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.
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).
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 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.
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.
BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
Dr. 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.
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UVic
BESc, P.Eng., University of Western Ontario
RSE, General Machinist, BCIT
Technologist, CNC Programmer, BCIT
Journeymen Automotive Machinist, BCIT
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.
MASc, Mechanical Engineering - Materials Characterization, UBCO
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