Georgian College

Power Engineering Technology

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Program Information

School:Georgian College
Faculty:Engineering and Environmental Technologies
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; Advanced
Field of Study:Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Stationary Energy Sources Installer and Operator
Description:Students develop the skills and knowledge to operate high-energy processes found in power plants such as steam production and use, refrigeration, and gas compression. These processes are found in many industrial, commercial and institutional facilities to support manufacturing, food production, and electrical power generation, as well as to heat and cool buildings. Students learn to operate and maintain equipment such as high-pressure steam systems, boilers, turbines, compressors, chillers, pumps and condensers. In order to ensure power plant processes are operated safely and efficiently, students acquire strong foundation in equipment theory and the underlying science that explains how these machines work. Additionally, students benefit from experiential learning in an on-campus Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) registered power plant, a power plant simulator, and through co-op learning experiences.

The program follows the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC) 4th and 3rd class syllabus and prepares students to write TSSA examinations required for both the 4th and 3rd Class Power (Operating) Engineer certifications.
URL:Power Engineering Technology at Georgian College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $14,715

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and includes domestic compulsory ancillary fees.

Careers:Industrial EngineersStationary Engineers (Power Engineers)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •   Physics  or   Chemistry 
Applicants are required to have an OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C or U), Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U), and one of Grade 12 Physics (C or U) or Grade 11/12 Chemistry (C or U).

* 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 14, 2022