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Bachelor of Engineering - Electronic Systems Engineering

Program Details

Credential: 4-Year Bachelor of Engineering

This program is accredited by Engineers Canada.

This four-year program provides a study of electronics, software and systems with a solid foundation in mathematics and science. The curriculum focuses on the design development, and integration of hardware and software into embedded electronic systems for a variety of consumer, industrial, control, telecommunications and networking applications, as well as covering manufacturing, applied business and management practices. The practical application of theory includes effective written and verbal communication, problem solving, teamwork and leadership skills.

Projects form the main and dominant component of the curriculum. The material studied is determined by the demands of a series of projects each with a different focus. As students progress, they will gradually develop and build on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed and advance in the high-tech electronics industry.

Graduates are qualified to register as Engineers-in-Training (EIT), part of the process to full licensure as practicing Professional Engineers (P.Eng.).

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Electronic Systems Engineering
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes  
Year 2 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 3 Classes Work Term 2 Classes
Year 4 Work Term 3 Classes Classes

Work Term Capabilities

Specific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.

Work Term I

Electronics and TelecommunicationsSoftwareCommunicationsProject ManagementGeneric SkillsTools Used

Work Term II

The following skills are in addition to those listed in work term I:
Electronics and TelecommunicationsProject ManagementCommunicationsTools Used

Work Term III

The following skills are in addition to those listed in previous work terms:
Network ImplementationWorking with Mobile DevicesSoftwareTools Used

Work Term IV

The following skills are in addition to those listed in previous work terms:
Network ImplementationWorking with Mobile DevicesSoftwareTools Used

Sample Job Titles

Electronic Systems Engineer, Embedded Hardware Engineer, Embedded Software Engineer, Firmware Designer, DSP Developer, Hardware Platform Developer, Quality Assurance Associate, Hardware Test Associate, Software Test Associate, Technical Support, Systems Test Developer, Device Driver Developer

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with talented co-op student? Contact:

Kitty Runstedler
Employer Relations Consultant
Krunstedler@conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220 ext. 2218

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