Electronics Engineering Technology (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Six semesters, beginning in September, including an optional field experience term between second and third year

Contact Information: 

George Livanos
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4329

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
– Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,865.82
– international $14,200.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional work placement.

Our Program

Humber’s advanced diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology consistently ranks among our most employable programs and has the highest job placement rate in Ontario among similar programs. This program builds on skills learned in the Electronics Engineering Technician diploma and will prepare you to work in all fields where electric circuits and systems are found.

You will acquire strong fundamental knowledge to help you build a career in all new and emerging technologies manufactured here in North America, like photonics, laser technology, medical imaging, new electronic materials and devices, intelligent systems, entertainment and broadcasting systems.

The program takes a system design and integration approach to electronic applications and you will gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on training in:

– microprocessors and microcontrollers
– interface design
– embedded systems
– signal acquisition and processing
– image processing including high-definition television (HDTV)
– telecommunication electronics, photonics, fibre optics
– antennas, waveguides and transmission lines
– control systems, both embedded and computer-based
– instrumentation.

We have designed the curriculum in collaboration with an advisory panel comprising highly successful industry experts, in order to ensure you are learning the most up-to-date, relevant material. You will spend approximately 50 per cent of your time in labs, working with electronic, analog, digital and programmable circuits and learning how to embed these circuits into cell phones, audio equipment, high-definition (HD) video systems, robots, computers and advanced instruments.

As a result of this dynamic environment, several of our students have gone on to win gold medals at Skills Ontario and Skills Canada competitions.

Your Career

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) reports that 75 per cent of the new jobs created between 2009 and 2018 are in high-skill, high-tech occupations. This demand will only grow as technology continues to advance and change the way we live and work, especially in industrially dynamic regions such as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Our graduates work at such major organizations as CTV and CBC, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One and Toronto Hydro, Rogers, Telus and Bell, as well as BlackBerry, Celestica and GE Canada, to mention just a few. They put the skills they acquired at Humber to work in research and development, where they build prototypes and test new devices. They are manufacturers’ representatives, technical salespeople, managers and entrepreneurs. They manufacture electronic systems and install, maintain and troubleshoot such systems through their lifecycle. Some of our graduates choose to strike out on their own and launch their own businesses.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

The Electronics Engineering Technology program has met national technology accreditation requirements as defined by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this nationally accredited advanced diploma program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification including the Technology Report in the Technologist category.

Application and additional requirements to become certified (i.e. work experience, profession - al practice exam, etc.), are available from OACETT.

The Canadian Forces recognize this program and eligible students can have their study sponsored by the forces.

Work Placement

Humber’s Electronics Engineering Technology program features an optional, preferably paid work placement directly related to your program of study. The work experience is designed to enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, as well as enhance your employability upon graduation. The work placement occurs after the completion of semester four, and lasts for a minimum of 400 hours. Participating students are required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term in order to develop an industry-specific resumé and effective interviewing skills. We provide a range of services to support your success, including working with business, industry and government to identify employment opportunities.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for detailed information.

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
TECH 101 Electric Circuits 1
TECH 103 Digital Fundamentals
TECH 104 Programming Fundamentals
TECH 105 Technology Foundations
TMTH 104 Technical Mathematics 1
WRIT 120 Technical Reading and Writing Skills
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
TECH 150 Electronic Devices and Circuits
TECH 156 AC Circuits
TECH 158 Digital Electronics
TECH 159 Circuit Applications
TMTH 204 Technical Mathematics 2
WRIT 220 Technical Workplace Writing Skills
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
ELIC 200 Electric Machines
ELIC 220 Communication Circuits
ELIC 221 Linear Circuits
ELIC 222 Computer Programming and Interfacing
GNED 101 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 4
Course Code Course Name
CALC 103 Introduction to Calculus
ELIC 223 Local Area Networks
ELIC 250 Embedded Microcontrollers
ELIC 251 Telecommunication Systems
ELIC 252 Programmable Logic Controllers: Introduction (Electronics)
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 5
Course Code Course Name
CALC 203 Applied Calculus
ELIC 309 Digital System Design
ELIC 310 Digital Signal Processing
ELIC 316
ELIC 325 Analog Circuit Design
ELIC 327 Photonics
ELIC 328 LabVIEW Programming
Semester 6
Course Code Course Name
ELIC 350 Technical Project
ELIC 351 Data Communications
ELIC 352 Electromagnetic Waves
ELIC 353 Control Systems and Simulation
ELIC 354 Image Processing
TSTA 301 Applied Statistics