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Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Engineering Technology

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:ECT
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Seneca's Computer Engineering Technology program provides you with a sound inter-disciplinary foundation, combining the three primary branches of Information and Communications Technology: electronics, software development and IT infrastructure.

The School of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) incorporates curriculum and content from a number of widely recognized companies and organizations, including CompTIA (A+ and Network+) and Cisco (the School of ICT is a recognized Cisco Academy). In addition, the School of ICT supports strong ties with major companies in Information and Engineering Technology, including Microsoft, Red Hat, Rogers, Altera and Agilent. These linkages are critical to providing pathways for you to gain exposure to current practices in Computer Engineering Technology and also offer opportunities that can lead to key industry certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), A+, Network+ and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

In addition, option subjects in upper semesters allow you to specialize in your career field of interest, with courses which address current industry trends. As a graduate, your knowledge of both relevant equipment and its use will enhance your career opportunities in the computer and information technology fields.

Areas of Study

The Computer Engineering Technology program uses an "electronics first" approach to computers by providing a strong foundation in electronics, data communications and digital signaling. You'll gain extensive training in programming, including structured programming techniques using C and C++, Assembler, Visual Basic and Java. In addition, you'll study operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Unix/Linux. PC hardware assembly and trouble-shooting, as well as computer network design, installation and support, including Cisco router implementation, are also addressed.

Common First Year

In the School of Information and Communications Technology, all electronics and engineering diploma programs (ECT, EEN, EET) have the first two semesters in common, facilitating easy transfer between program before second year.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

In today's world, computers and electronics are at the core of almost everything we do. The Computer Engineering Technology advanced diploma program prepares you to be a triple threat, able to work on circuitry, to write computer programs and to build computer networks, each of which is a job category of its own. As a Computer Engineering Technologist, you will be able to pursue a myraid of career paths involving computer technology. Specific roles include: programmer, network analyst, network installer, systems analyst, network designer, software specialist, product development specialist or technology support. You'll find employment opportunities in both small and large organizations serving many sectors.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • York Technology Association (YTA)
  • Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)
  • Cisco Academy
  • Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

Co-operative Education Option

All Computer Engineering Technology students who meet the requirements are eligible to apply for co-operative education work terms. Students may apply to co-op as early as semester two. After completion of the third academic semester, you'll have the opportunity to begin your first work term with co-operative employers in a position related to your field of study. The final two work terms alternate with the three remaining semesters. This co-operative program allows you to gain valuable work related experience, develop an effective job search strategy and to establish employer contacts, which is useful when seeking permanent employment.

Students in the co-op option will take Co-op Professional Theory in the semester preceding their first work term and Co-op Professional Practice in the semester following their first work term. Students must successfully complete those courses and at least 2 co-op work terms to graduate from the co-op option. For further information about co-op, please refer to www.senecacollege.ca/coop.

Professional Certification

The Electronics Engineering Technology program has been designed to meet national technology accreditation requirements as mandated by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT), the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).

  • cctt.ca
  • oacett.org

Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technologist

The Computer Engineering Technology program has been designed to meet the academic requirements set by OACETT for certification in the Technologist category. Application and additional requirements (i.e. work experience and qualifying professional practice, etc.) to become certified are available from OACETT.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
ETY155 Electricity
LIN155 Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques
LNX155 Introduction to Linux
MTH155 Mathematics
PRG155 Programming Fundamentals Using "C"
 
Semester 2
ECR255 AC Circuit Principles
ELD255 Electronics: Semiconductor Devices
IPS255 Interpersonal Skills
MIR355 Microcomputer Repair
MTH255 Mathematics
PRG255 Advanced Programming Using "C"
 
Semester 3
COM455 Communications Fundamentals
DGS255 Digital Systems
MCO455 Microprocessors I
NET455 Networking Essentials
PRG355 Object Oriented Programming Using C++
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
DGS355 Digital Systems
ECP455 Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices
MTH356 Mathematics - Introductory Calculus and Statistics
NSP655 Network Servers and Peripherals
PRG455 Event Driven Programming
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
ETD555 Engineering Technology and Design
NET556 Cisco Internetworking I
WCM555 Wireless Communication and Microcontrollers
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Semester 6
AMT453 Advanced Mathematics
OLS655 On-Line Systems
TPJ655 Technical Project
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Professional Options
ACC106 Accounting I
BUS106 Business - It's Nature and Environment
COM555 Digital & Broadband Communication Systems
COM556 Wireless & Satellite Communication Systems
CSF453 Control Systems Fundamentals
ECR353 Electronic Circuits
ELM453 Electrical Machines
EMD701 Electro-Mechanical Design I
EMD705 Effective Product Design
IMI400 Internet and Media Installation
MCO556 Real-Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications
MEC300 Introduction to Mechatronics
MEC400 Mechatronics: Pneumatics and Hydraulics
NET656 Cisco Internetworking II
PHY354 Physics for Electronics
PLC553 Automated Systems
PPE655 Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice
PRG556 Internet Programming and Distributed Computing
PRG655 C# and .NET Framework Programming
TRN553 Transmission Theory

