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Wireless Telecommunications

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: 20331 Length: 2 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following

  • A bachelor’s degree, diploma or advanced diploma in physics, mathematics, electrical or computer engineering, electronics, telecommunications, or an engineering-related field

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

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

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

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017NorthOpenWaitlisted
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $6,123.12
  • international $14,800.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

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Program Contact(s)

Kevin Ramdas
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4091
kevin.ramdas@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,109.06 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,510.55 $6,613.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $95.00 $95.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,014.06 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,510.55 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 *Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

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

Students will become familiar with the infrastructure of communications systems and how to be successful in the communications industry. This wireless program focuses on three main outcomes: RF/optical test and measurement, networking, and troubleshooting a number of wireless telecommunications systems.You will learn to use engineering tools and equipment for testing of systems including LTE/UMTS/GSM drive test tools, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, optical time domain reflectometers. You will also learn how to troubleshoot and configure local- and wide-area networks (LAN/WANs) at the device and at the protocol levels. Our courses cover additional networking topics relevant to telecom carriers such as MPLS, VPNs, QoS and VoIP. You will be prepared to understand the technology roadmap leading into Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and data center virtualization technologies.

This program is an established program with industry with over two decades of expertise. Students will have access to learn on some of the best equipment available. 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 experienced faculty and industry leaders.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Design, install and test a complete wireless communication antenna system.

  • Predict signal propagation parameters for the design of wireless communications links.

  • Understand and describe microwave communication theory and practice used in satellite and terrestrial links.

  • Demonstrate a detailed working knowledge of the operations of AMPS and NADC cellular systems.

  • Understand and describe spread spectrum communication techniques.

  • Explain the theory and practice behind the latest personal communication system (PCS) and technology including CDMA and GSM.

  • Service PCS phones, cell sites and mobile radios using up-to-date test equipment.

  • Understand and describe high fibre optic data links.

  • Program and install wireless local area network links.

  • Use basic NetWare commands.

  • Analyze and test PCM systems.

  • Have a working knowledge of ISDN, SONET SMDS, Frame Relay and ATM.

  • Apply coding theory protocols to test wireless data links.

  • Use digital signal processing techniques to improve signal quality in wireless systems.


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The Humber Experience

Watch the video to hear what students and faculty have to say about the Wireless Telecommunications program.

The Humber Advantage

Special Events

The Humber Wireless Telecommunications program had a booth at the 5th annual Canadian Wireless Trade Show on October 28th - 29th at the Toronto Congress Centre. It provided an opportunity for industry members to learn how Humber can help fill the skills gap that they face in hiring new people. There were more than 10 companies, with immediate need, interested in developing a hiring relationship with Humber.

Humber Wireless accepted a donation of LTE drive testing software from Acentury and Accuver. The donation will help Humber Wireless students learn to use LTE drive testing software and post-process the logs to identify issues. Acentury has been a dedicated supporter of Humber's program over the years.

Your Career

The Canadian wireless industry supports over 280,000 jobs with sector salary average more than Canada’s 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.

As the rate of technology adoption increases in Canadian industry, the Wireless Telecommunications program is preparing graduates for these new markets. A 2015-2019 labour market report by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) indicates that by 2019, over 182,000 critical ICT positions will be left unfilled.

Graduates of the program work at cell phone service providers, equipment manufacturers, in house information technology (IT) departments, sales departments, and specialized telecommunication and networking companies.


  

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