What will I learn?

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician – Automation and Robotics (Fast-Track) program allows qualified college or university graduates of engineering and science programs direct admission into year two (semester three) of the two-year program in order to receive their Technician diploma in one year (two semesters).

This well-recognized college engineering program teaches you the basic electromechanical technology used in building and operating automated industrial systems: Programmable logic controllers (PLC), robotics, electronics/electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics. Courses provide a thorough understanding of theory along with practical and hands-on laboratory experience.

Program Highlights

Centennial College's Automation and Robotics diploma is well recognized in Canada.

The campus at which you study houses the first fluid power training centre in Canada.

Real time industrial application studies with industrial production equipment are provided.

There is a strong Automation and Robotics Student Society on campus.

Career Outlook

  • Robotics technician
  • PLC technician
  • Electro-mechanical assembler
  • Electro-mechanical maintenance technician
  • Electro-mechanical technician
  • Fluid power technician
  • Inside sales
  • Field service technician

Areas of Employment

  • Industrial sales
  • Service sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Machine integration

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,437.50 (US$ 11,640) per year

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

Start date

6 January 2020, 8 September 2020


Progress Campus

941 Progress Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M1G 3T8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements

College diploma or university degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline

We will consider applicants with a combination of partial degree or diploma, and relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score 170 or 171 for admission)

Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment may be requested (applicants will be notified individually)

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

About this uni

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment