Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology

3D printing is part of lab work in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department.

Faculty teach fundamental engineering principles and practices while gaining a working knowledge in the areas of material use, structures, fluids, power, machine design, manufacturing, thermodynamics, HVAC, quality and instrumentation and control.

Diploma program

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) and Okanagan College students may register with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC).

Bridge program

Students from the Okanagan College's Mechanical Engineering Bridge program can bridge into second year, second semester of the Mechanical Engineering Degree program at UBC Okanagan.

Courses

Courses in Mechanical Engineering Technology cover fundamental engineering principles and practices while gaining a working knowledge in the areas of material use, structures, fluids, power, machine design, manufacturing, thermodynamics, HVAC, quality and instrumentation and control.

Faculty

Quincy DeWitt

Chair - Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 330B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4341
Mechanical Engineering - Quincy DeWitt

 

I specialize in the structural design of vehicles and aircraft, vehicle suspension design, finite element analysis, and CNC machining. I've worked for Transport Canada Airworthiness, Spar Aviation, Western Star Trucks and as a consultant doing aviation and automotive engineering. I've been teaching at Okanagan College since 2002.

Credentials:
BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
Professional Engineer


Dr. Alvin Bergen

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 158A
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4416
Mechanical Engineering - Alvin Bergen

As a mechanical engineer, my areas of interest are closely related to by teaching duties in the MET department. I specializes in design of mechanical components and systems, dynamic analysis, manual and CNC machining, robotics, and energy systems. I am an avid power sports fan; if it has a motor and goes fast then I’m probably interested, and when it breaks I can usually fix it or build a better one.

Credentials:
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UVic


Iain Cameron

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 231
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4357
Mechanical Engineering - Iain Cameron

Credentials:
BESc, P.Eng., University of Western Ontario


Scott Holloway

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office: Faculty Office 100
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4341

Owen Lloyd

Lab Tech - Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 245
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4557
Water Engineering - Owen Lloyd

Credentials:
RSE, General Machinist, BCIT
Technologist, CNC Programmer, BCIT
Journeymen Automotive Machinist, BCIT


Vlado Neykov

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 158A
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4758
Mechanical Engineering - Vladimir Neykov

I completed a Master's in Mechanical Engineering 1987 from Technical University (TU) Sofia. I worked as assistant professor until 1994 at the same university, and moved to Canada in 2000. I worked as instructor at Centennial College Toronto Scarborough campus until 2005, when I joined Okanagan College in September. In 2015, I completed a Master of Applied Science in materials characterization from UBCO. My areas of interest: engineering materials, manufacturing automation CAD design. Hobbies: art, astronomy, model making.

Credentials:
MASc, Mechanical Engineering - Materials Characterization, UBCO

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Abolghassem Zabihollah

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 240B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4760

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