SMSCP: Making tomorrow’s workforce fit for the future of industry

SMSCP: Get fit for the future of industry with our industrial training for Mechatronics

Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP)

The Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) combines the German dual training system with Siemens' in-house know-how. Students learn troubleshooting strategies and can easily transfer their knowledge and expertise to another system. Students with an Siemens Mechatronic certification are employees who are flexible, autonomous, and professional in their dealings.

Our philosophy – Comprehensive industry skills certification

A focus on system understanding, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills results in individuals who can adapt to new work situations quickly and appropriately.

Success factor of SMSCP: Holistic approach to mechatronic systems

Our systems approach is the core of the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP), which has been used with a high degree of effectiveness in training Siemens’ own engineers in Germany. All SMSCP courses are supposed to be integrated within a high school, college, or university curriculum, or to be implemented as continuing education.


Mechatronics is not only the marriage of electrical, mechanical, and computer technologies; it is also a philosophy for looking at systems. Under the systems approach, students learn about the complexities of the system in a holistic fashion. Afterwards they do not only have a Siemens mechatronics certification, more important they are capable of easily transfering their knowledge to other systems, resulting in flexible and autonomous employees.

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The key to a job career – SMSCP for students

Three certification levels built from job profiles

Students can enroll for three different training series and are only awarded certifications for Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant, Associate, or Professional after successfully passing the related examination. Student examinations are administered only by SMSCP partner schools. Each certification is based on a specified, industry-driven job profile which prepares students optimally for their future career in the industry.

Efficient operation of complex mechatronic system

A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant will function as a well-grounded machine operator in a complex system, with responsibility for efficient operation of the equipment with minimal downtimes. Normally a Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant would carry out their work at plant assembly sites, workshops or in connections with service operations which utilize complex mechatronic systems. 


Educational content: electrical components, mechanical components and electrical drives, (electro) pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits and digital fundamentals and PLCs.

Focus on systems management, investigation, troubleshooting and repair

A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate will function as a highly skilled technician who can work with modules and components in complex mechatronic systems as well as be able to assess and analyze the system as a whole. A certified Associate can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot mechatronic systems, with the aim of operational efficiency and cost and process control. They would usually carry out their work at production facilities, workshops, or in service sites that use complex mechatronic systems. 


Educational content: process control technologies, introduction to Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), automation systems, motor control, mechanics and machine elements, manufacturing processes.

Emphasis on professional system engineering, systems design and process optimization

A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Professional will function as a skilled designer of, and expert on, complex mechatronic systems. A Certified Professional will be able to apply selected project and system engineering practices, such as requirements engineering, project management, process management, quality assurance and management in a project, with the goal to design or improve a mechatronic system upon customer and user needs. Certified Professionals usually start their career as a team member of a project team that is responsible for the design, management and improvement of complex mechatronic systems.


Educational content: project management, technical systems project.

At a glance – Overview for partner schools and instructors

Learn more about where to find an existing partner school near you and how to become a partner school or certified instructor.

Partner schools

What partner schools need to know

Only SMSCP partner schools can offer our online certification exam to their students. With industry demanding more and more excellently trained employees, our partner schools are playing an important role in educating tomorrow’s workforce. Learn more how to become a partner in the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program.


Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

The National Academy for Science

and Technology (NASS Academy)

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)


Chonbuk National Mechanical Technical
High School
Gyeonggi University of Science and Technology
Hanbat National University
King Mongkut's University of Technology (KMUTNB)
SMTI Vocational High School Yogyakarta
Yeungnam University College

Europe and Middle East

Birla Institute of Technology

United Arab Emirates

German University of Tech (GU Tech)

King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

Lublin University of Technology
South Eastern Regional College (SERC)

United Kingdom

SRH Hochschulen Berlin 

North America

Aiken Technical College
South Carolina
Algonquin College
Austin Peay State University
Calhoun Community College

Centennial College

Central Carolina Technical College
South Carolina
Cleveland State Community College
Collège Ahuntsic
Denmark Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
South Carolina
Greenville Technical College
South Carolina
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
South Carolina
Humber College
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

British Columbia, Canada

Midlands Technical College
Mohawk College
Motlow State Community College
Nashville State Community College
Northeastern Technical College
South Carolina
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
South Carolina
Patrick Henry Community College
Piedmont Community College

North Carolina

Piedmont Technical College
South Carolina
Roane State Community College
Seneca College
Simon Fraser University

British Columbia, Canada

South Carolina Technical College System
Southern Virginia
Higher Education Center

South Florida State College

Spartanburg Community College
South Carolina
Technical College of the Lowcountry
South Carolina
Thomas Nelson Community College
Tri-County Technical College
South Carolina
Trident Technical College
South Carolina
University of Windsor

Ontario, Canada

Volunteer State Community College

(Vol State)

Virginia Western Community College
Western Nevada College
Williamsburg Technical College
South Carolina
York County School of Technology
York Technical College
South Carolina

Prerequisites for partner schools

To become a partner school, you need to have successful instructor certifications for at least two faculties. SMSCP partner schools must have a modularized mechatronic training system on site. This system must meet certain requirements and feature a number of specific components. An implementation plan to integrate SMSCP content into the chosen program and an agreement with the local Siemens subsidiary are required, too. 


 Information for instructors and training dates

Instructors can take different courses to get certified for SMSCP levels 1 to 3. Each level comprises ten days of training. Learn more about the training content and where the courses are available.

Certification in two steps

To become a certified instructor, you will first attend a systems approach paradigm week, a one-week course that introduces the methods that make up our special didactic model.

For the level you want to be certified in, you will also need to engage in a one to two-week course for the specific content for each level. Completion of the level 1 course is a requisite plus you have to attend level 2 and level 3 courses. Once you have completed these two steps and have a connection with an SMSCP partner school, you’re certified to start teaching SMSCP related courses.

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