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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 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.  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 work independently and in groups to build the self-directed study and teamwork skills you will need 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 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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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)

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023

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 1 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 1 4
CAD 1003 Solid Modeling 3
MTH 1250 Algebra II 3
FAB 1000 Fabrication Processes 4
MEC 1000 Mechatronics I 4
One General Education course. 2 3
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 1 4
MTH 2325 Technical Math III 3
One General Education course. 2 3
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 General Education course. 2 3
Semester 5
CMP 1012 Data Analysis Tools 3
CAD 1004 Advanced Solid Modelling 4
MEC 1004 Mechatronics Design 1 4
MCH 1004 Manufacturing Systems 4
TEC 3501 Technical Report Research 1
CMP 1026 Data Communication 4
MTH 2400 Calculus I 3
Semester 6
MCH 1003 Advanced Mechanics 3
MTH 3631 Calculus II 3
MCH 1006 Quality Assurance 3
CMP 1016 Advanced PLC 4
CMP 1060 Programming II 3
TEC 3601 Technical Report 1
INT 1010 Automation System Design 1 6
 Total Credits133


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

This information is not available at this time.

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 / integrators

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.

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