6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

About the Program

In this three-year advanced diploma program, you will learn how to interpret schematic drawings, and use electrical and mechanical diagnostic tools. With an emphasis on automation and robotics, this program is a blend of electronics and mechanical engineering and focuses on training engineering technologists. You will acquire industry specific skills such as operating hydraulic and pneumatic machineries, using programmable logic controllers (PLC), and understanding machine elements and industrial automation. Classes and labs will be delivered in Seneca’s Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE).

Computer Requirements

  • operating system: Windows 10, 64 bit
  • processor: 3.3 GHz (or faster)
  • memory: 16 GB (or larger)
  • solid-state drive: 128 GB (or larger)
  • second display screen (recommended)


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Diagnostic techniques
  • Reading engineering drawings and schematic diagrams
  • Troubleshooting of electronics, electrical and mechanical systems
  • Programming of controls systems
  • Programming of robotics systems
  • Operating mechatronic engineering systems

Work Experience

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Automation technologist
  • Electromechanical engineering technologist
  • Robotics programmer
  • PLC programmer
  • Process control technologist
  • Control systems technologist
  • Technical sales consultant
  • Pneumatic/Hydraulic technologist


  • KUKA
  • Siemens
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)