In this program, students gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience to enable them to work in a wide variety of areas within electrical engineering including industrial process control and power systems. Students learn about and work with PLCs, electric motors, digital systems, control automation, transformers and explore the application of technology in the industry. Senior students continue studies with telecommunication, networking, HMI, programming embedded systems, and advanced PLC applications and explore their application within industrial processes including machine and motor control, PID systems, and robotics. Throughout the program, students will also gain experience in safety practices, safety standards, technical writing and CAD prior to their co-op which provides the student with up to 16 months of paid co-op to apply and hone their hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge in the real world before they launch into their career within the industry.
The Electrical Engineering Technology program will prepare graduates for jobs in growth areas of automation, network communications, electrical utilities/protection, process control, electronics and embedded systems. Students will study electrical system design, automation, power generation/distribution and develop practical skills. Graduates will be skilled in AutoCAD, hydraulic/pneumatic systems, PLCs, motors, electronics, programming and industrial automation. Throughout the program, students will apply this knowledge in conjunction with the Canadian Electrical Code, workplace health and safety and project management applications. Additionally, students will enhance their interpersonal and communication skills.
This program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Fanshawe's commitment to excellence.