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Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics



2 years

How to apply

Start date:

Abbotsford campus



  • Program eligible for financial aid


The Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics is designed to teach you how to connect mechanical, electrical, electronic, and software systems to create smart technologies and drive innovation.

The program is self-contained, enabling you to enter the workplace immediately, but gives you a background in math and science that is adaptable for completion of a full BSc degree in Physics at UFV, or an Engineering degree from another institution. You learn topics such as mechanics, circuit analysis, microelectronics, sensors and actuators, and microcontrollers and embedded systems, and acquire a strong theoretical grounding in physics.

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The program is 67 credits, designed for students to go either directly to the workplace or to ladder to a UFV Bachelor of Science degree with a Physics major. Those completing the diploma may also be eligible to transfer to an engineering degree at another institution.

As an emerging field, mechatronics has been accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. It is a discipline in full expansion. As our world relies increasingly on electromechanical systems to power new technology, the need for trained mechatronics engineers and technologists will continue to grow.

Because mechatronics graduates receive interdisciplinary training, they can work in a wide variety of fields, including automotive engineering, aerospace industry, space science, manufacturing, telecommunications, oil and gas, mining, power generation and distribution, robotics and artificial intelligence, biomedical technology, information technology, and software development.


B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent

  1. English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (or equivalent) with a C+ or better.

  2. One of the following (see Note 1):
    • Calculus 12 with an A or better
    • Principles of Mathematics 12 with a B or better
    • Pre-Calculus 12 with a B or better

  3. Physics 12 with a C or better (see Note 2).

Note 1: Students without the one of these mathematics courses may present the prerequisite for MATH 111instead.

Note 2: Students without Physics 12 may present the prerequisite for PHYS 111 instead.


This program is open to international students


Students who do not meet the entrance requirements can upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.

Make an appointment with an Upgrading and University Preparation advisor to discuss your upgrading needs.


Phone: 604-864-4674
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4674
Academic Advising Centre

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The UFV Mechatronics program was the perfect way for me to gain the hands on skill necessary to handle the design and detail work necessary for engineering. The instructors of the program personally invested to encourage me in pushing myself to complete large projects and set ambitious goals, which prepared me for continuing into further education and research.

Josha Ho—1st Year MSc Student, University of Saskatchewan

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