Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Building Automation Program (T171)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Building Automation
  • Code: T171
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School: Mechanical Engineering Technologies
  • Location: Casa Loma Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,382.00 *
  • International Tuition:
    $17,331.00 **
  • Experiential Learning:

    Available

  • Winter 2023 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 2: On Campus; Semester 4, 6: Hybrid
  • Spring 2023 Delivery:
    Semester 2: Hybrid

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Specialization in building automation is an emerging and growing employment opportunity, especially in the construction and property development sector. We will provide the skills and knowledge you need for building science, building automation systems, networking and project management and green building. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for jobs in the industrial/manufacturing sector and will have the skillset expected by the construction and property development sector. Builders and property managers require people to design and integrate building control systems such as lighting, telephony, security, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), air quality, energy consumption and fire and safety. They need technologists familiar with a centralized approach, who can manage and control a building from an interface that provides building-wide efficiency, cost-effective operations and information-sharing.

Full Description

Building automation systems don't just control the basics: they regulate airflow, monitor energy use and are integrated with security, lighting and other building systems to deliver comfort, safety, energy efficiency and sustainability. Today’s buildings are increasingly complex, and they differ in use and size, but also in operating hours, comfort levels and environmental conditions. Offices, residences, hotels, schools and administrative buildings all have different requirements. Optimal building services technology is the result of appropriate systems design and integration during planning, construction, commissioning and operation.

This advanced diploma program in Building Automation provides students with the technical skills they need for success in the job market. Students learn to:

  • install, program, adjust and maintain building automation systems
  • program and install sensors, actuators and controllers
  • collect data for use in real-time or for archiving in a central server
  • work with building software platforms that interconnect different systems

Graduates will have a diverse set of skills and abilities that will also prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy and the environment. This program provides a skill set that is in high demand in both the construction industry and the controls and automation industry.

INDUSTRY SKILLS

  • Safety practices in the installation and troubleshooting of HVAC/R systems, including applicable codes and standards of the NEC, ASHRAE, OSHA, EPA and other regulatory bodies.
  • Basic HVAC/R processes and the function, layout and operation of commercial HVAC/R systems.
  • Functions, operating characteristics and applications of the control loops and control modes in digital, analog and pneumatic commercial control systems.
  • Blueprints and manufacturer’s technical instructions for installing or servicing a sensor, controller, actuator and related relays and power supplies.
  • General-purpose software and specific building automation software that monitors and controls HVAC/R and electrical systems.
  • Various BAS controls and systems, including DCS, PLC, PAC and SCADA.
  • Functions of network devices and protocols, such as a bridge, router, gateway, hub, firewall, twisted pair, Ethernet, TCP/IP, Zigbee, WiFi, BAS/IP and BACnet.
  • Emerging green technologies, such as solar, wind and hydronic, and how they can be integrated into building systems and residential applications.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Fabricate and build electrical, electronic and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements and specifications.
  2. Analyze, interpret and produce electrical, electronic and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics necessary for electromechanical design in compliance with industry standards.
  3. Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, modify, maintain and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems and subsystems.
  4. Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
  5. Design and analyze mechanical components, processes and systems by applying engineering principles and practices.
  6. Design, analyze, build, select, commission, integrate and troubleshoot a variety of industrial motor controls and data acquisition devices and systems, digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, active circuits and microprocessor-based systems.
  7. Install and troubleshoot computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
  8. Analyze, program, install, integrate, troubleshoot and diagnose automated systems including robotic systems.
  9. Establish and maintain inventory, records and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements.
  10. Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
  11. Specify, coordinate and apply quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  12. Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies and procedures.
  13. 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.
  14. Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.
  15. Design and analyze electromechanical systems by interpreting fluid mechanics and the attributes and dynamics of fluid flow used in hydraulic and fluid power systems.
  16. Contribute to project management through planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines and expenditures as required.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name
EMNG 1001 Circuit Analysis
EMNG 1004 Metrology
MENG 1002 Engineering Drawing
MENG 1087 Machining Fundamentals
MENG 1088 Occupational Health and Safety
GSSC 1027 Personal Finance
MATH 1160 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
COMM 1007 College English**

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
EMNG 1003 Engineering Physics
EMNG 1012 Introduction to Mechanical CAD
EMNG 1013 Electronic Devices
EMNG 1015 Motors & Controls
EMNG 1016 Electro-Pneumatics
MATH 1171 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2
GSSC 1100 Small Business Plan and Operation

