Computer Engineering Technology
|Duration:||6 Semesters (3 Years)|
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Advanced Diploma|
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.
- 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).
- Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals Certificate Program.
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.
- 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.
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).
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.
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s)
|Seneca College||• Bachelor of Technology, Informatics and Security|
• Bachelor of Technology, Software Development
|York University||• Any relevant degree or major|
|Algoma University||• Bachelor of Arts in a related field|
• Bachelor of Computer Science
|Lakehead University||• Bachelor of Engineering|
|McMaster University||• Bachelor of Technology, Software Engineering Technology|
|Nipissing University||• Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology – Engineering Technology Stream|
|University of Ontario Institute of Technology||• Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) (Honours) – Networking and Information Technology Security – Direct Entry|
• Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) (Honours) in Nuclear Power – Bridge
|Athabasca University||• Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma)|
• Bachelor of Science – Computer and Information Systems (Post Diploma)
|British Columbia Institute of Technology||• Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management|
|Camosun College||• Bridge Program to University of Victoria - Bachelor of Engineering (Computer or Electrical)|
|University at Buffalo||• Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering|
|Davenport University||• BSc –Technology Management|
|University of Gloucestershire||• BSc (Hons) Computing|
Upper Level Entry
With existing postsecondary education in an electronics and/or computer engineering–related discipline, applicants may qualify to begin their Seneca College studies in a higher semester than 1. At the discretion of the academic area, upper level entry may be granted to applicants who partially qualify with the understanding that they need to take additional courses from previous semesters.
Important Academic Dates
Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.
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.
|2014/2015 Academic Year|
|LIN155||Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques||3|
|LNX155||Introduction to Linux||2|
|PRG155||Programming Fundamentals Using "C"||4|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ECR255||AC Circuit Principles||5|
|ELD255||Electronics: Semiconductor Devices||4|
|PRG255||Advanced Programming Using "C"||4|
|Semester 3||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|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||Advance 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|
|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|
|Semester 6||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques|
|Introduction to Linux|
|Programming Fundamentals Using "C"|
|AC Circuit Principles|
|Advanced Programming Using "C"|
|Object Oriented Programming Using C++|
|General Education Option|
|Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)|
|Co-op Work Term 1|
|Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)|
|Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices|
|Mathematics - Introductory Calculus and Statistics|
|Network Servers and Peripherals|
|Event Driven Programming|
|Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)|
|Co-op Work Term 2|
|Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)|
|Engineering Technology and Design|
|Cisco Internetworking I|
|Wireless Communication and Microcontrollers|
|General Education Option|
One of the general education subjects must be a literature subject (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.
A broad range of professional option courses in the areas of Communications, Computer Networking, Programming and Embedded Systems are available. In addition, a course preparing you for the OACETT Professional Practice Exam is offered twice per year. Please consult a student advisor or co-ordinator or check our website ict.senecacollege.ca for more information.
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:|| (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Julie Leong
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22638
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
|Student Advisor:||Diana Samuel-DeRoche
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22765
|Program Coordinator:||David Finlay
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22431
|Co-op Coordinator:||Krista Lonergan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26833
|Program Chair:||Evan Weaver
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22446