2014/15 Program

Wireless Telecommunications

Our Program

Humber’s Wireless Telecommunications graduate certificate program prepares graduates from electronics, computer engineering, physics, and telecommunications degrees for work on the cutting-edge technologies in the wireless telecommunications industry.

Courses cover technologies such as: mobile Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA)/Global System for Mobile Com­munications (GSM)/Universal Mobile Tele­communications System (UMTS)/Long Term Evolution (LTE) (3G and 4G cellular networks), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Syn­chronous Optical Networking (SONET), Multi­protocol Label Switching (MPLS), WiFi, World­wide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), radio-frequency identification (RFID), remote sensing, Bluetooth technology, fibre optics, and microwave and radio network infrastructure used by fire, health, safety and maintenance crews. The Wireless Telecommunications certificate program also covers backbone network infrastructure, including broadband communications, network security and quality of service (QoS).

Curriculum is kept current with the collaboration of our industry partners in the wireless field. Students utilize the latest technologies in small classes taught by industry leaders.

“I competed with two classmates at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference, and won for my work on a controllable ankle-foot orthotic. This research project enhanced my skills and helped me secure a job in my field after graduation.”

Casroy, 2011 graduateTelus Wireless

Your Career

Connect to a career in the growing and lucrative wireless telecommunications field.

As of September 2011, 20.1 million Canadians 13 years of age and older used mobile devices, according to comScore, Inc. and that number is increasing. In addition, the international wireless telecommunications market is growing. There are numerous opportunities in the planning, developing, manufacturing, co-ordinating, implementing, maintaining, and management of telecommunications systems for businesses and government.

Graduates of Humber’s Wireless Telecommunications certificate work at cell phone service providers, equipment manufacturers, in-house information technology (IT) departments, sales departments and specialized telecommunication and networking companies.

Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related area
  • If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy

Note: Additional testing and/or interviews may be required.

For further information, refer to the Selection Procedures section.

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


The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is
• domestic $5,906.16
• international $14,400.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.
Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.


Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
WLS 5000 Applied Electromagnetics
WLS 5001 Industry Processes and ITIL
WLS 5002 RF Technology
WLS 5004 Data Networks
WLS 5003 Telecommunication Systems
WLS 5005 Devices System Test and Measurement

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
WLS 5500 Microwave and Fibre Optics
WLS 5502 Wireless Project
WLS 5505 Wireless Data Networks
WLS 5006 LTE Core
WLS 5503 Mobile Technologies
WLS 5501 Broadband Communications and Security