SEMESTER 3

Code Course Name
EMNG 2001 Introduction to PLC Systems
EMNG 2004 Digital Electronics
EMNG 2020 Sensors & Instrumentation
EMNG 2021 Automation Software Development
EMNG 2045 Introduction to Machining
MENG 2070 Workplace Essentials
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

Code Course Name
EMNG 2022 Measurement and Final Control Elements
EMNG 2024 Internet of Things for Homes and Buildings
EMNG 2025 Electrical Techniques
EMNG 3003 Network Fundamentals
MENG 2046 Sustainable Energy Technologies
MENG 3030 Technical Report Writing
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

Code Course Name
EMNG 2026 Applied Project 1
EMNG 3002 Building Science Fundamentals
EMNG 3016 Fundamentals of HVAC/R Systems
EMNG 3004 Building Networks and Protocols
EMNG 3006 Alarm and Video Systems
EMNG 3015 Building Control Systems

SEMESTER 6

Code Course Name
EMNG 3011 Building Management and Commissioning
EMNG 3013 Building Sub-Systems and Integration
EMNG 3018 Applied Project 2
EMNG 3019 Building Operations and Management
EMNG 3020 Blueprint Reading for Buildings
EMNG 3021 Connected Homes

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM 1000 Introduction to College Communication before progressing to COMM 1007. COMM 1000 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit Assessment Centre for more information.

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

 

    Career Options

    Areas in the building automation industry where graduates will be able to work include:

    • electronics companies
    • general contractors
    • communication and information systems companies
    • lighting suppliers and contractors
    • mechanical and electronic controller manufacturers
    • facilities management companies
    • automotive companies and suppliers
    • robotics and automation companies
    • residential developers

    Tuition and Fees

    Domestic Tuition

    $4,382.00 *

    International Tuition

    $17,331.00 **

    Additional Costs

    * Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2021. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2022 and at later dates.

    ** Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2022. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2023 and at later dates.

    Students are responsible for purchasing CSA standard safety shoes for their protection when working in the laboratories.

    CSA Safety glasses are provided, but students who wish to use prescription safety glasses will be responsible for purchasing those separately.

     

    International Students

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

    Financial Assistance

    This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

    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)

    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.

    Course Exemptions

    College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit Transfer Guide for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

    How to Apply

    Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

    International Students

    Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

    International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

    Contact Us

    School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4365
    Email: engineeringtech@georgebrown.ca
    Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., room D305

    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.

    International Students

    Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

    Visit Our Campus

    Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

    Sign up for an Information Session.

    Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

    Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Building Automation Program (T171)

    2022-20232023-2024
    • Program Name:
      Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Building Automation
    • Code: T171
    • Credential:
      Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Method of Study:
      Full-time
    • Duration:
      3 years (6 semesters)
    • Centre:
    • School: Mechanical Engineering Technologies
    • Location: Casa Loma Campus
    • Starting Months: January, September
    • Domestic Tuition:
      $4,149.00 *
    • Experiential Learning:

      Available

    • Winter 2022 Delivery:
      Semester 1: Online; Semester 2, 4, 6: Hybrid
    • Spring 2022 Delivery:
      Semester 2: Hybrid

    Compare up to 3 programs

    Overview

    Program Overview

    Specialization in building automation is an emerging and growing employment opportunity, especially in the construction and property development sector. We will provide the skills and knowledge you need for building science, building automation systems, networking and project management. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for jobs in the industrial/manufacturing sector and will have the skill set expected by the construction and property development sector. Builders and property managers require people to design and integrate building control systems such as lighting, telephony, security, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), air quality, energy consumption and fire and safety. They need technologists familiar with a centralized approach, who can manage and control a building from an interface that provides building-wide efficiency, cost-effective operations and information sharing.

    Full Description

    Building automation systems don't just control the basics: they regulate airflow, monitor energy use and are integrated with security, lighting and other building systems to deliver comfort, safety and energy efficiency. Today’s buildings are increasingly complex, and they differ in use and size, but also in operating hours, comfort levels and environmental conditions. Offices, residences, hotels, schools and administrative buildings all have different requirements. Optimal building services technology is the result of appropriate systems design and integration during planning, construction, commissioning and operation.

    This advanced diploma program in Building Automation provides students the technical skills they need for success in the job market. Students learn to:

    • Install, program, adjust and maintain building automation systems
    • Program and install sensors, actuators and controllers
    • Collect data for use in real-time or for archiving in a central server
    • Work with building software platforms that interconnect different systems

    Graduates will have a diverse set of skills and abilities that will also prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy and the environment. This program provides a skill set that is in high demand in both the construction industry and the controls and automation industry.

