Power Engineering - Computer Managed Learning

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure


We offer the Power Engineering - Computer Managed Learning program for those looking to get their 4th Class or 3rd Class Power Engineering Certification. This online program is self-paced and we offer tutorial assistance through appointments with instructors as you study in the program.

As a graduate of the program, you will be able to:

  • Use basic physics principles and steam thermodynamics to solve power engineering calculations
  • Know and understand the industrial codes and legislation that relate to power engineers and pressure vessels
  • Explain the importance of plant safety and communication
  • Understand the effects of operating plants on the environment
  • Describe plant piping, mechanical properties of engineering materials and welding processes/inspections
  • Understand basic electricity, electrical devices, generation and distribution, and explain their application
  • Describe energy plant controls, instruments, process measurement and control systems
  • Describe the elements and importance of boiler systems and safety devices
  • Apply your knowledge of pumps, compressors and prime movers to plant operations
  • Explain why boiler cleaning and maintenance is needed with proper procedures and tools
  • Explain why boiler water treatment is needed with proper methods and testing procedures
  • Describe lighting, water and drainage systems with typical industrial buildings
  • Explain basic compression and absorption refrigeration systems, and HVAC systems and equipment
  • Identify the types of plants where power engineers work

Career opportunities

As a power engineer, you may be employed in any industry where boilers are used, including:

  • Gas plants
  • Power generating plants
  • Heavy oil plants
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Pulp mills
  • Plastic generating plants
  • Breweries
  • Food production plants
  • Refineries
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Offices and apartments

Check out an occupational profile of a power engineer.

Admission requirements

To apply for this program, we highly recommend that you have completed Math 20/23 or Math 20-2, Physics 20 and English 20 (or Grade 11).

**Optional 4-week Preparatory Math for Power Engineers**

This course is strongly recommended for individuals who are considering enrolling in any of the Power Engineering programs (Coop or CML). The course will cover the foundational math concepts necessary to support success in these program areas. It is suggested students have successfully completed either Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 prior to taking this course.

Course Schedule

Course Code Semester Course Date/Day Time Room Tuition
CEPEMA100-01 Spring Preparatory Math for Power Engineers

June 2-25, 2020


6:30pm-9:30pm BL 244 $325 + GST


Tuition and fees

Power Engineering 4th Class CML  
Tuition $1,034.00
Health & Dental Fee n/a
Registration Fee $15.00
Student Association Building Fee $26.12
Student Association Fee $169.52
Technology Fee $50.00
Materials n/a
Wellness & Athletic Fee $30.00
Total $1,327.64
Power Engineering 3rd Class CML  
Tuition $1,160.00
Health & Dental Fee n/a
Registration Fee $15.00
Student Association Building Fee $26.12
Student Association Fee $169.52
Technology Fee $50.00
Materials Fee n/a
Wellness & Athletic Fee $30.00
Total $1,453.64

Program structure

Throughout your self-guided, online learning, you will study the Power Engineering curriculum, and complete online chapter quizzes, unit quizzes, section tests and e-exams. All e-exams must be written in person at Testing Services at Keyano College with supervision. You can also write the e-exam off-campus and proctored with an approved institution. You must find a qualified proctor before taking the exam and submit an Exam Invigilation Consent Form.

CML 4th Class Power Engineering

PART A   8
PELM 4100 Applied Science 4
PELM 4200 Plant Services 4
PART B   8
PELM 4300 Steam Generation 4

PELM 4400

Prime Movers and Auxiliaries 4


CML 3rd Class Power Engineering
Course Course Title Credits
PART A    
PELM 3100 Applied Science 4
PELM 3200 Plant Services 4
PART B    
PELM 3300 Steam Generation 4
PELM 3400 Prime Movers and Auxililiaries 4

Tutorial help

We offer tutorial help with college instructors on an appointment basis during the months of September - June. You can make appointments during Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Bob Lamb Building. Call 780-791-4955 to book an appointment.

Application process

To apply for the program, call the Office of the Registrar at 780-791-4801.

Start dates begin on the 1st of each month only. Applications received from the 1st of the month until the 23rd will have access to the program the following month.

If you have any questions about the program, please call the Power Engineering Department at 780-792-2690.