This three-year program will prepare you for a career in multiple aspects of automation technology, spanning the electrical and mechanical engineering boundaries. It primarily focuses on industrial automation and its associated control systems, programming, design and documentation. Students in this program are the primary users of the world-class Integrated Manufacturing Centre (IMC) and Industrial Programming laboratories which provide our graduates with an edge upon graduation. For a preview of the extraordinary, industrial grade IMC laboratory, view these 360-degree video links.
As part of the industrial world leader Fanuc Robotics Certified Education training program, all EMTY graduates receive Fanuc Robotics' HandlingTool Operations and Programming Level 1 Certification. Key automation technology career opportunities are available in several application areas including:
- Custom machine builders and integrators
- Building automation integrators
- Conveying and sortation systems specialists
- Assistive robotics used in medical surgeries
- Food and beverage processing companies
- Nuclear Operations
- Commercial HVAC integrators
- Cosmetics industry control systems
- Automated machining companies
- Boiler control and burner management
- Punch press control systems
- Water Treatment Plant automation
- Electrical cable manufacturers
- Process Instrumentation and Control
- Renewable energy applications
- Sterilization process equipment manufacturers
- Automotive manufacturers
- Technical sales (device application)
As a graduate, you will specialize in designing, analyzing, troubleshooting, modifying, maintaining and repairing automated electromechanical equipment, components, systems and subsystems. In addition, you will be able to:
- Apply communication, documentation, computer applications and teamwork skills to support the engineering activities of an organization
- Assist with project management
- Conduct quality assurance functions
- Manage customer service quality-control
- Perform purchasing.
A superior, modern training facility, the IMC is a world-class, industrial-grade, automated facility that houses major equipment components including:
- Rockwell Automation Programmable automation Controller hardware (five distinct models)
- Allen Bradley Human Machine Interface screens
- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software
- Smart device screen design for remote monitoring and control
- Automatic identification (bar code scanners and Radio Frequency ID)
- Industrial networks (including Ethernet IP)
- Fanuc Industrial robot arms
- Fanuc Roboguide 3D Simulation software
- Variable Speed Drives (motor control)
- Material handling systems
- Process instrumentation and Control hardware, software and networking
- Vision cameras
Please note: You will be required to purchase safety shoes and glasses in order to participate in many laboratory settings on campus.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Fabricate and build electrical, electronic, and mechanical components and assemblies in accordance with operating standards, job requirements, and specifications
- Analyze, interpret, and produce electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics necessary for electromechanical design in compliance with industry standards.
- Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and equipment to assess, modify, maintain, and repair electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
- Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications and to optimize production.
- Design and analyse mechanical components, processes, and systems by applying engineering principles and practices.
- Design, analyze, build, select, commission, integrate, and troubleshoot a variety of industrial motor controls and data acquisition devices and systems, digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, active circuits and microprocessor-based systems.
- Install and troubleshoot computer hardware and programming to support the electromechanical engineering environment.
- Analyse, program, install, integrate, troubleshoot and diagnose automated systems including robotic systems.
- Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems to meet organizational and industry standards and requirements.
- Select and purchase electromechanical equipment, components, and systems that fulfill job requirements and functional specifications.
- Specify, coordinate, and apply quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Work in compliance with relevant industry standards, laws and regulations, codes, policies, and procedures.
- 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.
- Contribute as an individual and a member of an electromechanical engineering team to the effective completion of tasks and projects.
- Design and analyze electromechanical systems by interpreting fluid mechanics and the attributes and dynamics of fluid flow used in hydraulic and fluid power systems
- Contribute to project management through planning, implementation and evaluation of projects, and monitoring of resources, timelines, and expenditures as required.