    INDUSTRY SKILLS

    • Safety practices in the installation and troubleshooting of HVAC/R systems, including applicable codes and standards of the NEC, ASHRAE, OSHA, EPA and other regulatory bodies.
    • Basic HVAC/R processes and the function, layout and operation of commercial HVAC/R systems.
    • Functions, operating characteristics and applications of the control loops and control modes in digital, analog and pneumatic commercial control systems.
    • Blueprints and manufacturer’s technical instructions for installing or servicing a sensor, controller, actuator and related relays and power supplies.
    • General-purpose software and specific building automation software that monitors and controls HVAC/R and electrical systems.
    • Various BAS controls and systems, including DCS, PLC, PAC and SCADA.
    • Functions of network devices and protocols, such as a bridge, router, gateway, hub, firewall, twisted pair, Ethernet, TCP/IP, Zigbee, WiFi, BAS/IP and BacNet.
    • Emerging green technologies, such as solar, wind and hydronic, and how they can be integrated into building systems and residential applications.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Fabricate and build electrical, electronic and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements and specifications.
    2. Analyze, interpret and produce electrical, electronic and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics necessary for electromechanical design in compliance with industry standards.
    3. Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, modify, maintain and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems and subsystems.
    4. Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
    5. Design and analyze mechanical components, processes and systems by applying engineering principles and practices.
    6. Design, analyze, build, select, commission, integrate and troubleshoot a variety of industrial motor controls and data acquisition devices and systems, digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, active circuits and microprocessor-based systems.
    7. Install and troubleshoot computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
    8. Analyze, program, install, integrate, troubleshoot and diagnose automated systems including robotic systems.
    9. Establish and maintain inventory, records and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements.
    10. Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
    11. Specify, coordinate and apply quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
    12. Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies and procedures.
    13. 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.
    14. Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.
    15. Design and analyze electromechanical systems by interpreting fluid mechanics and the attributes and dynamics of fluid flow used in hydraulic and fluid power systems
    16. Contribute to project management through planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines and expenditures as required.

    Courses

    Required Courses

    PRINTABLE CURRICULUM PLANNER 2021-2022

    SEMESTER 1

    Code Course Name
    EMNG 1001 Circuit Analysis
    EMNG 1004 Metrology
    MENG 1002 Engineering Drawing
    MENG 1027 Introduction to Machining
    GSSC 1027 Personal Finance
    MATH 1160 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
    COMM 1007 College English**

    SEMESTER 2

    Code Course Name
    EMNG 1003 Engineering Physics
    EMNG 1012 Introduction to Mechanical CAD
    EMNG 1013 Electronic Devices
    EMNG 1015 Motors & Controls
    EMNG 1016 Electro-Pneumatics
    MATH 1171 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2
    GSSC 1100 Small Business Plan and Operation

    SEMESTER 3

    Code Course Name
    EMNG 2001 Introduction to PLC Systems
    EMNG 2004 Digital Electronics
    EMNG 2020 Sensors & Instrumentation
    EMNG 2021 Automation Software Development
    MENG 2070 Workplace Essentials
    GNED General Education Elective

    SEMESTER 4

    Code Course Name
    EMNG 2022 Measurement and Final Control Elements
    EMNG 2024 Internet of Things for Homes and Buildings
    EMNG 2025 Electrical Techniques
    EMNG 3003 Network Fundamentals
    MENG 2046 Sustainable Energy Technologies
    MENG 3030 Technical Report Writing
    GNED General Education Elective

    SEMESTER 5

    Code Course Name
    EMNG 2026 Applied Project 1
    EMNG 3002 Building Science Fundamentals
    EMNG 3016 Fundamentals of HVAC/R Systems
    EMNG 3004 Building Networks and Protocols
    EMNG 3006 Alarm and Video Systems
    EMNG 3015 Building Control Systems

    SEMESTER 6

    Code Course Name
    EMNG 3011 Building Management and Commissioning
    EMNG 3013 Building Sub-Systems and Integration
    EMNG 3018 Applied Project 2
    EMNG 3019 Building Operations and Management
    EMNG 3020 Blueprint Reading for Buildings
    EMNG 3021 Connected Homes

    **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 Assessment Centre for more information.

    ***COMM1003/CESL1003 courses will be replaced by COMM1000 Introduction to College Communication starting with Winter 2022 intake.

