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Where Robotics, Electronics and Mechanics Collide: UFV’s Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics
where robotics electronics and mechanics collide ufv’s engineering physics diploma in mechatronics

Where Robotics, Electronics and Mechanics Collide: UFV’s Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics

About the University of the Fraser Valley

Founded as a college in 1975 and achieving university status in 2008, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) offers its students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines including arts, sciences, business, health sciences and trades. 

With over 110 programs and 700 courses across 40 fields, the school’s student population of 15,000 has access to a range of academic opportunities. Whether students are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, a diploma, an apprenticeship, or a certification, UFV provides the resources and support necessary for success in their chosen fields across its campus locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope and India. 

Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics

Overview 

UFV’s Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics is designed to teach students how to connect mechanical, electrical, electronic and software systems to develop intelligent technologies that fuel further exploration, inquiry and innovation in the field of mechatronics. Students will not only benefit from learning the fundamental principles of mathematics and science essential to mechatronics but also acquire the practical skills necessary to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation. The program also offers a pathway for further education at UFV, allowing graduates to enroll in a full BSc degree program in Physics or pursue an Engineering degree at another post-secondary institution. 

Program information

  • Credential: Other (Diploma)
  • Program length: 2 years
  • Tuition: See here
  • Start date: September 2024
  • Campus: Abbotsford

Career expectations

Graduates of mechatronics programs are highly sought-after for their interdisciplinary skills, versatility and practical experience. With expertise spanning numerous areas, graduates can expect transferable skills relevant to the Canadian and international job markets. 

Potential opportunities and fields include: 

  • Automotive engineering
  • Aerospace industry
  • Space science
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Oil and gas
  • Mining
  • Power generation and distribution
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Biomedical technology
  • Information technology
  • Software development

Courses

Each course is worth 3, 4 or 5 credits. Each term, students will take a certain number of credits, for a total of 67 credits by the end of the 2-year program. Examples of courses in the program include:

  • ENGR 123 – Engineering Design 1: Design and Drafting
  • MATH 111 – Calculus 1
  • PHYS 112 – Electricity and Magnetism
  • ENGR 210 – Circuit Analysis
  • PHYS 221 – Intermediate Mechanics
  • ENPH 310 – Microelectronics
  • ENPH 390 – Mechatronics
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How the application process works

Admission requirements

To enroll in this program, applicants must have completed the following:

  1. Math 12 with a B or better
  1. Physics 12 with a C or better

English language requirements

Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for all UFV applicants, and admission to this program will depend on the applicant’s score in the following: 

  • Degree/diploma level
    • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or higher, with a minimum band score of 6.0
    • TOEFL iBT: 88 or higher, with no section below 20
    • EIKEN: Grade 1
    • Duolingo English Test: 110 or higher
    • English 12: Minimum grade of C+ (or recognized Canadian equivalent)

See here for more information on English language requirements. 

Ready to apply?

Before submitting your application, you’ll need to: 

  1. Check the application deadline for the program to ensure you’re eligible to register. The deadline for this program is April 30, 2024.
  2. Check the general requirements, English requirements and program requirements to ensure you’re eligible to apply to UFV and the program. 
  3. Collect your official language score as part of the English language proficiency requirements. 
  4. Provide official/interim high school transcripts and/or proof of graduation for submission. 

Once you’re ready to apply, head over to the EducationPlannerBC portal to submit your application. There will be a one-time application fee of CAD 150 for this program. 

See here for more information on how to apply and submit documents. 

Source: University of the Fraser Valley – Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics

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