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Mauricio Toigo, Diploma Program Grad

Mauricio Toigo,

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma Program Grad, Humber

As the engineering industry grows, changes, and adapts to Canadian society, more engineers are needed to build and maintain the infrastructure and technology we depend on.

In response, Humber College’s three new Bachelor of Engineering programs will begin this September. Each degree focus was developed to meet the need for trained professionals in key disciplines: Information Systems Engineering, Built Environment, and Mechatronics.

Opportunities for students at all levels

Mauricio Toigo was thrilled to learn about Humber’s new offerings. An alumnus of the Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma program, he’s been working at Humber since he graduated in 2019. “My favourite part of the program was the access to labs. The investment that goes into the program is huge and makes a big difference,” he says.

Now Toigo has a full-time, permanent position as an advanced manufacturing technologist, maintaining and installing the same equipment he so enjoyed using as a student.

My favourite part of the program was the access to labs. The investment that goes into the program is huge and makes a big difference.

Toigo’s credentials will count towards the degree through Humber’s diploma-to-degree pathways. He plans to transfer into the third year of the Mechatronics program with the first cohort in 2024.

The Mechatronics degree will be co-delivered at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, providing increased access to post-secondary education options for students in Northern Ontario.

Three degrees, endless possibilities

The three distinct programs reflect the current industry climate and students can choose the one that fits their aspirations.

• The Information Systems Engineering program prepares students to work with the exchange of data-impacting software applications, security, and high-tech devices. The field is developing rapidly as devices and apps become more prominent and complex.
• The Built Environment program focuses on human-made elements, like buildings and cities, that contribute to the quality of our environment.
• The Mechatronics program brings together the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical engineering, and has two further specializations: Robotics and Embedded Systems.

Each degree is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). Humber will be eligible to apply for CEAB accreditation upon the graduation of the first cohort of students.

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