    General Education Electives

    Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

    Your Career

    Areas in the building automation industry where graduates will be able to work include:

    • Electronics companies
    • General contractors
    • Communication and information systems companies
    • Lighting suppliers and contractors
    • Mechanical and electronic controller manufacturers
    • Facilities management companies
    • Automotive companies and suppliers
    • Robotics and automation companies
    • Residential developers

    Tuition and Fees

    Domestic Tuition

    $4,149.00 *

    Additional Costs

    *Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

    International Students

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

    Financial Assistance

    This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

    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)

    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.

    Course Exemptions

    College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit Transfer Guide for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

    How to Apply

    Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

    International Students

    Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

    International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

    Contact Us

    School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4365

    Email: engineeringtech@georgebrown.ca

    Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., room D305

    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.

    International Students

    Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

    Visit Our Campus

    Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

    Sign up for an Information Session.

    Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

    Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Building Automation Program (T171)

    2022-20232023-2024
    • Program Name:
      Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Building Automation
    • Code: T171
    • Credential:
      Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Method of Study:
      Full-time
    • Duration:
      3 years (6 semesters)
    • Centre:
    • School: Mechanical Engineering Technologies
    • Location: Casa Loma Campus
    • Starting Months: January, September
    • Domestic Tuition:
      $4,094.00 *
    • Experiential Learning:

      Available

    • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
      Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

    Compare up to 3 programs

    Overview

    Program Overview

    Specialization in building automation is an emerging and growing employment opportunity, especially in the construction and property development sector. We will provide the skills and knowledge you need for building science, building automation systems, networking and project management. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for jobs in the industrial/manufacturing sector and will have the skill set expected by the construction and property development sector. Builders and property managers require people to design and integrate building control systems such as lighting, telephony, security, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), air quality, energy consumption and fire and safety. They need technologists familiar with a centralized approach, who can manage and control a building from an interface that provides building-wide efficiency, cost-effective operations and information sharing.

    Full Description

    Building automation systems don't just control the basics: they regulate airflow, monitor energy use and are integrated with security, lighting and other building systems to deliver comfort, safety and energy efficiency. Today’s buildings are increasingly complex, and they differ in use and size, but also in operating hours, comfort levels and environmental conditions. Offices, residences, hotels, schools and administrative buildings all have different requirements. Optimal building services technology is the result of appropriate systems design and integration during planning, construction, commissioning and operation.

    This advanced diploma program in Building Automation provides students the technical skills they need for success in the job market. Students learn to:

    • Install, program, adjust and maintain building automation systems
    • Program and install sensors, actuators and controllers
    • Collect data for use in real-time or for archiving in a central server
    • Work with building software platforms that interconnect different systems

    Graduates will have a diverse set of skills and abilities that will also prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy and the environment. This program provides a skill set that is in high demand in both the construction industry and the controls and automation industry.

    INDUSTRY SKILLS

    • Safety practices in the installation and troubleshooting of HVAC/R systems, including applicable codes and standards of the NEC, ASHRAE, OSHA, EPA and other regulatory bodies.
    • Basic HVAC/R processes and the function, layout and operation of commercial HVAC/R systems.
    • Functions, operating characteristics and applications of the control loops and control modes in digital, analog and pneumatic commercial control systems.
    • Blueprints and manufacturer’s technical instructions for installing or servicing a sensor, controller, actuator and related relays and power supplies.
    • General-purpose software and specific building automation software that monitors and controls HVAC/R and electrical systems.
    • Various BAS controls and systems, including DCS, PLC, PAC and SCADA.
    • Functions of network devices and protocols, such as a bridge, router, gateway, hub, firewall, twisted pair, Ethernet, TCP/IP, Zigbee, WiFi, BAS/IP and BacNet.
    • Emerging green technologies, such as solar, wind and hydronic, and how they can be integrated into building systems and residential applications.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Fabricate and build electrical, electronic, and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements, and specifications.
    2. Analyze, interpret, and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics necessary for electromechanical design in compliance with industry standards.
    3. Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, modify, maintain, and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
    4. Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
    5. Design and analyze mechanical components, processes, and systems by applying engineering principles and practices.
    6. Design, analyze, build, select, commission, integrate, and troubleshoot a variety of industrial motor controls and data acquisition devices and systems, digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, active circuits and microprocessor-based systems.
    7. Install and troubleshoot computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
    8. Analyze, program, install, integrate, troubleshoot and diagnose automated systems including robotic systems.
    9. Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements.
    10. Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
    11. Specify, coordinate, and apply quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
    12. Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures.
    13. 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.
    14. Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.
    15. Design and analyze electromechanical systems by interpreting fluid mechanics and the attributes and dynamics of fluid flow used in hydraulic and fluid power systems
    16. Contribute to project management through planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines, and expenditures as required.

