Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems Co-op Overview

Co-op Format

September to December January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 1 or 2 Vacation
Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Semester 5 Work Term 2 (Co-op) Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Work Term 4 (Co-op) Semester 6  

Learn more about Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems

Co-op Delivery and Fees

This program has a mandatory co-op, as part of the program of study. The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Driver’s License and Vehicle

Please note that some co-op positions for this program require that students have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. The license requirement (G class, G2 class) varies by position. Some co-op positions may require students to commute.

Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual experiences and exposures)

Work Term 1

  • Design, construction, testing, installation and preventative maintenance of electronic equipment’s
  • Use instrumentation equipment’s such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, digital measuring equipment’s
  • Installation, troubleshooting and repair of computer hardware and software
  • UTP and Co-ax cable making and testing using Fluke Cable Testers
  • Network (wired and wireless) design, installation, maintenance and management
  • Network H/W & S/W - Cisco routers and switches, wireless devices, Cisco IOS, Wireshark and Packet Tracer
  • Design and Configuration using TCP/IPv4, TCP/IPv6 and routing protocols RIP, OSPF and EIGRP
  • LAN design using VLANs
  • Server installation, configuration and scripting - Windows  and VMware
  • System administration and support - Windows and VMware
  • Web Page Design using HTML, VBScript and JavaScript
  • Web server installation and web site development
  • Prototype development for microcontroller applications
  • Microcontroller interfacing and programming using C
  • Digital and analogue circuits design and troubleshooting
  • PLC programming and implementation
  • Printed circuit board layout and construction
  • Technical support, field service, component sourcing and purchasing
  • Technical writing

Work Terms 2, 3 and 4

  • Server installation, configuration and scripting - LINUX/UNIX
  • System administration and support - LINUX
  • Test, repair, and design passive and active filters, oscillators, amplifiers, AM, FM, and SSB modulators
  • and demodulators
  • Testing and prototyping of basic RIF (radio frequency) circuits
  • Understanding of transmission lines, antennas and mobile communications
  • WAN design, installation and management using - PPP, Frame Relay, DSL and Cable
  • Wired and Wireless Security using ACLs (firewall design)
  • Embedded systems, embedded C
  • Testing and modification of digital communication circuits
  • Printed circuit board layout and construction
  • Design of simple digital communication circuits
  • Design and implementation of digital controller for many types of processes
Co-op Pay Range Co-op Pay Average
Range: $15.00 - $25.00 Average: $18.75

For further information, please contact:

Krislynn McKinlay, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2168
Email: krislynn.mckinlay [at] (Krislynn McKinlay)