Conestoga news

November 2, 2023 1:25 PM

Power Systems Engineering degree granted accreditation

The Bachelor of Engineering - Power Systems Engineering (PSE) program at Conestoga has received accreditation from Engineers Canada following a thorough review by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

The program is designed to meet the demand for engineers in the rapidly evolving electrical power sector with a focus on electrical power engineering, trans-disciplinary engineering of renewable energy generation, and smart-grid and energy conservation technologies.

Accreditation through CEAB confirms PSE meets the profession’s high education standards, including curriculum that develops a knowledge base for engineering, problem analysis and design solutions, as well as an understanding of the environmental, cultural, economic and social impacts of engineering on society. Requirements also include the availability of modern classrooms and lab facilities, faculty in good professional standing, institutional policies and quality assurances, and student access to engineering societies and professional development.

“We are pleased to receive validation from Engineers Canada that our program meets high standards of quality and professionalism,” said Tony Thoma, executive dean of Conestoga’s School of Engineering & Technology. “CEAB accreditation affirms excellence of both the program and our project-based learning approach and recognizes the skills and knowledge of our graduates as they begin their careers in engineering.”

Graduates of CEAB-accredited programs satisfy the academic requirements on the path to being licensed as professional engineers in Canada. The PSE program launched in 2019 and will celebrate its first cohort at convocation this fall.

Conestoga is the only college in Ontario to offer fully accredited engineering degrees, including Mechanical Systems Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering and Building Systems Engineering in addition to PSE.  

The School of Engineering & Technology offers a comprehensive suite of programs with a wide range of credentials. Programs feature project-based learning, co-op work experience and applied research opportunities to prepare graduates for success in their chosen fields.