Manufacturing engineering is a discipline of engineering that focuses on the various manufacturing practices, research, design and development of systems, processes, machines, tools and other equipment.
Once the manufacturing engineer has completed his or her studies they will be able to turn raw materials into a new or updated product in the most efficient, effective and economic way possible.
If you are looking to staff your company with the next wave of manufacturing engineers, there are many schools in Ontario that provide the tools and techniques necessary for young people to become leaders in this field.
Most programs focus on the future and what are expected to be high-demand competencies throughout the industry such as, the synergy between design and innovation, and increasing productivity without sacrificing safety. Topics of study range from robotics, automation and mechatronics, thermofluids, machine design, advanced real-world design concepts, kinematics, calculus, thermodynamics, the marketing and economics of the manufacturing industry.
Besides learning the leading production techniques, those who study manufacturing engineering are taught the business side of the industry because the role of the engineer often expands beyond research and design.
Some learning institutions provide engineering students with hands-on experiences such as co-op programs and apprenticeships. Others school focus on the in-class learning.
However, most students, no matter where in Ontario they gained their manufacturing engineering education, are equipped for an entry-level position within the industry. Students are given the necessary skills, such as analytical thinking, to excel in their chosen field of manufacturing engineering.
Below you will find a list of learning institutions in Ontario that have gained a reputation for producing great entry-level candidates who will complement your business. These schools are listed in alphabetical order and each is located within the province of Ontario.
Some institutions provide undergraduate and graduate programs while others only offer diplomas. In some cases, people complete the diploma programs at one institution and move on to undergraduate and graduate programs at another school to receive university accreditation.
- Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology: Diploma (Ottawa, Pembroke, Perth)
- Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning: Undergraduate (Kitchener)
- Confederation College: Diploma (Thunder Bay)
- Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology: Undergraduate (Oshawa, Pickering, Whitby)
- Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology: Diploma (London, Simcoe, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Tillsonburg)
- Loyalist College: Diploma (Belleville)
- Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology: Diploma (Hamilton, Stoney Creek)
- St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology: Diploma (Windsor, Chatham, Wallaceburg)
- University of Guelph: Undergraduate and Graduate (Guelph)
- University of Toronto: Undergraduate and Graduate (Toronto)
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Undergraduate and Graduate (Oshawa)