Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Analyze and solve complex technical problems related to the energy efficient design, operations and maintenance of buildings and their respective systems.
  • Design and analyze mechanical systems, processes, and building comfort systems utilizing knowledge of related conventional and electronic technologies.
  • Assemble and analyze relevant information, data, and materials using advanced energy modeling software to present in technical review documents, CAD drawings and client‐focused communication reports.
  • Use advanced energy modeling and building design software, as well as stand-alone and network-based building system and control/automation hardware to complete individual and team projects.
  • Describe information technology processes and their intended performances as they relate to the integration of building operating functions.
  • Apply knowledge of materials and engineering principles to building HVAC design, operation and maintenance processes through a comprehensive design project which includes energy performance, system selection, and a complete set of building and HVAC AutoCAD drawings and control strategies.
  • Use current knowledge of component equipment, building design, software tools and operation processes to identify solutions and retrofit information technology processes as appropriate.
  • Specify, coordinate, and conduct quality control and quality assurance procedures, including assessment of environmental aspects and impacts of building operating processes and procedures.
  • Recognize the environmental, economic, legal, safety, and ethical implications of mechanical engineering projects through studies of the interrelationships among technology, society, the environment, politics, the economy, and mechanical engineering projects.
  • Use and maintain documentation, inventory, and records systems through comprehensive building information databases within, and as an adjunct to, state‐of‐the‐art energy modeling software.
  • Participate in the management of an engineering project by identifying the comprehensive stages and determining realistic criteria necessary for timely completion.
  • Solicit constructive feedback to enhance the development of strategies and plans to improve job performance and work relationships.