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Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Electrical Power and Industrial Control Option) - Diploma
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Electrical Power and Industrial Control Option) - Diploma

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Electrical Power and Industrial Control Option) - Diploma

  • ID:BCIT10035
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,473.24
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,473.24
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
$78,346.48
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • IELTS

    • If your program requires: English 12, 73%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 7

    • If your program requires: English 12, 67%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 6.5

    • If your program requires: English 12, 50 %, You need these scores on the IELTS: 6.0

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

    • If your program requires: English 12, 73%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 65

    • If your program requires: English 12, 67%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 60

    • If your program requires: English 12, 50 %, You need these scores on the IELTS: 52

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • If your program requires: English 12, 73%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 90

    • If your program requires: English 12, 67%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 86

    • If your program requires: English 12, 50 %, You need these scores on the IELTS: 82

Course Information

The Electrical Power and Industrial Control option of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program offers students a foundation in the technology used in utility, industrial, commercial and residential applications. Graduates will have strong theoretical and practical, hands-on knowledge in many areas, including:

  • Power generation including renewable and conventional energy resources

  • Electric machines (motors and generators) and their controls

  • Power distribution design for utilities

  • Industrial electrical systems and lighting design according to the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC)

  • Measurement of power quality issues and how to solve them

  • Troubleshooting and operation of electrical power equipment including transformers and switchgear

  • Power systems protection including both legacy and modern protection system

  • Field measurement and design for grounding and bonding systems

  • Industrial data communications including traditional SCADA systems and new smart grid technologies

  • Industrial power electronics including variable frequency drives, inverters and rectifiers

  • Power conversion systems for renewable energy resources such as wind and solar

  • Programmable logic controller (PLC) system design and programming

  • Managing and completing student-initiated or industry-sponsored projects in small groups

Entry into the power-option is competitive and priority is given to students with sufficiently high academic standing after their first common year of the ECET program. Graduates of this option may also proceed to the full-time BEng, Electrical Engineering degree program (competitive entry) or part-time BTech, Electronics degree program after completion.

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Program matrix

September intake:

Level 1 (15 weeks)

  • COMM 1143, Technical Communications 1 for Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • ELEX 0304, Learning Skills for Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

  • ELEX 1105, Circuit Analysis 1

  • ELEX 1112, Engineering Tools

  • ELEX 1117, Digital Techniques 1

  • MATH 1431, Technical Mathematics for Electronics

  • PHYS 1143, Physics for Electronics 1

Level 2 (19 weeks)

Term A (15 weeks)

  • ELEX 2105, Circuit Analysis 2

  • ELEX 2117, Digital Techniques 2

  • ELEX 2120, Electronic Circuits 1

  • ELEX 2125, C Programming for Electronics

  • MATH 2431, Calculus for Electronics

  • PHYS 2143, Physics for Electronics 2

Term B (4 weeks)

  • COMM 1243, Technical Documentation

  • ELEX 1101, Introduction to Codes and Standards

  • ELEX 1102, Electronic Fabrication Tools and Techniques

  • ELEX 1103, Introductory Networking

Level 3 (15 weeks)

  • ELEX 3130, Signal Processing and Power Electronics

  • ELEX 3305, Microcontroller Systems

  • ELEX 3410, Canadian Electrical Code and Industrial Systems

  • ELEX 3425, Electrical Equipment

  • ELEX 3430, PLCs, VFDs and Industrial Control

  • MATH 3433, Transform Calculus and Statistics for Electronics

Level 4 (19 weeks)

Term A (15 weeks)

  • COMM 2443, Technical Communication 2 for Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • ELEX 0404, Technologist Code of Ethics

  • ELEX 4410, Power Systems Analysis

  • ELEX 4420, Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Applications

  • ELEX 4425, Protection Systems

  • ELEX 4435, Electrical Machines

  • ELEX 4440, Power Projects

Term B (4 weeks)

  • ELEX 3401, Grounding, Bonding and Testing

  • ELEX 3402, Power Quality

  • ELEX 3403, Renewable Energy Systems

  • ELEX 3404, Industrial Networking and Smart Grids

January intake:

Level 1 (19 weeks)

Term A (15 weeks)

  • COMM 1143, Technical Communications 1 for Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • ELEX 0304, Learning Skills for Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

  • ELEX 1105, Circuit Analysis 1

  • ELEX 1112, Engineering Tools

  • ELEX 1117, Digital Techniques 1

  • MATH 1431, Technical Mathematics for Electronics

  • PHYS 1143, Physics for Electronics 1

Term B (4 weeks)

  • COMM 1243, Technical Documentation

  • ELEX 1101, Introduction to Codes and Standards

  • ELEX 1102, Electronic Fabrication Tools and Techniques

  • ELEX 1103, Introductory Networking

Level 2 (15 weeks)

  • ELEX 2105, Circuit Analysis 2

  • ELEX 2117, Digital Techniques 2

  • ELEX 2120, Electronic Circuits 1

  • ELEX 2125, C Programming for Electronics

  • MATH 2431, Calculus for Electronics

  • PHYS 2143, Physics for Electronics 2

Level 3 (19 weeks)

Term A (15 weeks)

  • ELEX 3130, Signal Processing and Power Electronics

  • ELEX 3305, Microcontroller Systems

  • ELEX 3410, Canadian Electrical Code and Industrial Systems

  • ELEX 3425, Electrical Equipment

  • ELEX 3430, PLCs, VFDs and Industrial Control

  • MATH 3433, Transform Calculus and Statistics for Electronics

Term B (4 weeks)

  • ELEX 3401, Grounding, Bonding and Testing

  • ELEX 3402, Power Quality

  • ELEX 3403, Renewable Energy Systems

  • ELEX 3404, Industrial Networking and Smart Grids

Level 4 (15 weeks)

  • COMM 2443, Technical Communication 2 for Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • ELEX 0404, Technologist Code of Ethics

  • ELEX 4410, Power Systems Analysis

  • ELEX 4420, Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Applications

  • ELEX 4425, Protection Systems

  • ELEX 4435, Electrical Machines

  • ELEX 4440, Power Projects

Co-op Work Term Courses (Optional)

  • ELEX 2992, Cooperative Education Workterm 1

  • ELEX 2993, Cooperative Education Workterm 1

  • ELEX 3992, Cooperative Education Workterm 2

  • ELEX 3993, Cooperative Education Workterm 2

  • ELEX 4992, Cooperative Education Workterm 3

  • ELEX 4993, Cooperative Education Workterm 3

  • ELEX 5992, Cooperative Education Workterm 4

  • ELEX 5993, Cooperative Education Workterm 4

Total Credits:, 135.0

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As an ECET graduate with a specialization in electrical power and industrial control, you could be doing many things day-to-day:

  • design, program, and maintain industrial control systems

  • work in the office in a design or project management role

  • field testing, commissioning and troubleshooting

  • technical sales and marketing as an applications-engineering technologist

  • develop cutting edge prototypes for research and development

Potential employers include both structured, well established firms, or fast-paced small businesses where you’ll encounter new technical problems every day:

  • electrical utilities

  • independent power producers

  • consulting engineering firms

  • electrical contractors

  • manufacturing

  • research and development centres

  • government agencies

  • electronic design firms

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 CAD

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