Electromechanical Engineering Technician Program (T146)

Electromechanical Engineering Technician
School of Mechanical and Engineering Technologies
Casa Loma Campus
2 years (4 semesters)
September, January
Ontario College Diploma
This program will prepare graduates for the rapidly changing demands of the North American industrial environment. Today’s companies require employees with multidisciplinary expertise that combines electrical, mechanical and controls engineering skills, who can install, maintain, operate, modify and troubleshoot increasingly sophisticated and automated equipment.

Full Program Descriptions


Example of T146 Electromechanical Engineering work

The Electromechanical Engineering Technician program will prepare graduates for the rapidly changing demands of the North American industrial environment. Today’s companies require employees with multidisciplinary expertise that combines electrical, mechanical and controls engineering skills, who can install, maintain, operate, modify and troubleshoot increasingly sophisticated and automated equipment.

Robotics, controls and process automation are cornerstones of modern production facilities and automated systems. Our multidisciplined and hands-on approach to learning culminates in a capstone project in which students design and produce a complex, integrated, fully functional electromechanical system by applying their accumulated theoretical and practical knowledge.

Students complement their technical skills with a focus on the soft skills needed to establish a successful career and add value to any team. Students will learn from faculty who are experienced in both the workplace and the teaching environment.

The industry-relevant curriculum is delivered through hands-on learning in the college’s machine shops, electrical and industrial automation laboratories, process controls and robotics facilities, to ensure that graduates can move quickly and directly into industry.

*If you enrol in the program in January you are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2016-2017 PDF icon


semester courses
Code Course Name
EMNG1001 Circuit Analysis
EMNG1004 Metrology
MENG1002 Engineering Drawing
MENG1027 Introduction to Machining
GSSC1027 Personal Finance
MATH1071 Mathematics for IT and Mechanical Engineering
COMM1007 College English**


semester courses
Code Course Name
EMNG1003 Engineering Mechanics
EMNG1012 Engineering Design
EMNG1013 Electronic Devices
EMNG2020 Sensors and Instrumentation
EMNG1016 Electro-Pneumatics
MATH1171 Mathematics for Mechanical Technology
GSSC1100 Small Business Plan and Operation


semester courses
Code Course Name
EMNG2001 PLC Systems
EMNG2004 Digital and Embedded Systems
EMNG1015 Motors & Control
EMNG2021 Automation Software Development
EMNG2006 Manufacturing Systems and Quality Control
COMM1034 Professional Communications I
GNED General Education Elective


semester courses
Code Course Name
EMNG2014 Interfacing and Robotics
EMNG2015 Applied Project
EMNG3003 Network Fundamentals
MENG2035 Mechanical Power Transmissions
EMNG2023 Intermediate Machining
COMM1035 Professional Communications II
GNED General Education Elective

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills) or CESL1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003/CESL1003 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit http://assessment.georgebrown.ca for more information.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, graduates will be in high demand for their cross-disciplinary skills in all types of environments, including:

  • automation and process control
  • manufacturing and production
  • assembly and packaging
  • building and maintenance of automated systems
  • power generation and transportation
  • systems integration
  • technical sales
  • quality control and other related fields

Some of the college’s industry partners, who have led the development of this program, come from sectors as diverse as automotive manufacturing, tunnelling and drilling, consumer packaging (including canning, bottling and imaging), food and beverage production, urban transit, power generation, and industrial equipment production and maintenance.

Future Study Options 

Students in this program are eligible to transfer with advanced standing into semester 5 of the Building Automation Program (T171). Graduates may also consider seeking entry into the Millwright apprenticeship.

Other opportunities can be explored through the University Transfer guide at georgebrown.ca/transferguide/

Tuition and Fees


$4,007.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Student Success

Success Stories  

“While the work I do today is not directly related to what I learned in college, the thinking patterns I developed while at George Brown still very much apply.  My experience has evolved from engineering molds for the injection moulding industry to using the same guiding principles in solving environmental issues with high-end office furniture.”

Doug Hietkamp

Graduate 1986, Electromechanical Engineering Technician

Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies


Office hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm

Casa Loma Campus, Building D, 1 Dartnell Ave, D303, Toronto, ON, M5R 3A3

416-415-5000 x4365
Email: engineeringtech@georgebrown.ca  


For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.