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Applied Mechanical Design

Fanshawe College
1 year
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Blended learning
London (Ontario, Canada)
May 2021

Program description

Applied Mechanical Design

The Applied Mechanical Design graduate certificate is designed for students to build on the knowledge and skills gained from their previous engineering background.

This program will provide students with the skills required for the workplace in the mechanical engineering design and manufacturing sector.

Students will learn through classroom, labs and hands-on experiential learning. An applied capstone project will provide students with the opportunity to design, implement and manage real-world solutions using skills in industrial communications, supervision, project management and documentation.

Admission requirements

A Three-Year Advanced Diploma in a related field or a Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering from a recognized college or university both paired with two years of applied experience


  • An Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Fanshawe College in:
  • Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering OR
  • Applied Aerospace Manufacturing


Equivalent work experience in a related field.


An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College.


A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above


Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Industrial Communications
  • SPC, Metrology & GD&T
  • Mathematics
  • Design 1
  • Advanced Modeling

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Project Communications
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Design 2
  • Advanced Theory of Mechanical Design
  • Advanced Quality Systems
  • Capstone Project

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 2,973.22 CAD, and the total fees are 3,726.60 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,596.00 CAD, and the total fees are 9,005.36 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Credential - Ontario College Graduate Certificate

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

  1. Develop design solutions for mechanical problems utilizing complex engineering principles and practices.
  2. Analyze and synthesize technical data to develop graphics and related technical documents conforming to engineering standards.
  3. Select and manage appropriate hardware and software used in the creation of engineering designs.
  4. Develop engineering designs utilizing a combination of principles and knowledge of manufacturing processes and engineering methods.
  5. Determine reliability and quality control measures and procedures to evaluate and manage advanced manufacturing and mechanical design processes and systems.
  6. Incorporate sustainable, economic, ergonomic, safe and ethical approaches into design projects.
  7. Plan, implement and manage mechanical engineering design projects in response to stakeholder and industry needs and requirements.
  8. Design experiments that evaluate fit, form and function of critical components utilizing principles of statistical process control and finite element analysis.
  9. Communicate clearly and concisely in written, graphic and spoken form using appropriate vocabulary and formats for professional engineering projects.

Career opportunities

  • Mechanical engineering design
  • Product design
  • R & D and prototype development
  • Production and manufacturing engineering
  • Quality control
  • Technical sales

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

Contact info

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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