2014/15 Program

Electronics Engineering Technology

Our Program

Humber’s advanced diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology consistently ranks among our most employable programs and it has the highest job placement rate in Ontario among similar programs. According to Manpower Group, a leading global workplace staffing organization, technicians and engineers are two of the most in-demand job categories. Here in Canada, 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 going forward 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 advanced diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology builds on the Electronics Engineering Technician program 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. Think 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 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. The friendly instructors will work with you to transfer their extensive knowledge and industry experience in small classes. In fact, you will spend 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

It’s an exciting time in electronics engineering and the career opportunities are wide ranging. In today’s circuit driven world, all industries need electronics expertise. Smart-grid systems, computers, automation systems, aerospace/marine/defense electronics, robotics, medical electronics, fibre optics, automotive electronics, mobile and satellite communications, process control, signal processing and surveillance systems – these are all areas you can pursue with an advanced Electronics Engineering diploma from Humber.

According to Electro-Federation Canada, companies that design, manufacture, distribute and service electrical, electronic and telecommunications products employ more than 130,000 people at some 1,400 facilities and contribute more than $50 billion to the Canadian economy.

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 useful life. Some graduates choose to strike out on their own and launch their own businesses.

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. Humber provides a range of services to support student success, including working with business, industry and government to identify employment opportunities.

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, professional practice exam, etc.) are available from OACETT.

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

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit humber.ca/transferguide.

Admission Requirements
  • Completion of Humber’s Electronics Engineering Technician diploma

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Fees/Scholarships

The 2013/2014 fee for two semesters was

  • domestic $3,675.08
  • international $12,950.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2013/2014 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional work placement.

Curriculum

Note: Students who have successfully completed Humber’s Electronics Engineering Technician program 03531, may contact George Livanos, program co-ordinator at 416.675.6622 ext. 4329 or email george.livanos@humber.ca for consideration of direct entry.

Students, who have completed a comparable Electronics Engineering Technician program at another postsecondary institution, should apply to the Electronics Engineering Technician program 03531. You will be required to apply for transfer credits to determine if advanced standing will be granted.

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
COMM 213 Technical Reading and Writing Skills
TECH 101 Electric Circuits 1
TECH 103 Digital Fundamentals
TECH 104 Programming Fundamentals
TECH 105 Technology Foundations
TMAT 104 Technical Mathematics 1

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
COMM 313 Technical Workplace Writing Skills
TECH 150 Electronic Devices and Circuits
TECH 156 AC Circuits
TECH 158 Digital Electronics
TECH 159 Circuit Applications
TMAT 203 Technical Mathematics 2

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
ELIC 318 Electric Machines
ELIC 319 Communication Circuits
ELIC 320 Linear Circuits
ELIC 413 Computer Programming and Interfacing
GNEDG000 General Education Electives
HUMA 024 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
CALC 103 Introduction to Calculus
ELIC 321 Embedded Microcontrollers
ELIC 407 Programmable Logic Controllers: Introduction (Electronics)
ELIC 408 Telecommunication Systems
ELIC 435 Local Area Networks
GNEDG000 General Education Electives

Semester 5

Course Code Course Name
ELIC 512 Analog Circuit Design
ELIC 515 Transform Methods in Electronics
ELIC 518 Photonics
ELIC 519 LabVIEW Programming
ELIC 610 Digital System Design
ELIC 617 Digital Signal Processing

Semester 6

Course Code Course Name
ELIC 619 Technical Project
ELIC 620 Data Communications
ELIC 621 Electromagnetic Waves
ELIC 622 Control Systems and Simulation
ELIC 626 Image Processing
TSTA 103 Applied Statistics