Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Co-op)

Electromechanical Engineering Technician is a two-year Ontario college diploma program combined with a co-op component. Students will learn to analyze, modify, maintain, and repair electromechanical components. Additionally, students will learn project management skills, and the ins and outs of mechanical prints, tolerances, and the mechanical nuances of a system. Machines continue to shape our world and this program will give you the necessary skills to meet the demand


Automated processes and machines continue to shape our world in remarkable and complex ways. Their design, maintenance and function relies on skilled professionals. The Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Co-op) program will provide the skills to give your dreams the jolt they need.

You’ll learn the principles of Robotics and as you progress through the program you'll be eligible to earn a FANUC Robotics Certification through our FANUC Robotics Certified Education Robot Training.

You’ll also learn the principles of PLC automation, HMI development and pneumatic control circuits.

The range of skills needed for success in the modern economy are diverse, so you’ll also study project management, laws and ethics, reason and writing in preparation for an exciting and challenging career.

Program Overview

The EMN program is a two year, four semester program of academic study and practical application. As a Co-op program students will get the chance to get hands on experience in their chosen field.

Students will also get to demonstrate their mastery of electromechanical principles and skills through a 15 week capstone project. Students will learn the principles of PLC automation, HMI development and pneumatic control circuits. The basics of mechanical prints, tolerances and the nuances behind designing and building modern electromechanical machinery are taught through AutoCad and SolidWorks. Additionally students will develop the necessary critical thinking skills to be capable of analyzing, modifying, maintaining and repairing electromechanical systems.


Co-op Opportunities & Career Information

Co-op Opportunities 

The Electromechanical Engineering Technician program offers a cooperative education component, which provides students the opportunity to gain invaluable first-hand workplace experience in their chosen field. Here are some co-op jobs that have kick-started the careers of some Electromechanical Engineering Technician students before even graduating! 

Electromechanical Harness Assembler
Set up and fabricate cable and sub-assemblies and troubleshoot manufacturing problems to limit downtime.

Electromechanical Technician
Perform circuit board testing and repair.

Engineering Assistant
Assist in the mechanical design and build of industrial equipment production and development.

For more information regarding co-op, please check out our co-op site or contact the Co-op Office at coop@fanshawec.ca to connect with a consultant.

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Electromechanical Engineering Technician program will be prepared to work in product design and validation as well as manufacturing environments involving:

  • electromechanical systems installation and commissioning
  • robotics and automation
  • CAD / Solidworks design
  • electromechanical process troubleshooting
  • engineering maintenance
  • technical sales

Career opportunities exist with advanced manufacturing environments, process development, commissioning, modification and maintenance and controls development.


Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Electromechanical Engineering Technician program:

Electro-Mechanical Technician
Provides technical support for automated material handling equipment.

Electromechanical Engineering Technician
Responsible for the development and commissioning of automation projects throughout the manufacturing process, from initial concept to installation.

Electromechanical Engineer
Experienced, accomplished, self-motivated, hands-on individual for maintaining and supporting a company’s products


Program Progression






Year 1

Start Level 1

Class Level 2

Class Level 3

Year 2


Class Level 4





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.


Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
2023 May

International Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2023 May

Program Details

Program Code

Program Coordinator:

Ray Schott

Day Time
Ontario College Diploma
60 weeks

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

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

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

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.
Post-Admission Requirements

Post-Admission Requirements

See Post-Admission Requirements

Tuition Summary


Canadian Costs
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.



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.
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