Mechanical Engineering Technology

Diploma

Program Overview

Mechanical engineering technologists help ensure the machines and systems our society depends on work the way they’re supposed to. You need an aptitude for all things mechanical, but you also need good problem-solving and analytical skills, because your job will involve troubleshooting problems; finding better, more efficient ways to do things; and ensuring vital systems stay up and running.

The job market is strong; the opportunities are diverse. You could work in mechanical design for a consulting engineering firm, as an engineering assistant at a manufacturing plant, as a systems inspector for a regulatory agency or as a technical sales representative for an equipment distributor.

Mechanical Engineering Technology is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus. The program focuses on mechanical design and drafting, industrial and HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems and process instrumentation. You’ll learn how to apply scientific principles to solve basic engineering problems involving:

  • air conditioning
  • computer applications
  • engineering design
  • fluids and materials
  • industrial instrumentation
  • power and thermodynamics
  • process control
  • project management

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s hands-on approach to learning means you’ll learn by doing. You’ll design a complete air conditioning system, use cutting edge software to design a machine, conduct an applied research project, troubleshoot solutions on a technical project and more.

Diploma to Degree

Use your diploma to ladder into bachelor of engineering or technology degree programs at Lakehead University in Ontario or Memorial University in Newfoundland or Queen’s University in Ontario.

 

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates are working in many different industries—manufacturing, mining, transportation, the oil patch and more. There are entry-level jobs in mechanical design and drafting, product testing, process instrumentation, systems inspection, technical sales and support. Potential employers include consulting engineering firms, mining and manufacturing companies, equipment distributors, utilities, municipalities and government agencies.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Mechanical Engineering TechnologistMechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2232)$37,500 - $80,000
Design and Drafting TechnologistDrafting Technologists and Technicians (2253)$43,300 - $97,800
Commercial / Industrial HVAC-R SalespersonTechnical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade (6221)$31,200 - $104,000

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): August

Length:

78 weeks


Year 1 - 40 weeks; Year 2 - 38 weeks

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Locations

  • Saskatoon

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% in Pre-Calculus 30*, and in Physics 30
  • Effective for Fall 2021: Grade 12 with a minimum of 65% in Pre-Calculus 30*, and 70% in Physics 30
  • English Language Requirement

 

*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted: 

  • Minimum of 60% in Math B30 and C30
  • Effective for Fall 2021: Minimum of 65% in Math B30 and C30

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 245 Advanced Algebra and Functions
  • 261 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • 250 Reading
  • 245 Writing

