Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program

Want to join the next generation of high-tech manufacturing leaders?

The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University is launching the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) – a comprehensive industry skills certification program offered in collaboration with Siemens, one of the world’s largest high-tech manufacturers.

Designed for today’s industrial workforce, the program focuses on the System Approach, a wholistic teaching method that adopts a learn-by-doing technique. Participants are introduced to a complete mechatronic system from day one, then proceed to examine the various components keeping the “big picture” in mind.

Become industry-certified by Siemens

Graduates receive an internationallly recognized industrial certificate from Siemens that will provide them with a clear advantage in pursuing a career in automation and manufacturing.

Build a highly-demanded industrial skill set

Through hands-on training, the SMSCP creates highly talented professionals who can easily meet the challenges of high-tech automation industries. In addition to expanding technical knowledge and troubleshooting skills, participants will receive extensive training on state-of-the-art industrial equipment to develop technical expertise with various components of complex mechatronic systems including: electrical and mechanical components; sensors and actuators; hydraulics and pneumatics; and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

Train with certified professional engineers

The courses are taught by professional instructors who:

  • Have 30 years of combined experience;
  • Are certified professional engineers by the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia (APEGBC); and
  • Are certified instructors by Siemens in Germany. 

Program at a glance

The SMSCP focuses on hands-on professional training to help participants understand the underlying principles of complex mechatronic systems.

We are now offering two SMSCP qualification levels:

Emphasis is placed on efficiently operating complex mechatronic systems, troubleshooting and foreseeing problems. Participants will also be able to interpret complex technical design schematics for such systems.

COURSE 1 Electrical Components

COURSE 2 Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives

COURSE 3 (Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits

COURSE 4 Digital Fundamentals and PLCs



 Level 1

  • High School Graduation
  • At lease 19 years of age

Level 2

  • Successful completion of Level 1 Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant