George Brown College Summer Technical Program

The Mechanical Engineering Techniques Summer Program for University Engineering Students is specifically designed to compliment engineering students, in any discipline, with theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical engineering skills. Topics include shop safety, engineering drawing, solid modeling (SolidWorks), basic and intermediate machining, welding, CNC machining and pneumatics. Course work emphasizes practical skills through lab activity.

  • Cost: approximately $4,000 | Domestic students (Students may be eligible for financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program, OSAP.)
  • Cost: Approx. $15,000 | Visa students

(Fees are subject to change.)

What You’ll Learn
Upon completion of the program students will have a strong hands-on foundation in understanding the capabilities/limitation, applications, and safe operation of machining tools and equipment. Engineers with a firm understanding of machining principals and limitations can design systems for quick and easy manufacture. Further, students interested in the vast array of campus groups such as the Solar Car Team and Formula SAE will find this training invaluable.

Certification: Ontario College Certificate.

Semester 1A (May 6, 2019 – June 21, 2019) Courses:

  •  Machining Fundamentals I
  • CAD with SolidWorks
  • CNC Machining

Semester 1B (July 2, 2019 – August 16, 2019) Courses:

  • Intermediate Machining with CNC Applications
  • Welding
  • Electronic and Pneumatic Systems

Location: Casa Loma Campus, 146 Kendal Ave. By the TTC: Exit at Dupont subway station, walk north on Spadina Rd. to MacPherson Ave., walk one block west to Kendal Ave. (Map)

Note: Classes are cancelled during “reading week,” June 24-28, 2019.

RSVP Enrol at

Students will need a credit card to register:

  • Click on the “Apply” button
  • Create an account (if you have never applied to an Ontario community college before)
  • Sign-in to your account
  • Apply to the program “Mechanical Techniques” at George Brown College, program code T149, starting May 2019.
  • Specify that you DO want a copy of your U of T transcript sent immediately to George Brown College. Specify that you DO NOT want a copy of your high school record sent automatically to George Brown College.
  • After completing your online application, sent an e-mail to Professor Tony Sinclair to arrange for him to send your high school grades to George Brown College from U of T records. Include your U of T student number in the e-mail.

For more information:

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering:
Professor Tony Sinclair

George Brown School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies (technical details of program):
Pradeep Kalsi
416-415-5000 ext. 3260

George Brown School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies (registration inquiries):
Mehari Teclemariam
Admissions Officer
(416) 415-5000 ext. 4495