Electronic engineering technologists assist in the design, programming, manufacture, and operation of electrical/electronic control systems. They “design” and “troubleshoot” systems to ensure efficient process operations and perform system programming functions. Students will gain skills and knowledge across multiple aspects of industrial automation including fundamental electrical analysis, industrial wiring, motor control, and automation principles. Students will also learn to design automation and systems that are safe to operate, eliminate repetitive operator work, in order to manufacture quality products. This program will appeal to students with a strong background in the physical sciences and math. Students should be highly motivated problem solvers with good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Small class sizes and a hands-on learning environment provides a blend of theoretical and hands-on learning experiences.
- Graduates are highly sought-after by employers from our local automation industries.
- Labs usually accommodate one student per work-station.
- Transfer agreements with related engineering programs at a variety of universities.
Electronics Engineering Technologists, specifically specialists in the field of industrial automation and controls, are in high demand. Manufacturing and technology companies are increasingly investing in automation and robotics to be competitive in the global market place, pointing to a continuing demand in this field. Our graduates are needed to design, program and support these automation systems. In addition, the program offers diverse opportunities as control designers, control specialists, process planners, programmers and product designers, with manufacturers and users of electrical and electronic equipment.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Electronics Engineering Technology (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 65203)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Analyze, interpret, modify, design and produce electrical and electronics drawings, layouts and reports.
- Analyze and solve technical problems related to electronics engineering by applying principles of advanced mathematics and science.
- Apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to electronic circuits or systems and generate and perform test procedures.
- Design, build, test and troubleshoot electronic circuits, equipment, systems and subsystems in accordance with job requirements, functional specifications and relevant standards.
- Modify, maintain, repair and recommend electronic equipment and systems in accordance with relevant operational guidelines.
- Determine, select, recommend and justify the purchase of electronic equipment, components and systems in accordance with code, standards and job requirements and functional specifications.
- Design, modify, analyze and troubleshoot logic and digital circuits, and embedded microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based systems, including assembly and high-level language programs.
- Design, analyze and troubleshoot circuits consisting of passive components by applying appropriate measurement techniques.
- Design, analyze and troubleshoot circuits consisting of low power, high power, active and electromechanical components, and analog integrated circuits.
- Design, analyze and troubleshoot control systems.
- Design, analyze, troubleshoot and repair analog and digital communication systems.
- Apply relevant shop practices in compliance with safety policies and current regulations for electronics engineering workplaces.
- Collaborate in selecting, coordinating and conducting quality control and quality assurance programs and procedures.
- Complete work in compliance with relevant legislation, established standards, policies, procedures and regulations, and ethical principles.
- Contribute to the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.
SCC enriched vocational learning outcomes:
- Select and commission pre-designed mechanical assemblies used in conjunction with electronic control systems.
- Select and commission electrical components such as DC and AC rotating machines, transformers and variable frequency drives.