A Bright Future For Mechanical Engineering Students – SAIT



The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) education provides students with practical experience and theoretical knowledge in the real world. Students can participate in campus applied research with industry partners through hands-on learning in unique laboratories and classrooms, and participate in work internships in many courses so that they can use their learning to meet current industry needs .

SAIT’s close partnerships with industry, government and other post-support organizations help provide students with the skills and connections they need to succeed in the local, national and global economies.


Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology is a practical learning and full-time two-year diploma program that allows students to develop strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills in challenging fields in the mechanical engineering field. These skills are essential for careers. Students will be exposed to a variety of topics, including basic mathematics and physics, computer-aided design (CAD) and other professional courses.

Mechanical Engineering Technology offers the following majors:

  • Design and Analysis
  • Design and Development
  • Design and Automation

In all three majors, the focus will be on professionalism, creativity, teamwork, effective communication and collaboration. Each student will also participate in a major top project to solve real world industry challenges.

Future Pathways

Mechanical system design
  • Vibration analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
Design and Development Major
  • Model making
  • prototype
  • Ergonomics
Design and Automation Major
  • Automation system design
  • Control system (PLC)
  • Industrial robot


While attending SAIT, Mechanical Engineering Technology students can become members of the following societies:

  • Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals (ASET).
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ).

After Graduation Opportunities

The Employment Rate for Mechanical Engineering Student graduates is at 83% with a median salary of $52000 per year. As automation becomes the new phenomena, the demand for engineers will continue to grow in Canada.

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