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Process Automation

Automotive Technology | Biotechnology

Develop highly tuned analytical and design skills and gain specialized knowledge in sensors, instruments, actuators, industrial networks, process control and automation, SCADA, programming, statistical process control, Internet technologies, and the integration of plant floor data with business systems.  Take a multidisciplinary approach with subjects in chemical, mechanical, electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.

Careers: Graduates use hardware and software to improve the efficiency of plants and labs in industries such as  petrochemicals,  power  generation,  pharmaceuticals, and primary steel.  They may design control systems and assembly lines, develop and program robotics, or advise on safety policies and procedures for automated technologies.

In addition to the courses listed in the curriculum shown below, this four-year program requires 3 mandatory 4-month co-op work terms.

Process Automation Curriculum

 

Fall (Sept - Dec)

Winter (Jan - Apr)

Summer (May-Aug)

Year 1

Level IA

Level IB

 

Year 2

Level IIA

Level IIB

Co-op Work Term 1
ENG TECH 2EEO

Year 3

Level IIIA

Co-op – Work Term 2
ENG TECH 3EEO

Co-op – Work Term 3
ENG TECH 4EEO

Year 4

Level IIIB

Level IVA

 

Year 5

Level IVB

*Co-op work-term possibilities for the summers in years 1 and 4 should be discussed with the ECCS office.

The GEN TECH requirements have been revised, please refer to your Advisement Report on MOSAIC for your degree requirements.

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Level IA
WHMIS 1A00     
Introduction to Health and Safety
ENG TECH 1CH3
Chemistry
ENG TECH 1CP3
C++ Programming
ENG TECH 1MC3
Mathematics I
ENG TECH 1PH3
Physics
GEN TECH 1CS3
Communication Skills I
 
Level IB
ENG TECH 1AC3
Analytical Chemistry
ENG TECH 1EL3
Electricity and Electronics I
ENG TECH 1MT3
Mathematics II
ENG TECH 1PR3
Object-Oriented Programming 
GEN TECH 1CZ3
Communication Skills II
 
Level IIA
PROC TECH 2CA3
CAD for Design
PROC TECH 2CE3
Chemical Engineering I
PROC TECH 2EE3
Electricity and Electronics II
PROC TECH 2IC3
Instrumentation & Control
ENG TECH 2MA3
Mathematics III
GEN TECH 2PW3
Professional Workplace Practices 
 
Level IIB
PROC TECH 2EC3
Chemical Engineering II
PROC TECH 2IO3
Industrial Organic Chemistry
PROC TECH 2PL3
PLCs and Automation I
ENG TECH 2MT3
Mathematics IV
GEN TECH 2EE3
Engineering Economics
GEN TECH 2MP3
Management Principles
 
Level IIIA
PROC TECH 3CT3
Control Theory I
PROC TECH 3PL3
PLCs and Automation II
PROC TECH 3SC3
System Control and Data Acquisition I
ENG TECH 3ES3
Engineering Statistics
GEN TECH 3FF3
Financial Systems
GEN TECH 3MT3
Project Management
 
Level IIIB
PROC TECH 3CE3
Chemical Engineering III
PROC TECH 3MC3
Motion Control and Robotics
PROC TECH 3SD3
System Control and Data Acquisition II
ENG TECH 3MN3
Modelling and Numerical Solutions
GEN TECH 3LS3
Quality Control and Assurance Methods
GEN TECH 3ET3
Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation
 
Level IVA
PROC TECH 4CT3
Control Theory II
PROC TECH 4IC3
Industrial Networks and Controllers
PROC TECH 4IT3
Internet Technologies and Databases
PROC TECH 4MT2
Materials Technology
PROC TECH 4TR1
Capstone Design Project I (continues through Level 4B)
GEN TECH 4TS3
Technology and Society
GEN TECH 4OM3
Operations Management
 
Level IVB
PROC TECH 4AS3
Advanced Systems Components and Integration
PROC TECH 4MS3
Manufacturing Systems
PROC TECH 4SS3
System Specification and Design
PROC TECH 4TR3
Capstone Design Project II (continues from Level 4A)
GEN TECH 4TE3
Technology Ethics and Sustainability
GEN TECH 4FT3
Strategic Management