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Computer Engineering Technology

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1060
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

Notice:

This program will be offered at the Cambridge (Fountain St.) campus effective Fall 2017.

About the Program

Graduates from Electronics/Computer/Telecommunications Engineering Technician/Technology programs work with electronic, computer and communications equipment and systems. They are technical experts and problem solvers. Many of our graduates report that they enjoy the creative aspects of the job and seeing projects come to life. The three programs have the same first year. At the end of first year, students may switch programs if they desire. Graduates of the Computer Engineering Technology program are able to design, build, test and repair a computer-based system or any part of one. Their very strong electronics knowledge and skills enable them to take on many roles in industry. Their strength in hardware, mathematics and theory equips them to interface with the physical world. Because of the power of embedded processor chips, they are used to simplify (and make less expensive) most non-trivial equipment and systems. (Fuel injection and pollution control for automobiles is a classic example). Our graduates design, build and test the computer part of such systems. Their strong mathematical background and interpersonal skills equip them to work as part of an engineering team. Since the program is approximately half lab work and half theory, graduates have a particular advantage in the practical implementation of systems, software and circuits. The optional co-op stream includes four consecutive four-month work terms.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) category.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator at electronics@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge (Fountain St)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 40

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Computer Engineering Technology - Program # 1060

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Computer Engineering Technology - Program # 1060


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Computer engineering technologists are in high demand and that demand will increase in the future as technological advances spread to more industries. Our graduates are responsible for design, construction and troubleshooting of complex digital equipment and systems. Companies who hire our graduates produce business, automation and scientific equipment.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details for 2017 / 2018
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
EECE1057 Digital Electronics I

Description: This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of digital design mainly focused on combinational circuits. Topics covered include: intro to programmable logic and VHDL, number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra and logic simplification, combinational logic, logic functions with combinational circuits.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE1310 DC Circuits

Description: This course lays the foundation for all other courses in the program. It introduces the student to basic electrical concepts including atomic structure, electrical flow in conductors, electric and magnetic fields, the three basic electrical components: resistance, capacitance, and inductance, and how they interact, and circuits energized by direct current (DC) sources. Topics covered include: voltage and current sources; Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, and other laws that relate resistance, capacitance, inductance, reactance, voltage, current, power, and energy; series, parallel, and combination circuits; and methods of analysis and network theorems.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE1480 Project Lab I

Description: In this laboratory course, students build an electronic prototype product using skills aquired in this course and other courses in the first semester. Topics include: electronic and mechanical prototype assembly techniques, soldering, and troubleshooting.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1117 Mathematics I (Electronics)

Description: This course is oriented towards applications of mathematical theory and techniques to analyze and solve fundamental engineering problems. Topics covered include: basic algebraic operations, geometry, functions and graphs, trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, factoring and fractions, quadratic equations, vectors, exponents and radicals, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1955 Programming I

Description: This course will introduce the student to the C programming language. Issues such as basic algorithm design, functions, arrays, pointers, file handling and data structure development are covered in this course.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description:
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE1045 Electronics I

Description: This course introduces students to the characteristics of diode, bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and field effect transistor (FET) semiconductor devices and their applications in basic electronic circuits. Topics include: basic semiconductor theory, diode static and dynamic characteristics, introduction to different types of diodes, diode clipping and clamping circuits, rectification and linear DC power supplies, Zener diode voltage regulator design; BJT and FET characteristics, basic transistor circuits, DC biasing methods; transistor switching operation and its application to digital switching circuits, introduction to small-signal transistor models; single stage amplifier design, AC and DC load lines.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE1310
CoRequisites:

EECE1195 Digital Electronics II

Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts of digital design mainly focused on sequential circuits. Topics covered include: additional VHDL topics, latches, flip flops, timers, counters, shift registers, integrated circuit technologies, and introduction to digital signal processing.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE1057
CoRequisites:

EECE1490 Project Lab II

Description: In this laboratory course students implement a complete system that interweaves the acquired knowledge of the second semester. Topics may include: wire-wrapping, surface mount technology (SMT), technical drawings, printed circuit board layout and design, CAD software, electronic and mechanical assembly techniques, soldering, and troubleshooting.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: EECE1480
CoRequisites:

