Mechatronics Course Outline

ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION PROGRAM

In an emerging mechatronics industry, students who are aspiring to become programmers, designers or engineers, will have the opportunity to participate in a project based technology program in mechatronics and manufacturing.

The Robotics and Automation Program will provide interested students with the opportunity to study a multidisciplinary combination of courses that blends knowledge in electronics, mechanics and computer programming to design intelligent mechatronics (electromechanical) systems and devices.

WHAT DOES SOMEONE WORKING IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION DO?

  • design, install and repair robotic and automated hardware and equipment
  • inspect and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems
  • understand electrical theory and schematics
  • determine requirements for new systems and modifications

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • up to 16 graduation credits
  • a portfolio of actual projects designed and built
  • connections with employers through work practicum
  • greater understanding of future cutting edge and developing technologies – microelectronics, computer engineering, biomedical engineering, multimedia and telecommunications
  • a foundation in hands-on, technical and theoretical knowledge to support transition to post-secondary studies and future employment in automotive, manufacturing, biomedical, aerospace, or consumer products

WHAT DO I NEED TO START?

  • going into grade 11 or 12
  • enrolled in Math 11 or 12
  • knowledge of physics is an asset
  • strong interest in designing and building robots
  • aptitude for working with computer hardware, software and electronics
  • good employability skills

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?

  • Alpha Secondary School on Day 1’s (afternoons)
  • attend current school to complete other courses (Day 1 mornings and Day 2’s)

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • submit an application package
  • participate in a program interview