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Advanced Diploma in Electromechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op)

Durham College - Whitby Campus Durham College - Whitby Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2023

Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2022

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 16266

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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36 months


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Program Overview

This three-year program will prepare you for a career in multiple aspects of automation technology, spanning the electrical and mechanical engineering boundaries. It primarily focuses on industrial automation and its associated control systems, programming, design and documentation. Students in this program are the primary users of the world-class Integrated Manufacturing Centre (IMC) and Industrial Programming laboratories which provide our graduates with an edge upon graduation. For a preview of the extraordinary, industrial grade IMC laboratory, view these 360-degree video links.

As part of the industrial world leader Fanuc Robotics Certified Education training program, all graduates from Electromechanical receive Fanuc Robotics' HandlingTool Operations and Programming Level 1 Certification. Key automation technology career opportunities are available in several application areas including:

  • Custom machine builders and integrators
  • Building automation integrators
  • Conveying and sortation systems specialists
  • Food and beverage processing companies
  • Nuclear Operations
  • Commercial HVAC integrators
  • Cosmetics industry control systems
  • Automated machining companies
  • Boiler control and burner management
  • Punch press control systems
  • Water Treatment Plant automation
  • Electrical cable manufacturers
  • Process Instrumentation and Control
  • Renewable energy applications
  • Sterilization process equipment manufacturers
  • Automotive maufacturers
  • Technical sales (device application)

As a graduate, you will specialize in designing, analyzing, troubleshooting, modifying, maintaining and repairing automated electromechanical equipment, components, systems and subsystems. In addition, you will be able to:

  • Apply communication, documentation, computer applications and teamwork skills to support the engineering activities of an organization
  • Assist with project management
  • Conduct quality assurance functions
  • Manage customer service quality-control
  • Perform purchasing.

A superior, modern training facility, the IMC is a world-class, industrial-grade, automated facility that houses major equipment components including:

  • Rockwell Automation Programmable automation Controller hardware
  • Allen Bradley Human Machine Interface screens
  • Automatic identification (bar code scanners and Radio Frequency ID)
  • Industrial networks (including Ethernet IP)
  • Fanuc Industrial robot arms
  • Fanuc Roboguide 3D Simulation software
  • Variable Speed Drives (motor control)
  • Material handling systems
  • Process instrumentation and control hardware, software, and networking
  • Vision cameras
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software for remote monitoring and control

Please note: You will be required to purchase safety shoes and glasses in order to participate in many laboratory settings on campus.

Co-operative education (co-op)

  • The best way to succeed in your field is to immerse yourself in it! Co-op is an excellent way to build your professional network, explore career paths and apply in-class teachings to real work situations. Co-op is a model of education that integrates academic learning with workplace learning in fields relevant to our students’ academic and personal goals. Similar to an academic course, work terms are a mandatory component to this form of experiential learning.
  • Students in the Electromechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program will be invited to apply to the co-op option during their second academic semester. Entrance to the co-op option is limited and the processes for securing a work term are competitive. Students who qualify for co-op will be eligible to complete two four-month, paid work terms totalling 840 hours. Work terms are scheduled between semesters three and four and four and five of the program.
  • Supports are available through the Co-op office to assist students with securing their work terms. In addition, the Co-op office is in contact with co-op students and their employers during the work terms to help with any questions.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53 - With no score less than - 49
    • 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 Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (C, M or U)

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 100

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11000 Per year

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