The graduates work in a wide range of settings in both large and small organizations and in a variety of sectors in the mechanical engineering industry. Their activities could range from computer-aided design and manufacturing, industrial sales, or to junior management in the mechanical field.
A special feature of this program is the “capstone” Engineering Project course taken at the end of the third term which includes such topics as: project management concepts; needs identification techniques; proposed solutions preparation; the project life cycle; the project manager’s responsibilities and skills; the effective project team; types of project organizations; project communications and documentation; project planning, scheduling, and control; resource considerations; cost planning and performance evaluation. Students will have the opportunity to replicate an actual mechanical engineering project under the direction of NAC’s instructors who are also practicing professional engineers.
Another feature is the Career Development for Engineers course also taken in the final term which focuses on career planning and effective job search strategies, the techniques of researching companies, the basics of interviewing including a review of typical interview questions and role-playing, with all of this being presented and directed by senior practicing engineers who have direct and current experience with interviewing and hiring engineering technicians.