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Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Diploma


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.

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:

Advanced Standing

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

Curricular Requirements

Semester 1

All of:
  MAMT 1100 Electrical Components 4 credits
  MAMT 1110 Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives 3 credits
  MAMT 1120 Electro-pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits 4 credits
  MAMT 1130 Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) 4 credits

Semester 2

All of:
  MAMT 1200 Process Control Technologies 2 credits
  MAMT 1210 Integrated Automation and Automation Systems 6 credits
  MAMT 1220 Motor Control and Mechanical Systems 5 credits
  MAMT 1230 Manufacturing Processes 2 credits

 Upon successful completion of Semesters 1 and 2 (30 credits), students are eligible to exit the program and receive a Certificate.

Semester 3

All of:
  CADM 1155 Manufacturing Design and Software 4 credits
  MAMT 1300 Manufacturing Trends and Technology 4 credits
  WELD 1300 Welding and Metal Fabrication Essentials 4 credits
One of:
  CMNS 1115 Writing for the Specialized Workplace 3 credits
  ENGL 1100 * Introduction to University Writing 3 credits

* required for a KPU bachelor's degree

Semester 4

All of:
  BUSI 1210 Essentials of Management 3 credits
  ELEC 1300 Electrical Design and Renewable Energy 4 credits
  MAMT 1400 Professional Skills and Work Practicum 4 credits
  MILL 1300 Machining and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming 4 credits

Other Information

In addition to the usual textbook and personal protective equipment costs, the Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology program is delivered utilizing a laptop lease program. Students should factor in this annual cost of approximately $1,100-$1,300 that is to be paid at the beginning of the Academic Year and is non-refundable. Most of the course material is housed online and laptops are equipped with the requisite software to complete course deliverables. Students are advised NOT to purchase a personal laptop computer as all required equipment, software, and technical support services will be supplied by KPU.

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 Semesters 1 and 2, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

At a Glance

Faculty of Trades and Technology


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Diploma
  • Certificate

Offered At:

  • KPU Tech  Cloverdale

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September

Intake Type:

  • Limited Intake  Limited intake


  • Full-time  Full-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60 / 30

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2018

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 13-Jun-2018

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