Power Engineering Technology Be an operating engineer in only 24 months! TSSA-approved training. Co-op gives you the work experience today's employers are looking for.

General information

Program code
5 Semesters (2 Years)
Advanced Diploma, Co-op

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Owen Sound
Winter 2019 Owen Sound
Summer 2019 Owen Sound

Program description

This program has been developed for those seeking employment as power engineering technologists who operate and troubleshoot the energy components in such industries as industrial power plants (chemical, food, pulp and paper etc.), electrical power plants (coal, gas, nuclear, wind, solar, methane, cogeneration, flex fuel etc.), or commercial buildings. Operating (Power) Engineers are certified professionals who apply technologies and operate and maintain equipment such as boilers, steam turbines, refrigeration, and gas compression. Subjects of instruction will follow the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC) syllabus and prepare the students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) examinations for 4th and 3rd class certification. This program features co-operative training and use of a state-of-the-art power systems control room simulator.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: Physics: Grade 12 College or University (SPH4C, SPH4U) OR Chemistry: Grade 12 Chemistry College or Grade 11 or 12 University (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Power Engineering Technology articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • PENG1005 Power Plant Simulation
  • PENG1006 Power Plant Operations
  • PENG1007 Introduction to Power Engineering
  • PENG1008 Power Engineering Sciences
  • CHEM1010 Chemistry and the Environment
  • PENG1009 Power Engineering Skills Lab
  • PENG1010 Heating Systems
  • PENG1011 Prime Movers and Engines
  • HRAC1000 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • ELEC1009 Electricity and Controls
  • WETC1012 Welding and Metallurgy
  • MENG2018 Applied Mechanics
  • MATH2010 Power Engineering Mathematics
  • PENG2005 Power Engineering Skills Lab 2
  • PENG2006 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • PENG2007 Advanced Power Plant Operations
  • PENG2008 Advanced Prime Movers and Engines
  • PENG2009 Power Plant Management
  • CHEM2003 Advanced Chemistry and the Environment
  • PENG3007 Piping and Auxiliaries
  • ELEC3011 Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • ELEC3012 Power Engineering Electricity
  • HRAC3006 Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Work Integrated Learning

  • PENG3008 Power Engineering Work Integrated Learning

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Term

  • COOP1030 Power Engineering Work Term