Energy Systems Engineering Technology - 360

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
No matter what challenges arise in the future, there will always be a need for qualified people to produce smart and efficient electrical energy solutions.
Overview

Overview

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.

Program Highlights

  • 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

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus co-op

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees $316.67 $316.67
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $2,544.68 $2,544.68
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $3,578.37 $3,515.27
Total 1st Year Fees $7,093.64

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,805.47 $7,805.47
Co-op Fees $316.67 $316.67
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,572.14 $8,497.14
Total 1st Year Fees $17,069.28

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Additional Information

Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

fOSSD 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.

* Applicants with a MAP4C between 60-79% that would like to challenge the math requirements may do so by writing a Pre-admission assessment test for a fee.

Option are available for mature applicants.

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.

Applicants with a MAP4C<80% that would like to challenge the math requirements may do so by writing a Pre-admission assessment test for a fee.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Working in labs that use real-world energy data measurement and storage.
  • 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.

Co-op Content

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

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

Salary Range

  Work Term 1 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 & 4
Range $11.40-18.00 $11.40-20.20 $11.40-27.08
Average $14.00 $15.60 $17.06

For further information, please contact:

Victoria Smart, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2164
Fax: 905-575-2359
Email: Victoria.Smart [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Victoria Smart)

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

  • Earn a degree:
    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business

    • McMaster University - Bachelor of Technology in Power and Energy Engineering Technology

  •  Visit mohawkcollege.ca/transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario

  • View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
  • See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

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).

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

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 Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) 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.

Additional Information

Video Resources

Matthew Vos - Mohawk College Energy Systems Engineering Technology Graduate

Hiring Mohawk Energy Systems Engineering Technology Grads - IESO

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Contact Vijay Khatri for 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester or Majlinda Qarri for 4th, 5th, and 6th semester

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Lorraine Skuse

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Jan 2019
Open
Sep 2019
Open
Jan 2020
Open

International Students

Co-op option