Diploma in Automation and Control Engineering Technology (Dip. ACET)

School of Engineering Technology & Industrial Trades

Program Description:

The Diploma in Automation and Control Engineering Technology (Dip. ACET) is an applied two year program which provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent and effective members of engineering teams comprised of engineers, technologists, technicians and tradespersons. The program enables students to earn technical knowledge of the operation of automation and control systems. In addition, students develop hands-on skills in the installation, trouble shooting, analysis, repair and maintenance of a variety of these systems, including microprocessor-based process field instrumentation and programmable control systems.

Program Duration:

Two years

Admission Requirements

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one Mathematics, and one final year Physics or Chemistry;

1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate;

OR

2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test;

OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with minimum score of 480;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

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2023-2024 Study Plan:

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
Pre-req CO-req CR LEC LAB

Semester 1

AECH1201 Basic Engineering Calculations - - 1 0 3
AEEL1101 Fundamentals of Electricity I - - 3 3 0
AEEL1201 Fundamentals of Electricity I (Lab) - AEEL1101 1 0 2
COMM1010 English Communication I - - 3 3 0
EFFL1002 Applied & Experiential Learning - - 3 3 0
MATH1010 Algebra & Trigonometry MA1029 OR AMPI Score of 60% - 3 3 1
PHYS1020 General Physics - PHYS1021 3 3 0
PHYS1021 General Physics (Lab) - PHYS1020 1 0 3
Semester 1 Total: 18 15 9
Semester 2
AEEL1102 Fundamentals of Electricity II AEEL1101 - 3 3 0
AEEL1202 Fundamentals of Electricity II (Lab) AEEL1201 AEEL1102 1 0 2
AETN1102 Network Fundamentals - AETN1202 3 3 0
AETN1202 Network Fundamentals (Lab) - AETN1102 1 0 3
AETN1112 Digital Electronics AEEL1101 AETN1212 3 3 0
AETN1212 Digital Electronics (Lab) AEEL1201 AETN1112 1 0 2
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
MATH1020 Pre-Calculus MATH1010 OR AMPII Score of 75% - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total:   18 15 7
Semester 3
AECH1100 Environmental Awareness & Ethics - - 2 2 0
AEMA1312 Engineering Graphics AECH1201 - 3 1 4
AEPC1203 Basic Instrumentation

AEEL1100 & AEEL1200 
OR
AEEL1101 & AEEL1201

- 2 0 5
Semester 3 Total: 7 3 9
Year 1 Total: 43 33 25
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB

Semester 4

AEAC2101 Industrial Processes, Measurement & Control  AEPC1203 - 3 3 0
AEAC2201 Industrial Processes, Measurement & Control (Lab) AEPC1203 AEAC2101 1 0 2
AEEP2111 Electrical Machines AEEL1102 - 3 3 0
AEEP2211 Electrical Machines (Lab) AEEL1202 AEEP2111 1 0 2
AETN2101 Analog Electronics AEEL1102 - 3 3 0
AETN2201 Analog Electronics (Lab) AEEL1202 AETN2101 1 0 2
Semester 4 Total: 12 9 6
Semester 5
AEAC2102 Industrial Instrumentation AETN2101 - 2 2 0
AEAC2202 Industrial Instrumentation Practices AETN2201 AEAC2102 1 0 2
AEEP2122 Motor Controls & Drives AEEP2111
AETN2101
- 3 3 0
AEEP2222 Motor Controls & Drives (Lab) AEEP2211
AETN2201
AEEP2122 1 0 3
AEEP2301 Applied Programming AEEL1101 
MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85%
- 2 1 2
CHEM1010 General Chemistry I -  CHEM1011 3 3 0
CHEM1011 General Chemistry Lab I - CHEM1010 1 0 3
Semester 5 Total: 13 9 10
Semester 6
AEAC2103 Control Strategies AEAC2101 - 2 2 0
AEAC2203 Control Strategies (Lab) AEAC2201 AEAC2103 1 0 2
AEAC2113 PLC Programming & Control   AEEP2122
AETN1102
- 2 2 0
AEAC2213 PLC Programming & Control (Lab) AEEP2222
AETN1202
AEAC2113 1 0 3
Semester 6 Total: 6 4 5
Year 2 Total: 31 22 21
Dip. ACET Program Total: 74 55 46

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Diploma in Automation and Control Engineering Technology (Dip. ACET) program may choose to continue their studies and complete the Advanced Diploma in Automation and Control Engineering Technology (Adv. Dip. ACET) or the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Automation and Control Systems Engineering (B.Sc. EE-ACSE) degree.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The Diploma in Automation and Control Engineering Technology (Dip. ACET) is an applied two year program with learning outcomes closely linked to the labor market. A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist and include, but are not limited to, the following:

• PLC Programmer

• Automation and Control Operator

• Instrumentation Technician

• Process Control Technician

• Automation Technician

• Controls Technician

• Hardware Engineering Support

Program Contact:

Dr. Wesam Rohouma
Department Head, Electrical Engineering