Power Engineering Technology Be an operating engineer in only 24 months! TSSA-approved training. Co-op gives you the work experience today's employers are looking for.

General information

Program code
5 Semesters (2 Years)
Advanced Diploma, Co-op

Intake information

Start date Campus
Summer 2018 Owen Sound
Fall 2018 Owen Sound
Winter 2019 Owen Sound

Program description

This program has been developed for those seeking employment as power engineering technologists who operate and troubleshoot the energy components in such industries as industrial power plants (chemical, food, pulp and paper etc.), electrical power plants (coal, gas, nuclear, wind, solar, methane, cogeneration, flex fuel etc.), or commercial buildings. Operating (Power) Engineers are certified professionals who apply technologies and operate and maintain equipment such as boilers, steam turbines, refrigeration, and gas compression. Subjects of instruction will follow the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC) syllabus and prepare the students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) examinations for 4th and 3rd class certification. This program features co-operative training and use of a state-of-the-art power systems control room simulator.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: Physics: Grade 12 College or University (SPH4C, SPH4U) OR Chemistry: Grade 12 Chemistry College or Grade 11 or 12 University (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Power Engineering Technology articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • CHEM1004 Chemistry
  • COMP3022 Computer Systems and Networks
  • DRFT1013 Basic Mech Drawing/Blueprt Rdg
  • ELEC2015 Basic Electricity
  • ELEC2016 Electrical Machines and Power Distribution
  • ENVR2010 Water Treatment and Pollution Control
  • ENVR3005 Clean and Green Plant Management
  • HRAC2001 Industrial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
  • MATH1019 Technical Mathematics
  • MENG1014 Basic Applied Mechanics
  • MENG2013 Intermediate Applied Mechanics
  • MENG2014 Basic Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • MENG2015 Engineering Materials
  • MENG3017 Advanced Applied Mechanics
  • MENG3018 Advanced Instrumentation and Controls
  • PENG1000 Industrial Safety
  • PENG1001 Introduction to Power Plants
  • PENG1002 Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • PENG1003 Basic Plant Auxiliary Systems
  • PENG1004 Basic Power Plant Simulation
  • PENG2000 Intermediate Power Plant Simulation
  • PENG2001 Basic Boiler and Steam Systems
  • PENG2002 Prime Movers and Engines
  • PENG2003 Intermediate Thermodynamics
  • PENG2004 Power Engineering Legislation and Standards
  • PENG3000 Advanced Power Plant Auxiliary Systems
  • PENG3001 Advanced Boilers and Steam Systems
  • PENG3002 Advanced Thermodynamics
  • PENG3003 Advanced Power Plant Simulation
  • PENG3004 Power Plant Project Management
  • PENG3005 Advanced Prime Movers
  • PENG3006 Quality Control Systems
  • TECR3007 Technical Report
  • WETC1010 Welding Techniques

Work Integrated Learning

  • PENG3008 Power Engineering Work Integrated Learning

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Term

  • COOP1030 Power Engineering Work Term 1