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Engineering – Information Systems Engineering, Bachelor of NEW

Start Date Between:  Sept 2021 - Aug 2022 Program Code: IS411 Credential: Honours Degree Program Length: 8 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : Online/In-personProgram and course details can be viewed on Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Bachelor of Engineering program begins with a common platform of first year courses which provide foundational engineering knowledge and skills. Following the first year, the curriculum branches into three different discipline areas: Information Systems Engineering, Mechatronics, and The Built Environment.

The Bachelor of Engineering - Information Systems Engineering discipline prepares you for an interdisciplinary field of study that encompasses rapidly changing, evolving and converging areas of computer, software, networking, telecommunications, mobile applications, internet and cyber security. Following the first year, the curriculum covers the core courses in various subjects such as digital systems, operating systems, embedded systems, communication engineering, software engineering, mobile applications and systems, and more. In the third year, the program branches out to two specializations, Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Network and Security, with eight specialization courses in each.

The program also provides project-based learning, experiential learning with hands-on and practical training, applied research opportunities, and work-integrated learning activities. Students will have opportunities to solve real-world problems while developing professional skills such as teamwork, communication, presentation and project management.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Create sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) solutions through applications of mathematical, scientific and fundamental engineering concepts, methods and techniques.

  2. Apply appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems for information and communication systems.

  3. Validate conclusions through investigations of complex engineering problems that include relevant experimentation, data collection, analysis, interpretation and synthesis.

  4. Design an ICT system, component, or process that meets regulatory and industry standards and considers, health and safety risks, economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts.

  5. Apply appropriate engineering techniques and tools to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems in information and communications technology.

  6. Perform as an effective member and leader on a team in multidisciplinary settings, displaying responsibility, critical thinking, integrity, and cultural and social sensitivity.

  7. Communicate complex engineering concepts and solutions accurately and effectively using digital tools, written technical documents and oral presentations to a wide audience.

  8. Explain the role and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society, particularly the role of protection of the public and public interest.

  9. Analyze the impact of engineering activities in legal, economic, social, health, safety, and cultural contexts, with the concepts of sustainable design and environmental stewardship.

  10. Demonstrate ethical conduct, accountability and equity, consistent with the requirement of the engineering profession.

  11. Incorporate economics, business practices, entrepreneurship and project management into the practice of engineering given their limitations.

  12. Develop self-leadership strategies to enhance personal competence and professional effectiveness in response to a rapidly changing world.


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Work Placement

A co-op work program (three consecutive work terms, 420 hour each) ensures that work-integrated learning experiences are woven into the curriculum. This provides students with a contextual understanding of the industry and specific sectors they are training for, as well as recognition of the importance of hands-on experience.

Program Map
Bachelor of Engineering – Information Systems Engineering
Semester 1 Calculus 1
Linear Algebra
Physics 1
Introduction to Engineering
Engineering in Society
Technical Communication and Critical Thinking for Engineers
Semester 2 Calculus 2
Engineering Design
Physics 2
Engineering Materials
Introduction to Programming
Teamwork and Leadership for Engineers
BREAK
Semester 3 Discrete Mathematics
Digital Systems
Operating Systems
Electronic Circuits
Object-Oriented Programming
Degree Breadth
Semester 4 Statistics & Probability
Embedded Systems
Communication Engineering
Databases
Data Structures & Algorithms
Degree Breadth
BREAK or Optional Work Integrated Learning *
Semester 5 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for ISE
Computer Architecture
Virtual Platform Technologies
Co-op and Career Preparation
Data Security TECHNICAL OPTION:
Data Networking & Security
Computer Forensics
IoT Systems 1 TECHNICAL OPTION:
Internet of Things
Sensor Networks
Degree Breadth
Semester 6 Software Engineering
Wireless Systems
Mobile Applications & Systems
Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems TECHNICAL OPTION:
Data Networking & Security
Network Modelling
IoT Systems 2 TECHNICAL OPTION:
Internet of Things
Real-Time Embedded Systems
Degree Breadth
Mandatory Co-op Work Term 1
Mandatory Co-op Work Term 2
Mandatory Co-op Work Term 3
BREAK
Semester 7 Capstone Project 1
User Experience Design
Digital Signal Processing
Platform Infrastructure and Security TECHNICAL OPTION:
Data Networking & Security
Machine Learning
Data Analytics TECHNICAL OPTION:
Internet of Things
Industrial Networking
Degree Breadth
Semester 8 Capstone Project 2
Emerging Technology
Cryptography TECHNICAL OPTION:
Data Networking & Security
Cybersecurity Applications
Machine Learning TECHNICAL OPTION:
Internet of Things
Cybersecurity
Degree Breadth

* students interested in work-integrated learning opportunities can choose to participate in an experience such as a virtual innovation challenge, Summer Engineering boot camp, STEM-related outreach activities, industry mentorship, international exchange, service learning, applied research or work in industry.


