Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology - Process Automation

Sault College

Program Description

Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology - Process Automation

Sault College

Program Overview

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology - Process Automation diploma program are now able to transfer to Lake Superior State University into the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree program. For more information about this exciting opportunity please visit the University Pathways page on the Sault College website.

The three-year Electrical Engineering Technology - Process Automation program provides you with the basic knowledge of electricity and electronics. As a student, you will learn to apply related subjects such as computer technology, industrial electronics, instrumentation, electrical machines, robotics, power electronics, and automated control systems. As a graduate, you will be able to approach industrial electrical and electronic systems from the viewpoint of analysis, technical evaluation, design, and development. This program concentrates on the in-depth study of electrical and electronic principles as they apply to the automated systems using programmable logic controllers. Thru-way programs offer diplomas at the completion of Year 2 and have additional year of study when there is sufficient enrolment.

Program of Study

Semester 1

  • CMM115 - 3 Communications I
  • ELN100 - 5 Electronic Fundamentals I
  • ELR100 - 5 Electrical Fundamentals DC
  • ELR114 - 3 Measurement and Shop Practice
  • MTH142 - 5 Mathematics
  • GEN100 - 3 Global Citizenship

Semester 2

  • ELN109 - 5 Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • ELN210 - 3 Computer Aided Design
  • ELR109 - 5 A.C. Circuit Analysis & Machines
  • MTH143 - 5 Mathematics
  • GAS103 - 3 What in the World is Going On?
    Student Selected General Education *
  • GAS109 - 3 Music and Pop Culture
    Student Selected General Education*
  • GAS116 - 3 Your Two Cents
    Student Selected General Education*
  • GEN110 - 3 Student Selected General Education
    Student Selected General Education*
  • HDG122 - 3 Personal and Academic Success Strategies
    Student Selected General Education*
  • SSC102 - 3 Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
    Student Selected General Education*

Note: *Students must choose one of the identified Student Selected General Education Courses

Semester 3

  • ELN115 - 6 Digital Integrated Electronics
  • ELN213 - 4 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
  • ELN229 - 4 Instrumentation/Process Control
  • ELR215 - 3 Electrical Power Systems
  • ELR232 - 7 Electrical Machines

Semester 4

  • ELR223 - 6 Robotic and PLC Control Systems
  • ELR236 - 7 Power Electronics
  • ELR251 - 4 Telecommunication System I
  • MTH551 - 4 Calculus I for Technology
  • ELR214 - 4 Organizational Effectiveness

Semester 5

  • ELN331 - 3 C++ Programming
  • ELN335 - 3 Embedded Microcontrollers I
  • ELR320 - 7 Automated Electrical Systems
  • ELR325 - 4 Telecommunication Systems II
  • MTH577 - 4 Calculus II for Technology

Semester 6

  • ELN340 - 4 Embedded Microcontrollers II
  • ELR309 - 7 Numerical and Network Analysis
  • ELR311 - 3 Research Project
  • ELR315 - 6 Automatic Control Systems
  • ELR330 - 6 Electrical Power System Analysis and Design

Where You'll Work

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technologist – Process Automation program may be employed by a public utilities commission, an industrial user, a manufacturer of electrical equipment, an electrical installer, or an electrical engineering consulting firm. Other potential areas of employment include the steel and papermaking industries and electrical power generation. As an Electrical Engineering Technologist, graduates may also be hired as an instrument repair technician, process control technician, and industrial electrician apprentice. The Electrical Engineering Technologist - Process Automation will be qualified to seek employment in a number of different areas upon completion of the program. Employment prospects exist in high technology areas including process and automated control systems in the steel and papermaking industries, nuclear power generation, and electric urban transit systems. Some potential employers include original equipment manufacturers, major primary and secondary industries such as the automotive parts manufacturing sectors, consulting engineering companies, and crown corporations. Graduates of the three-year Electrical Engineering Technology - Process Automation program may continue their education at Lakehead University for an additional 2 years to obtain an Electrical Engineering degree.

Technician and technology graduates who have had two years of acceptable work experience are eligible for certification by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) subject to fees and other requirements as established by OACETT.

What You'll Need

Graduate of either the 2-year Electrical Engineering Technician - Process Automation program or Electrical Engineering Technician - Process Automation and Trades program and successful completion of MTH551 (Calculus) or equivalent.

Fees and Costs

Candidates will be required to provide industrial safety apparel including approved safety boots, rubber insulated (hot) gloves with leather protectors, eyeprotection and adhere to all Health and Safety requirements of the college.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 11, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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3 years
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Start date Sept. 2017
Canada Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
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