Energy Systems Engineering Technology - Clean and Renewable Energy Co-op Overview

Co-op Format

September to December  January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 1 or 2 Vacation or Semester 2
Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Semester 5 Work Term 2 (Co-op) Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Work Term 4 (Co-op) Semester 6  

Learn more about Energy Systems Engineering Technology - Clean and Renewable Energy

Co-op Delivery and Fees

This program has a mandatory co-op, as part of the program of study. The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Driver’s License and Vehicle

Please note that some co-op positions for this program require that students have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. The license requirement (G class, G2 class) varies by position. Some co-op positions may require students to commute.

Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)

Work Term 1

  • Design, construction, testing, installation and preventative maintenance of computer and electronic equipment
  • Use electronic test instruments such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, voltmeters, ammeters and power supplies
  • Installation, troubleshooting and repair of computer hardware & software
  • Digital and analogue circuits design and troubleshooting
  • Printed circuit board layout and construction
  • Technical support, field service, component sourcing and purchasing
  • Technical writing
  • Small scale construction projects & use of tools
  • Computer network design, installation, maintenance and management

Work Term 2

  • Microcontroller programming using Assembly language
  • Experience with industrial logic and sensors, and 3-phase motor and control
  • PLC programming and implementation, Industrial electronics

Work Term 3, 4 & 5

  • Computer aided drafting using Autocad/Autocad electrical drawing for electrical and industrial applications
  • Fixed speed AC and DC motor control systems analysis, testing and troubleshooting
  • Evaluation testing and modification of electrical systems and metering
  • Technical writing
  • Solar panel (PV) system testing, monitoring and modification
  • Small scale wind turbine system testing, monitoring and modification
  • Renewable energy potential evaluation using Retscreen software
  • Perform energy audits and analysis of residential, small-scale industrial or commercial buildings
  • Energy Project Management
  • Evaluate the energy use patterns and recommend energy efficient and/or alternative energy solutions
Co-op Pay Range Co-op Pay Average
Range: $16.00 - $21.40 Average: $18.50

For further information, please contact:

Krislynn McKinlay, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2168
Email: krislynn.mckinlay [at] (Krislynn McKinlay)