|Field of Study:
|Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
|Upon graduation from this program, you will have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to use the latest computer software to assist in the manufacture of production tools. You’ll learn to develop basic press tooling and moulds, in accordance with production requirements. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience the practical production considerations of tool design as you gain experience in a fully equipped machining lab. After four semesters, you’ll be ready to accept exciting and rewarding entry–level positions with a wide variety of tooling manufacturers. After graduation, you can transfer directly into the third year of the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Industrial Design program.
Your studies will include both the theoretical and practical aspects of designing production tools. Areas of study include die design, jig and fixture design, mould design, metallurgy, mathematics, pneumatics and hydraulics, manufacturing processes, interpreting engineering drawings, and machine theory and practice. To maximize your practical introduction into the field of manufacturing, semesters one and two follow the required Ontario Government In–School Curriculum for the Tool and Die, Mould Maker and Machinist trades (Level 1/Common Core and Level 2).