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

The Wireless Telecommunications graduate certificate program prepares you to be 5G ready. The 5G communications platform will support future innovations in the area of the Internet of Things, augumented reality, industrial automation and automated vehicles including drones.

You will learn to build and maintain the infrastructure of communication systems and become successful in the communications industry. Our program focuses on three main outcomes: RF and Optical test and measurement; IP addressing and networking; and troubleshooting of a number of wireless protocols and systems.

You will learn about the engineering tools and equipment for the testing of systems including drive test tools, RF and Optical test equipment, protocol analyzers, and virtualization and virtualized tools.

Students will have access to learn on some of the best and latest equipment available. The curriculum is kept current with the collaboration of our industry partners in the wireless field. Students utilize the latest technologies and attend small classes taught by experienced faculty and industry leaders.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Test and troubleshoot radio frequency, microwave and optical signals and systems to ensure alignment with applicable industry standards.

  2. Use various communication protocols to analyze network performance issues at the design, implementation, testing and troubleshooting phases of a communication network.

  3. Build wired and wireless networks according to design documentation in order to support an internet service provider or an organization’s communications needs.

  4. Design, install and configure networks using IP addressing schemes ensuring layer 3 connectivity between devices.

  5. Communicate clearly and accurately on findings and solutions to network problems in order to facilitate resolution of wireless telecommunications challenges.

  6. Design and integrate the infrastructures, components and protocols of various wired and wireless technologies to create communications solutions.

  7. Design, build and maintain RF (radio frequency), microwave and opticalcommunications systems to achieve user specifications.  


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Work Placement

In the final semester, learners participate in a capstone industry project supervised by one of Humber’s industrial partners. Additionally, through a range of capstone showcasing events and employer engagement workshops, learners will have a chance to showcase their portfolios and capstone project to employers.

Learners have access to job search assistance including a course on developing career goals, resumes, cover letters and a LinkedIn profile, preparing for interviews, and developing practical strategies to find career-related employment. Students can access job leads in Humber’s online job board.  

The Humber Experience

Special Events

Wireless Telecommunications Event

 

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.

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Humber Hosts FIRSTRobotics Competition

In partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada
March 8 to 10, 2019

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, the FIRSTRobotics Competition is the ultimate sport for the mind.

Your Career

The Canadian Wireless Industry supports more than 280,000 jobs and the sector continues to grow. In addition, the international wireless telecommunications market is growing.

5G and wireless connectivity is an enabling technology that is playing a larger role in Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Vehicles and Transportation, and Healthcare. 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.

As the rate of technology adoption increases in Canadian industry, our program is preparing students for these new markets. The growing demand for ICT professionals is being created by transformative and rapid advancements of technology such as 5G and Cloud infrastructure.

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 2022 - Aug 2023
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Wireless Telecommunications Program

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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:

    • 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 WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

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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)

Contact Information

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


Jonathan Kim, Associate Dean
416.675.6622 ext. 5985
Jonathan.kim@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,931.40
  • international: $19,615.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

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.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.

View Pathways into this program  

  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.

View Transfer Out Opportunities from this program  

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

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


Jonathan Kim, Associate Dean
416.675.6622 ext. 5985
Jonathan.kim@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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