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Embedded Systems Development (Optional Co-op)

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1416G
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

Embedded Systems Development (ESD) is a four-semester graduate certificate program including a one-semester exploration of career management or an optional co-op in the embedded systems industry. The program is aimed at providing the student a solid understanding of the embedded systems industry, gaining hands-on skills in the development (design and implementation) of both hardware and software for embedded systems.

The program integrates a hands-on, practical approach to augment theoretical knowledge a student may already have coming into the program. Applied projects and lab work help prepare graduates for a career in embedded systems development.

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

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2017 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2017 (Open) - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September, January, May
First-Year Capacity: 25

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Co-op Option

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Embedded Systems Development (Optional Co-op) - Program # 1416g

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $0.00
Program Services Fee $176.73 $176.73 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2645.00 $2645.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00
Session Total $3607.98 $3321.98 $0.00
Year Total     $6929.96
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
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
Program Services Fee $176.73 $176.73
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2645.00 $2645.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $3513.60 $3321.98
Year Total   $6835.58
Doon - Spring 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $176.73
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2645.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $3419.22
Year Total $3419.22
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-05-09)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $175.00 $176.73 $0.00 $176.73
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2520.00 $2645.00 $0.00 $2645.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $199.50 $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $3384.21 $3607.98 $0.00 $3321.98
Year Total $3384.21     $6929.96
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-01-05)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $175.00 $0.00 $176.73
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2520.00 $0.00 $2645.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $3184.71 $286.00 $3321.98
Year Total $6608.82   $3607.98
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $176.73
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $0.00 $2645.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $286.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $0.00 $3607.98
Year Total $6643.52 $3607.98
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 4 (Program Start: 2015-05-11)
Description Spring 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $175.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2520.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $3184.71
Year Total $3424.11

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Embedded Systems Development (Optional Co-op) - Program # 1416g


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $0.00
Program Services Fee $176.73 $176.73 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00
Session Total $7451.98 $6901.98 $0.00
Year Total     $14353.96

Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 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
Program Services Fee $176.73 $176.73
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 Fee $401.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7303.48 $6901.98
Year Total   $14205.46

Doon - Spring 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $176.73
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $203.50
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $7105.48
Year Total $7105.48

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-05-09)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $5850.00 $0.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $175.00 $176.73 $0.00 $176.73
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $203.50 $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $6993.21 $7451.98 $0.00 $6901.98
Year Total $6993.21     $14353.96

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-01-05)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $0.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $175.00 $0.00 $176.73
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $6789.71 $550.00 $6901.98
Year Total $13980.92   $7451.98

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016
International Program Tuition $0.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $176.73
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56
ISR $0.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $550.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $0.00 $7451.98
Year Total $14118.52 $7451.98

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 4 (Program Start: 2015-05-11)
Description Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $175.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6789.71
Year Total $7191.21

Financial Assistance

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Co-op Information

Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn while you apply what you learn in a real workplace environment. See the Co-op webpages for more details.

The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.

Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.

The optional co-op program design also includes a 1 credit Co-op and Career Preparation course, CDEV 1020 in level 2. A 14 credit co-op work term replaces the 15 credit Career Management in Canada course.

Graduate Opportunities

Students graduate with the embedded software and electronic hardware development skills and experience necessary to design and implement innovative new embedded solutions for industry or entrepreneurial endeavours. Entry-level positions for graduates of this program include embedded hardware designer, embedded hardware developer, embedded software developer, software specialist, embedded solution tester, quality control professional and entrepreneur. In addition to these, career path opportunities include project manager, embedded systems production manager and industry consultant.

