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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Limited seats for Fall 2024

Turn promising ideas into revolutionary products, guiding every step from design and fabrication to prototyping and refinement.

Develop the theoretical and practical skills needed to design and produce high-quality manufactured goods in a variety of industries.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program combines foundational knowledge with experiential projects and labs to prepare you for a career designing and producing high-quality manufactured goods. The skills and techniques you learn as a student can be applied immediately upon graduation and transferred across industries and organizations.

As a co-op program, Mechanical Engineering Technology alternates between academic study and co-op employment terms, allowing you to build vital on-the-job experience and earn money while learning.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    28 months
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $17,000 – $18,800
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

As part of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program, you will dedicate one-third of your class time to experiential labs and practical projects. This allows you to apply fundamental skills and theoretical knowledge and develop on-the-job training and work experience.


Build foundational knowledge and develop fundamental engineering skills in mathematics, physics and drawing.


Discover technical applications of foundational engineering concepts, including fluid mechanics and inspection, and explore an introduction to manufacturing.


Apply your learning, gain real work experience and build industry connections through a co-op work placement.


Explore fabrication and learn to design for manufacturing while advancing your knowledge and studying fluid power, programmable logic controllers and force.


Study machine design, material strength, thermodynamics and air conditioning while developing project management skills.


Complete a second co-op term, preparing your skills, knowledge and industry connections for graduation.


Challenge yourself with a final capstone project that integrates all your previous learning while pursuing specialized elective courses.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Engineering designer
  • Manufacturing pngineering planner
  • Quality engineering technologist
  • Tool designer
  • Industrial engineering specialist
  • Research technologist
  • Design technologist
  • Product designer
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance representative
  • Applications engineering specialist
  • Field test technician
  • Lab technologist
  • Technical sales


What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Student using a 3D computer aided drafting software in a computer lab.
Study finite element analysis using cutting-edge technology.
Three students working on electromechanical components in a mechatronics lab.
Learn to integrate electrical and mechanical components seamlessly in mechatronic projects.
Two students working on a robotic arm in a mechatronics lab.
Showcase your expertise through a final technical project, such as designing and constructing a robotic arm.
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In our electronics lab, you’ll learn from passionate instructors using industry-standard technology.
Three students using a coordinate measuring machine in a shop environment.
Inspect parts for quality using industry-standard equipment like our coordinate measuring machine.
Students and instructor working together in a shop environment.
Collaborate with other students and instructors in hands-on labs to refine your skills and expand your knowledge.
Student assembling an Sterling engine in a shop environment.
Manufacture and assemble your own functional Stirling engine from scratch.
Student and instructor looking at 3D design software in front of a CNC machine.
Master the art of designing, programming, and machining parts on our advanced CNC mill.
Student wearing personal protection equipment while manipulating engine components in a shop environment.
Discover protective coatings through techniques like sulphuric acid anodizing for engine components.
Student using a 3D scanner on a motorcycle in a shop environment.
Learn the art of reverse-engineering by employing 3D scanning methods to analyze components.

Graduate Success

This program prepares graduates for a successful career designing and producing high-quality manufactured goods. Students study design, manufacturing methods, quality assurance, equipment selection, computer-aided engineering, building systems design and control, mechanical analysis, computer applications, communication and project management.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

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Employers often contact RRC Polytech to recruit grads and co-op students for short and long-term projects. Mechanical Engineering Technology grads often get jobs right out of school thanks to the skills and industry connections they develop in the program.


RRC Polytech programs combine deep theoretical study with practical training and vital work experience to ensure you graduate confident and ready for your career. As you build your skills, various student resources are here to support your growth, from your first class to your first job.

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Showcase your work and connect with peers, industry contacts and employer at RRC Polytech events and through applied research opportunities. Our instructors have extensive experience working in their field, giving you access to valuable insight while ensuring your education is relevant and ahead of industry standards.

Glen Beamish

“Different roles, co-op opportunities, employers — getting that engineering-based experience was vital when I was a student. The co-ops and the involvement that RRC Polytech has with industry partners is integral.”

Glen Beamish – Engineer Prototype Build Manager
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“When I ended up at RRC Polytech, I loved it — it was perfect. The professors were all awesome; they had industry experience. Class sizes were small in Mechanical Engineering Tech.”

Andy Beavis – Engineer and Mountain Team Leader
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Jeffrey Laurin

“When you graduate from the program you’re an engineering technologist. That brings you into a level of confidence when you’re dealing with different people in the industry.”

Jeffrey Laurin – Territory Manager
Paul Cantin

“I’m from Manitoba and I grew up in Manitoba. I got my education in Manitoba. I’m working in Manitoba and I’m making an impact through my work on the North American market. I think that’s really special.”

Paul Cantin – Service Engineering Director
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Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Mechanical Engineering Technology student, you are a patient individual who is curious about technology and committed to lifelong learning. You are persistent, analytical and enjoy solving real-world problems on your own as part of a team.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.


  • Adaptable
  • Community-driven
  • Diplomatic
  • Down-to-earth
  • Visionary


  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Lifelong learning
  • Listening
  • Positive attitude


  • Machining
  • Engineering
  • Computer numerical control (CNC)
  • Computer-aided drafting (CAD)
  • Mechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Physics
  • Math
  • Cars

All the Information You Need


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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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