Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

Mechatronics is an exciting field that combines Mechanical Engineering and Electronics with elements of design, automation, computer programming, robotics, and telecommunications.  Working in the College’s state-of-the-art lab facilities, you will develop your problem-solving skills and data analysis abilities to become a valuable contributor to a wide variety of industrial applications, from industrial equipment design and maintenance to robotics and automation. You will utilize computer-aided design (CAD) to design mechanical components and assemblies in 2D & 3D.  You will then take it further by fabricating your design(s) in our machining and fabrication labs. You will work independently and in groups to build the self-directed study and teamwork skills required within various workplace settings. You will also have unique opportunities to put your skills into practice by working on applied research projects and, in your final year, hone your skills in a capstone project.

Graduates from the Technology diploma program may be eligible to register as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T) with the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).

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How to Apply

Engineering Technology

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 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)


  • Any grade 11 physics (U) or grade 12 physics (C) or (U)

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Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2025
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2026
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2026
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2027

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

Program of Study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CAD 1001 Engineering Graphics 1 3
ELC 1013 Electrical Fundamentals 1 4
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
MEC 1000 Mechatronics I 1 4
MEC 1002 Introduction to Metrology and Geometric Dimensioning 3
MEC 1003 Engineering Materials 3
MTH 1050 Algebra I 3
Semester 2
CAD 1003 Solid Modeling 1 3
ELC 1215 Motor Control Fundamentals 1 4
FAB 1000 Fabrication Processes 1 4
MEC 1001 Mechatronics II 1 4
MTH 1250 Algebra II 3
MCH 1005 Introduction to Fluid Power 4
One General Education course. 2 3
Semester 3
ELN 2320 Power Electronics I 1 5
MTH 2332 Applied Calculus 3
MEC 2425 PLC Basic Programming 4
ENG 1754 Technical Communication 3
MCH 1001 Mechanics 1 4
MTH 2325 Technical Math III 3
One General Education course. 2 3
Semester 4
CMP 1015 Intermediate PLC 1 3
MCH 1002 Thermodynamics 3
WHS 1002 Workplace Safety and Standards 3
CAD 1004 Advanced Solid Modelling 1 4
INT 1001 Instrumentation I 3
One General Education course. 2 3
Semester 5
CMP 1026 Data Communication 4
MCH 1004 Manufacturing Systems 4
MEC 1004 Mechatronics Design 1 4
CMP 1063 Programming 4
MTH 1180 Advanced Calculus 4
MEC 1010 Automation System Design 4
Semester 6
CMP 1016 Advanced PLC 1 4
MEC 1011 Automation Capstone Project 4
CMP 1027 Data Analysis Tools 4
MCH 1003 Advanced Mechanics 3
MCH 1006 Quality Assurance 3
 Total Credits134

Course with Lab component.


For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

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

Books & Supplies

In your first year, you can expect to spend approximately $1200 on textbooks, materials, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  Please note that this does not include any BYOD computer requirements.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • Automation technologist/specialist

  • Electromechanical design technologist

  • PLC programmer

  • Robotics programmer

  • Control designer/technologist

  • Custom machine design and/or integration

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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.