Diploma in Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology


The Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology program prepares graduates for careers in the manufacturing industry. With growing reliance on automated technology in the manufacturing sector, technicians are being challenged to perform higher-level tasks that involve diagnostics, analytics, trouble-shooting and hands-on maintenance and repair. Students will acquire critical theoretical and technical knowledge, and hands-on practical experience in applied trades areas such as machining, welding, metal fabrication and electrical. In addition to these skills, students in this program will acquire the knowledge to enable them to prepare technical reports pertaining to the operation and management of an automated manufacturing facility.

The program supports applied research, product development and commercialization solutions. The program also includes the most current technology in computer numerical control (CNC) programming, renewable energy, and computer controlled autonomous systems; hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic and robotic.

Semesters 1 and 2 are aligned to the internationally recognized Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification (SMSC) program and provide certificate graduates with the opportunity to obtain Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Levels 1 and 2. Certificate graduates from the Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology program will be equipped with the knowledge, expertise and skills to operate, maintain, and conduct diagnostics on mechatronic systems at a technician level.

Semesters 3 and 4 incorporate advanced manufacturing principles; sustainability practices, engineering resource planning, lean manufacturing practices, communications and business operations. These principles are augmented by experiential skill development in machining, metal fabrication, welding and electrical which will prepare graduates to meet the demands of the emerging trend known as “Industry 4.0”. Graduates from the Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology program will be well prepared to work in numerous occupations in the engineering technician/technologist fields.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/trades

Department's website: kpu.ca/trades/mechatronics

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Undergraduate Admission Requirement, which consists of KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:


  • A Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) from the list of approved RSEs. The list of approved RSEs can be found on the department website at kpu.ca/trades/mechatronics

Advanced Standing

Students admitted to the program may be eligible for advanced standing based on transfer credit and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).

Curricular Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credits
MAMT 1100 Electrical Components 4
MAMT 1110 Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives 3
MAMT 1120 Electro-pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits 4
MAMT 1130 Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) 4
MAMT 1200 Process Control Technologies 2
MAMT 1211 Integrated Automation 2
MAMT 1212 Automation Systems 4
MAMT 1221 Motor Control 2
MAMT 1222 Mechanical Systems 3
MAMT 1230 Manufacturing Processes 2
Upon successful completion of Year 1 (30 credits), students are eligible to exit the program and receive a Certificate.  
Year 2
BUSI 1210 Essentials of Management 3
CADM 1155 Manufacturing Design and Software 4
ELEC 1300 Electrical Design and Renewable Energy 4
MAMT 1300 Manufacturing Trends and Technology 4
MAMT 1400 Professional Skills and Work Practicum 4
MILL 1300 Machining and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming 4
WELD 1300 Welding and Metal Fabrication Essentials 4
Select 3 credits from courses in ENGL or CMNS at the 1100 level or higher 3
 Total Credits60

Other Information

This program is delivered using an online learning management system.  Each student will be required to bring his/her own laptop or equivalent electronic device.  Students are advised NOT to purchase a personal laptop computer until specifications and requirements have been provided to successful applicants.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

Upon successful completion of the requirements for Year 1, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

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