Electromechanical Engineering Technology - Mechatronics
Be a part of the next industrial revolution! Build, troubleshoot and support next generation industrial systems. Gain real-world engineering experience. Learn in in our state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Centre.

General information

Program code
METR
Duration
6 Semesters, plus 3 work terms (3 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
3 Co-op Work Terms
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie

Program description

As we enter the next industrial revolution, advanced technology demands interdisciplinary skills. Mechatronics is the interdisciplinary study of electrical, mechanical and computing systems. Students gain expertise in electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering, and explore how these disciplines are interconnected. Using the systems level approach, students develop both the applied skills and theoretical knowledge to build, troubleshoot and support next generation industrial systems. Students acquire an understanding of electronics, digital circuits, motor control, robotics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), pneumatics, hydraulic systems, machining, dynamics, stress analysis, the internet of things, web and database systems, and interface programming. Through an official partnership with Siemens, students prepare for industry recognized certifications including the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification program (SMSCP) certification. Students gain experience in problem solving, and effective oral and written communications through examination of current industry trends and requirements. Co-op terms provide opportunities to experience real-life industry skills, networking, and potential career paths. 

Career opportunities

A mechatronics graduate will function as a highly skilled technician or technologist who can work with modules and components in complex mechatronics systems. Graduates may find work in a wide range of domestic and international industries such as aerospace, consumer products, transportation, mining, automotive, technical sales, packaging, distribution industries or in-service sites that use complex mechatronic systems. Tasks may include the design, building and fabrication of automated systems, troubleshooting, maintenance, repairs, programming, robotics, networking, smart manufacturing, and application support.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Program-specific Courses

  • COMP 1084 - Computer Aided Design 1 For Mechanical Engineering Technology
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • COMP 1107 - Principles of Programming
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1018 - Introduction to Technical Mathematics
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • METR 1000 - Electrical Components
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • METR 1001 - Introduction to Mechatronics Systems and Reliability
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • ELEC 2024 - Electronic Fundamentals
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1019 - Technical Mathematics
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 1021 - Machine Shop Theory and Practices
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • METR 1002 - Fluid Power Control Systems
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • METR 1003 - Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • COMP 1108 - CAD Mechatronics Electrical
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1045 - Internet of Things using Arduino
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2135 - Computer Aided Design 2 for Mechanical Engineering
    (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • COMP 3031 - Networking
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 3000 - Calculus
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • METR 2000 - Industrial Control System
    (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • METR 2001 - Introduction to Totally Integrated Automation
    (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • COMP 2136 - Web Interfaces
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 2020 - Statics and Mechanics of Materials
    (Semester 4 / 56 hours)
  • METR 2002 - Factory Simulation and Manufacturing Processes
    (Semester 4 / 56 hours)
  • METR 2003 - Automation Systems
    (Semester 4 / 56 hours)
  • ROBT 2000 - Introduction to Robotics
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • STAT 3002 - Applied Statistics
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 3034 - Database Systems for Mechatronics
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 3010 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
    (Semester 5 / 56 hours)
  • MENG 3025 - Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
    (Semester 5 / 56 hours)
  • METR 3000 - Motor Control
    (Semester 5 / 56 hours)
  • METR 3001 - Health and Safety Codes and Standards
    (Semester 5 / 24 hours)
  • MGMT 2002 - Project Management
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ROBT 3003 - Advanced Robotics
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2121 - Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 3035 - Smart Manufacturing
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • METR 3002 - Machine Elements in Mechatronics Design
    (Semester 6 / 56 hours)
  • METR 3003 - Mechatronics Capstone Project
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1056 - Mechatronics Work Term 1
    (560 hours)
  • COOP 2042 - Mechatronics Work Term 2
    (560 hours)
  • COOP 3020 - Mechatronics Work Term 3
    (560 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 4)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 6)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 6)