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
ETY155 Electricity
LIN155 Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques
LNX155 Introduction to Linux
MTH155 Mathematics
PRG155 Programming Fundamentals Using "C"
 
Semester 2
ECR255 AC Circuit Principles
ELD255 Electronics: Semiconductor Devices
IPS255 Interpersonal Skills
MIR355 Microcomputer Repair
MTH255 Mathematics
PRG255 Advanced Programming Using "C"
 
Semester 3
COM455 Communications Fundamentals
DGS255 Digital Systems
MCO455 Microprocessors I
NET455 Networking Essentials
PRG355 Object Oriented Programming Using C++
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
DGS355 Digital Systems
ECP455 Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices
MTH356 Mathematics - Introductory Calculus and Statistics
NSP655 Network Servers and Peripherals
PRG455 Event Driven Programming
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
ETD555 Engineering Technology and Design
NET556 Cisco Internetworking I
WCM555 Wireless Communication and Microcontrollers
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Semester 6
AMT453 Advanced Mathematics
OLS655 On-Line Systems
TPJ655 Technical Project
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Professional Options
ACC106 Accounting I
BUS106 Business - It's Nature and Environment
COM555 Digital & Broadband Communication Systems
COM556 Wireless & Satellite Communication Systems
CSF453 Control Systems Fundamentals
ECR353 Electronic Circuits
ELM453 Electrical Machines
EMD701 Electro-Mechanical Design I
EMD705 Effective Product Design
IMI400 Internet and Media Installation
MCO556 Real-Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications
MEC300 Introduction to Mechatronics
MEC400 Mechatronics: Pneumatics and Hydraulics
NET656 Cisco Internetworking II
PHY354 Physics for Electronics
PLC553 Automated Systems
PPE655 Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice
PRG556 Internet Programming and Distributed Computing
PRG655 C# and .NET Framework Programming
TRN553 Transmission Theory

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
ETY155 Electricity 5
LIN155 Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques 3
LNX155 Introduction to Linux 2
MTH155 Mathematics 4
PRG155 Programming Fundamentals Using "C" 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ECR255 AC Circuit Principles 5
ELD255 Electronics: Semiconductor Devices 4
IPS255 Interpersonal Skills 3
MIR355 Microcomputer Repair 4
MTH255 Mathematics 4
PRG255 Advanced Programming Using "C" 4
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
COM455 Communications Fundamentals 5
DGS255 Digital Systems 5
MCO455 Microprocessors I 4
NET455 Networking Essentials 4
PRG355 Object Oriented Programming Using C++ 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DGS355 Digital Systems 4
ECP455 Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices 3
MTH356 Mathematics - Introductory Calculus and Statistics 4
NSP655 Network Servers and Peripherals 4
PRG455 Event Driven Programming and Visual Basic 4
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) #
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (Co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ETD555 Engineering Technology and Design 4
NET556 Cisco Internetworking I 5
WCM555 Wireless Communication and Microcontrollers 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AMT453 Advanced Mathematics 4
OLS655 On-line Systems 6
TPJ655 Technical Project 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I
BUS106 Business - It's Nature and Environment
COM555 Digital & Broadband Communication Systems
COM556 Wireless & Satellite Communication Systems
CSF453 Control Systems Fundamentals
ECR353 Electronic Circuits
ELM453 Electrical Machines
EMD701 Electro-Mechanical Design I
EMD705 Effective Product Design
IMI400 Internet and Media Installation
MCO556 Real-Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications
MEC300 Introduction to Mechatronics
MEC400 Mechatronics: Pneumatics and Hydraulics
NET656 Cisco Internetworking II
PHY354 Physics for Electronics
PLC553 Automated Systems
PPE655 Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice
PRG556 Internet Programming and Distributed Computing
PRG655 C# and .NET Framework Programming
TRN553 Transmission Theory

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angelie Ramirez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Mizhi Wang
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Mizhi-Michelle.Wan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Diana Samuel-De Roché
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22765
Diana.Samuel-DeRoche@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: David Finlay
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22431
David.Finlay@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Krista Lonergan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26833
Krista.Lonergan@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Evan Weaver
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22446
Evan.Weaver@senecacollege.ca
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