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Robotics and Automation Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Robotics, Automation and Electromechanical Engineering

Automation and robotics programs at Ontario colleges prepare students for work in a number of fields, from robotics and computer control methods to hydraulics and pneumatics. Emphasis on assembly languages means students are prepared for work in the computer and IT field as well as in the engineering industry.

If you’ve got a technical mind that you’d like to apply to robotics engineering training, here’s what you need to know. More

Robotics and Automation Courses

Robotics and automation programs (usually offered as two- or three-year programs) are generally classified under electromechanical engineering technology, which means skills will focus on the manufacturing and industrial applications of robotics. Math, computer applications and electrical courses will provide a knowledge base for specialized courses such as mechatronics and programming.

Hands-on learning using the latest robotics technology will be a big part of most program curriculums. Students will practice the skills necessary to build, repair, troubleshoot and maintain electromechanical equipment. Many programs offer the opportunity to build small robots or robotic parts as an in-class project.

A career planning course and field placement may also be part of a robotics program to prepare students for work in real-world settings.

General Robotics and Automation Program Requirements

Robotics and automation programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including a grade 12 English and grade 12 mathematics credit. Additional mathematics or physics courses may be required and are always an asset. Some institutions may include their own mathematics and English testing as part of the selection process.

Note: Some Ontario college robotics and automation programs will specialize in certain applications, such as welding robotics. Be sure to read each program description carefully before choosing.

Robotics and Automation Jobs and Salaries

Robotics graduates can choose to specialize in a number of areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Pneumatic / hydraulic specialist
  • Industrial robotics
  • Robotics engineering
  • Robotic programming
  • PLC programmer

Other automation jobs in the industry include technical sales, consulting services, system installation services and in-plant maintenance.

Average salaries in the field could start as low as $30,000 a year and as high as $50,000, depending on the area of specialization. Electrical automation careers tend to be on the higher end of the pay scale, with average salaries of around $75,000 a year with experience.

Ontario Colleges Offering Robotics and Automation Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of robotics and automation programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering CONESTOGA CAMBRIDGE WAITLISTED Full Time 2016 - Aug Visit

Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1066C
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation & Robotics Fast Track CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation & Robotics Fast Track


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4125
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation & Robotics Fast Track CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation & Robotics Fast Track


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4125
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4105
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4105
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - May Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0550X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE WAITLISTED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0550X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0550X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0550X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: EMTY
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4116
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4106
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4106
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4116
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics Fast Track CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4136
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics Fast Track CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4136
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics Fast Track CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4126
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics Fast Track CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4126
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electromechanical Engineering Technician FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electromechanical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: EMN3
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electromechanical Engineering Technician SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electromechanical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PELTN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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