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Advanced Diploma in Power Engineering Technology Cambrian College - Barrydowne Campus Cambrian College - Barrydowne Campus, Canada

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CAD 16913

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CAD 95

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36 months


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Program Overview

A TSSA-registered, on-campus 2nd Class power plant. Curriculum that is endorsed by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). A unique program located in northern Ontario. Just a few of the reasons why Cambrian's Power Engineering Technology program is in high demand.

Over three semesters of study, the program will maximize your career opportunities by preparing you to successfully challenge all TSSA Operating Engineering exams up to - and including - the 2nd Class level of qualification.  The program will prepare you for supervisory and management roles in power plants and other industrial settings.

You'll gain knowledge and skills in all aspects of power plant operation and maintenance, both theoretical and practical, at the 4th Class level in first year, the 3rd Class level in second year, and the 2nd Class level in your final year.

Theoretical concepts introduced in class are further explained and illustrated in the College's Power Plant Training Facility – a registered 2nd Class plant where you will operate and maintain working equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

Depending on how the student wishes to proceed with their studies; the third year is available as a combination of online or classroom environments. This delivery alternative gives students the flexibility to learn from the convenience of their home communities. However, it is important to note that the qualifying time reduction will not be available to students who choose the online only version of the third year.

Subjects of instruction closely follow the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC) syllabus and will help prepare you to challenge the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) examinations required for certification as a 2nd Class Operating Engineer.

This program has been officially recognized and approved by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority. This will grant a qualifying time reduction to you upon successful completion of the program; but only to students who pursue the full-time, day program method of instruction.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 7 semesters
  • Final year consists of three semesters arranged fall/winter/fall.  Entry to the PWTY program is possible at the beginning of each of the three semesters.
  • Theory subjects are offered online to students who are interested in obtaining the utmost of flexibility with their studies.
  • Full-time, day program endorsed by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). 
  • Hands-on training in Cambrian's 2nd Class power plant
  • Advanced level courses involving management of power plants, technical reports, and aspects which comply and exceed the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC) 2nd Class syllabus
  • Students  are eligible to challenge the TSSA examinations for 2nd Class certification as an Operating Engineer

In addition to the qualifying time granted by TSSA upon successful completion of the program, you are required to complete two work placements in order to obtain the qualifying time necessary to obtain 4th and 3rd Class Operating Engineering certification.  After the first year, you must complete an approved three month placement toward your 4th Class certification, and after the second year, an approved one month placement toward your 3rd class certification.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - Band in any two module - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diplom or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 95

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11000 Per year

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