Training & Education
Starting Fall 2021: Loyalist to offer Siemens mechatronics certification
By Anthony Capkun
January 28, 2021 – Announced earlier today, students at Loyalist College will soon have the opportunity to work toward Level 1 and Level 2 Mechatronics Systems certification, based on Siemens’ globally recognized program.
Mechatronics combines mechanical, electrical and computer software technologies with control and systems theory into a single system used in production and manufacturing, explains Siemens Canada.
Loyalist is investing in renovating a wing of its Bay of Quinte Skills Centre building at the Belleville, Ont., campus to establish the mechatronics lab, which will act as the training facility for students to pursue the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification starting Fall 2021.
Siemens, meantime, is providing the curriculum and training.
We asked Jeremy Braithwaite, professor, Electrical, Manufacturing & Mechatronics at Loyalist College, as to whether the certification is specific to Siemens or can applied outside of that organization
Braithwaite explained the certification is recognized across industry, and is not specific to Siemens systems.
“For Canadian manufacturers deploying new technologies to bring new products faster to market and increase productivity, having skilled people is an absolute must,” said Joris Myny, SVP, Digital Industries, Siemens Canada. “We look forward to supporting Loyalist College to enable students to succeed in Canada’s top industries after graduation.”
Industries that benefit from mechatronics systems, adds Siemens, include aerospace, materials processing, machine-building, automotive, transportation, building technologies, and mining.
Instruction will be provided by Loyalist faculty trained at the Siemens Technik Academy in Nuremberg, Germany.