EECE1585 AC Circuits

Description: This course studies components and circuits energized by alternating current (AC) sources. Topics covered include: AC fundamentals, Impedance, power in AC circuits, AC series-parallel circuits, methods of AC analysis, AC network theorems, resonance, filters and Bode plot, transformer and coupled circuits.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE1310
CoRequisites:

MATH1120 Mathematics II (Electronics)

Description: This course is oriented towards the direct application of mathematical techniques to electrical and electronic fundamentals. It covers determinants and matrices, inequalities, variation, sequences and the binomial theorem, trigonometry, plane analytic geometry, statistics, derivatives, integration, transcendental functions.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH1110 or MATH1115 or MATH1117
CoRequisites:

PROG1960 Programming II

Description: This course is a continuation of PROG1950. It uses the C++ language to introduce object oriented programming.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1950 or PROG1955
CoRequisites:

Level 3
EECE2045 Electronics II

Description: This course introduces students to more complex integrated linear circuit devices and their applications in signal processing, power supplies, and basic communication systems building blocks. Topics include: operational amplifier characteristics and applications, amplifier Bode-plot frequency response analysis, active filters, power amplifiers, voltage series regulators, switch mode power supplies, thyristors, phototransistors and opto-isolators.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE1040 or EECE1045, EECE1580 or EECE1585
CoRequisites:

EECE2325 Microprocessors

Description: This course introduces students to microprocessors, the main processing units of a computer system, and teaches them how to integrate them with other peripheral devices. Topics include: microprocessors architecture, instructions set, assembly language programming, memory, Input/Output, and Interrupts.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE1190 or EECE1195, PROG1950 or PROG1955
CoRequisites:

INFO1810 Operating System Fundamentals

Description: This course focuses on operating system fundamentals from a programmer's viewpoint. Issues such as kernel design, multitasking concepts, operating system services, task swapping and memory management will provide students with sufficient background to understand the nature of modern operating systems, as well as simple embedded operating systems. Topics include service calls, task switching, process descriptors, file systems, memory management, shells, operating system control via command-line utilities and scripting, client/server applications, and networking.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH2080 Technical Calculus I

Description: This course is oriented towards applications of differentiation and integration to analyze and solve problems of electrical and electronics circuits and signals. Topics covered include: limits, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions and their applications, integration of algebraic and transcendental functions and its applications and selected methods of integration.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH1120 or MATH1125 or MATH1190
CoRequisites:

PROG2325 User Interface Design

Description: This course covers the design, prototyping, and evaluation of user interfaces to computers and embedded systems. It covers the following topics: Human capabilities (e.g., visual and auditory perception, memory, mental models, and interface metaphors); Interface technology (e.g., input and output devices, interaction styles, and common interface paradigms); and, Interface design methods (e.g., user-centered design, prototyping, and design principles and rules), and interface evaluation (e.g., software logging, user observation, benchmarks and experiments).
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PROG1960
CoRequisites:

TCOM2035 Principles of Telecommunication Systems

Description: This course introduces students to the elementary concepts in electronic communication. Topics covered include: an overview of communications systems, signal and noise, linear system analysis, fundamentals of amplitude and angle modulation, basic digital communications principles, and television.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE1580 or EECE1585
CoRequisites:

Level 4
EECE2350 Project Design

Description: This course introduces students to the processes used to identify, plan, design, implement, and manage a technical project. Students identify third year project topics that are at an appropriate technical level and are of interest to local industries. Topics include: engineering design processes, project planning and management methods, Quality Management Systems, ISO and other related Codes and Standards, and risk assessment. The final outcomes of this course are a completed third year Technology Project concept proposal, a project specification document and a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: COMM1055 or COMM1065 or COMM1085
CoRequisites:

EECE2525 Embedded Systems

Description: In this course, students learn how to design, implement, and troubleshoot a microcontroller based embedded system. Topics include: introduction to microcontrollers, in circuit programming, flash memory, assembly language, and C language programming, I/O programming, timer-counter programming, and interfacing keyboard, LCD, ADC, and DAC.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE2325
CoRequisites:

EECE2590 Device Interfacing

Description: This course covers the concepts behind interfacing electronic devices, sensors and actuators to common embedded systems. Topics will include protocols (hardware and software, wired and wireless), industry standard bus specifications, electrical and hardware issues, interconnection mechanisms, and common data transmission and integrity issues such as calibration, faults and security. Students will implement a system that performs protocol translation.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE2040 or EECE2045, EECE2320 or EECE2325
CoRequisites:

