Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program

Join the future of industrial manufacturing

Automation, robotics, and Industry 4.0 are profoundly changing the manufacturing industry, and you need to develop the right skills to meet today’s challenges. The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University is offering the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) to help you prepare for the high-tech job market, whether you are a working professional, a college student or a high school graduate.

SMSCP is a comprehensive industry skills certification program offered in collaboration with Siemens, a world leading manufacturing company. SMSCP focuses on system understanding, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills through a learn-by-doing approach, which has been used in training Siemens’ own employees.

Build a highly-demanded industrial skill set

Through hands-on training, SMSCP helps highly talented professionals to 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).

Become industry-certified by Siemens

Successful graduates receive an internationally-recognized industrial certificate from Siemens that will provide them with a clear advantage in pursuing a career in automation and manufacturing.

Advance your skills at any stage of your career

Benefits for working professionals

If you are a working engineer, technician, or operator, SMSCP will help you enhance your skills and advance your career in the ever-evolving manufacturing industry.

Benefits for students

If you are a university, college or high school student, SMSCP will increase your employability and speed up your transition into the job market with hands-on training on real systems. Your SMSCP certificate will provide an additional credential
to your degree or diploma.

Benefits for employers

With SMSCP, your new hires are ready for the job, reducing on-the-job training time and costs and preparing them for the tasks that industry seeks today and in the future. Our holistic approach to teaching mechatronics increases efficiency and productivity of your current employees.

Program at a glance

SMSCP focuses on hands-on professional training to help participants understand the underlying principles of complex mechatronic systems.
SFU Mechatronics offers the following SMSCP levels:

Level 1: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant

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.

  • SMS 101 Electrical Components
  • SMS 102 Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives
  • SMS 103 (Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits
  • SMS 104 Digital Fundamentals and PLCs


  • College students or high school graduates
  • At least 19 years of age

Level 2: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate

The focus in Level 2 is on systems management, investigation, repair and troubleshooting.

  • SMS 201 Process control technologies
  • SMS 202 Introduction to Totally Integrated Automation
  • SMS 203 Automation systems 
  • SMS 204 Motor control
  • SMS 205 Mechanics and machine elements 
  • SMS 206 Manufacturing processes


  • Successful completion of Level 1 Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant

Level 3: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Professional

The focus in Level 3 is on systems management, investigation, repair and troubleshooting.

  • SMS 301 Project and Process Management
  • SMS 302 Mechatronic System Project


  • Successful completion of Level 2 Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate