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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
September 2017NorthOpenWaitlisted
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,167.62
  • international: $15,881.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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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 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,131.31$7,730.50
Tuition$2,585.86$7,185.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$95.00$95.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,036.31$7,730.50
Tuition$2,585.86$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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:

  • Analyze, test, measure and troubleshoot RF (radio frequency) signals, attenuation and antenna systems, and test and troubleshoot linear and non-linear circuit modules.
  • Manage network performance issues and problems against user needs through the design, implementation, testing, and troubleshooting of a variety of current and relevant protocols.
  • Build wired and/or wireless networks using design documentation, and measure the performance of both the wired and wireless networks’ components and the networks’ applications using basic and advanced network management tools and applications.
  • Design, install and configure networks - implementing various network configurations using different standard protocols, and upgrade network hardware (e.g. workstations, servers, wireless access points, routers, switches, firewalls etc.) and related components and software according to the best practices in the industry.
  • Monitor and evaluate network security issues and perform basic security audits on both wired and wireless networks.
  • Utilize change control, issue documentation and problem escalation procedures and processes, generate and maintain “as-built” network documentation following industry best practices.
  • Apply RF analog and digital circuit analysis and design concepts to analyze voice and data communication using different modulation techniques.
  • Use simulation tools to mathematically model and solve RF (radio frequency) electrical and electronics networks which are essential components of telecommunications and wireless technologies.
  • Install, or use existing, operating systems & its components and manage users, processes, memory management, peripheral devices, telecommunication, networking and security, and troubleshoot hardware and software components of computer and operating systems using system level commands and scripts.
  • Assist in the design and development of a wide area of networks using a variety of network layer-one, layer-two and layer-three protocols, microwave communication links, and fiber optics links.
  • Describe the infrastructures, components, and protocols of a wide range of wireless technologies.
  • Develop the infrastructure required for VoIP transport through IP networks, and be able to configure VoIP clients such as IP telephones and soft phones.


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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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