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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Mechatronics is an emerging field that combines mechanical engineering and electronics, with elements of automation, computer programming and telecommunications.  Working in the College’s state of the art lab facilities, you will develop the problem-solving skills and data analysis ability to be a valuable member in a wide variety of industrial applications, from industrial equipment and machinery design and maintenance to robotics and automation. You will learn how to use computer aided design to design mechanical components and assemblies in 3D, then take it one-step further, and fabricate your design in our state of the art machining and fabrication labs. You will also have unique opportunities to put your skills into practice by working on real community and applied research projects.

Graduates from the Technician diploma may be eligible to register as a Certified Technician (C.Tech) with the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)

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Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (U) or (C)

  • Any grade 12 math (U) or (C)

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CAD 1001 Engineering Graphics 3
ELC 1013 Electrical Fundamentals 4
MEC 1002 Introduction to Metrology and Geometric Dimensioning 3
INT 1001 Instrumentation I 3
MEC 1003 Engineering Materials 3
MTH 1050 Algebra I 3
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
Semester 2
ELC 1215 Motor Control Fundamentals 4
CAD 1003 Solid Modeling 3
MTH 1250 Algebra II 3
FAB 1000 Fabrication Processes 4
MEC 1000 Mechatronics I 4
The following General Education course: 3
Negotiation & Labour Relations  
Semester 3
CAD 1200 Computer Aided Drafting II 2
ELN 2320 Power Electronics I 5
ENG 1754 Technical Communication 3
ELC 2425 PLC Basic Programming 4
MCH 1001 Mechanics 4
MTH 2325 Technical Math III 3
One of the following General Education courses: 3
Client Comm. & Leadership Develop  
Introduction to Indigenous Studies  
Semester 4
MEC 1001 Mechatronics II 4
MCH 1005 Introduction to Fluid Power 4
MCH 1002 Thermodynamics 3
CMP 1015 Intermediate PLC 3
WHS 1002 Workplace Safety and Standards 3
One of the following General Education courses: 3
Media and Current Events  
Client Comm. & Leadership Develop  
Introduction to Indigenous Studies  
 Total Credits87


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students

Books & Supplies

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Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as:

  • Automation technician

  • Electromechanical design technician

  • Robotics technician

  • Robotics programmer

  • Control designer / technician

  • Custom machine design / integrators

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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