Red Deer Polytechnic

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Program Information

School:Red Deer Polytechnic
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Description:This program is under review and has been suspended for the 2021/22 Academic year. Applications are not being accepted at this time.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) diploma program is designed to prepare students for high-demand careers in the rapidly growing manufacturing, petroleum, and infrastructure design industries in Central Alberta. Students will use both hands-on and theoretical approaches to learn mechanical engineering fundamentals including mathematics, solid mechanics, thermal-fluid sciences, and kinematics, blended with industry-focused topics such as automation, control, lean and computer integrated manufacturing, and reliability. Based on National Technology Benchmarks for Mechanical Engineering Technology, this program, coupled with industry experience, will lead to the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and Professional Technologist (PTech) designations.
URL:Mechanical Engineering Technology at Red Deer Polytechnic
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Facility Operation and Maintenance ManagersMechanical Engineering Technologists and TechniciansAir Transport Ramp Attendants

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Physics 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Science 

A minimum average of 65% with no mark below 50% in:
a. ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 or equivalent
b. Math 30-1 or equivalent
c. Physics 20 or equivalent
d. Two of Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31, Physics 30, Science 30 or of Computer Science Advanced-Level CTS (5 credits) or equivalent

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 26, 2021

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