Cambrian College

Electromechanical Engineering Technician – Mechatronics

EMTNSchool of Engineering Technology

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

On Campus / Full-time


Ontario College Diploma

Program Duration

4 Semesters

Program Contacts

James Allman, P.Eng.

Program Coordinator / Professor

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Program Overview

Mechatronics: where mechanics, electronics, and computing intersect.

Mechatronics is an evolving field that combines mechanical engineering and electronics with elements of automation, computer programming, robotics, and telecommunications. Working in our state-of-the-art mechatronics lab, 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 and machinery design and/or maintenance to robotics and automation.

You’ll learn to use computer-aided design (CAD) to create mechanical components and assemblies in 2D and 3D, then go a step further and fabricate your design in our machining and fabrication labs. You’ll also have unique opportunities to practice your skills by working on real community and applied research projects. 

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • State-of-the-art lab facilities 
  • Opportunities to participate in community and applied research projects 
  • Careers available in variety of industries including mining, health care, manufacturing, and more 
  • Graduates may be eligible to register as a Certified Technician (C.Tech) with the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians & Technologists (OACETT) 
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) tools like AutoCAD and SolidWorks 


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)

International Student Admissions

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Additional admissions requirements


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

Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CAD 1001Engineering Graphics 13
ELC 1013Electrical Fundamentals 14
ENG 1002College Communications3
MEC 1000Mechatronics I 14
MEC 1002Introduction to Metrology and Geometric Dimensioning3
MEC 1003Engineering Materials3
MTH 1050Algebra I3
Semester 2
CAD 1003Solid Modeling 13
ELC 1215Motor Control Fundamentals 14
FAB 1000Fabrication Processes 14
MEC 1001Mechatronics II 14
MTH 1250Algebra II3
MCH 1005Introduction to Fluid Power4
One General Education course. 23
Semester 3
ELN 2320Power Electronics I 15
MTH 2332Applied Calculus3
MEC 2425PLC Basic Programming4
ENG 1754Technical Communication3
MCH 1001Mechanics 14
MTH 2325Technical Math III3
One General Education course. 23
Semester 4
CMP 1015Intermediate PLC 13
MCH 1002Thermodynamics3
WHS 1002Workplace Safety and Standards3
INT 1001Instrumentation I3
CAD 1004Advanced Solid Modelling4
One General Education course. 23
 Total Credits92

Course with Lab component.


For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$4,153.80Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,765.83Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

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 and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Engineering Technology

Imagine a career in a cutting-edge laboratory or inside a mine 5,000 feet below the ground or on-site constructing a skyscraper. At Cambrian, learning isn’t confined to textbooks. From chemical and civil engineering to mechatronics, mechanical, and more, at our School of Engineering Technology, you’ll gain the skills you need to bring a wide range of engineering theories to life.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information. 

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • Automation technician
  • Electromechanical design technician
  • Robotics technician
  • Robotics programmer
  • Control designer/technician
  • Custom machine design and/or integration
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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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