Simon Fraser and Siemens Canada partner to boost mechatronics skills

University will host certification program that will combine with a Siemens PLM Software grant.

July 12, 2017   by PLANT STAFF

Instructor Amr Marzouk shows new state-of-the-art industrial training assembly line equipment to SFU mechatronics students Anahita Mahmoodi and Mouataz Kaddoura. Photo: Siemens Canada

SURREY, BC — Simon Fraser University and Siemens Canada are partnering to advance the mechatronics skills of engineering students.

The collaboration between the Surrey, BC university and global industrial technologies company involves the introduction of the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program at the university’s Surrey campus, and an in-kind grant of Siemens PLM software.

Mechatronics combines mechanical, electrical and computer engineering to build complex systems ranging from home appliances to automated manufacturing systems that improve efficiency, productivity and quality while decreasing time to market.

You’ll find mechatronics engineers plying their trade in the aerospace, materials processing, machine building, automotive, transportation, building technologies and mining sectors.

The university will offer the program in early August to qualified students (from all post-secondary institutions) and to professionals interested in advancing their skills in automation and manufacturing.

Participants who complete the program will receive mechatronics systems certification directly from Siemens.

The in-kind  Siemens PLM software grant provides Applied Sciences students access to the same software used in industry. NX software, an integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering, is included.

Simon Fraser is one of only seven Canadian schools to offer the mechatronics courses taught by instructors who are engineers and have trained at the Siemens Technik Academy in Berlin, Germany.

Click here for schedule and application deadlines.

The mechatronics certification program is offered through the Siemens Canada Engineering & Technology Academy based in Oakville, Ont.

Siemens Canada is a developer and manufacturer of industrial technologies based in Oakville. Siemens AG is a German conglomerate headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe.

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