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Embedded Systems Development (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 2-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

This 16-month graduate certificate program builds on prior education to prepare students with the specialised knowledge and skills to design, develop and implement hardware and software for state-of-the-art embedded systems.

With a strong emphasis on project-based learning, students learn practical skills in embedded system design and development in addition to associated underlying principles. Topics include: embedded firmware development, embedded board design and layout, interfacing, embedded operating system software development and software engineering.

Students are exposed to a wide range of high-performance development tools, platforms and equipment during practical lab and the project development sessions to hone their expertise. The hands-on practical approach includes a capstone project opportunity for students to design custom hardware/software solutions.

Graduates are well prepared for careers in the expanding and evolving fields of embedded systems development.

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 - Embedded Systems Development
Year Semester Semester Semester
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Term*
Year 2 Classes    

*Note: students are available for work term each semester: fall (September to the end of December); winter (January to the end of April); spring (May to the end of August).

Work Term Capabilities



Sample Job Titles

Embedded Firmware Developer, Embedded Software Developer, Embedded Hardware Designer, Embedded Hardware Tester, Embedded Software Tester, Hardware Designer, Software Designer, Hardware Test Engineer, Software Test Engineer, Quality Assurance (QA) Support

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 a talented co-op student? Contact:

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

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