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, along with the installation, maintenance and operation of increasingly sophisticated and automated equipment.
Electromechanical Engineering Technician
2 years (4 semesters)
Ontario College Diploma
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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.
Note: 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
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Fabricate and build electrical, electronic, and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements, and specifications.
- Interpret and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics for a variety of stakeholders in compliance with industry standards.
- Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, maintain, and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
- Maintain and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
- Support the design and production of mechanical components by assisting in the specification of manufacturing materials and processes.
- Apply, analyze, build, install, commission, and troubleshoot a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electronic control systems, logic and digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, and active circuits.
- Install and troubleshoot basic computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
- Maintain and troubleshoot automated equipment including robotic systems.
- Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements
- Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
- Assist in applying quality control and quality assurance program procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures.
- Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and to remain current in the field and responsive to emergent technologies and national and international standards.
- Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.
- Support project management activities such as planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines, and expenditures as required.
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Printable Curriculum Planner
|MENG1027||Introduction to Machining|
|MATH1160||Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1|
|EMNG1012||Introduction to Mechanical CAD|
|EMNG1015||Motors & Control|
|MATH1171||Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2|
|GSSC1100||Small Business Plan and Operation|
|EMNG2001||Introduction to PLC Systems|
|EMNG2020||Sensors and Instrumentation|
|EMNG2021||Automation Software Development|
|EMNG2006||Operation Management and Quality Control|
|EMNG2033||Mechanical And Electrical CAD|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|EMNG2014||Interfacing and Robotics|
|EMNG2031||Advanced PLC Systems|
|EMNG2032||Technical Report Writing and Workplace Preparedness|
|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 georgebrown.ca/assessment for more information.
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General Education Electives
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, tunneling and drilling, consumer packaging (including canning, bottling and imaging), food and beverage production, urban transit, power generation, and industrial equipment production and maintenance.
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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)
Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.
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.
College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
SUPPORT FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES
With disability documentation you can receive academic accommodations. Contact us for information.
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