Humber’s Electrical Engineering Technology – Control Systems advanced diploma program blends in-class, academic learning with hands-on laboratory work to prepare you for a career in electrical power and control systems engineering.
In the third year of this program, you’ll learn advanced skills for a thorough academic and practical approach to the control of electrical equipment and industrial process instrumentation in automated manufacturing, processing, power systems and utilities industries.
Our curriculum, designed in collaboration with industry, focuses on programming software, feed-back control system and motor control, instrumentation and programmable logic controllers (PLCs), power electronics, power generation, transmission and distribution, power system design, human machine interface (HMI) design, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Superior mathematics, physics and critical thinking skills will be essential to your success.
The program builds upon the solid technical foundation of our technician program, ensuring wider career options. The skills learned in the technical program are enhanced through project-based learning and increased hands-on practice in the labs.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
This program offers a co-op option. Co-op work terms enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in a work environment and gain valuable, practical experience related to your program of study. You will learn new skills, learn about the world of work and meet people in your profession.
For students who are accepted into the program, three co-op work terms will take place. The first four-month work term is between Semesters 2 and 3, and then two consecutive four-month work terms between Semesters 4 and 5. There are limited spaces in the co-op option. Therefore, you will apply for the co-op option during Semester 1 and be informed of the process by which to apply. While co-op work opportunities are not guaranteed, as students are in a competitive job placement market, participating students will receive a wide range of services to help them find a co-op opportunity.
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This advanced diploma program at Humber uses state of the art equipment in the labs for the students to get practical training which is augmented by the academic knowledge they gain during class room teaching. The most up-to date software is used to simulate the real time solutions of today’s industrial needs in all the concentrations such as Power, Process Instrumentation and PLC Controls.
Students gain technical knowledge and skills in control systems, power system applications and design, equipment selection, installations, commissioning, testing and maintenance using state-of-the-art equipment, computers and software.
According to Service Canada, the number of electrical and electronics engineer technologists and technicians is expected to increase significantly over the next few years. Those who have a postsecondary education will account for 81.4 per cent of those employed in the industry.
Engineering Canada forecasts the need for electrical engineers will increase as the economy improves. Our graduates find work as technologists who design, maintain, service or sell automated industrial, electrical machines, electrical control, power systems, power distribution protection and control, and process instrumentation systems and equipment.
Humber graduates have found employment in organizations that include ABB Inc., Aztec Electrical Supply, Canada Bread, City of Brampton, Street Lighting Department, Eastern Power Limited, Enersource Hydro Mississauga, Siemens Building Technologies Inc., Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation.
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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