    Courses

    Required Courses

    Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

    SEMESTER 1

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG1001 Circuit Analysis
    EMNG1004 Metrology
    MENG1002 Engineering Drawing
    MENG1027 Introduction to Machining
    GSSC1027 Personal Finance
    MATH1160 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
    COMM1007 College English

    SEMESTER 2

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG1003 Engineering Mechanics
    EMNG1012 Introduction to Mechanical CAD
    EMNG1013 Electronic Devices
    EMNG1015 Motors & Controls
    EMNG1016 Electro-Pneumatics
    MATH1171 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2
    GSSC1100 Small Business Plan and Operation

    SEMESTER 3

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG2001 Introduction to PLC Systems
    EMNG2004 Digital Electronics
    EMNG2020 Sensors & Instrumentation
    EMNG2021 Automation Software Development
    MENG2070 Workplace Essentials
    GNED General Education Elective

    SEMESTER 4

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG2022 Measurement and Final Control Elements
    EMNG2024 Internet of Things for Homes and Buildings
    EMNG2025 Electrical Techniques
    EMNG3003 Network Fundamentals
    MENG2046 Sustainable Energy Technologies
    MENG3030 Technical Report Writing
    GNED General Education Elective

    SEMESTER 5

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG2026 Applied Project 1
    EMNG3002 Building Science Fundamentals
    EMNG3016 Fundamentals of HVAC/R Systems
    EMNG3004 Building Networks and Protocols
    EMNG3006 Alarm and Video Systems
    EMNG3015 Building Control Systems

    SEMESTER 6

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG3011 Building Management and Commissioning
    EMNG3013 Building Sub-Systems and Integration
    EMNG3018 Applied Project 2
    EMNG3019 Building Operations and Management
    EMNG3020 Blueprint Reading for Buildings
    EMNG3021 Connected Homes

    General Education Electives

    Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

    Your Career

    Areas in the building automation industry where graduates will be able to work include:

    • Electronics companies
    • General contractors
    • Communication and information systems companies
    • Lighting suppliers and contractors
    • Mechanical and electronic controller manufacturers
    • Facilities management companies
    • Automotive companies and suppliers
    • Robotics and automation companies
    • Residential developers

    Tuition and Fees

    Domestic Tuition

    $4,094.00 *

    Additional Costs

    *Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

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

    International Students

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

    Financial Assistance

    This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

    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)

    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.

    Course Exemptions

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

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

    How to Apply

    Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

    International Students

    Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

    International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

    Contact Us

    School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4365

    Email: engineeringtech@georgebrown.ca

    Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., room D305

    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.

    International Students

    Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

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    Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Building Automation Program (T171)

    2022-20232023-2024

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    Overview

    Program Overview

    Specialization in building automation is an emerging and growing employment opportunity, especially in the construction and property development sector. We will provide the skills and knowledge you need for building science, building automation systems, networking and project management. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for jobs in the industrial/manufacturing sector and will have the skill set expected by the construction and property development sector. Builders and property managers require people to design and integrate building control systems such as lighting, telephony, security, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), air quality, energy consumption and fire and safety. They need technologists familiar with a centralized approach, who can manage and control a building from an interface that provides building-wide efficiency, cost-effective operations and information sharing.

    Full Description

    Building automation systems don't just control the basics: they regulate airflow, monitor energy use and are integrated with security, lighting and other building systems to deliver comfort, safety and energy efficiency. Today’s buildings are increasingly complex, and they differ in use and size, but also in operating hours, comfort levels and environmental conditions. Offices, residences, hotels, schools and administrative buildings all have different requirements. Optimal building services technology is the result of appropriate systems design and integration during planning, construction, commissioning and operation.

    This advanced diploma program in Building Automation provides students the technical skills they need for success in the job market. Students learn to:

    • Install, program, adjust and maintain building automation systems
    • Program and install sensors, actuators and controllers
    • Collect data for use in real time or for archiving in a central server
    • Work with building software platforms that interconnect different systems

    Graduates will have a diverse set of skills and abilities that will also prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy and the environment. This program provides a skill set that is in high demand in both the construction industry and the controls and automation industry.

