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
PETY
Duration
5 Semesters, plus 1 work term (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
1 Co-op Work Term + 1 Field Placement
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 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.

Career opportunities

The graduate of this program may find a rewarding career as a power or operating engineer in a wide variety of industries including electrical power generating plants, heavy and lighter industries, schools, hospitals and other commercial buildings. This may include operation of a small scale power plant such as those that exist in remote northern aboriginal communities.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • CHEM 1010 - Chemistry and the Environment (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 1005 - Power Plant Simulation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 1006 - Power Plant Operations (Semester 1 / 84 hours)
  • PENG 1007 - Introduction to Power Engineering (Semester 1 / 28 hours)
  • PENG 1008 - Power Engineering Sciences (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • ELEC 1010 - Introduction to Electricity (Semester 2 / 70 hours)
  • HRAC 1000 - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • PENG 1009 - Power Engineering Skills Lab (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • PENG 1010 - Heating Systems (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • PENG 1011 - Prime Movers and Engines (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1012 - Welding and Metallurgy (Semester 2 / 28 hours)
  • MATH 2010 - Power Engineering Mathematics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 2018 - Applied Mechanics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 2005 - Power Engineering Skills Lab 2 (Semester 3 / 28 hours)
  • PENG 2006 - Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • ELEC 3011 - Instrumentation and Control Systems (Semester 5 / 40 hours)
  • ELEC 3012 - Power Engineering Electricity (Semester 5 / 40 hours)
  • HRAC 3006 - Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Semester 5 / 40 hours)
  • PENG 3007 - Piping and Auxiliaries (Semester 5 / 50 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 3)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • CHEM 2003 - Advanced Chemistry and the Environment (Semester 3)
  • PENG 2007 - Advanced Power Plant Operations (Semester 3)
  • PENG 2008 - Advanced Prime Movers and Engines (Semester 3)
  • PENG 2009 - Power Plant Management (Semester 3)
  • Select 2 courses from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)

  • PENG 3008 - Power Engineering Work Integrated Learning (Semester 5)
  • occurs after Semester 2 (Semester 5)