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Electromechanical Engineering Technician Dip GBC

Electromechanical Engineering Technician Dip GBC

George Brown College, Canada

About This Program

This program will prepare graduates for the rapidly changing demands of the North American industrial environment. Today’s companies require employees with multidisciplinary expertise that combines electrical, mechanical and controls engineering skills, along with the installation, maintenance and operation of increasingly sophisticated and automated equipment.

Robotics, controls and process automation are cornerstones of modern production facilities and automated systems. Our multidisciplined and hands-on approach to learning culminates in a capstone project in which students design and produce a complex, integrated, fully functional electromechanical system by applying their accumulated theoretical and practical knowledge.

Students complement their technical skills with a focus on the soft skills needed to establish a successful career and add value to any team. Students will learn from faculty who are experienced in both the workplace and the teaching environment.

The industry-relevant curriculum is delivered through hands-on learning in the college’s machine shops, electrical and industrial automation laboratories, process controls and robotics facilities, to ensure that graduates can move quickly and directly into industry.

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Course Delivery

This program will prepare you to work with multidisciplinary expertise combining electrical, mechanical and controls engineering skills, along with the installation, maintenance and operation of increasingly sophisticated and automated equipment.

Robotics, controls and process automation are cornerstones of modern production facilities and automated systems.  At the end of the program, you and your classmates will be designing and producing a complex, integrated, fully functional electromechanical system.

You will be complementing your technical skills with learning soft skills that will help you establish a successful career and add value to any team.

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As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, graduates will be in high demand for their cross-disciplinary skills in all types of environments, including:

  • Automation and process control
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Assembly and packaging
  • Building and maintenance of automated systems
  • Power generation and transportation
  • Systems integration
  • Technical salesQuality control and other related fields

Some of George Brown College's industry partners, who have led the development of this program, come from sectors as diverse as automotive manufacturing, tunneling and drilling, consumer packaging (including canning, bottling and imaging), food and beverage production, urban transit, power generation, and industrial equipment production and maintenance.

Future Study Options for graduates of the Electromechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program at George Brown College

You may be eligible to transfer with advanced standing into semester 5 of the Building Automation program (T171).  You may consider seeking entry into the Millwright apprenticeship.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you graduate, you will gain skills and have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Fabricate mechanical components and assemblies, and assemble electrical components and electronic assemblies by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices in accordance with applicable codes and safety practices;
  2. Interpret and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related documents and graphics to appropriate engineering standards;
  3. Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems;
  4. Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications;
  5. Apply the principles of engineering, mathematics, and science to analyze and solve routine technical problems and to complete work related to electromechanical engineering;
  6. Assist in the specification of manufacturing materials, processes, and operations to support the design and production of mechanical components;
  7. Analyze, build, and troubleshoot logic and digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, and active circuits;
  8. Apply, install, test, and troubleshoot a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electronic control system;
  9. Install and troubleshoot basic computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment;
  10. Maintain and troubleshoot automated equipment including robotic systems;
  11. Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems;
  12. Select for purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill the job requirements and functional specifications;
  13. Assist in quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures;
  14. Perform all work in accordance with relevant law, policies, codes, regulations, safety procedures, and standard shop practices;
  15. Develop personal and professional strategies and plans to improve job performance and work relationships with clients, coworkers, and supervisors.

Course Outline


  • EMNG1001:  Circuit Analysis
  • EMNG1004:  Metrology
  • MENG1002:  Engineering Drawing
  • MENG1027:  Introduction to Machining
  • GSSC1027:  Personal Finance
  • MATH1160:  Mathematics for Engineering Technology 1
  • COMM1007:  College English**


  • EMNG1003:  Engineering Mechanics
  • EMNG1012:  Introduction to Mechanical CAD
  • EMNG1013:  Electronic Devices
  • EMNG1015:  Motors & Control
  • EMNG1016:  Electro-Pneumatics
  • MATH1171:  Mathematics for Engineering Technology 2
  • GSSC1100:  Small Business Plan and Operation


