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Electronics Engineering Technology

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Program Code: 03511
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Program Length: 6 semesters
Start Dates: January, September

Program Overview

Advances in technology continue to make it easier for us to work, live and communicate with each other every day.  Electronic devices have played a major role in how technology affects our lives. 

Humber’s advanced diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology will prepare you to work in all fields where electric circuits and systems are found and boasts one of the highest employability rates for graduates.  

The knowledge and hands-on skills you gain will help you build a career in new and emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems, medical imaging and electronic product development.  

The program takes a system design and integration approach to electronic applications, and you will gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on training in: 

  • connectivity and interface design, embedded microcontrollers, IoT integration
  • electronic circuits and control systems 
  • industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) instrumentation
  • wireless and networking
  • photonics, fibre optics, microwave links and antennas
  • signal acquisition and processing

The program has been designed in collaboration with an advisory panel comprised of industry experts to ensure you are learning the most up-to-date and relevant skills. We provide you with hands-on opportunities to design analog, digital and programmable circuits and to learn how to embed circuits into smart devices, industrial equipment and consumer products.  

There is also a co-op option, enabling you to graduate with industry experience. 

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Analyze*, interpret, modify, design* and produce electrical and electronics drawings, layouts and reports.
  2. Apply appropriate troubleshooting* techniques to electronic circuits or systems and generate and perform test procedures.
  3. Analyze* and solve technical problems related to electronics engineering by applying principles of advanced mathematics and science.
  4. Design*, build, test and troubleshoot* electronic circuits, equipment, systems and subsystems in accordance with job requirements*, functional specifications* and relevant standards.
  5. Modify, maintain, repair and recommend electronic equipment and systems in accordance with relevant operational guidelines.
  6. Determine, select, recommend and justify the purchase of electronic equipment, components and systems in accordance with code, standards and job requirements* and functional specifications*.
  7. Design*, modify, analyze* and troubleshoot* logic and digital circuits, and embedded microprocessor*-based and microcontroller*-based systems, including assembly and high-level language programs.
  8. Design*, analyze* and troubleshoot* circuits consisting of passive components by applying appropriate measurement techniques.
  9. Design*, analyze* and troubleshoot* circuits consisting of low power, high power, active and electromechanical components, and analog integrated circuits.
  10. Design*, analyze* and troubleshoot* control systems.
  11. Design*, analyze*, troubleshoot* and repair analog and digital communication systems.
  12. Apply relevant shop practices* in compliance with safety policies and current regulations for electronics engineering workplaces.
  13. Collaborate in selecting, co-ordinating and conducting quality control* and quality assurance* programs and procedures.
  14. Complete work in compliance with relevant legislation, established standards, policies, procedures and regulations, and ethical principles.
  15. Contribute to the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.


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Work Placement

This program offers a co-op option. Co-op work terms enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in a work environment and gain valuable, practical experience related to your program of study. You will learn new skills, learn about the world of work and meet people in your profession.

For students who are accepted into the program, two co-op work terms will take place. The first four-month work term is between Semesters 2 and 3, and the second four-month work term is between Semesters 4 and 5. There are limited spaces in the co-op option. Therefore, you will apply for the co-op option during Semester 1 and be informed of the process by which to apply.  While co-op work opportunities are not guaranteed, as students are in a competitive job placement market, participating students will receive a wide range of services to help them find a co-op opportunity.

The Humber Advantage

Software & Technology

Graduates who seek high-end jobs as well as those who choose to continue on to university, will find themselves well prepared and comfortable with high-end software tools such as SPICE-based circuit simulators, VHDL, MATLAB, SIMULINK, LabVIEW and the signal and image processing toolboxes routinely used in industry and university programs.

The Humber Experience

Albert Jansen

Albert Jansen Wins Award

This year, the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology chose Albert Jansen as the recipient of the Board of Governor's Award. Academically, Albert was one of the top students throughout the three years of the Electronics Engineering Technology program.

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Special Events

National Engineering Month is Canada’s largest celebration of engineering excellence, and this year students from Humber’s Electronics Engineering Technology program teamed up with Humberwood Downs Junior Middle Academy to give middle school students a taste of how electronics technology and green energy are an important part of Canada’s future, and they even got a chance to try their hand at building electronic circuits! 

FIRST Robotics Competition 2022

Humber Hosts FIRST Robotics Competition 2022

In partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada
March 5 to 6, 2022

The goal of FIRST Robotics is to empower competitors to be the next generation of leaders and innovators who will go on to tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

Your Career

The demand for high-skill, high-tech occupatios will only grow as technology continues to advance and change the way we live and work especially in industrially dynamic regions such as the Greater Toronto Area.

Our graduates work at major organizations such as CTV and CBC, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, Rogers, Telus and Bell, and GE Canada, to mention just a few. They put their skills to work in research and development where they build prototypes and test new devices. They are manufacturers’ representatives, technical salespeople, managers and entrepreneurs. They manufacture electronic systems and install, maintain and troubleshoot such systems through their lifecycle. Some of our graduates choose to start up on their own and launch their own businesses.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB)

The program is recognized by Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) as an accredited program. 

Canadian Armed Forces

This program is recognized by the Canadian Armed Forces and goes toward specific CAF training programes.

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.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
January 2024 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
January 2024 North Opening Soon

Electronics Engineering Technology Program

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Watch the video to learn how the electronics engineering program will give you strong fundamental knowledge to help you build a career in new and emerging technologies.


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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

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International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Carl Oliver, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4329
carl.oliver@humber.ca

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

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, search by availability, 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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Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

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 three 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 (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    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 all listed course requirements.

    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

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

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Carl Oliver, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4329
carl.oliver@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,835.06
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Additional fees apply for optional work placement.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

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.

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Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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