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Program Code: 3071R Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Length: 6 semesters
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Program Overview

In Humber’s Electromechanical Engineering Technology advanced diploma program, you’ll learn how to support the engineering activities of manufacturers that rely increasingly on automation technology to maintain a competitive edge in the global economy. You will develop skills in industrial automation, robotics, control systems, machining, hydraulics, pneumatics, safety, mechatronics, microcomputer-based automation, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), automation welding, machine elements and computer-control methods. You will also learn to decipher mechanical and electrical schematic drawings, and use electrical and mechanical diagnostic tools.

Our program builds upon the solid technical foundation of the Technician program. The Technology graduate is prepared to enter a wider range of careers. The skills first learned in the Technician program are enhanced through project-based learning and increased hands-on practise in the labs.

Complementing your technical education are the effective communications, problem-solving and interpersonal skills that add value to any team. Coursework reflects real-world demands through independent and co-operative study in practical environments including experience with industrial standard equipment. The industry relevant curriculum is taught by faculty at the top of their fields providing you with the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

Members from a wide variety of industries, make up our advisory committee. They provide regular review and input of our curriculum ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

Our program offers an optional Co-op stream. Our co-op program has a strong and industry-connected placement centre. It trains students in professional practices, resume writing and interview skills and connects students with industry partners.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  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 analyse 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. Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures.

  9. Analyse, program, install, integrate, troubleshoot and diagnose automated systems including robotic systems.

  10. 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.

  11. Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements.

  12. Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.

  13. Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.

  14. Design and analyze electromechanical systems by interpreting fluid mechanics and the attributes and dynamics of fluid flow used in hydraulic and fluid power* systems.

  15. Contribute to project management through planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines, and expenditures as required.

  16. Specify, coordinate, and apply quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.


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Work Placement

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.

The Humber Advantage

Facilities & Equipment

This program offers the latest in automation and robotics with students being trained on a suite of modern robots including Fanuc, Motoman, Kuka, and more, as well as PLCs including Allen Bradley, Siemens, and Omron.


Software & Technology

Students gain hands-on experience with leading edge technologies. Our labs include an extensive range of modern industrial robots and control systems.

The Humber Experience

electromechanical students

Student Highlight

Congratulations to Theodor Willert and Avery Bird for placing first, Russell Farrell and Mateusz Cwalinski for placing second, Taylor Reid and Markus Laanes for placing third, and David van Amelsvoort and Andrew Vaz for placing fourth in the Electromechanical Skills Exhibition!

FIRST Robotics Competition 2022

Humber Hosts FIRST Robotics Competition 2022

In partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada
March 5 to 6, 2022

The goal of FIRST Robotics is to empower competitors to be the next generation of leaders and innovators who will go on to tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

Skills Qualifier Interview

2 students working at electromechanical competition

Learn about the Mechatronics Skills Competition and why it is helpful for the students.


Omron Event

A team from Omron Canada Inc. put on an Automation Technology Showcase in the Humber LRC on Monday, March 26, 2018. Many students and faculty from the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology came to meet Omron’s solution experts and see robotics, sensing and safety technology in action. Students from all over the College were fascinated by the Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle that was wandering around the concourse greeting passers-by. 

Your Career

From robotics to mobile devices to automobiles and food processing, our graduates make their mark on process control, PLC programming, packaging, power generation, mining, machine design, building automated systems, maintenance, transportation, systems integration, component testing, technical sales quality control and a host of other fields. 

Other career opportunities include automation and robotics technologists in such areas as machine assembly, troubleshooting and testing, systems integration, application support, maintenance, component testing and assembly, automation programming, robotic maintenance and programming, and technical sales and services. 

Automation systems integrators are needed to build, troubleshoot and maintain robotic and automated manufacturing cells, as well as mobile equipment. You will also find opportunities in purchasing, customer service, quality control and quality assurance.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2022 North Open
January 2023 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2022 North Waitlisted
January 2023 North Open

Electromechanical Engineering Program

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Watch the video to learn how the electromechanical engineering program will give you the skills to support the engineering activities of manufacturers that rely increasingly on automation technology to maintain a competitive edge in the global economy.


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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 or AMD 64-bit processor, 2.4GHz or faster Intel i7 or Xeon E3, 3.2GHz or faster
OS Windows 7 or 8/8.1 -64 bit professional Windows 7, 8.x or 10 - 64-bit professional
Memory 8 GB 32 GB
Video OpenGL 3.2 support w 1GB memory. No onboard graphics NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro/Radeon Pro Card w/ 4 GB dedicated memory
Monitor 1920*1080 resolution 1920*1080 resolution (or higher) resolution, dual monitors
Storage Hard drive w/ 20GB free USB and/or DVD drive Solid State Drive (SSD) w/20GB free

Contact Information

Lars Kristjansen, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4189
lars.kristjansen@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,825.06
  • international: $17,618.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional work placement.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Lars Kristjansen, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4189
lars.kristjansen@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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