    INDUSTRY SKILLS

    • Safety practices in the installation and troubleshooting of HVAC/R systems, including applicable codes and standards of the NEC, ASHRAE, OSHA, EPA and other regulatory bodies.
    • Basic HVAC/R processes and the function, layout and operation of commercial HVAC/R systems.
    • Functions, operating characteristics and applications of the control loops and control modes in digital, analog and pneumatic commercial control systems.
    • Blueprints and manufacturer’s technical instructions for installing or servicing a sensor, controller, actuator and related relays and power supplies.
    • General-purpose software and specific building automation software that monitors and controls HVAC/R and electrical systems.
    • Various BAS controls and systems, including DCS, PLC, PAC and SCADA.
    • Functions of network devices and protocols, such as a bridge, router, gateway, hub, firewall, twisted pair, Ethernet, TCP/IP, Zigbee, WiFi, BAS/IP and BacNet.
    • Emerging green technologies, such as solar, wind and hydronic, and how they can be integrated into building systems and residential applications.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Fabricate and build electrical, electronic, and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements, and specifications.
    2. Analyze, interpret, and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics necessary for electromechanical design in compliance with industry standards.
    3. Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, modify, maintain, and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
    4. Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
    5. Design and analyze mechanical components, processes, and systems by applying engineering principles and practices.
    6. Design, analyze, build, select, commission, integrate, and troubleshoot a variety of industrial motor controls and data acquisition devices and systems, digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, active circuits and microprocessor-based systems.
    7. Install and troubleshoot computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
    8. Analyze, program, install, integrate, troubleshoot and diagnose automated systems including robotic systems.
    9. Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements.
    10. Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
    11. Specify, coordinate, and apply quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
    12. Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures.
    13. 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.
    14. Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.
    15. Design and analyze electromechanical systems by interpreting fluid mechanics and the attributes and dynamics of fluid flow used in hydraulic and fluid power systems
    16. Contribute to project management through planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines, and expenditures as required.

    Courses

    Required Courses

    Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

    SEMESTER 1

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG1001 Circuit Analysis
    EMNG1004 Metrology
    MENG1002 Engineering Drawing
    MENG1027 Introduction to Machining
    GSSC1027 Personal Finance
    MATH1160 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
    COMM1007 College English

    SEMESTER 2

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG1003 Engineering Mechanics
    EMNG1012 Introduction to Mechanical CAD
    EMNG1013 Electronic Devices
    EMNG1015 Motors & Controls
    EMNG1016 Electro-Pneumatics
    MATH1171 Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2
    GSSC1100 Small Business Plan and Operation

    SEMESTER 3

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG2001 Introduction to PLC Systems
    EMNG2004 Digital Electronics
    EMNG2020 Sensors & Instrumentation
    EMNG2021 Automation Software Development
    MENG2070 Workplace Essentials
    GNED General Education Elective

    SEMESTER 4

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG2022 Measurement and Final Control Elements
    EMNG2024 Internet of Things for Homes and Buildings
    EMNG2025 Electrical Techniques
    EMNG3003 Network Fundamentals
    MENG2046 Sustainable Energy Technologies
    MENG3030 Technical Report Writing
    GNED General Education Elective

    SEMESTER 5

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG2026 Applied Project 1
    EMNG3002 Building Science Fundamentals
    EMNG3016 Fundamentals of HVAC/R Systems
    EMNG3004 Building Networks and Protocols
    EMNG3006 Alarm and Video Systems
    EMNG3015 Building Control Systems

    SEMESTER 6

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    EMNG3011 Building Management and Commissioning
    EMNG3013 Building Sub-Systems and Integration
    EMNG3018 Capstone Project 2
    EMNG3019 Building Operations and Management
    EMNG3020 Blueprint Reading for Buildings
    EMNG3021 Connected Homes

    General Education Electives

    Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

    Your Career

    Areas in the building automation industry where graduates will be able to work include:

    • Electronics companies
    • General contractors
    • Communication and information systems companies
    • Lighting suppliers and contractors
    • Mechanical and electronic controller manufacturers
    • Facilities management companies
    • Automotive companies and suppliers
    • Robotics and automation companies
    • Residential developers

    Tuition and Fees

    Domestic Tuition

    $4,373.00 *

    Additional Costs

    *Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

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

    International Students

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

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

    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)

    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.

    Course Exemptions

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

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

    How to Apply

    Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

    International Students

    Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

    International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

    Contact Us

    School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4365

    Email: engineeringtech@georgebrown.ca

    Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., room D305

    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.

    International Students

    Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

    Visit Our Campus

    Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

    Sign up for an Information Session.

    Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.