Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Co-op)


Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Coop)-2024/2025

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MATH-1184Mathematics 14
The content covered in this mathematics course for technician students includes essential skills, trigonometry, j operator, fundamental algebra, exponents, and applications to electrical engineering problems.
ENGR-1024Engineering Graphics3.5
This course is an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of engineering drawings. 2D (AutoCAD) and 3D (Solid Works) CAD software will be introduced and applied to related projects and assignments. Orthographic reading, dimensioning and fasteners will also be covered. Drawings will be produced and plotted using both the AutoCAD & Solid Works software.
LAWS-1038Law, Ethics & Occupational H&S3
This course explores the structure, practice, and ethics related to the world of work. The fundamental legal principles and ethics practised by employers are examined. Maintaining a safe, healthy, and stable work environment is a focus of this course where students learn elements of the regulations and codes of conduct for the workplace. Students develop an understanding of the history and relevance of various workplace mandates such as WHMIS, health & safety committees, and the Canadian legal system.
ELNC-1116Practical Electronics2
This course introduces students with basic electronics concepts and some simple rules that lead students to be able to build a wide range of practical electronic devices/applications. The subject begins with the fundamental concepts, such as Boolean logic, number systems, standard logic circuits. The components and basic operation of microprocessor based systems are studied to provide students with an understanding of the internal operation of programmable devices like PLCs. A series of laboratory exercises are designed to demonstrate and reinforce the concepts and rules presented in theory.
WRIT-1039Reason & Writing 1-Technology3
This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
ELEC-1129Electrical 14
This course introduces both the theoretical and applied concepts of Direct Current (DC) electricity. It is the foundation course where students will study and analyze resistive, capacitive and inductive circuits, and apply the laws and theorems both in the classroom and the laboratory environment. Included will be topics such as Ohms Law, series and parallel circuits using resistors, capacitors and inductors under DC conditions. Kirchhoffs Laws and other electrical theorems will be used to study and solve these circuits. In the lab the student will use a number of test instruments such as the digital multimeter and the oscilloscope to measure the parameters, thus combining theory and practice.
ENGR-1033Wiring for Automation2
In this course students will explore the fundamental concepts of wiring low voltage control circuits, sensors and devices found in modern automoation, Electrical and safety code requirements will be explored as well. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of electrical schematics for wiring through their creation and use in wiring projects. Topics will be explored through the use of lectures and lab activities.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MATH-3073Math 23
Topics include: function definitions, graph of functions, system of linear equations, complex variables, quadratic equations, application of complex variable in electrical & mechanical systems, and word problems involving the above topics.
MACH-1154Machining 12
This course will provide the student with an understanding of basic conventional machine tool theory and processes with an emphasis on machine setup & tooling. Calculations for speed, feed rate, machining times & production cost will be explored. Practical, hands-on machining projects will be assigned to students which will be submitted and evaluated.
CNTL-3022PLC & Automation3
This course is an introduction to industrial automation systems. It introduces the basics of electrical control using relays, motor controls, sensors, hydraulics, and pneumatics. It covers electrical ladder diagrams, pneumatic, hydraulic diagrams, control devices and industry standards. This course also provides an overview of programmable logic controller (PLC) programming, and describes standard techniques used to interface PLCs to manufacturing automation systems. The student will apply the theory by building hydraulic, pneumatic and PLC control systems and testing them on hands-on training units.
ELEC-3066Electrical 24
This course will build upon Electrical 1 and include magnetism, alternating current (AC) theory and AC circuit analysis. Labs will involve construction, measurement and troubleshooting of AC circuits.
ENGR-1025Engineering Design 12.5
This course is an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of engineering drawings. 3D CAD software will be introduced and applied to related projects and assignments.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.
ENGR-3027Process Engineering2
In this course students will explore some of the most fundamental automated processed in manufacturing production cells. Students will focus on identifying and understanding the different mechanical components, electrical components, sensors, and data acquisition schemes utilized. Students will explore the health and safety and ergonomic requirements integral to production cells in modern manufacturing environments. Topics will be explored through the use of lectures and lab activities.
MGMT-1007Project Management3
This course is an introduction to the philosophy of Project Management. It introduces the history and basic principles of project management. The course discusses the most important aspects of project management through the initiation, development, execution and closure phases of the project, going over historical examples, and discussing the evolution of project management to its present form. The implications on the organizational culture and best practices are discussed. Concepts of scheduling, budgeting, risk estimation and scope management are examined.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ELNC-1106Electronics 24
This course serves as an introduction to analogue electronic devices, circuits and applications. Emphasis will be placed on practical industrial applications, testing and troubleshooting. The course starts with an overview of the PN junction and then follows its implementation and use from Diodes to Bi Junction Transistors. The course then explores common amplifier circuits implementing: BJT, MOSFET and Op Amp devices.
CNTL-3015Robotics 12
This course teaches the introductory and intermediate level skills to apply, test, maintain, and troubleshoot robotics systems. Students will explore the safety procedures involved in robotics, as well as teach pendant manual operations and programming, and 3D robot simulation software. Students also learn about PLC programming, and automation control systems.
ENGR-3016Engineering Design 22.5
This course includes topics in both general, design discussing different basic machine elements related to Automation. CAD software will be used to finish their design projects.
ELEC-3067Electrical Machines4
This course studies the working principle and construction of electrical machines including motors, generators and transformers. The power conversion between electrical and mechanical power through electromagnetism in the machines is analyzed. Laboratory exercises demonstrate and confirm the theory taught in the classroom.
MGMT-3108Capstone Project Technician 11
This course is designed to introduce the principles of project management and their application to a capstone project that student's undertake. Students will create relevant project management documentation to support the initialization, planning, execution and closing of a capstone project.
CNTL-3025Mechatronics 13
Using concepts introduced in theory and applied using the lab trainers, students will use PLC logic and HMI interfaces to control various aspects of automation processes and sensors within dedicated work cells. Fundamental understanding of cell design, electrical schematics, PLC ladder logic and troubleshooting will be explored and developed.
COMM-3069Technical Communication for Technicians3
This course develops the project-based communication skills required by technicians in their fields of study and in their careers. The skills taught include those needed to work as part of a professional team, to prepare reports, to compose emails, to supply information in brief updates, and to present findings to an audience.

Level 4
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
This course consists of an introduction to industrial measurement, sensors, and control systems. The topics include operating principles of sensors, signal conditioning, data acquisition, and interfacing of sensors to include the operating and application principles. The coverage includes the application and integration of various sensors into modern automated equipment. The laboratory exercises are designed to supplement understanding of sensors and their applications.
CNTL-3016Robotics 23
The integrated automation system is the focus of this course. The topics are: HMI visualization; Motion control and motion programming with PLC ladder logic; Advanced robot operation, robot system configuration and applications.
MGMT-5100Capstone Project Technician 21
This course builds upon work done in Capstone 1, and students will fabricate, assemble and build their project following the plan developed in Capstone 1.
CNTL-5017Advanced Plc and Hmi Programming3
The integrated automation system is the focus of this course. The topics are: HMI visualization; Motion control and motion programming with PLC ladder logic; Advanced robot operation, robot system configuration and applications.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 3 General Education Elective Credits -
Normally Taken in Level 4

Program Residency
Students must complete a minimum of 19 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Residency
Requirement and graduate from this program