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Overview - 2022/2023

Machines continue to shape our world in remarkable and complex ways. Their design, maintenance and function relies on skilled professionals. If this type of dynamic, in-demand career excites you, or if you want to explore a diverse range of professional options, the Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Co-op) program will provide the skills to give your dreams the jolt they need.

You’ll begin by studying electrical and mechanical principles through a variety of electromechanical courses, which will allow you to analyze, modify, maintain and repair electromechanical systems. You’ll also learn project management skills, and the ins and outs of mechanical prints, tolerances, and the mechanical nuances of a system, along with Automation, Robotics and controls in our electromechanical engineering program. Because the range of skills needed for success in the modern economy are diverse, you’ll also study reason and writing, and you’ll be able to enhance your communication skills in the lab with your instructors and classmates. And because you’ve chosen the Co-op component, you’ll put your skills to the test in a real working environment to complement the theoretical learning in your electromechanical courses, enhancing your diploma.

You’ll also earn a FANUC Robotics, Certified Education Robot Training.

At the end of the day, the modern world relies on machines, and skilled professionals to design and maintain them. Are you ready to take your skills to another level?

Program Progression







Year 1

Start Level 1

Class Level 2

Class Level 3

Year 2


Class Level 4







Admission Requirements - 2022/2023

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: 
- Mathematics ONE OF:
    - Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C) 
    - Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    - Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    - Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    - Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
- Mathematics ONE OF:
    - Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C) 
    - Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    - Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    - Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    - Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above 

  • *Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) preferred.
  • Applicants who lack the required course may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U) 
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Manufacturing Technology (C)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (M)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Communications Technology (M)
  • It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Co-op) program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Co-op) program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Co-op) program.


Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Coop)-2022/2023

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-1105Practical 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.

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-1014PLC & Automation3.5
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.
METH-1045QA Fundamentals3
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of Quality Assurance and the various measurement techniques used in the materials inspection function. A range of measurement equipment and instrumentation will be operated by the student in a hands-on lab environment. The basic principles of Statistical Process Control are covered along with an introduction to commonly used ISO and QS standards and systems. Writing of laboratory reports is an integral part of this course.
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.

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.
MACH-1155CNC Processes & Applications-Intro2
This course will provide an opportunity to explore ISO part programming concepts and practical applications as it relates to CNC machine tools. Students will be expected to write, edit, trouble shoot and prove out their own programs. The practical aspect of the course will prove an opportunity to demonstrate initiative and good time management in addition to working safely and cooperating with fellow students.
MATS-1026Materials Engineering2.5
The basic metallurgy and properties of metals and their alloys is introduced. The nature and properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals is covered. Students learn about a wide range of manufacturing methods with an emphasis on the quality aspects as they relate to the processing of metals. A hands-on lab component in the course exposes students to a variety of materials testing experiments. Writing of laboratory reports is an integral part of this course.
ENGR-3016Engineering Design 22.5
This course includes topics in both general mechanical design discussing different basic machine elements such as gears and bearings. 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-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 4
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
This course will cover industrial sensors and transducers including operating principles and application in automation and control. The discussion will include sensor acquisition, calibration and interfacing.
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-3074Capstone Project Technician2
The student will develop a plan, execute, control and close a project of which some are industry sponsored. Projects are either of the type: design, build and verify; or data acquisition and analysis. Students will prepare project based documentation, i.e. reports while working on a major project in their field. Students will improve oral communication skills by making presentations.
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.
CADD-1071CAD/CAM Applications-Intro2
This course will provide an outline for CAD/CAM procedures utilized in modern CNC processes with an emphasis on computer assisted manufacturing software. Proper selection of tooling, process planning, order of operations, work holding, and planning an efficient means to produce a finished product will present an overall view of CAM generated applications. Students will demonstrate proficiency in creating CAD files and applying toolpaths to produce a specified product.
This course will introduce student to the fundamental welding processes and applications of SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW welding. Weld joints and symbols will be introduced, discussed and practiced. Robotic welding will be introduced, discussed in theory and reinforced through hands on application in a lab environment.

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

Program Residency
Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Residency
Requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2022/2023

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be capable of employment in product design and validation as well as manufacturing environments.  Career opportunities exist with advanced manufacturing environments, process development, commissioning, modification and maintenance and controls development.

More Information - 2022/2023

A Co-operative Education Program
A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
Program Code: EMN2
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
September/May Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars
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School of Applied Science and Technology: 519-452-4419

Program Description

This multidisciplinary program shall expose students to aspects of electromechanical systems.  Traditionally, similar programs of study have been found in the electrical/electronic disciplines.  Graduates from these programs will also gain knowledge of the mechanical aspects of a system, such as the ability to read mechanical prints, understand tolerances, as well as understand the mechanical nuances of a system.

This program will expose students to both electrical and mechanical principles, allowing graduates from the program to be capable of analyzing, modifying, maintaining and repairing electromechanical systems.  As such, the focus of the program shall be concurrent engineering with respect to products and processes.  Students shall also be exposed to project management and quality systems.  The program will culminate in a 15-week capstone project course where students shall be able to apply their knowledge and document it according to current industry practice.

Co-operative Education

In order to be eligible for co-op, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and be academically complete at the commencement of their co-op work term.

This is a two-year Co-operative Education program delivered over three years due to the co-op pattern. Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma. More information about Co-operative Education can be found at

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. fabricate and build electrical, electronic, and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements, and specifications.
2. interpret and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics for a variety of stakeholders in compliance with industry standards.
3. select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, maintain, and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
4. maintain and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
5. support the design and production of mechanical components by assisting in the specification of manufacturing materials and processes.
6. apply, analyze, build, install, commission, and troubleshoot a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electronic control systems, logic and digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, and active circuits
7. install and troubleshoot basic computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
8. maintain and troubleshoot automated equipment including robotic systems.
9. establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements
10. select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
11. assist in applying quality control and quality assurance program procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
12. work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures.
13. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and to remain current in the field and responsive to emergent technologies and national and international standards.
14. contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.
15. support project management activities such as planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines, and expenditures as required.

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2022/2023 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2022/23 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2022, Jan. 2023 and May 2023 start dates through

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International Students

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Ontario College Diploma
60 weeks