What will I learn?

Please note: Computer Engineering Technology (552) will be replaced by Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems (562) starting September 2019.

Program Highlights

Students in the Computer Engineering Technology program will:

Acquire competence in Computer Engineering with both hardware and software skills
Explore automation and robotics, computer networking, mobile and web applications through theory and hands-on practice
Study curriculum and contents from organizations including IEEE, CompTIA and Cisco Academy, Altera, Siemens and other industrial partners
Learn about computer hardware and interfacing, Arduino and embedded systems, computer networks and internet technologies, web and mobile applications, electronics and electrical systems, robotics and industrial automation

Computer Engineering Technology ties together Automation and Robotics with networking and data handling. Graduates will be well placed to work in modern automated factories including those implementing IoT and Industry 4.0. Industrial applications include PLC programming, Human Machine Interfacing, pneumatic and hydraulic interfacing and control and Electrical Drive implementations. In addition students gain an understanding of the basics of electrical and electronic systems, microcontrollers and embedded systems on their way to the development of web interfaces and network enabled applications.

The program is a three-year program that can be studied with or without coop. Students can fast-track their studies by opting out of coop and graduating in three years. An early exit option is expected to permit students to graduate with a technician diploma after the first four semesters. The technician program does not have the coop option.

How you'll gain skills

Test and apply course concepts using state-of-the-art software and equipment in our computer labs.
Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project.
Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
Participate in applied research projects to solve real world challenges.

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment:

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Federal Government Public Administration
Educational Services
Industrial, manufacturing and commercial facilities
Process Control and Material Handling
Automotive Industries
Factory Automation

Occupational Categories:

Computer Engineering Technologists, Applications Engineering
Teaching, Sales, Consulting
Embedded Systems Designer
Network Professional
Motors and Drive Technologist
Wireless Systems Specialist
Application Engineering
Product Development
Automation Technologist
Robotics Engineering
Mobile and Web App Developer

Which department am I in?

Mohawk College

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,144.28 (US$ 11,895) per year
CAN $7,342.97 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020


Mohawk College

Fennell Campus,

135 Fennell Avenue West,


Ontario (ON),

L9C 0E5, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:

Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
Grade 12 Mathematics; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent*
Senior Physics and Chemistry are recommended

Students should have a working knowledge of MS Office and Office Suite prior to starting the program. Computer Skills for College COMP CO002 or equivalent is recommended.

Language Requirements for International Students:

See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Successful completion of GAS-EAP (478) Program Level 8
TOEFL minimum score of 550 (79-80 Internet based)
or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5


About this uni

At Mohawk College, students are provided a world of opportunity and will have the chance to develop skills crucial to becoming work ready graduates.

  • Hamilton-based college with large international community
  • Three modern campuses with recent renovations
  • 30+ support services for international students
  • More than 100 programs covering a range of subject areas