Mechatronics (Robotics and Automation)


Assiniboine’s three-year Mechatronics diploma is an interdisciplinary program that combines mechanical engineering technologies and electronics. Graduates will have hands-on expertise in aspects of mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer science, pulling together knowledge from these disciplines to develop automated machines to service the agricultural sector.  

Program Learning Outcomes 

  • Fabricate and build electrical, electronic, and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements, and specifications. 
  • Analyze, interpret, and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics necessary for electromechanical design in compliance with industry standards. 
  • Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, modify, maintain, and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems. 
  • Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production. 
  • Design and analyse mechanical components, processes, and systems by applying engineering principles and practices. 
  • Design, analyze, build, select, commission, integrate, and troubleshoot a variety of industrial motor controls and data acquisition devices and systems, digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, active circuits and microprocessor-based systems. 
  • Install and troubleshoot computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment. 
  • Analyse, program, install, integrate, troubleshoot and diagnose automated systems including robotic systems. 
  • Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements. 
  • Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications. 
  • Specify, coordinate, and apply quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements. 
  • Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures. 
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and to remain current in the field and responsive to emergent technologies and national and international standards. 
  • Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects. 
  • Design and analyze electromechanical systems by interpreting fluid mechanics and the attributes and dynamics of fluid flow used in hydraulic and fluid power systems. 

Examples of what jobs graduates from this program can do: 

Graduates are able to work as a technician/technologist in automation, control system design, electronics design, mechanical design, robotics, manufacturing, product development, and instrumentation engineering. 

Success Factors 

You might be a good fit for this program if you would enjoy: 

  • A career in an emerging field with evolving technologies 
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills 
  • Proficiency in math and physics  
  • Precision and attention to detail 
  • Technical aptitude 

The industry often requires individuals to: 

  • Be adaptable to new changes and trends in the industry and be able to adjust their work accordingly. 
  • Be committed to ongoing learning and professional development to stay current with industry trends and best practices. 
  • Have a solid understanding of physics, calculus, robotics, and circuitry, as well as aspects of fluid mechanics, control theory, and computer programming. 
  • Have excellent attention to detail. 
  • Have physical strength and stamina as well as the mobility and motor skills to undertake the required tasks. 
  • Operate equipment as required. 
  • Tolerate environmental conditions, such as potential hazards from equipment when performing field work. 
  • Use problem-solving skills to address challenges and provide effective solutions.  
  • Work in a collaborative team environment or independently as the situation requires. 


  • A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Physics 30S or equivalent with a minimum grade of 70%
  • Pre-Calculus or Applied Mathematics 40s or equivalent with a minimum grade of 70%

Careers & Connections

Career Opportunities

  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Automation
  • Manufacturing
  • Food preprocessing
  • Aerospace


Tools & Supplies


Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible for students to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit the Articulation Agreements page.

Fast Facts

3 Years
Program Start
September 2025
Course Load
Program Details
On Campus
Russ Edwards School of Agriculture & Environment
1.800.862.6307 ext 6685 (toll free)