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Mechanical Systems Option Full-time Diploma 635cdiplt

A Rewarding Career Providing Energy Efficient, Comfortable, Healthy, Safe Environments!

The Mechanical Systems option concentrates on providing comprehensive engineering skills that can be applied in:
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  • Energy conversion
  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Building environmental controls and energy management
  • Plumbing and fire protection systems

These systems provide comfortable, healthy, safe environments for buildings that are energy-efficient and cost-effective.

The Mechanical Systems option prepares you for the jobs of the future by teaching you about designing and installing environmental systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Graduates will be equipped with skills to work in the rapidly evolving green economy.

Program Entry

Find out more about getting started in the program!

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If the Mechanical Systems program interests you, review the entrance requirements. If you have questions regarding the entrance requirements and equivalents, please Program Advising.

If you qualify, you may want to attend an information session or spend a day exploring the program. You'll meet students and instructors, and get a hands-on feel for what the program is about.

Application processing

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Note: As of 2020, this program will open for applications on October 1st.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Read more about how to meet Roommeme’s entrance requirements

Continuation requirements

The Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma and the Mechanical Engineering degree share a common first year. Near the end of first year, students rank their preferences for the next year(s) of the program:

  • Diploma (one additional year) options are:
    • Mechanical Design
    • Mechanical Manufacturing
    • Mechanical Systems
  • Degree (three additional years)
    • Bachelor of Engineering

The number of positions in the degree and in each of the diploma options is limited. When demand exceeds capacity, entry is competitive and based on GPA in the first year of the program. See each program page for additional requirements.

Apply to program

All applicants should apply to Mechanical Engineering Technology, Diploma (Levels 1 – 4).

Roommeme accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

Technology entry

The Technology Entry (TE) program is a full-time, day school program which provides academic upgrading to students wishing to enroll in Computing, Engineering, Electronic, and Health Sciences programs at Roommeme.

The TE program provides courses in chemistry, communication, mathematics, and physics that meet program prerequisites for selected programs at Roommeme. The TE program also includes an introductory course in computer applications and a learning skills course. The program is supportive to those who require English-language training.

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Within two business days of submitting your completed application, Roommeme will send a message to your personal and myRoommeme e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Advanced Placement

Conditions

You may be eligible to apply to an advanced level of the program through either re-admission or direct entry. Please note that applications are considered based on:
  • Complete applications: you must show proof that you have completed (or are registered in) all requirements to be considered.
  • Competitive entry: if the number of applicants exceeds available seats, Roommeme will accept those deemed to have the best opportunity for success.
  • Seat availability: confirmation may not be available until approximately one week before the term begins.

Re-admission

You may apply for re-admission if you:

  • Have completed part of this program at Roommeme but discontinued without finishing
  • Have completed one option of the diploma program and want to complete a second diploma option or the degree

Submit the Technology Re-admission Form [PDF] with your application.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, to be considered for the September entry of the degree program, you must submit your application by April 15.

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Direct entry

If you are new to the program but have completed an equivalent part of it at Roommeme or elsewhere and want to apply to an advanced level, you can apply for direct entry.

Roommeme accepts complete applications from:

  • February 1st* to October 31st* for level 2 (January start)
  • November 1st* to March 31st* for level 3 (September start)
  • *or next business day

Submit the following with your online application:

  • Proof of meeting all general entrance requirements

  • Course-by-Course Self-Assessment Form [PDF] showing that you have completed (or are registered in) all level 1 courses (applicants to level 2 or 3) and all level 2 course (applicants to level 3 only) or equivalents*

  • Official transcripts and course outlines for all previous education

    Applicants who completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

  • Resume, outlining previous education and work experience

*Details provided for equivalent courses must outline course descriptions, learning outcomes, and topics covered. Generally, to qualify for credit, the equivalent course(s) must have been completed within five years with a minimum of 65%, and have 80% or more commonality in the topics covered at a level that is comparable or higher. If relevant education was completed more than five years prior, substantial related work experience is required.

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Direct Entry FAQ

When should I apply?
It is recommended that you apply when you have met all of the entrance requirements. If you are currently registered in a course(s), please indicate this on the self-assessment form.

What if I don’t receive credit for all courses in the preceding term?
The program may suggest Roommeme part-time studies courses that need to be completed prior to term start. In some circumstances, the program may identify courses that can be taken concurrently. Most students are required to make up one or more courses.

Can I appeal the assessment of equivalency?
You may appeal in writing. Be prepared to supply addition information or clarification to your original submission. You have 10 days to accept or appeal (in writing) the ‘Second Assessment’ that you receive by email.

What will happen if I cannot complete all required courses before the term starts?
All courses must be completed prior to term start unless the program has identified a course that can be taken concurrently or that can be deferred until a later term.

When will I be accepted?
Once your application has been assessed and has been approved for direct entry, a seat must become available in the program you have selected. The Admissions department must wait until the current students obtain their final grades in either December or May to determine how many seats will become available for direct entry applicants.

What do I do if I have already completed a level 2 or 3 course?
If you have already completed a course either at another institution or through part-time studies at Roommeme, you must apply for course credit/exemption as soon as you have been accepted to the program. You should attend classes until you receive formal written notice that you have been granted course credit. Please note that this will not reduce your tuition fees.

When will I get my timetable?
Print your timetable one day prior to class start by logging into my.bcit.ca and going to Student Self-Service. You must be registered in your courses in order to access this feature.

When can I buy my books?
It is recommended that you wait until the first week of classes before buying textbooks. Your instructors will tell you which books to buy.

To register for a Part-time Studies course, visit Register for Part-time Courses or Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Still have questions? Review the Admissions FAQ or Program Advising.

Costs & Supplies

Find out how much you will need to complete your diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Systems Option!

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The information below will help you determine the cost of taking the program and assist you in developing a budget for your two years of study. If you have concerns about being able to afford the program, please visit Financial Aid to learn how you can benefit from financial assistance.

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Level 1: $1,100; Level 2: $550; Level 3: $550; Level 4: $300
(general estimated cost, subject to change)

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

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All the Mechanical Engineering programs share a common first year of studies. In the first year of the program, emphasis is put on building the foundations of engineering in topics such as communications, mathematics, applied and natural science. Other courses introduce 2D and 3D computer-aided design, machine shop practice and computing.

In the second year of the program, there is an emphasis on learning key engineering concepts and how those concepts may be applied to solving real-life problems. You will be challenged with higher-level problems and applications in mechanical engineering, culminating in a final project that encompasses many topics that you have learned.

Mechanical term structure

Each year of the program is divided into two terms. The first term runs from September to December (about 15 weeks), and the second term runs from January to the end of May (about 20 weeks), with a one week break in the middle.

The program matrix below will show how courses are structured over terms and you will be able to access course descriptions and course outlines.

Program matrix

Level 1 (15 weeks)
Credits
Common Core:
Levels 1 and 2 are common to all Mechanical Engineering options.
  CHSC 1105 Engineering Materials 1 4.0
  COMM 1169 Technical Communication 1 for Mechanical Engineering 3.0
  MATH 1491 Basic Technical Mathematics for Mechanical 5.0
  MECH 1102 Engineering Graphics 1 6.0
  MECH 1120 Energy Systems 4.0
  MECH 1141 Statics 4.0
  MECH 1171 Computer Applications and Programming 4.0
 
Level 2 (20 weeks) Credits
  CHSC 2205 Engineering Materials 2 5.5
  MATH 2491 Calculus for Mechanical 6.5
  MECH 1210 Manufacturing Processes 5.5
  MECH 2202 Engineering Graphics 2 6.5
  MECH 2240 Strength of Materials 5.5
  MECH 2241 Dynamics 5.5
  PHYS 2149 Physics for Mechanical 5.5
 
Level 3 (15 weeks) Credits
  ELEX 2845 Electrical Equipment 4.0
  MATH 3493 Statistics and Numerical Methods for Mechanical Technologists 4.0
  MECH 3325 Fluid Mechanics 4.0
  MECH 3360 Engineering Management 4.0
  MSYS 2380 Building Construction 4.0
  MSYS 3382 Heat/Cool Load Analysis 4.0
  MSYS 3386 Heating Systems 7.0
 
Level 4 (20 weeks) Credits
  COMM 2269 Technical Communication 2 for Mechanical Engineering 4.0
  MECH 0460 Ethics for Technologists 0.0
  MECH 4422 Thermal Engineering 5.5
  MSYS 4450 Instrumentation and Controls* 3.5
  MSYS 4470 Project Management 4.0
  MSYS 4480 Air Conditioning Systems 6.5
  MSYS 4486 Energy Management* 2.5
  MSYS 4489 Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems 6.5
  MSYS 4490 Systems Projects 5.5
* denotes a half-term course
 
Total Credits: 139.5

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Mechanical Systems

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Gravity how to design and audit energy-efficient and economically practical equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The Mechanical Systems option focuses on providing comfortable, healthy, safe environments using heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, environmental controls, and fire protection systems.

