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Applied Electronics Design

Available: Not Currently Offered

Program Description

The Applied Electronics Design program is a career-focused supplement to your existing postsecondary education or relevant work experience in electrical/electronics engineering.

You'll learn the fundamental design and product development concepts necessary to enhance your understanding of electronic product design, and develop practical skills implementing those concepts. Your courses will deepen your understanding of both analog and digital engineering principles as applied in modern electronics-based product engineering.

Focusing on the emergence of "Internet of Things" (IoT) connectivity as a ubiquitous technical requirement, your studies will include treatment of the following design fundamentals: embedded ARM microcontroller programming, Linux, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design, Applications Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) development, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) programming, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and the use of electro-mechanical design tools.

You'll use industry-standard software and hardware tools while learning current industry design methodology. This knowledge and experience will help you graduate as a job-ready professional.



2 Semesters (8 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Your Career

Automated highways, self-monitoring homes, remote surgery. Today the connectedness of everything is in its infancy, but there is no doubt as to where it is all going: the Internet of Things (IoT) is the future. Enter the world of the future, today. Become a part of the team that designs, develops and implements IoT: from specialized ASIC's and FPGA's, through custom embedded controllers with fine-tuned signal processing, circuit board and mechanical packaging, to the touch-screen web interface on a mobile device. Seneca's graduate certificate in Applied Electronics Design has it all. Join us today, and help shape tomorrow.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)
  • Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
  • York Technology Association (YTA)
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario university or college degree or three-year college diploma or equivalent, in Electrical Engineering or electronics-related discipline.
  • Applicants with an equivalent combination of partial post-secondary and/or significant relevant work experience may be considered. A résumé and references must be provided and all previous post-secondary study must be disclosed.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.
  • Note: to be considered for admission, credential or work experience must include:
    • AC/DC circuits and familiarity with semiconductors
    • Use of typical electronics lab instrumentation and tools
    • IT basics, including operating system and networking concepts
    • Fundamentals of digital logic design (VHDL or Verilog)
    • C programming with some exposure to microcontroller programming


  • Although not required for admission, a home computer or laptop with Internet service is recommended for your success in the program.

Program Costs


Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Margita Petersons 416.491.5050 ext. 22802

Student Recruitment

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Additional Contacts

Program Chair

Romel Cipriani 416.491.5050 ext. 22446

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network