Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems - 562
Please note: Computer Engineering Technology (552) has been replaced by Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems (562) starting September 2019. Visit Computer Engineering Technology (552) for the January 2019 session.
- Graduates are highly trained to work in modern automated factories including those implementing Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
What you'll learn
- Acquire competence in Computer Engineering with both hardware and software skills.
- Explore automation and robotics, computer networking, mobile and web applications through theory and hands-on practice.
- Study curriculum and contents from organizations including IEEE, CompTIA and Cisco Academy, Altera, Siemens and other industrial partners.
- Learn about computer hardware and interfacing, Arduino and embedded systems, computer networks and internet technologies, web and mobile applications, electronics and electrical systems, robotics and industrial automation.
Computer Engineering Technology ties together Automation and Robotics with networking and data handling. Graduates will be well placed to work in modern automated factories including those implementing IoT and Industry 4.0. Industrial applications include PLC programming, Human Machine Interfacing, pneumatic and hydraulic interfacing and control and Electrical Drive implementations. In addition students gain an understanding of the basics of electrical and electronic systems, microcontrollers and embedded systems on their way to the development of web interfaces and network enabled applications.
The program is a three-year program that can be studied with or without coop. Students can fast-track their studies by opting out of coop and graduating in three years. An early exit option is expected to permit students to graduate with a technician diploma after the first four semesters. The technician program does not have the coop option.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Ancillary Fees||$717.02||$653.92|
|Mandatory Program Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
|Total 1st Year Fees||$5,013.26|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Awards: Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
- Full Cost Breakdown
2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee||$7,342.97||$7,342.97|
|Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax||$0.00||$0.00|
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$8,109.64||$8,034.64|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$16,144.28|
- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
- Full Cost Breakdown
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
- Grade 12 Mathematics; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent *
- Senior Physics and Chemistry are recommended
- Students should have a working knowledge of MS Office and Office Suite prior to starting the program. Computer Skills for College COMP CO002 or equivalent is recommended. Register online on the Continuing Education website.
Language Requirements for International Students:
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
How you’ll gain skills
- Approximately 70% of the program is delivered in the laboratory where you will use, apply, design and build mechatronic and smart systems just as you would in the real world.
- Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
|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|
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 2000 and VMware
- System administration and support - Windows 98/2000/XP and VMware
- Web server installation and web site development
- Prototype development for microcontroller applications
- Microcontroller interfacing and programming using C and Assembly languages
- 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 and RTOS
- Use of spectrum analyzer
- Testing and modification of digital communication circuits
- Design of simple digital communication circuits
- Design and implementation of digital controller for many types of processes
|Work Term 1||Work Term 2||Work Term 3|
|Range||$11.25 - $19.00||$11.25 - $20.00||$11.25 - $21.00|
For further information, please contact:
Email victoria.smart [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Victoria)
Where you can go next
- Earn a degree:
- McMaster University - Bachelor of Technology in Power and Energy Engineering Technology or Software Engineering Technology
- View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
- See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Your future career options
- Computer Engineering Technologists, Applications Engineering
- Teaching, Sales, Consulting
- Embedded Systems Designer
- Network Professional
- Motors and Drive Technologist
- Wireless Systems Specialist
- Application Engineering
- Product Development
- Automation Technologist
- Robotics Engineering
- Mobile and Web App Developer
Where you could work includes:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
- Federal Government Public Administration
- Educational Services
- Industrial, manufacturing and commercial facilities
- Process Control and Material Handling
- Automotive Industries
- Factory Automation
Opportunities for grads
- Graduates may be eligible to be registered as associate members of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
Professional Engineers Ontario Courses (PEO) with a limited licence.
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
- Review the program learning outcomes for Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems (562)
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
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