Mechanical engineering is the design and operation of machines. Within this type of engineering, parts are analyzed to create more efficient and safer systems for manufacturing.
Mechanical engineering certificate graduates provide technical support and services in the mechanical engineering field such as the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines such as components, heating and ventilating systems, power generation and conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment. They are employed by consulting and engineering firms, manufacturing and processing companies, educational institutions and many other sectors.
Once a certificate in mechanical engineering is awarded, different career options may open up. Additionally, certificate holders have a deeper understanding of the way machines and mechanical systems work.
This certificate program in mechanical engineering covers mainly fundamental mechanical engineering knowledge and skills required in the design and operation of machines.
This programme aims at helping students to develop, through a balanced curriculum with generic and vocational knowledge and skills, and structured whole person development competencies in the engineering trade so as to enhance their opportunities for employment and / or further studies.
The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in mechanical engineering course are:
Some courses that may be taken for this program include mathematics, computer applications, materials, modeling, production design, composites and mechanics. Sometimes there are further concentrations within a certificate program. Some possible specializations are robotics, computer-aided design, thermodynamics, hydraulics or product design.