The Ontario government is getting behind a partnership between Sault College and Humber College to deliver a new engineering degree in Sault Ste Marie. Beginning in 2022, a Bachelor of Engineering – Mechatronics program will be offered at Sault College, with an eye on providing northern students with more study options.
“Humber has developed a unique partnership with Sault College to co-deliver this new engineering degree right here in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities and Sault Ste Marie MPP. “Students in Northern Ontario face unique challenges, including vast distances between communities, while facing specific labour market demands. This is an incredible opportunity for students to pursue a high-demand career in engineering while living closer to home.”
Dr. Ron Common, President of Sault College, says graduates of this program will be highly qualified with the skills and knowledge for the emerging field of mechatronics.
“On behalf of Sault College, I would like to extend our appreciation to the Honourable Minister Romano for supporting our College and community with this important initiative and to Humber College for their strong partnership as we continue to transform higher education,” says Common.
Humber’s Bachelor of Engineering program at Sault College offers students the opportunity to dive deeper into the research, technology and emerging needs in the field of Mechatronics. The program aims to prepare graduates for careers as civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineers.