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A Unique Engineering Path at KPU

If you want to work with modern technology, you don’t have to be a software engineer to do so. At KPU, you can take on their Mechatronics program and learn electronics, physics, and engineering. It’s the complete package. 

An Overview of Mechatronics

If you’re a hands-on kind of person who also really likes to work with modern technology, then KPU has the perfect program for you. 

Also known as Mechanical Engineering (and the word fusion of “mechanical” and “electronic”), mechatronics is the practice of developing both mechanical and electronic engineering. People who are educated in mechatronics are responsible for adapting our items for everyday use to be better.

If anything, it’s the heart of engineering, computers, mechanical systems, control systems, and electronic systems. From phones, to cameras, to big forklifts, mechatronics is part of human life and would not be able to function without it. 

Career Prospects

Career opportunities that surround mechatronic training usually have the title of “Technician,” but there are a lot of different types of technicians. As technology also becomes more advanced, different kinds of technicians will be needed depending on what the requirements are. 

  • Control Systems Technician
  • Customer Service Technician
  • Electrical Maintenance Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Facilities Operator Field Service Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturing Process Technician
  • Mine Technician
  • Plant Systems Technician
  • Production Operator Service and Installation Technician

According to WorkBC, the job opportunities vary in size depending on what kind of technician you are. The market doesn’t seem to be highly competitive and the growth of the job is rising steadily. 

The annual salary of these job positions also vary. For example, chemical technicians get about $50,000 annually, while civil engineering technicians receive $70,000 annually. Anything else will fall in between. 

Why Mechatronics

People are starting to adjust their everyday lives to depend on technology, but technological devices have two parts to them: software and hardware. Many of us are familiar with software; it’s the programming and making sure there aren’t any glitches, but many overlook the importance of hardware.

Technicians are needed too because in order for the software to run properly, the hardware also has to be in good condition. As we depend more and more on technology to keep our lives convenient and safe, we’ll also need the machines to do their job. That’s where people who studied mechatronics come in. 

Mechatronics at KPU

Mechatronics is a fairly unique major. Not many institutions offer it. Unique it may be, but it is rewarding.

At KPU, you’ll learn how to perform high-level tasks such as running diagnostics and analysing data. The school also understands that it’s not enough to know theoretical knowledge, so they also provide hands-on experience. They provide experience for welding, metal fabrication, electrical wiring, and much more. 

A student’s education experience at KPU is completed with applied research, product development, and commercialised solutions. Real-world jobs will include more than just tinkering with machinery. Adequate workers will also know how to problem solve and think critically. 

Siemens Certificate

SIemens is one of the world’s largest tech manufacturers. If you want to expertly operate technical machinery and effectively solve problems in systems, then you will need the Siemens certificate. 

Having this certificate qualifies you to work in any mechatronic field. The training is based on engineers in Germany and Siemens is partnered with schools across the globe. One of them being KPU. 

Admission Requirements

First, applicants must meet the general Undergraduate Admission Requirement:

For applicants who interested in the Mechatronics program you must also:

  • Satisfy the maths requirement at Level E1 of the 
  • Successful completion of Physics 11 (or equivalent)

OR

  • A Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) from the list of approved RSEs. The list of approved RSEs can be found on the department website: 

Why KPU

KPU guarantees you success. They have small class sizes which allows their students to have more meaningful connections with their peers and instructors. The instructors are also industry-experienced. They are the best to train others who are passionate in the same field as them. 

The program also provides you with a certificate along with the diploma. It can also be finished in a short amount of time. At KPU, you could get your Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification as quickly as eight months. The school is only one of two places to get this certification; if you’re really interested in becoming a technician, then learning at KPU is the ideal choice. 

Source: KPU Mechatronics Siemens Certifications What is Mechatronics?

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