  • EMNG2001:  Introduction to PLC Systems
  • EMNG2004:  Digital Electronics
  • EMNG2020:  Sensors and Instrumentation
  • EMNG2021:  Automation Software Development
  • EMNG2006:  Manufacturing Systems and Quality Control
  • EMNG2030:  Mechanical Design and Analysis
  • GNED:  General Education Elective


  • EMNG2014:  Embedded Systems Integration and Robotics
  • EMNG2015:  Applied Project
  • EMNG3003:  Network Fundamentals
  • EMNG2023:  Intermediate Machining
  • EMNG2031:  Advanced PLC Systems
  • EMNG2032:  Technical Report Writing and Workplace Preparedness
  • GNED:  General Education Elective

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills) or CESL1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003/CESL1003 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course.

Course Info

Course Code : T146

College : School of Mechanical and Engineering Technologies

Duration : 2 years

Qualifications Level : Ontario College Diploma

Fees :

All fees listed below are quoted in Canadian Dollar (CAD).

  • Application Fee:  95
  • Base Tuition Fee:  13,520 for 2 semesters
  • Incidental Fees (student ID, student association membership, etc.):  1,500
  • Public Transportation, estimated per year:  1,500
  • Supplies, estimated per year: 1,000 - 1,200
  • Textbooks:  500
  • Field trips and industry site visits:  50
  • Mandatory Health Insurance:
    • One year coverage, from Sep to Aug: 603.34
    • 8 months coverage, from Jan to Aug: 409.91
    • 4 months coverage, from May to Aug: 215.44

Take note of the following:

  • The above figures represent what George Brown College expects will be your reasonable international fees. 
  • Externship, internship, work term, apprenticeship fees are not included in the tuition fee.  This could range from $450 to a full term.
  • You will be responsible for your own transportation to complete externship, internship or practical lab requirements not listed above.

Accommodation for International Students at George Brown College

Toronto has a large housing and rental market that offers numerous accommodation options for students.  George Brown College however, does not arrange non-homestay accommodation for students. Estimated costs for privately arranged accommodation may range from $500-$1200 per month, depending on individual living situation and location.

George Brown College's free Housing Services offer support in helping students find off-campus housing.  This will be an advantage for you as it generally takes about 2-3 weeks to find an apartment in Toronto. Apartment listings usually go up 1-2 months previous to their availability so if you’re looking to move beginning of September it is usually good to start looking in July.

Housing Cost (your choice):

  • Landing Pad for 4 weeks:  750/month
  • Homestay for 2 months minimum:  750/month
  • Dormitory
    • September to April:  6,900
    • January to April:  3,450
    • May to August:  595/month

If you would rather live in the residence of the college, you should sign up early.  The George, as the building is known, has the flexibility of 8 month- (Fall/Winter) and 4 Month- (Summer) agreements. Units are 2-bedroom suites that include a kitchenette and 3-piece bathroom with Wi-Fi, phone, and cable television.

As costs are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the administration of George Brown College.  Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.

When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, and health.

Intake Dates :

There are two intake dates every year:

  • September
  • January

IVC has a 3-month preparation period that includes, among others:

  • Review by the School of Mechanical and Engineering Technologies of George Brown College for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the International Admissions Office;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Payment of tuition fee;
  • Payment and processing of your living expenses fund if you are applying under the Student Direct Stream;
  • Seeking accommodation.

It is important to apply early as this course may have many applicants.  Moreover, beginning an application well in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the IELTS and consolidate your academic and professional credentials for your visa application.  So make sure you apply early!

Entry Criteria

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected based on the combination of relevant education and work experience. You must be able to meet the selection criteria outlined below:

  • You must have completed the equivalent of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. In addition, you must prove that you have also finished the equivalent of:
    • Grade 12 English
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Math
    • Previous studies may qualify you for course exemptions.
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests that should have a validity of two years:
    • IELTS (Academic Test) 6.0 overall band score with no individual band under 5.5
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based (TOEFL iBT): 80 overall, minimum 20 in each skill band
    • PTE Academic:  54 overall minimum, 50 in each skill module

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