Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automation and Robotics (Co-op) (Fast-Track)

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Program Code: 4136

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Fast-track program

Program Length: 2 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: automation@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automation and Robotics (Co-op Fast-Track) program allows qualified college or university graduates of engineering and science programs direct entry into year two (semester three) of the three-year program. This sees you receive your advanced diploma in just two years (four semesters plus time spent in two work term placements during the optional co-op opportunity).

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automation and Robotics (Co-op Fast-Track) program pays special attention to embedded systems using microcontrollers, quality control using vision inspection and SPC and continuous feedback control using PID. In courses that balance your understanding of theory and practical, hands-on laboratory experience, you learn integration of automated equipment through its design, fabrication and installation.

To round out your studies, you complete two paid co-op work terms, during which you gain workplace experience and begin to build your professional network.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
MT-120 Machine Shop Progress Campus
MT-151 Introduction to AutoCad Progress Campus
ROBO-222 Electronic Devices & Digital Electronics Progress Campus
ROBO-226 Fluid Power Progress Campus
ROBO-237 Robotic Devices Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
ROBO-223 Engineering Science Progress Campus
ROBO-241 Hydraulic Systems 3 Progress Campus
ROBO-242 PLC/Pneumatic Interfacing Progress Campus
ROBO-247 Robotic Applications Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
AMEG-212 Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
COOP-221 Employment Pre-placement Progress Campus
ROBO-350 Fluid Mechanics and Dynamics Progress Campus
ROBO-351 Hydrostatic Systems and Design Progress Campus
ROBO-352 PLC/Pneumatic Systems 1 Progress Campus
ROBO-354 Electric Machinery & Microcontrollers Progress Campus
ROBO-356 Design & Development Project I Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP-222 Co-op Work Term 1 (4136)

COOP-331 Co-op Work Term 2 (4136)

Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
ROBO-361 Electro-hydraulic Systems Progress Campus
ROBO-362 PLC/Pneumatic Systems 2 Progress Campus
ROBO-363 Diagnostics and Maintenance Progress Campus
ROBO-364 Feedback Control Progress Campus
ROBO-366 Design & Development Project II Progress Campus
ROBO-367 Industrial Production Applications Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • Centennial College's Automation and Robotics diploma is well-recognized in Canada.
  • Some of the courses in this program are facilitated from the first fluid power training centre in Canada.
  • Real-time industrial application studies with industrial production equipment are provided throughout the offering.
  • The School has a strong Automation and Robotics Student Society.

Articulation Agreements




The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).


Career Outlook

  • Field service technologist
  • Controls and automation technologist
  • Machine builder
  • Robotics programmer
  • PLC programmer
  • Robotic welding technician
  • Integrator
  • Installer
  • Fluid power technologist
  • Technical sales specialist

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in science, engineering or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial diploma or degree and relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
  • Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $1,282.00 $4,049.00
International $12,800.00 $2,827.00 $15,627.00