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Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification

Sheridan Certificate

Siemens, one of the world’s largest high-tech manufacturing corporations, is a leader in complex technologies, particularly in complex systems integrating electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. The marriage of these three engineering fields, better known as mechatronic systems, plays an ever-increasing role in modern technology. As a result, there is a high demand for qualified and motivated personnel.

For this reason, the Siemens Technik Akademie Berlin in partnership with Sheridan College has developed a comprehensive industry skill certification, the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program, offered together with Sheridan for interested students.

More information is available under the Program Description tab.

All four courses must be taken at the same time.

For general information about the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program, please email mechatronics@sheridancollege.ca.

These courses are part of the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete Four (4) Courses

(Electro)Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits
Course Code:
ENGI75979
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Digital Fundamentals and PLCs
Course Code:
ENGI75999
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Electrical Components
Course Code:
ENGI75940
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives
Course Code:
ENGI75900
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Program Summary (PDF)

Underlying the curriculum Mechatronics Certification Program is the System Approach, which has been used with a high degree of effectiveness for the training of Siemens own trainees and engineers. Mechatronics is not only the combination of electrical, mechanical and computer technologies; it is also a philosophy for looking at systems. Under traditional methods of teaching mechatronics, students learn about each of these fields separately from one another. Because of the isolation of these fields, there is little appreciation or understanding of the inter-relationships.

Under the System Approach, students learn about the complexities of the system in a holistic fashion. This means that from the very first day, they are confronted with a complete complex system and learn about its various parts by examining their roles in the system, always keeping the “big picture” in mind. Starting at the macro level, students first see the full system and learn about its function. From there they go into one of the system modules, examining the components contained within the module and their inter-relationships with one another.

At the component or device level, students learn about the physical properties of each component in the system, and, coupled with their knowledge of the flow of energy and information within the system, they will learn to carry out the measurements required to pinpoint where malfunctions are occurring. They will be able to determine whether a component is defective, whether the energy or information flow is incorrect, or if the hardware of the control system is defective – in other words moving from the micro-level back up to the macro-level in the troubleshooting process.

As a result, students who successfully complete the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program learn how to work their way into a new system, and by means of the troubleshooting strategies which they learn, they are able to transfer their knowledge and expertise easily to another system. Normally a Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems employee would carry out his/her work at industrial plants which utilize mechatronic systems. He or she is capable to:

  • Localize , identify causes and sources, correct where possible and/or document malfunctions to be passed on to the appropriate experts for resolution, or (where appropriate) exchange or replace defective components;
  • Recognize potential or impending malfunctions and contact expert assistance in order to keep the production line functioning and to prevent production loss;
  • Perform routine, preventive maintenance;
  • Understand and explain the principal operations of the mechatronic subsystems in a complex system;
  • Understand and explain how these subsystems work together
  • Read and understand the technical documents, reports and outlines specific to the system and subsystems, and be able to consult with experts;
  • Work effectively as a team-member and coordinate the activities with upstream and downstream operations;
  • Understand and implement safety regulations required for operation of the system.

All four courses of the program will be delivered by the experienced instructors who have been certified by Siemens Technik Akademie Berlin. To submit your application for the Siemens Mechatronics Certification Program, please click here.

Students are required to have a laptop for on-campus studies.

For general information about the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program, please email mechatronics@sheridancollege.ca.

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