Energy Systems Engineering Technology - 360
Electrical energy is the backbone of the world today and everyone relies on the safe generation, transmission, distribution and protection of this energy. Hydro utilities are in need of skilled technologists that have a strong foundation of modern electrical energy and who can help the industry move forward into the smart energy efficient digital age.
- Benefit from hands-on learning in the Caroline Street Substation, located in downtown Hamilton.
- Gain access to a real-world application of Energy Systems labs in The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation, the new net zero building at Fennell Campus that is the first of its kind in Ontario.
- Experience applied research in power, solar, wind energy using the state-of-the-art smart grid/microgrid at the Stoney Creek Energy Research Centre.
What you'll learn
Gain integrated skill sets that will position you well for a variety of employment opportunities tied to various electrical energy systems.
Study sustainability topics including clean energy sources such as wind, solar/photovoltaic, solar thermal and hybrid electric technologies and strategies for conservation and management of clean energy supported by microgrids and distributed energy systems.
Experience a unique program introducing a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the generation, capture, storage, and distribution of energy and their integration
3 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus co-op
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
- Grade 12 Mathematics; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent*
- Senior Physics SPH4C OR SPH4U recommended
- Students should have a working knowledge of MS Office and Office Suite prior to starting the program. Computer Skills for College COMP CO002 or equivalent is recommended. Register online at the Continuing Education webpage
Note: Applicants that do not satisfy minimum requirements will be provided an alternate offer to Pre-Technology as a pathway to desired program. Successful graduates from this program will be considered for advanced standing into original program choice.
Language Requirements for International Students:
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.
Tuition and Fees
2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$831.02||$712.05|
|Mandatory Program Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$3,427.22||$3,329.60|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$6,756.82|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Awards: Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
- Full Cost Breakdown
2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee||$8,600.00||$8,600.00|
|Program Compulsory Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$9,355.99||$8,975.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$18,330.99|
- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
- Full Cost Breakdown
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Course Overview & Descriptions
Click on the course title for a course description.
How you’ll gain skills
- Hands-on experience in labs that include renewable energy sources: wind, solar and hybrid, with a curriculum that is based on the industry needs as presented by our industry partners.
- Performing applied research using the most up-to-date technologies and equipment in our research centres and newly renovated labs.
- Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
- Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project.
|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|
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
Email: krislynn.mckinlay [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Krislynn McKinlay)
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Your future career options
- Power generation/transmission/distribution Engineering Technologist
- Electrical Drafting/Design Technologist
- Energy Project Engineering Technologist
- Power Protection Engineering Technologist
Where you could work includes:
Graduates will find employment within the electricity sector, HVAC industry, building and construction sector, in various technical support roles related to the manufacture, installation, operation, testing and repair of electrical energy systems and individual components
Opportunities for grads
Graduates are eligible to register as associate members of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (Domestic)
- General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (International)
- Electrical Engineering Technician - Power
- Electrical Engineering Technology (Enter Semester 5)
- Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Enter Semester 5)
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
Earn a degree:
Davenport University - BBA Business
McMaster University - Bachelor of Technology in Power and Energy Engineering Technology
Technological University of the Shannon - Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical Engineering, Industrial Automation & Robotics Systems, or Renewable and Electrical Energy Engineering
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
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