Advanced Electrical Applications

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The Advanced Electrical Applications graduate certificate program is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to design, commission, troubleshoot, and maintain electrical power generation and distribution systems, and related equipment. The program builds on an Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technology diploma or related degree. Emphasis is placed on application of theoretical principles to design reliable, robust, and advanced electrical systems. The program is suited to those with a strong aptitude for, and interest in, mathematics, physics, and technology, as well as those who possess strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. The program can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study, with options for online and asynchronous study.
In this program, students will learn and apply knowledge and skills in real, practical, and simulated environments through lectures, extensive hands-on activities, and individual or team projects.
Graduates will receive a certificate and be able to work in the following sectors: electric power generation, transmission, and distribution, defense services, and general medical and surgical hospitals.


The requirements for this graduate certificate program may be achieved within one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Electronics or Electrical), Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronics), or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of the Advanced Electrical Applications graduate certificate program gain employment as technologists supporting the design, development, installation, testing, production, and operation of power equipment systems in facilities related to the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power.

    Potential employers include electrical utility companies and associated contractors, consulting firms, and businesses in the manufacturing, processing, and transportation industries.  Additional work opportunities can be found in other areas such as oil and gas, mining, energy conservation and renewables.

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    Specific Considerations

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Advanced PLC/SCADA
    • Power electronics and Instrumentation
    • Advanced AutoCAD 2D
    • Demand-side management and smart grid operation
    • Small sub-station design and commissioning
    • Three-phase power distribution
    • Renewables and energy storage
    • Relay testing and maintenance
    • Grounding design
    • Technical reporting

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    22310 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

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