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Electrical Engineering Technology

Algonquin College
3 years
Diploma / certificate
September 2021
Algonquin College

Program description

Electrical Engineering Technology

In the Electrical Engineering Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma program, you use state-of-the-art facilities to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to enter the electrical engineering field. This program is the continuation of the Electrical Engineering Technician program, and is open to students who already have an Algonquin College Electrical Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma and meet the admission requirements.

Through a series of theory courses and extensive practical labs, you learn skills specific to becoming an Electrical Engineering Technologist. You expand your knowledge base of the following:

  • electrical principles
  • codes
  • circuitry
  • industrial control systems
  • computer applications
  • machinery
  • AutoCAD
  • telecommunications
  • electronics
  • instrumentation and robotics

Take on a complex project, either in partnership with an industry client or based on your own research interest, and use project management skills learned in the program to analyze and solve it. Complete your project by creating deliverables, monitoring and controlling project resources, and presenting results both orally and through written presentations.

Admission requirements

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Enjoy applying physical and chemical laws and practising logic to find solutions to physical problems.
  • Seek variety and opportunity in their career.
  • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
  • Enjoy working on multidisciplinary projects.

Program Eligibility

  • Successful completion of Algonquin`s Electrical Engineering Technician program or equivalent with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and no less than a C- in ENL2019T - Technical Communications and ELE8941 - Robotics and Controls. Plus the specified additional math course, MAT8102. Students not meeting these requirements require department permission to register in technology courses. Applicants from other colleges should contact the program coordinator prior to applying to determine required bridging courses.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Computer Applications - Electrical
  • Electrical Principles I
  • Codes and Regulations
  • Achieving Success in the 21st Century
  • Communications I
  • Essential Mathematics

Level: 02

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Electromagnetic Control
  • Electrical Principles - II
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Environmental Impact of Technology

Level: 03

  • Power Electronics
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Building Electrical Systems with AutoCAD
  • Differential Calculus

Level: 04

  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Industrial Telecommunications
  • Robotics and Controls
  • Project Management for Electrical Engineering Technicians
  • Technical Communication for Engineering Technologies
  • Integral Calculus

Level: 05

  • Microcomputer Interfacing
  • Electrical Equipment Design
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
  • Project I
  • Technology Report Preparation
  • Ordinary Differential Equations

Level: 06

  • Introduction to Revit
  • Advanced Building Electrical Systems
  • Project II
  • Control Systems
  • Technology Report

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Analyze, interpret, and produce electrical and electronics drawings, technical reports including other related documents and graphics.
  • Analyze and solve complex technical problems related to electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.
  • Design, use, verify, and maintain instrumentation equipment and systems.
  • Design, assemble, test, modify, maintain and commission electrical equipment and systems to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.
  • Commission and troubleshoot static and rotating electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  • Design, assemble, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits, components, equipment and systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  • Design, install, analyze, assemble and troubleshoot control systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  • Use computer skills and tools to solve a range of electrical related problems.
  • Create, conduct and recommend modifications to quality assurance-procedures under the supervision of a qualified person.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records and documentation systems.
  • Design, install, test, commission and troubleshoot telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  • Apply and monitor health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces.
  • Perform and monitor tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations and ethical principles.
  • Configure installation and apply electrical cabling requirements and system grounding and bonding requirements for a variety of applications under the supervision of a qualified person.
  • Design, commission, test and troubleshoot electrical power systems under the supervision of a qualified person.
  • Select and recommend electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment in the following areas: design and testing, manufacturing, installation and/or supervision, diagnostics and analysis of electrical, communication, utilities, and fire protection equipment and systems.

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1385 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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