Electrical Engineering Technology
The three-year Electrical Engineering Technology program at Algonquin College prepares students to design and specify electrical equipment, systems and components. Technology students choose either an “automation” stream that emphasizes microelectronic control systems, or specialize in a “utilities” stream which focuses on elements of protection and control, and the design of transmission and distribution power systems. Click here to view the program delivery pattern.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program at http://algonquincollege.com/byod
(Please note this was previously referred to as a Mobile Learning Program)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Code: 0318X01FWO
Academic Year: 2016/2017
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This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares students for career paths in the electrical, communications, manufacturing, electrical utilities and protection fields. The program appeals to students who enjoy the challenge of solving problems ranging from how to connect and troubleshoot circuits, to the analysis, synthesis, and design of electrical and electronic systems. Students learn how to apply practical experience, knowledge, mathematics, computer skills, and to find and evaluate solutions.
Students acquire basic fundamentals during the first two levels. In Levels 03 and 04, students develop the skills required by many of the more sophisticated areas of the industry. In Levels 05 and 06, students study the design of equipment, processes, and systems, interpret and prepare specifications, technical drawings, and instructions, prepare estimates and manage projects. Students are required to take general education courses in most levels.
The curriculum consists of core courses in electrical principles, codes, circuitry, control systems, computer applications and machinery. Students also study AutoCAD, telecommunications, electronics, instrumentation and robotics. Core electives allow students to specialize in either the automation or utilities stream.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at http://algonquincollege.com/byod. Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquin`s New Technology Store at educational rates.
SUCCESS FACTORSThis program is well-suited for students who:
- Enjoy applying physical and chemical laws and practising logic to find solutions to physical problems.
- Seek variety and opportunity in their career.
- Have strong observational and analytical skills.
- Enjoy working on multidisciplinary projects.
Graduates may find employment in the following areas: design and testing, manufacturing, installation and/or supervision, diagnostics and analysis of electrical, communication, utilities, and fire protection equipment and systems.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Analyze, interpret, and produce electrical and electronics drawings, technical reports including other related documents and graphics.
- Analyze and solve complex technical problems related to electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.
- Design, use, verify, and maintain instrumentation equipment and systems.
- Design, assemble, test, modify, maintain and commission electrical equipment and systems to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Commission and troubleshoot static and rotating electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Design, assemble, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits, components, equipment and systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Design, install, analyze, assemble and troubleshoot control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Use computer skills and tools to solve a range of electrical related problems.
- Create, conduct and recommend modifications to quality assurance-procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Prepare reports and maintain records and documentation systems.
- Design, install, test, commission and troubleshoot telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Apply and monitor health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces.
- Perform and monitor tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations and ethical principles.
- Configure installation and apply electrical cabling requirements and system grounding and bonding requirements for a variety of applications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Design, commission, test and troubleshoot electrical power systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Select and recommend electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
- Apply project management principles to contribute to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects.
- Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
CoursesPrograms at Algonquin College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided an Algonquin email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.
Fees & Expenses
2016/2017 Academic Year
Total Fees for the first year of the program:
Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $5,415.30. *
International tuition/ancillary Fees: $15,941.34. *
* Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Fees are subject to change. For detailed fees information please visit http://www.algonquincollege.com/ro/pay/tuition-and-expenses
Note: For further information regarding your books, please visit http://www.algonquincollege.com/etexts
Expenses total approximately $1200 in the first year, $650 in the second year and $400 in the third year. Most supplies can be purchased at the campus store. See www3.algonquincollege.com/etextbooks for more information about books.
Students are responsible for parking and locker fees, if applicable.
All students are responsible to supply their own personal protective equipment, such as CSA-approved safety footwear, protective eyewear, hearing protection, gloves, hard hat, as required in each lab environment.
2017/2018 Academic YearSorry - fees and expenses for this program are not yet available for the 2017/2018 academic year.
2017/2018 Academic Year
* Successful completion of Algonquin`s Electrical Engineering Technician program or equivalent with a cumulative GPA of 1.7 and no less than a C- in ENL2019T - Technical Communications and ELE8941 - Robotics and Controls. Plus the specified additional math course. Students not meeting these requirements require department permission to register in technology courses. Applicants from other colleges should contact the program coordinator prior to applying to determine required bridging courses.
2016/2017 Academic Year
- Successful completion of Algonquin`s Electrical Engineering Technician program or equivalent. Plus the specified additional math courses. Applicants from other colleges should contact the program coordinator prior to applying to determine required bridging courses.
- Applicants who have not completed the Electrical Engineering Technician program may be given departmental approval to register for some courses in the Technology program, provided all prerequisites have been completed.
Applications to full-time day programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:
60 Corporate Court
Applications are available online at www.ontariocolleges.ca. A $95 fee applies.
Applications for Fall Term, Winter Term and Spring Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as places are available.
International applicants applying from out-of-country can obtain the International Student Application Form at https://xweb.algonquincollege.com/FormIE/index.aspx or by contacting the Registrar`s Office.
For further information on the admissions process, contact:
1385 Woodroffe Ave, Room C150
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Students are trained on a Windows-based platform which is the industry standard in the field of engineering. Mac platforms are not acceptable because they are not compatible with the hardware and software used in this program.
OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes this program as meeting the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician (C.Tech) category. Students are encouraged to register as Associate members of OACETT. Additional requirements to become fully certified (work experience, the OACETT Professional Practice Examination, peer references, etc.) are the jurisdiction of OACETT.
Levels 05 and 06 include a technology project. Important elements of planning, project selection and team assignment occur at the end of Level 04, usually in April. Students registering for the program after this time may have a limited opportunity for industrial partnerships and inter-professional learning.
For more information, contact Kathryn Reilander, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 3431 or Kathryn.Reilander@algonquincollege.com.
Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time