EECE2615 Embedded Operating System Development

Description: Students will adapt and manipulate an operating system and its custom applications on embedded hardware taking the following topics into consideration: design, analysis, testing, security, fault tolerance,portability, documentation, architecture issues and device drivers.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE2325, INFO1810
CoRequisites:

MATH2150 Technical Calculus II

Description: This course introduces students to the applications of differentiation and integration in electronics. Topics covered include theory and applications of Maclaurin, Taylor and Fourier series, linear differential equations, double integrals, Laplace and Fourier transforms.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH2400, MATH2080
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 5
CNTR3115 Automated Test and Measurement

Description: This course introduces students to virtual instruments and how they can be designed and implemented to accomplish a variety of test and measurement applications. Topics include: graphical programming language, data acquisition systems, sensors, actuators, test fixtures and jigs, and basic statistical process control methods.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE2520 or EECE2525
CoRequisites:

EECE3160 Capstone Project I

Description: This course focuses on the research, planning and design phases of the students' final year technical project. Selected project topic and scope are to be at a suitable technologist's level and students are encouraged to select projects of interest to potential employers. During this term the students continue to research and refine their project, complete a written and oral presentation of their Concept Proposal for faculty approval, prepare a project Requirements document, a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and a Specifications document. By the end of the term the students shall demonstrate, through a written Progress Report and practical demonstration, the progress of their project.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH2410, EECE2350, EECE2520 or EECE2525, EECE2590 or EECE2600, EECE2610 or EECE2615 or TCOM2070, MATH2150
CoRequisites:

EECE3235 Advanced Digital Design

Description: This course introduces students to the leading edge technologies of digital system design. Topics include: high speed digital design issues, use of advanced hardware and software development tools to design a System on a Chip (SoC), and advanced FPGA techniques.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE2520 or EECE2525
CoRequisites:

EECE3245 DSP Applications I

Description: This course provides an introduction to discrete-time signals and systems which are fundamental to digital signal processing (DSP). Topics include sampling theorem and aliasing, the theory of discrete linear time-invariant systems, digital filters, frequency response, and z-transform.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH2150, MATH2410
CoRequisites:

EECE3255 Computer Networking

Description: This course is oriented towards main areas of knowledge and skills regarding both hardware and software required to design, set up, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks. Topics covered include: network topologies, OSI reference model, transmission media, data coding, modems, multiplexing, error control, wired and wireless LANs, Internet Protocols, internetworking devices, and circuit technologies.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: TCOM2030 or TCOM2035
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 6
CNTR3105 Mechatronics

Description: An introduction to robots focusing on hardware and operational characteristics and control systems. Students will program the Rhino robots to perform fundamental manipulation tasks using 'Robotalk', a BASIC-like programming language running on Apple II computers. They will Also program the CRS and Allen-Bradley PLC to perform assembly operations
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CNTR3110 or CNTR3115
CoRequisites:

EECE3170 Capstone Project II

Description: This course focuses on the implementation phase of the students' final year technical project. During this term the students refine their project design, build their project and verify and validate their design through appropriate testing procedures. The students also make a formal oral presentation on their project, complete a written Final Report and give a practical public demonstration of their project at the end of the term.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE3160
CoRequisites:

EECE3265 DSP Applications II

Description: This course covers both the analysis and design of FIR and IIR digital filters. Implementations in both hardware (DSP chips) and software will be discussed. Emphasis on the use of the FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) as an analysis tool will also be included. Examples will be presented to illustrate the use of digital filtering in areas such as speech processing, noise cancelling, and telecommunications. This course emphasizes the application of Digital Signal Processing based on the theoretical background provided in DSP Applications I.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE3235, EECE3240 or EECE3245
CoRequisites:

PROG2065 Network Enabled Hardware Development

Description: This course involves case studies of successful Network Enabled Hardware systems. Issues considered will include: the use of standards, interoperability, reliability, security, EMI and privacy. Students will implement a system which includes sensors, actuators, processing, data storage/archiving and networked communication using a standard protocol. This is a final semester course and students will be expected to integrate material from all previous courses into a viable solution.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PROG2320 or PROG2325
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program Outcomes

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

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