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The Humber Advantage

Our engineering degree programs blend classroom theory with project-based learning, set in Humber’s state-of-the-art facilities.

The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation is a 93,000 sq. ft. facility, home to the latest in areas such as automation, robotics, systems integration, user experience testing, applied research and work-integrated learning with equipment that is unique to North America.

Key features include interactive technology zones, digital media studios, cutting-edge prototyping and makerspaces, open concept gathering spaces and demonstration areas for new products and technologies.

The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation is home to Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium, a group of eight leading industry partners who are working with the college to train students and employees of Canadian companies. Consortium members include Javelin Technologies Inc., Cisco Systems Canada Co., DMG MORI Canada Inc., Festo Didactic Inc., KUKA Robotics Canada Inc., Rockwell Automation Inc., SEW-EURODRIVE Company of Canada Ltd., and SICK Sensor Intelligence.

Students will have interdisciplinary exposure and learn how various fields connect modelling the real world. Experience is gained through work-integrated learning and capstone projects.

Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation brings students, faculty, industry and the community together to solve real world problems collaboratively. This 93,000 square foot facility provides an opportunity for students to collaborate across multiple disciplines and obtain hands-on experience using cutting edge equipment and facilities, preparing them for the jobs of the future.

Scholarships

Humber Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See the following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

95%+ $4,000 renewable
90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable
85 - 89.9%  $3,000 renewable
80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable
75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a two or three-year diploma from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80% or better will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level. Diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required. View Terms & Conditions of Degree Scholarships.

To view other Scholarship opportunities, view the Scholarships page >

Your Career

The technical skills and knowledge covered in this program are in high demand as industry explores the use of innovative and advanced technologies to generate, process, manage, store, and communicate their information in secured manner through human-to-machine and machine-to-machine application platforms. 

Some specific career options of graduates include, but are not limited to, information systems analysts and consultants, computer programmers and software developers, software engineering, embedded systems designers, IoT system designers, IoT programmers, IoT hardware developers, IoT specialists, IoT product developers, wireless data network engineering, network systems engineering, network designer, network analysts, cybersecurity specialists, cybersecurity engineering, and cybersecurity analysts. 

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)

The Bachelor of Engineering – Information Systems Engineering is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). Humber will be eligible to apply for CEAB accreditation upon the graduation of the first cohort of students.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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Humber College has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting September 3, 2020. Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to this above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: 

     Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 

    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U) 
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) 
    • Grade 12 Mathematics course from one of the following: Advanced Functions (MHF4U) OR Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
    • Two Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above 
    •  A final grade of not less than 65 per cent in each of the listed course requirements   
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent 

     or 

    or 

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 or AMD 64-bit processor, 2.4GHz or faster Intel i7 or Xeon E3, 3.2GHz or faster
OS Windows 7 or 8/8.1 -64 bit professional Windows 7, 8.x or 10 - 64-bit professional
Memory 8 GB 32 GB
Video OpenGL 3.2 support w 1GB memory. No onboard graphics NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro/Radeon Pro Card w/ 4 GB dedicated memory
Monitor 1920*1080 resolution 1920*1080 resolution (or higher) resolution, dual monitors
Storage Hard drive w/ 20GB free USB and/or DVD drive Solid State Drive (SSD) w/20GB free

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Jonathan Kim, associate dean 
416-675-6622 ext. 5985 
jonathan.kim@humber.ca 

Current students, please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,220.76
  • international: $19,557.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See this following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

95%+ $4,000 renewable
90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable
85 - 89.9% $3,000 renewable
80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable
75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a two or three-year diploma from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80% or better will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level. Diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required. View Terms & Conditions of Degree Scholarships.

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Jonathan Kim, associate dean 
416-675-6622 ext. 5985 
jonathan.kim@humber.ca 

Current students, please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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