma / certificate
Algonquin College

About this program

Manufacturing Engineering Technician

The two-year Manufacturing Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for technical positions in the manufacturing industry. Gain a broad overview of manufacturing and industrial engineering principles, with a focus on product manufacturing, and learn from professionals with strong industrial backgrounds.

As a student in this program, you experience a combination of classroom, lab and machine shop environments and cultivate ideas from conception to production within various streams. These include, but are not limited to:

  • solid modelling
  • computer numerical control programming
  • process engineering
  • fabrication
  • project management
  • quality control

Learn how to use tools specific to the industry, such as software and machinery, Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing, and CNC machinery. In your final term, undertake projects with external or internal industry partners where you analyze, plan and execute deliverables.

Admission requirements

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Have knowledge of the career opportunities and study expectations of the program.
  • Possess strong numeracy skills.
  • Are interested in mechanical functions and manufacturing.
  • Have solid conceptualization skills.
  • Enjoy using problem-solving skills to find solutions.
  • Are detailed-oriented and mechanically inclined.
  • Have an aptitude for programming.
  • Have an interest in working in machine shops and similar industrial environments.

College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).
  • Mathematics, Grade 12 (MCT4C or equivalent).
  • At least two science courses from Grade 11 and/or Grade 12.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.
  • Proficiency, Internet browsing and searching, and proficiency with an office software suite (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) prior to the start of the program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD/D)
  • DC and AC Electronics
  • Communications I
  • Strategies for Learning
  • Math for Engineering Technicians
  • Manufacturing and Metrology

Level: 02

  • Additive Manufacture and 3D Printing
  • Introduction to Quality Assurance
  • Statics and Mechanics of Materials
  • Machine Shop I
  • Industrial Pneumatics
  • Introduction to Fuel Gas and Electrical Welding

Level: 03

  • CAD Applications and GDT
  • CNC Machining I
  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing I
  • Basic Electronic Assembly
  • Materials Science
  • Manufacturing Application Theory
  • Machine Shop II

Level: 04

  • CNC Machining II
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing II
  • Tool Design
  • Programmable Logic Controllers I
  • Technical Communication for Technicians
  • Becoming an Entrepreneur: Is It for Me?

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


Credential: Ontario College Diploma

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Analyze and solve routine technical problems related to manufacturing environments, through the application of engineering principles.
  • Conduct routine analysis of components, processes, and systems through the application of engineering principles and practices.
  • Interpret and prepare graphics and other technical documents to appropriate engineering standards.
  • Use computer hardware and software to support the engineering environment.
  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing materials, operations, and processes to support the production of components.
  • Apply knowledge of machinery, tools and other equipment to manufacture and assemble components.
  • Conduct quality control and quality assurance procedures as required.
  • Recognize the environmental, economic, legal, safety, and ethical implications of manufacturing projects.
  • Use and maintain documentation, inventory, and records systems.
  • Contribute to the implementation of a manufacturing project.
  • Develop strategies and plans to improve job performance and work relationships.
  • Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment in positions such as CNC operators and CNC programmers, production schedulers, machinists, quality control inspectors, CAD drafters and designers and process engineers, ranging from small manufacturing firms to large multi-national manufacturing corporations.

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K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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