" Instructors were fantastic in SMSCP. The skills and experience you get in this course transfer well into real life applications. I wish I could have taken this course earlier! ", Kevin Ko, Mechatronic Systems Engineer, EIT

"Originally I took Level 1 for the PLC course, as it is a highly sought after skill in industry. Having it backed by Siemens, a leading mechatronics company in Europe, was also a huge plus. In addition to PLC, the program introduced to me the basic concepts/ideas of motors, machine elements, and hydraulics/pneumatics, all very useful knowledge (especially as a 2nd year student). The professors/lecturers delivering this content are absolutely excellent, explaining each of the topics thoroughly and precisely. The best part of the program are the labs/activities after the lectures, where the concepts we learned are put into action. As useful as learning from a diagram of a transmission is, being able to hold all the different gears in your hand and see how they interact with one another to change gears in a car is something entirely (and beneficially) different. It’s nice to see how the theory we cover during lectures/read in textbooks relates to a broader, real life context. All in all, I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to enhance their theoretical knowledge with hand-on experience; the assembly line behind those stations don’t seem so intimidating anymore! ", Tony Nguyen, Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student

"Siemens not only helps enhance your hands-on skills, it also gives you a taste of the real world! It is very interesting and informative, I have used the knowledge I acquired from this course in many ways after graduation. In addition to expanding your knowledge in the mechanical and electrical courses, you will learn how to work with hydraulics and pneumatics, some of the most important topics nowadays. The training that Siemens provides you improves your troubleshooting skills, it trains you on how to discover malfunctions and issues and how to fix them in a quick and convenient way. It is definitely a practical, enjoyable and productive course with great hands-on sessions on the assembly line. Over the course of the semester, you will be working in different teams which will enhance your team spirit and communication skills. There are plenty of different activities which keeps everyone involved and busy. You will also be well prepared and trained for the exam, a revision session and practice questions will be provided. All is very professional. ", Reem Abbass, Mechatronic Systems Engineer, EIT

"There are several features of Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program that are different from regular course offerings and make it the best class that I took throughout the academic program in the university. The first glaring difference was in the approach of learning a new material. When we came to the class, we were first presented to the machines, we had time to see them working and tinker about working principles. We had some time to wrap our heads around the mechanisms and come up with the questions. It is then we had lecture slides that we were eager to see, as they contained the answers to our already formed questions. The flow of the information came from top to bottom, from general to specific. It felt more natural to learn the information this way, students kept attention and were involved in the lecture that otherwise might have seemed dry and boring. This pattern continued throughout a course when we were presented to finer details of mechatronic systems. The second feature of the course was its rich environment. For every topic of the course, we had a live demo or mechanism that we could interact with. The most memorable experience was taking apart a gearbox of a car, discovering its working principles and assembling it back together. Not only we had an abundance of "exercise material", but it was also of a high quality. If we were working with PLCs, they were the latest, top of the line Siemens PLCs, if it was a sensor, it was an exactly the same sensor, as it can be found in a robot cell of a highly automated production line. The exposure to the systems and devices was very relevant to the real world. I can say so because we also got to visit some of the newest automated production lines as part of the course! ", Nikita Bazhanov, Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student