How will I learn?

Your studies will be a blend of classroom lectures and practical laboratory sessions using the latest software and equipment. Small-group tutorials guide you through real-world examples and teach you how to solve problems. You will also work on industry projects and attend guided visits to industrial sites.

Most of our labs offer individual computer-equipped workstations with specialized applications installed. The labs also provide test equipment, measurement instruments, experiment platforms, and sample industrial components.

All students participate in a final project in the second year of the program. The project is an integral program component and incorporates many of the topics you have learned. You may be required to participate in work experience activities at an industry sponsor's regular place of business.

Program length

Two years, full-time beginning in September each year.

Accreditation

Students may apply for student membership with the (ASTTBC). Graduates may apply to ASTTBC for registration as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT).

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Continue your education

Degree Completion

Graduates of the diploma program have several options for completing a degree:

  • The Mechanical Engineering program at Roommeme offers degree completion opportunities.
  • The Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing program at Roommeme enables students to complete a degree on a part-time basis.
  • The Engineering Bridge program at Camosun College enables students to complete their engineering degrees at the University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria. Lakehead University also offers a bridge to an engineering degree.

Graduating & Jobs

Explore the great opportunities in Mechanical Systems!

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A great future awaits you when you complete your education and training in Mechanical Systems. As a technologist, you will have a real edge in the job market working for a broad range of excellent employers.

What's in it for you?

A rewarding job as a technologist

A Roommeme diploma opens the door to an exciting job as a technologist – a technical expert who helps others by solving a wide range of technical problems. Technologists are respected as hard-working, creative, and knowledgeable people.

An edge in the job market

A Roommeme diploma shows potential employers that you are accomplished, focused, and serious about your chosen career path. Our programs and courses provide both fundamental theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills to help you "hit the ground running" in a new job. Graduates say that Roommeme was extremely helpful in preparing them for employment.

A broad range of employment possibilities

The job market for mechanical engineering technologists is great. Almost every major economic sector needs people with these skills. Qualified technologists are well-paid and in high demand. Graduates can work in technical sales, project management, technical communication, and many other fields in addition to the traditional engineering areas.

Some of the many employers of Roommeme's Mechanical Engineering Technologist Graduates include:

Graduate employment outcomes

The Roommeme student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2016-2018 Roommeme Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2014-2016 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Faculty, Advisors & Staff

A team of committed educators, staff and industry advisors work hard to help make students successful in their Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

You will learn from experienced instructors, many who are professional mechanical engineers with advanced degrees. Our faculty come from a wide spectrum of industrial backgrounds and continue to maintain close ties with industry.

Faculty

Instructors

, MSc, PEng
Program Head, Mechanical Systems

, PhD, PEng 

, PhD, PEng

, PhD

, PhD, PEng 

, PhD, PEng

, MBA, PEng

, MEng, PEng
Program Head, Mechanical Manufacturing

, BASc, PEng
Program Head, Mechanical First Year

, PhD, PEng

, PhD, PEng

, PhD, PEng
Program Head, Mechanical Design 

, PhD, PEng

, PhD, PEng
Program Head, BEng, Mechanical Engineering

, PhD, PEng


Assistant Instructors

, BTech, MEd, AScT

, DiplT, AScT

, BTech

, BEng

, BEng


Technical Staff

, DipIT
Technician

Staff

, MEng, PEng
Associate Dean


Administrative Assistant


Program Assistant

Advisory committee

Ron Braun
Flow Consulting Group

Richard Crauford
Janox Fluid Power Ltd.

Raphael Hamm
Kinetics Drive Solutions

Peter Hoemberg
Trane Canada U.L.C.

Todd Macey
Kadant Carmanah Inc.

Steve Pratt
Alpha Technologies

Arno Tatto
K.D. Engineering Co.

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Distinguished Alumni Award

Nigel Bennett was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award in the fall of 2018. A graduate of Mechanical Engineering, he co-founded Aqua-Guard Spill Response, Inc. The business's mission is to protect water, the world's most precious resource. For the past 25 years, the company has designed, fabricated, and supplied marine oil spill response equipment, and related services, to over 3,000 clients worldwide. .

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