What will I learn?

The curriculum for this program is aligned with the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committed (SOPECC) syllabus and has been approved by the certifying body for power engineers in Ontario, the Technical Safety and Standards Authority (TSSA). Graduates will be well-positioned to write the Class 4 TSSA exams.

It provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of the work of Power Engineers at the 4th class level, offering both theory and practical learning opportunities. Students will be exposed to a variety of power generating equipment in use in both private and public sector settings. Lab work will be undertaken at the Power Plant at Western University with the remainder of the program delivered at the St. Thomas campus. The Plan Global Learning System is used. This is the first of four levels of training leading to Class 1 Power Engineering Certification.

Which department am I in?

St.Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus

Study options

Full Time (30 weeks)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,396.92 (US$ 11,608) per year
Total fees due per term: CAN $7,698.46

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020


St.Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus

120 Bill Martyn Parkway,


Ontario (ON),

N5R 6A7, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) OR Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years

A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162

An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10


About this uni

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