Seneca College

Electronics Engineering Technology - Control Systems (Optional Co-op)

Program Information

School:Seneca College
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Electrical, Electronic and Comm. Engin. Tech./Technician
Description:As a student of ELN, you’ll gain a broad understanding of instrumentation, process control, sequential control, data acquisition, servo control, event–driven PC programming, PLC programming using modern industrial programming languages (IEC 61131–3), analog/digital electronics, AC and DC machines, industrial field bus and conventional networks, and power electronics. During the final year of the program, you’ll focus on applying learned principles to a project demonstrating computer control of a manufacturing process. The project involves the integration of PLCs, PCs, a robot using field bus and ethernet technology and TCP/ IP protocol. You’ll also study instrumentation and control systems to better understand the effects of process static and dynamic characteristics on control strategy and controller tuning.

Apply for optional co–op in your third semester, and if accepted, you’ll gain valuable on–the–job work experience, an opportunity to apply the skills learned in your courses and exposure to employers in the industry. Our employers are committed to providing all co–op students with meaningful work assignments. You could graduate with up to 12 months of paid employment experience while spending only four or eight months longer to achieve your diploma. To be eligible for and progress in co–op, you must achieve and maintain above–average academic standards.
URL:Electronics Engineering Technology - Control Systems (Optional Co-op) at Seneca College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,199

All students enrolled in a co-operative education program will be charged an additional, non-refundable, administrative fee. Collection of the fees will commence with the semester in which the first Co-op Professional Practice subject is scheduled, at the rate of $495.00 per work term.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Program Eligibility: - Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older). If applicant is a mature student, he/she must have completed the required prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or have obtained appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits. - Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U) - Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20) - TOEFL code 9212, OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (with no single test score below 5.5), OR CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 50

Additional Admission Requirements:
    All applicants who are offered admission to programs in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology will have an English and Mathematics skills assessment. The assessments are used for academic placement in English and Mathematics courses that are appropriate to the student’s skill level. In the event a preparatory course is required before enrolling in the standard first semester English or Mathematics, students will automatically be timetabled into the appropriate preparatory course.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 04, 2014