Program Description Centennial College's two-year Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design program combines strong conceptual thinking with a practical knowledge of machines and how they work. You learn engineering theory and develop computer-assisted drafting and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) skills. The courses in this engineering diploma program employ a project-based approach to learning. This includes working in small groups on specific projects, learning how to plan, schedule, create, design and build as a team. You have the choice of continuing into a third-year technology option and specializing in modern manufacturing and production processes.