A group of Seneca students have become the first college students in Canada to receive Siemans Mechatronics certification.
Last year, Seneca and Siemens Canada addressed the technical skills gap in Canadian manufacturing with the creation of Ontario’s first Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre.
The Centre houses state-of-the-art workstations within an industry-customized teaching space. Its digital factory learning environment supports Siemens Mechatronics Systems certification courses, which are integrated into the curriculum of programs in the School of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Ranjan Bhattacharya, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology and Dr. Tom Murad, Head of Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy (pictured above) were on hand to present students with their certification.
Mechatronics is a cross-disciplinary field built on the convergence of mechanical and electrical engineering, automation and controls, and information technology. Mechatronics plays an increasingly critical role in manufacturing and production, optimizing efficiency, productivity and quality.