Build on your Fourth Class foundation and expand your knowledge of high and low-pressure boiler operations, water treatment systems, pump operations, controls and instrumentation, air conditioning and refrigeration, checking and maintaining equipment, using computers to monitor plant operations, plant safety, environmental (pollution) management and communications.
- Fourth Class Power Engineering License, Technician Certificate or successful completion of an approved Fourth Class Power Engineering program
- NOTE: While chemistry, physics and geometry-trigonometry are not program entrance requirements, some employers may require these subjects. Students are strongly encouraged to have current Standard First Aid & CPR “A”, H2S Alive and WHMIS certificates prior to start of program. Many employers require the certification for work placements.
- A mandatory orientation lab is required for students who did not complete their lab training at the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Polytechnic lab while obtaining their fourth class designation.
- English language requirement
Please note that if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admissions options may be available.
This program runs May-June, breaks during July and August, and returns September-December.
The courses in this program build on the courses from the Fourth Class Power Engineering program. The course schedule is as follows:
• ENGP 284 - Applied Mechanics (Third Class)
• ENGP 296 - Chemistry, Metallurgy and Drawings
• MATH 390 - Technical Mathematics for Engineering Calculations
• THER 281 - Thermodynamics (Third Class)
• ELEC 291 - Basic Electricity 2
• ENGP 280 - Refrigeration (Third Class)
• ENGP 285 - Power Lab 3
• ENGP 286 - Codes and Calculations 1
• ENGP 290 - Pumps and Compressors
• ENGP 292 - Prime Movers and Plant Auxiliaries
• ENGP 297 - Combustion, Piping and Plant Management
• INST 280 - Controls and Instrumentation
• PROP 280 - Process Simulations 2
• STEA 286 - Steam Generation (Third Class)
• WORK 186 - Work Experience 2
• WTER 280 - Water Treatment (Third Class)
This program also requires a three-week power lab in Saskatoon and a 60-hour work placement (costs to attend the power lab and work placement are the responsibility of the student). Students will cover the theory required to prepare them for the third class interprovincial exams during the duration of this program.
What You Will Learn
Receive training in high and low-pressure boiler operations, water treatment systems, pump operations, controls and instrumentation, air conditioning and refrigeration, checking and maintaining equipment, using computers to monitor plant operations, plant safety, environmental (pollution) management and communications.
Power engineers operate and maintain reactors, turbines, boilers, generators, stationary engines and auxiliary equipment to generate electrical power and to provide heat, light, refrigeration and other utility services for commercial, recreational, industrial and institutional buildings and other work sites.
They are employed by power generation plants, electrical power utilities, heavy oil upgraders and gas processing plants, manufacturing plants, mines, hospitals, universities and government and commercial establishments.
In 2019, the average annual wage range for full-time power engineers or process operators in Saskatchewan was $45,760 - $114,400 according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy. Employees may earn more or less depending on their employer, location, size of company, level of training, experience and hours worked.
Apply before February 28, 2023 and you may be eligible for an Entrance Scholarship.