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Program Code: 20331
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Start Dates: January, September
Program Length: 2 semesters
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Humber is proud to have the highest graduate employment and employer satisfaction rate of the GTA colleges based on Colleges Ontario’s key performance indicators for college graduates in 2022-2023.

Program Overview

Are you fascinated by the world of wireless communications? Do you want to explore the cutting-edge technologies that power today's mobile networks and devices? Our Wireless Telecommunications program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this exciting and constantly-evolving field.

Throughout the program, you'll learn about the fundamental principles of wireless communication, including radio frequency engineering, cellular networks and wireless protocols. You'll also gain hands-on experience working with the latest tools and technologies used in the wireless industry, from network simulation software to testing equipment for mobile devices.

Our expert faculty members bring years of experience in the wireless telecommunications field, and they'll guide you through coursework that covers everything from wireless network design to network automation. And with our strong industry partnerships, you'll have access to internship opportunities, guest speakers and real-world projects that will prepare you for success in the fast-paced wireless industry.

At the end of the program, you'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue a range of careers in wireless telecommunications, from network engineering and design to network automation and testing. Join us and discover the limitless possibilities of wireless communications!

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Courses

At Humber, courses are delivered in a variety of formats:

In-Person - An in-person course is delivered fully on campus.

Online Asynchronous (A) - An online asynchronous course has no fixed class schedule and allows students to engage with the course at different times according to their needs. Faculty provide modules, which are completed independently by the students according to established deadlines.

Online Synchronous (S) - An online synchronous course is delivered fully online and requires faculty and students to participate in real-time according to a fixed schedule. Classes are scheduled for a specific day and time.

Hybrid - A hybrid course is a combination of in-person and online classes and follows a set schedule. Students must be available to attend in-person classes at scheduled times during the semester.

The chart below outlines the delivery options available for each course in this program, by campus. For some academic terms, there may be more than one delivery option available. You’ll be able to select your preferred options when building your course schedule during open enrolment. Preferences for course delivery will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Some Humber programs are also delivered fully online, where all courses are delivered online.

International students: the impact of studying from outside of Canada on Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility differs significantly based on when you start your program. Please review the PGWP eligibility before choosing your program and course delivery.

Course code and Name Delivery Type by Location
Course Code Course Name North Lakeshore IGS DL/Online
Semester 1
WLS 5000 Applied Electromagnetics In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5002 RF Technology In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5003 Telecommunication Systems In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5004 Data Networks In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5006 Network Scripting In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5508 Industry Practices In-Person N/A N/A N/A
Semester 2
WLS 5500 Microwave and Fibre Optics In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5501 Advanced Networking Concepts In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5503 Mobile Technologies In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5505 Wireless Data Networks In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5506 Next Generation Networks In-Person N/A N/A N/A
WLS 5507 Wireless Project and ITIL In-Person N/A N/A N/A

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Your Career

The Canadian wireless industry is large with a wide diversity of jobs. Employers range from large national network operators and multinational equipment manufacturers to smaller niche service providers to these companies. The Wireless Telecommuncations program offers access to a wide variety of workplace settings and technologies that give you options to lead a fulfilling career.

5G and wireless connectivity is an enabling technology that is playing a larger role in advanced manufacturing, smart cities, vehicles and transportation, and health care. Employment opportunities are not limited to the mobile network operators and have expanded to different industries. There are numerous employment opportunities in the planning, developing, manufacturing, co-ordinating, implementing, maintaining and managing of telecommunications systems for businesses and government.

The growing demand for ICT professionals is being created by transformative and rapid advancements of technology, and, as the rate of technology adoption increases in Canadian industry, our program is preparing students for these new markets. 

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.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Sep 2024 Block-Based North Open
Jan 2025 Block-Based North Open
Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Sep 2024 Block-Based North Open
Jan 2025 Block-Based North Opening Soon

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Block-Based North Open
Jan 2025 Block-Based North Opening Soon

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

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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

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

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.

Kevin Ramdas, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5323
kevin.ramdas@humber.ca

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Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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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.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

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

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

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma in Physics, Mathematics, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications, or an Engineering-related field

    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 credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

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 Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i7 (Quad 4) Intel i7 (Quad 4 or higher)
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Memory 16GB of RAM Expandable to 32GB (required for 2nd and 3rd semester NEST students)
Storage 250GB storage space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Network Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Program-Specific Questions

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

Kevin Ramdas, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5323
kevin.ramdas@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,156.58
  • international: $20,977.22

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

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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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