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2020/21 Academic Year

Year 1 - $8,200
Year 2 - $9,170

International Students

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Year 1 - Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CAD 101
CAD Drafting
3
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You will focus on the concepts of computer-assisted drafting (CAD). Extensive hands-on training and lecture sessions will provide the knowledge you need to produce industrial standard CAD drawings, use 2D drafting and draw from 3D models. You will follow standard conventions while improving your skill and efficiency in using a CAD system.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): CAD 181
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
COMP 113
Spreadsheets for Engineering Technology
3
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You will gain an intermediate knowledge of electronic spreadsheets. You will determine when to use a spreadsheet and when to use a database.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
DRFT 114
Drafting Principles
4
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You will study the basic theory and skills needed to generate graphic representation of an idea, concept or entity. You will use basic descriptive geometry and its applications, and develop orthographic drawings, dimensioning, pictorial drafting, auxiliary views and sectional views.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Corequisites(s): MECH 100
Equivalent Course(s): DRFT 174
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
ENGM 191
Applied Mechanics: Statics
4
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You will study how to use basic algebra and trigonometry to determine the forces in stationary machine and equipment members. The course content includes force systems, center of gravity, static friction and moment of inertia, and the application of these principles to engineering problems.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): ENGM 190, ENGM 191CE, MECA 120
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
FMEC 100
Fluid Mechanical Concepts 1
4
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You will study typical primary / simplified thermalfluid systems and associated mechanical / electrical components / devices. This course will provide you with the foundational concepts necessary for describing common fluid (media) properties, pressure, energy, as well as device efficiency / performance and economics. You will assess the implications of energy transfer or specific system configuration / design as seen through developed pressure, force, temperature changes, or stability. You will also examine the principal modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation).
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Corequisites(s): MAT 110, MECH 100
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
MAT 110
Mathematics for Engineering Technologies
4
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You will gain foundational knowledge of mathematical topics applicable to engineering technologies. You will study formula manipulations, factoring of algebraic expressions, geometry and trigonometry, exponents and logarithms, and functions and their graphs. This course is intended to build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to prepare you for studies in calculus.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 101, MAT 110CE, MATH 182, MATH 193
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MECH 100
Mechanical Engineering Concepts and Applications
2
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You will examine primary mechanical, electrical, fluid, thermal, etc. components and devices (simple systems) and associated methods to characterize / measure system aspects. The course content is designed to create / improve recognition and practical competency of the types of activities and functions typical to an engineering technologist. You will complete a unique single Problem Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) exercise within a defined timeframe.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical
SEM 101
Technology Seminars
1
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Your orientation will include discussions regarding the role of technicians/technologists in the workplace and society. You will study time management skills, diversity in the workplace, principles of sustainability and safety requirements.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): ENGM 181, ETHC 183, ORTN 120, SEM 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Year 1 - Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ELEC 279
Basic Electricity
4
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You will be introduced to the fundamentals of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) measurement and circuitry (including Ohm’s Law, power and series and parallel circuits). A laboratory program is an integral part of this course.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ELTR 182
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
ENGM 101
Strength of Materials
4
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You will study the relationship between the external applied loads and the induced internal stresses in various structural members. You will also learn design and analysis techniques of axially loaded members, and beams. You will learn design and analysis techniques for torsionally loaded members, columns and pressure vessels. You will consider the impact of multiple loading situations on the stress of structural members.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGM 191
Corequisites(s): ENGM 180
Equivalent Course(s): ENG 192, ENGM 289
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
ENGM 180
Materials of Engineering
4
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You will develop a practical understanding of the fundamental structure, properties, and supplied forms of common engineering materials. The course content will assist you in the evaluation and selection of materials suitable for given design requirements. You will focus on iron and iron alloys (steels), complimented with examination of other metals / alloys (aluminum, copper, etc.), ceramics, polymers, composite and hybrid materials. You will also include areas and applications such as material corrosion, as well as non-destructive examination and material testing.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGM 191
Corequisites(s): ENGM 101
Equivalent Course(s): ENG 191, ENGM 288
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
FMEC 101
Fluid Mechanical Concepts 2
4
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You will focus on liquid and compressed gas transport and power systems. You will examine the operational characteristics, performance, and economics of compressors and gas turbine engines. You will also develop competency in analyzing piping systems, as well as classification and evaluation of associated components and equipment (e.g. pipes, fittings, pumps); this will include relevant industry design codes and standards.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 110, FMEC 100
Corequisites(s): MAT 111
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
MAT 111
Calculus for Engineering Technologies
4
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You will gain knowledge of calculus topics applicable to engineering technologies. You will study derivatives, integrals and differential equations, and their applications. This course is intended to further build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to demonstrate the importance of calculus in engineering practices.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 110
Equivalent Course(s): CALC 181, CALC 190, MAT 111CE, MAT 246
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
PROJ 116
Project Teamwork
1
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You will study various aspects of the work environment essential to effective teamwork. You will participate in effective meetings, understanding the various stages of team operation through a project, and effective communication with internal and external partners within the team environment.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning
SEM 107
Engineering Seminars 1
1
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You will investigate advanced features of computer-assisted drafting (CAD) software used in the program and in local industry. The course content includes presentations from local users with product expertise. You will receive an introduction to incremental upgrades to software. You will explore other relevant software that is not directly taught or used in other courses but may prove valuable when you are employed.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Prerequisites(s): COMP 113, MAT 110
Corequisites(s): MAT 111
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
TCOM 102
Workplace Communication
3
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You will examine the employability skills required in the workplace. You will discuss the communication process, and practice effective interpersonal communication techniques and conflict resolution. You will use workplace writing and job search skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): COM 160, COMM 191, JOBS 190, JOBS 288, JOBS 290, TCOM 102CE, TCOM 120, TCOM 140, TMGT 180
Potential Learning Method(s): Learn Linc, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Year 1 - Semester 3

