Students utilize state-of-the-art laboratories where they learn how to use the latest computer hardware including Autodesk, AutoCAD and Dassault Systèmes Solidworks. They also use Objet24 Desktop 3D printer, the first office system to print true-to-life models and features strong materials, small moving parts, thin walls and smooth, paintable surfaces.
During the program, students have opportunities to apply concepts and theories to solve real-life mechanical engineering problems. Course projects have included the development of a lifting device that was used to pick up a radio antenna. Another example was the development of a meat tenderizer in which students built the tenderizer using manufacturing machinery such as lathes, milling machines and grinders.
During these projects students gain hands-on training, learning to work as a team as they divide problems into manageable task and take responsibility for the completion of each task. They also learn how to write technical reports on the progress of the project.
Students are encouraged to join the Mechanical Design club. The club provides students with networking and professional development opportunities.