Be the change
In the classroom, you'll develop your skills with electrical devices such as VFD’s, PLC’s and Electrical Machines and will be able to design and document these complex electrical systems that can be applied in both marine and industrial projects.
What to expect
The program is delivered over five semesters, starting in September and running through to the end of April. You have the option of taking paid co-op or internship work terms but you do not have to decide until later in first year.
The program is rigorous, requiring you to do work outside of the classroom. In addition to approximately 30 hours per week of class time, you should expect to spend between 15-20 hours outside of the classroom per week.
In your first year, you'll learn some fundamental electrical theory and apply this to semiconductors. You'll learn to program in the C language and will have completed your first microcontroller course.
Digital fundamentals will be understood and you'll have the opportunity to program PLDs using both a graphical interface as well as by VHDL. You'll also be introduced to a wide range of renewable energy technologies.
In the second year you'll expand your knowledge to include electrical drives and control systems, as well adapting your foundation knowledge to marine-specific applications in engineering, power, and communications systems. In your final term you'll develop your project management skills and showcase your final project at the Capstone Symposium.
As an Electrical Engineering Technology—Marine & Industrial student, you have the option to supplement your classroom learning with the completion of up to three paid work terms. After successful completion of these optional work experiences, you'll qualify for either the Co-op or Internship designation when you graduate.
After you complete the program you'll be able to:
- apply engineering, mathematical and scientific theoretical knowledge to the design, modification, construction, implementation and testing of electrical systems, circuits, equipment and PLCs
- demonstrate knowledge of fundamental electrical systems, communication systems and environmental issues in marine systems.
- apply technical skills to design, construct, modify, and test electrical systems, circuits, equipment and PLCs
- analyze, troubleshoot, and solve technical problems related to electrical systems, circuits and equipment by applying advanced principles of engineering, mathematics and science
- conduct all work in compliance with relevant standards, regulations, codes, and safety practices
- apply the basic principles of project management to the development and completion of electrical engineering projects
- communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively in spoken, written and visual forms appropriate to audience purpose and needs
- use interpersonal and intercultural skills to support and promote effective collaboration and communication with colleagues, team members, and employers
- demonstrate professional and ethical conduct as an electrical engineering technologist