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CAD 102
Building Mechanical Modelling
2
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You will include the basics of designing, modelling and documenting in a mechanical building modelling environment - Mechanical Electrical Plumbing (MEP). You will create a building model and supporting documentation with the fully parametric building modeler.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical
CAD 103
CAD Modelling 1
2
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You will focus on the basics of three dimensional computer-assisted drafting (CAD) modelling, using techniques to create a single manufactured part. As well, you will develop an understanding of additive manufacturing, and 3D print a part you have designed.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): CAD 101
Equivalent Course(s): CAD 281
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
CLTR 200
Culture and Diversity
2
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Your studies will focus on the many dimensions of culture and approaches to promoting inclusion and innovation. You will explore culture in Canadian society as it pertains to Indigenous and immigrant populations. You will also examine the correlation between culture and diversity.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
DRFT 176
Piping Analysis and Modelling
2
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You will produce a proposal for an industrial piping system. You will analyze the system using pipe analysis tools and then design the system using a 3D piping software program. You will use the program to produce piping and instrumentation drawings, orthographic piping drawings and isometric piping drawings. This course provides a capstone to the thermal-fluid class stream.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): FMEC 101, CAD 101, DRFT 114
Equivalent Course(s): DRFT 182
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
MACH 191
Machine Shop Technology
2
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You will gain an understanding of machine shop principles and practices. This course will serve as a foundation for further studies in manufacturing. In addition to lectures and demonstrations, you will receive extensive hands-on experience.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): MACH 120
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
SHOP 186
Mechanical Components and Systems Lab
2
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You will focus on the application and operation of the components and systems rather than their use in the design process. You will work with and disassemble or assemble some of the components (others will be demonstrated for you). Some of the items you will investigate include bearings, shafts, chain belt and gear drives, hydraulic pumps, motors and cylinders, pneumatic systems, conveyors, and pneumatic and hydraulic flow and pressure control valves.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
WELD 387
Welding for Technologists
2
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You will observe and perform welding, thermal cutting and metal forming operations. You will develop an understanding of processes rather than skill. Supervised hands-on training will help you develop an understanding of Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxy-Fuel Welding and Submerged Arc Welding. Your metal cutting activities will include Oxy-fuel Cutting and Plasma Arc Cutting. You will perform metal forming activities on a plate roll, press brake and structural roll.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): WELD 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning

Year 2 - Semester 4

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CAD 201
Advanced Drafting/CAD Modelling 2
4
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You will include techniques to model three dimensional objects. As well, you will create assembly models, and then learn the various ways to document assembly/disassembly procedures and assembly analysis techniques. You will also build sheet metal parts and create folded and flat pattern drawings.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CAD 103, DRFT 114
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical
ENGM 193
Applied Mechanics - Dynamics
4
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You will focus on kinematics and kinetics. In kinematics, you will analyze the geometry of rectilinear, circular and general plane motions. In kinetics, you will analyze the forces and movements associated with motion using Newton’s laws, the work-energy-power method, and the impulse-momentum method. You will learn how to solve engineering problems involving motion only and the forces causing that motion. You will analyze machine element linkages and vibrations using manual methods and computer software.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGM 191
Equivalent Course(s): ENGM 290
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
ENGM 280
Mechanical Design 1
4
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You will examine the techniques used in the design, analysis and selection of various machine components. Topics include fatigue loading in addition to the design and selection of belt drives, chain drives, wire rope and bolted connections.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGM 180, WELD 387, MACH 191, SHOP 186, ENGM 101
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
FMEC 202
Fluid Mechanical Concepts 3
4
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You will investigate steam-based systems for process heating, as well as primary power (electrical) generation. You will examine typical refrigeration cycles, media, and equipment. You will also investigate and apply the principal modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation) to determine thermal resistances and related energy losses / gains. You will examine methods to limit or enhance heat transfer, as well as evaluate heat exchanger operation and performance.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): FMEC 101, ELEC 279, MAT 111
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
HYDR 283
Fluid Power
4
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You will be introduced to hydraulic and pneumatic components, circuits and standard symbols. The course will include design problems involving sizing and selecting hydraulic components for typical applications. Your lab work will provide you with hands-on exposure to hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinders and various types of control valves.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): FMEC 101
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
MANU 200
Fabrication
4
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You will develop an understanding of manufacturing systems, as well as competency in the selection and application of suitable fabrication and manufacturing processes. You will focus will be on metal bulk material (cold) deformation / removal, cutting, welding, and heat treatment. You will also examine process economics, quality assurance principles, and characterize quality problems with statistical analysis. You will reference governing industry best practices and technical standards will be referenced throughout.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGM 180, ENGM 101, MACH 191, SHOP 186, WELD 387
Equivalent Course(s): MANU 288
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
SEM 207
Engineering Seminars 2
1
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You will investigate engineering software used in local industry. The course content includes presentations from local users with product expertise. You will receive an introduction to incremental upgrades to software. You will explore other relevant software that is not directly taught or used in other courses but may prove valuable when you are employed.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab

Year 2 - Semester 5

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CNTR 203
Process and Automation Controls
4
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You will be introduced to all aspects of industrial process control (control variables and terminology, process characteristics, final control elements, process characteristics, controllers and control schemes). You will tune and configure (proportional–integral–derivative) PID controllers for a variety of process applications. Programmable logic controllers will be introduced and culminate in a final project. Laboratory and simulation exercises will supplement your study of process characteristics, final control elements and PID controllers.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ELEC 279, ENGM 193, COMP 113, INST 206(concurrent)
Equivalent Course(s): INST 288
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
ENGM 200
Finite Element Modelling
2
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You will gain experience using finite element modelling (FEM) software by applying several programs to the solution of typical analysis problems. You will develop an appreciation of the power and limitations of FEM by comparing computer-produced results with experimentally derived data and alternative classical methods of stress analysis.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGM 101, CAD 201, FMEC 202
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
ENGM 201
Mechanical Design 2
3
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You will examine the techniques used in design, analysis and selection of various machine components. Components you will study include shafts, belt and chain drive components, bearings, motors, couplings, gears, clutches and brakes.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGM 193, ENGM 280, MANU 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
FMEC 203
Fluid Mechanical Concepts 4
3
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You will examine hydropower, wind, solar, and fuel cell systems. The production and relevant combustion/conversion processes for fuels (fossil/hydrocarbon, bio-sourced, hydrogen, nuclear) will be investigated. You will also consider methods of energy storage to manage energy use/production. Throughout, you will identify and utilize design principles, industrial standards, analytical software, and governing agencies related to the environmental and economic impact of energy use choices.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): FMEC 202
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
HVAC 200
HVAC Fundamentals
3
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You will study what is required to maintain human comfort in buildings. Using a step-by-step approach, you will design a complete year-round heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a building while considering available energy conservation techniques.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): FMEC 202
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
INST 206
Sensors and Networks
4
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You will be introduced to process instrumentation including process signals and conditioning, measurement characteristics, measurement devices and smart sensors. Laboratory exercises will supplement your study of pneumatic, electronic, digital and microprocessor based measurement devices, signal transmitters and converters.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ELEC 279
Corequisites(s): CNTR 203
Equivalent Course(s): INST 288
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical
PROJ 216
Project Management and Contracts
2
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You will be introduced to project management. You will examine the basic theory of project planning and control, from project initiation to project close out. You will apply research techniques and various tools to practice project management theory in a variety of projects. You will practice skills using project management software. You will be provided with an overview of business organizations in Canada. You will learn how Canadian law affects your work and liabilities as a technologist. You will study the types of documents associated with engineering contracts.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s): PROJ 217
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
PROJ 217
Engineering Research and Technical Proposal
3
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You will develop a technical proposal and apply advanced research skills to a technical problem. You will use the technical problem-solving process in an applied research project and present your research findings in a written report and an oral presentation.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Corequisites(s): CNTR 203, ENGM 200, ENGM 201, FMEC 203, HVAC 200, INST 206, PROJ 216, SEM 208
Equivalent Course(s): PROJ 288
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
SEM 208
Engineering Seminars 3
1
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You will engage with local industry and visit various manufacturing or industrial facilities. The course will include inviting local experts to present and share their expertise.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab

Year 2 - Semester 6

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ENGM 281
Mechanical Design Project
3
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You will design a machine that is made up of several components you've previously learned to design along with other more specialized components. You will use specialized software programs as an aid in the design project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGM 201
Corequisites(s): ENGM 280
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
HVAC 201
HVAC Systems
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You will study the concepts of building information modelling and apply tools to create a model of a building’s mechanical systems. This model will be used to determine heating and cooling loads, which will inform mechanical system design. Specific mechanical system components will be selected from manufacturer’s catalogues.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): HVAC 200, CAD 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
PROJ 288
Capstone Project
4
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You will focus on the application of basic knowledge in the design of "real life" engineering problems from local industries. Based on your knowledge of several previous and concurrent courses, you will learn how to select and define a technical project, find design solutions for the problem and then prepare and present your technical solutions to the industrial client.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): PROJ 217, ENGM 281(concurrent), HVAC 201(concurrent)
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online

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Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma may be eligible for 30 cu in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Manufacturing degree program, or 36 cu in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Petroleum degree programs 
Graduates of this program may obtain advanced standing toward a degree in engineering.
Graduates of this program may be eligible for block transfer into Bachelor of Technology Degree with 39 credit hours (13 courses) to be completed, including a technical project and report
Graduates of this program with a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (75%) may qualify for admission to Queen's University's BTech (Mining) Degree Program. Block transfer of 72 units less the required Customized Bridge Course units will be granted upon admission. Students must pass each prescribed bridge course with a minimum C- in order to progress to Year 3 of the BTech (Mining) Program.

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