Wireless Telecommunications (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Two semesters, beginning in September and January

Contact Information: 

Kevin Ramdas
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4091

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree in a related field

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 was
– domestic $6,064.36
– international $14,800.

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.

Our Program

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

Students will become familiar with signal generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and optical time domain reflectometers; and the measurements required for success in the wireless industry. In terms of networking, students will learn how to troubleshoot and configure local area networks (LANs) and some networking topics relevant to telecom carriers (such as multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), virtual private networks (VPNs), quality of service (QoS), and session initiation protocol (SIP).

Over the course of the program, students will study the protocols and implementation of a number of technologies, including long term evolution/universal mobile telecommunication service/global system for mobile communications (LTE/UMTS/GSM), trunking systems, Enterprise WiFi, WiMAX and Bluetooth.

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.

Your Career

According to a Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) 2012/2013 report, more than 90 per cent of the population (aged 15 and over) uses a mobile device. The Canadian wireless industry supports over 280,000 jobs. The sector salary average is over $65,000 compared to Canada’s $46,000 average salary. In addition, the international wireless telecommunications market is growing. There are numerous employment opportunities in the planning, developing, manufacturing, co-ordinating, implementing, maintaining and managing of telecommunications systems for businesses and government.

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

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
WLS 5000 Applied Electromagnetics
WLS 5002 RF Technology
WLS 5003 Telecommunication Systems
WLS 5004 Data Networks
WLS 5500 Microwave and Fibre Optics
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
WLS 5501 Broadband Communications and Security
WLS 5503 Mobile Technologies
WLS 5505 Wireless Data Networks
WLS 5506 LTE Core
WLS 5507 Wireless Project and ITIL