Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Power and Control is designed to provide students with both theoretical and practical experience, enabling them to work in a wide variety of electrical engineering areas including power and control systems, utilities, industrial automation and robotics, instrumentation, and process control.The curriculum incorporates theory, applications, practical experience and safety practices from power systems, utilities, manufacturing, control system, automation, and computer industries, along with concepts from the sciences and humanities to ensure the graduate is equipped with technical knowledge, skills and practice.


Program name
Electromechanical Engineering Technology - Power and Control
3 years (6 semesters)
Starting month
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Method of study

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2020 Open
Jan. 2021 N/A
May 2021 N/A
International students
Sept. 2020 Open
Jan. 2021 N/A
May 2021 N/A

Full Description

Graduates of this program are able to meet the rapidly changing demands of industrial environments and advanced manufacturing industries through their ability to install, maintain, operate and troubleshoot increasingly sophisticated and automated equipment.

In the first two years, students gain experience with both power and control systems including electric motors, controls, PLCs, generators, transformers, electrical CAD and electrical safety code. In the third year, students continue with courses in advanced power and control systems including electrical installations, power transmission and distribution, power quality, electrical protection and control, project management, automation systems, and control applications.

Graduating students perform technological functions related to:

  • Power & Control Systems
  • Energy
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Manufacturing
  • Processing
  • Computer industries

This work is primarily in support of research, technology installation, problem-solving, product development and design at a recognized technologist level.

Your Field Study options


Program Standards and 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, modify, maintain, and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
  1. Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
  1. Design and analyze mechanical components, processes, and systems by applying engineering principles and practices.
  1. 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.
  1. Install and troubleshoot computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
  1. Analyze, program, install, integrate, troubleshoot and diagnose automated systems including robotic systems.
  1. Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements.
  1. Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
  1. Specify, coordinate, and apply quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  1. Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures.
  1. 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.
  1. Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.
  1. Design and analyze electromechanical systems by interpreting fluid mechanics and the attributes and dynamics of fluid flow used in hydraulic and fluid power systems.
  1. Contribute to project management through planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines, and expenditures as required.
  1. Configure installation and apply electrical cabling requirements and system grounding and bonding requirements for a variety of power systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  1. Design, commission, test and troubleshoot electrical power systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  1. Select and recommend power and control equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
  1. Apply systems analysis tools, in the management of power and control systems, to address challenges in sustainability and efficiency in order to minimize waste.

Required Courses


semester courses
CodeCourse Name
EMNG1001Circuit Analysis
MENG1002Engineering Drawing
MENG1027Introduction to Machining
GSSC1027Personal Finance
MATH1160Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
COMM1007College English**


semester courses
CodeCourse Name
ELCL1047Residential Prints and Electrical Safety Code 1
EMNG1013Electronic Devices
EMNG1015Motors and Controls
EMNG1020Computers and Microprocessors
EMNG1021CAD Electrical Circuits
GSSC1100Small Business Plan and Operation
MATH1171Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2


semester courses
CodeCourse Name
EMNG2001Introduction to PLC Systems
EMNG2004Digital Electronics
EMNG2006Operations Management and Quality Control
EMNG2020Sensors and Instrumentation
EMNG2021Automation Software Development
EMNG2035CAD Electrical Layouts
EMNG2036Computer Applications


semester courses
CodeCourse Name
CIVL1001Civil Engineering Technology - Fundamentals
EMNG2014Interfacing and Robotics
EMNG2031Advanced PLC Systems
EMNG2032Technical Report Writing and Workplace Preparedness
EMNG2037Programming Principles
EMNG3003Network Fundamentals
GNEDGeneral Education Elective


cop-op semester courses
CodeCourse Name
TCOP1007Co-op Work Term 1


semester courses
CodeCourse Name
ELCL1048Electrical Installation Methods 1
ELCL1051Electrical and Workplace Safety
ELCL1057Residential Prints and Electrical Safety Code 2
EMNG3025Power Transmission and Distribution
EMNG3026Capstone Project 1
MENG2046Sustainable Energy Technologies
MATH2015Calculus 1


cop-op semester courses
CodeCourse Name
TCOP2007Co-op Work Term 2


semester courses
CodeCourse Name
ELCL1058Electrical Installation Methods 2
EMNG3027Electrical Maintenance Management
EMNG3028Power Quality and Distribution
EMNG3029Electical Protection and Control
EMNG3030Project Management Practices
EMNG3036Capstone Project 2
MATH3006Calculus 2

**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.

Detailed course outlines

The Industry

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

  • Utilities
  • Power Generation & Distribution
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Computer Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Renewable Energy

Your Career

Graduating students perform technological functions related to:

  • Power & Control Systems
  • Energy
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Manufacturing
  • Processing
  • Computer industries

This work is primarily in support of research, technology installation, problem-solving, product development and design at a recognized technologist level.

Future Study Options

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


$5,773.00 *

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 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.

Financial Assistance

The OSAP eligibility for this program has yet to be reviewed by the Ministry.

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 students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math or may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.


Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

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

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