Mechanical Engineering Technology - Robotics and Automation (Optional Co-op)

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Students in this academic program are required to participate in the Lease Your Own Device (LYOD) program offered by Conestoga College.

Program description - September 2022

This diploma program features co‑operative education with six academic terms at the College and three work terms in industry. Studies combine theoretical knowledge with applied skills in the control of robotic and automated equipment using electronics, programmable automation controllers, computers, hydraulics and pneumatics. In addition, the program focuses on the development of skills in 3D CAD, mechanical technology, electric motors, servo-mechanisms, advanced robotics, industrial automation, and safety standards. Emphasis is placed on effective techniques for designing, modifying, installing, testing, maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting equipment and systems. The Robotics and Automation program culminates in a third-year capstone project in which all the skills learned at school and on work terms are integrated into the proposal, design, and construction of a fully functioning manufacturing work cell. The optional co-op stream includes three co-op work terms. This program can lead to exciting careers in several areas including, but not limited to, mechatronics and robotics applications, and smart systems development. The IoT and industry 4.0 concepts are covered, complemented by applications of additive manufacturing and smart systems integration. The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) category. For more information contact the Program Coordinator at mechanical@conestogac.on.ca.

Program details

Code: 0092
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 3 years
Start: September 2022
Campus: Cambridge – Fountain Street
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.

Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13750.00
Ancillary Fees
$3290.94
$4926.04
Total Fees
$5986.94
$18676.04

Canadian fee details (co-op option)

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77 $81.77
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 $201.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 $20.10
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
HST $136.43 -
Leased Device Fee 1 $1049.47 -
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee - $344.40
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $3503.67 $2483.27
Year Total   $5986.94

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International fee details (co-op option)

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
International Program Tuition $6875.00 $6875.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77 $81.77
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 $201.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 $355.10
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 $20.10
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
HST $136.43 -
ISR $375.00 $375.00
Leased Device Fee 1 $1049.47 -
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee - $344.40
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $9935.67 $8740.37
Year Total   $18676.04

Returning student tuition & fees

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Lease Your Own Device (LYOD) program

As part of Conestoga's commitment to innovative learning strategies, the Lease Your Own Device (LYOD) program is designed to enhance your learning experience and ensure you have the appropriate technology to successfully complete your program. The LYOD program provides students with full use of a device for their academic studies and the option to own the device upon graduation. The Lease Your Own Device (LYOD) program is mandatory for students in participating programs.

Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Co-op information

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.

Applying to the co-op stream

  • All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Not every student who meets academic eligibility requirements will be admitted to the co-op stream.
  • To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum 65% in Level 1 with a maximum of one dropped or failed courses and must pass MECH1050.
  • International students will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Please be advised that there will be no co-op program service fee refunds after the program withdrawal for refund date. Students that have not received their work permit and choose to remain in co-op after the program withdrawal for refund date do so at their own risk and will not be refunded. If you are concerned about receiving your work permit in time to achieve co-op employment, please discuss your situation with your co-op advisor as early as possible.

Delivery sequence - September 2022 - Cambridge – Fountain Street

This delivery sequence is for the co-op option.

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Class Class Work Term
Class Work Term Class
Work Term Class Class

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