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School of Applied Technology
Ontario Graduate Certificate
Two semesters, beginning in September and January
Muhammad Khan, program co-ordinator | 416.675.6622 ext. 4091 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wireless education prepares graduates from electronics, computer engineering, physics, and telecommunications for work on the cutting edge of wireless telecommunications. Courses cover technologies such as: mobile CDMA/WCDMA/GSM/UMTS/LTE, VoIP, ATM, SONET, MPLS, WiFi, WiMax, RFiD, remote sensing, Bluetooth technology, fibre optics, microwave and radio network infrastructure used by fire, health, safety and maintenance crews. The program also covers the topics related to backbone network infrastructure including broadband communications.
Curriculum is kept current with the assistance of industry leaders in the wireless field. The emergence of new technologies keeps this program on the leading edge.
In a typical North American city, at least 45 per cent of municipal employees, including police, fire, public works, parks and inspections departments, are mobile. But they need to access information when out of the office, so cities throughout Canada and the United States have been rapidly adopting next-generation technologies that enhance wireless connectivity. Wireless training enables graduates to gain employment in jobs that involve wireless systems and the related applications used in the industrial environment. They are well-versed in radio frequency measurement and troubleshooting, wide-area networking and an array of wireless systems.
Graduates have found employment at cell phone service providers, equipment manufacturers, in-house IT departments, sales departments and specialized telecommunication and networking companies.
There are numerous opportunities in the planning, developing, manufacturing, co-ordinating, implementing, maintaining, and management of telecommunications systems.
Note: Additional testing and/or interviews may be required.
For further information, refer to the Selection Procedures.
Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit our website at humber.ca/transferguide.
The 2012/2013 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $5,578.56
– international $12,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2012/2013 academic year.
Fees are subject to change.
For more information visit Fees and Financial Assistance.
|WLS. 501||Applied Electromagnetics (WLS)|
Applied Electromagnetics (WLS)
Course Code: WLS. 501
This course introduces the air interface between the transmitter and the receiver in a communications system. The frequency spectrum is broken up into bands of operation. Transmission line parameters are studied in order to make a sensible selection of transmission line to conduct power to the antenna with maximum efficiency. Antennas are studied with the aim of directing the signal into specific directions in a communication link. Propagation of electromagnetic radiation is studied in order to predict proper operation of a system under varying conditions, frequency and distance.
|WLS. 502||Principles of Project Management|
Principles of Project Management
Course Code: WLS. 502
An introduction to the principles of project management and the application of modern project management methodology. Students will develop a project management plan, including a project schedule for a selected telecommunications project.
|WLS. 504||RF Technology|
Course Code: WLS. 504
This course explores mobile communications systems and how information travels from your mobile device to the cellular base station. Concepts like RF transmitter and RF receiver, analog and digital modulation, the cellular concept, handoff, as well as trunking systems will be discussed.
|WLS. 510||Data Networks|
Course Code: WLS. 510
The course will take students from introductory networking concepts to implementing networks in different configurations using switches and routers. Students will learn about the OSI model and the protocols associated with each of the layers; the different Ethernet standards; IP design with variable length subnet masking; configuration of switches and VLANs; configuration of routers using different routing protocols; and introductory concepts to internet security. By the end of the course, students will be close to having the knowledge required to obtain a networking certification.
|WLS. 511||Telecommunication Systems|
Course Code: WLS. 511
The course prepares students for entry level positions in wireless and networking industries. The first half of the course concentrates on developing basic troubleshooting skills in electronics, RF and communications circuits used in wireless systems. The DC power plants in cell sites and grounding concepts will be studied. In the second half of the course, fundamentals of telecommunications are reviewed along with a detailed study of digital transmission systems, PCM and T-Carrier aystems. The course concludes with the study of data link layer concepts.
|WLS. 503||Microwave and Fibre Optics|
Microwave and Fibre Optics
Course Code: WLS. 503
This course combines microwave technology and fibre optics technology to take advantage of many of the same properties like reflection, refraction and propagation of electromagnetic waves though waveguides that governs both technologies. Also studied will be differences between the technologies: very different wavelengths, and types, and sizes, of waveguides will be introduced. To enhance learning, detectors, waveguides and other components, and experiments will also be a part of the course. For the microwave portion the principles and unique techniques employed in the telecommunication field will be studied. In addition, selection of suitable waveguides, impedance matching of discontinuities, return loss and noise measurement are also examined.
|WLS. 506||VOIP and Broadband Communications|
VOIP and Broadband Communications
Course Code: WLS. 506
The student will demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the architectures, protocols and frame transport mechanisms of ADSL, Broadband ISDN, SONET, FRAME RELAY, and ATM technologies employed in LAN, WAN, and wireless internetworking system. VOIP technology will be studied in detail and the H.323 multimedia standards will be examined and compared with SIP protocols. Deployment issues will be analyzed in terms of speed, complexity, latency, packet loss, jitter and cost. Network and Internet security protocols (e.g. IPSec) will be discussed and security parameters for different networks and corresponding protocols will used to configure network devices. The course concludes with an introduction to next generation technologies such as MPLS, VPLS, Metro Ethernet, Fiber Channel, FCON and GPON.
|WLS. 507||Wireless Project|
Course Code: WLS. 507
This is a practical course designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply the technical knowledge they gained in semester 1 to a practical setting. In semester 1, students develop a proposal for a practical project that is similar to what one would find in industry; in this course, students take their completed proposal and move it forward from design stage to finished product. In special cases, an approved research project may take the place of the practical project, but only with the professor's approval.
|WLS. 508||Wireless Data Networks|
Wireless Data Networks
Course Code: WLS. 508
This course describes the infrastructures, components and protocols of a wide range of wireless technologies. The course commences with a brief review of networking fundamentals including software and hardware used for interconnection of traditional wired networks. Existing wireless technologies such as global positioning satellite (GPS), cellular digital packet data (CDPD), general packet radio service (GPRS), infrared (IR), and local multi-point distribution systems (LMDS) will be discussed. Technologies such as Bluetooth, digital audio broadcast (DAB) and IMT2000 will also be addressed. The student will be introduced to network operating systems (Novell NetWare or MS Windows 2000). A detailed study and analysis of the IEEE 802.11b WLAN standards will be examined.
|WLS. 520||Mobile Technologies|
Course Code: WLS. 520
The student will study the fundamental principles behind digital modulation techniques used in modern voice and data communications systems. The latest cellular PCS systems are studied with an emphasis on CDMA and GSM. Next-generation systems will also be discussed
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