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)

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Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
EECE8000 Digital Design Principles

Description: This course covers the design and modeling of digital hardware systems using a hardware description language. Topics include: digital circuit design, logic synthesis and verification, the electronic properties of logic gates, electrical interfacing between logic families, asynchronous to synchronous interfacing, clock distribution and timing.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELCN8005 Electronics Design Principles

Description: This course covers practical electronic circuit design, prototyping and testing, including amplification, voltage regulation, clock generation, sensor and signal conditioning circuits, power supply design and other electronics topics which are important in embedded systems design.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ENTR2021 Entrepreneurship

Description: Individual and group work will be used to explain and evaluate all aspects of business activities. The student will be able to develop a business plan upon completing the course. Case studies will be extensively used.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG8125 Embedded Programming Principles

Description: This course covers software design and implementation using the C language. Topics include: algorithm design, modular code design, programming style, functions, arrays, pointers, strings, data structures, and input/output. Emphasis will be placed on the use of these techniques for embedded software development, including the use of embedded development tools.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CNTR8000 Hardware/Software Interfacing

Description: This course introduces concepts associated with the interface of external hardware to embedded systems, and the software control of such hardware. Topics include bus structures such as I2C, SPI, CAN, parallel and serial interfacing, GPS and other embedded communications technologies. Applications involving the design of interfaces and control software for stepper motors, sensing devices and communications are developed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE8000, PROG8120 or PROG8125
CoRequisites:

EECE8010 Embedded Systems Hardware Design

Description: This course covers the design and implementation of a microcontroller-based embedded target system. The circuit design, fabrication, assembly and testing of a multi-layer printed wiring board assembly for a specified embedded control and communication application is studied.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE8000, ELCN8000 or ELCN8005
CoRequisites:

INFO8110 Operating Systems Design

Description: This course performs an in-depth study of the organization of operating systems for various computer platforms. Aspects covered include process scheduling, process synchronization, multi-process computation, deadlock avoidance, and file system organization and integrity.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG8130 Data Structures and Algorithms for Embedded Programming

Description: This course emphasizes software design and implementation that make use of efficient and effective data organization. Essential data structures are discussed, analyzed, and implemented in the context of embedded software development. Algorithms are studied and implemented. Efficiencies and costs of selected algorithms are evaluated.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG8125
CoRequisites:

SENG8005 Bare Metal Programming

Description: This course covers the design, programming and testing of software for embedded systems. The implementation of software for low-level device interfacing and real-time control in a microcontroller environment is examined.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: PROG8125
CoRequisites:

Level 3
GCM2000 Career Management in Canada

Description: In this course students learn to establish career goals and objectives, build career management tools, identify appropriate career–related job opportunities, and acquire networking, self-marketing, job search, and interview skills for lifelong employment success. Students learn to develop workplace survival skills through an analysis of workplace structures, leadership roles, ethics and behaviours that will enable them to approach opportunities and challenges, and engage in the workforce both independently and in teams. Students will also acquire the essential background knowledge of Canadian workplace history, legislation, culture and trends, which support assimilation into the Canadian workforce. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the business or industry sectors relevant to student's academic studies as well as the potential job opportunities that support career success in the Canadian labour market.
Hours: 225
Credits: 15
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 4
EECE8020 Reconfigurable Systems Principles

Description: This course covers the application of programmable logic devices in the rapid and systematic design and implementation of adaptive computing systems, as this pertains to embedded systems development.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE8010
CoRequisites:

EECE8030 Advanced Digital Signal Processing Applications

Description: An exploration of software and hardware methods used to implement digital signal processing (DSP) applications. Students will research and present a seminar on advanced computer architecture or a DSP application as this pertains to embedded systems development.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE8010, SENG8000 or SENG8005
CoRequisites:

EECE8040 Engineering Capstone Project

Description: This course involves the design, implementation and evaluation of individual and/or group projects that integrate the embedded systems knowledge and skills learned in this program. Appropriate problem solving, communication and time management skills are emphasized.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: CNTR8000, EECE8010, SENG8000 or SENG8005, INFO8110
CoRequisites:

SENG8010 Software Engineering Principles

Description: This course covers the fundamentals of software engineering, including understanding system requirements, effective methods of design, coding, and testing, team software development, verification and validation, software quality, and the application of engineering tools.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: SENG8000 or SENG8005
CoRequisites:

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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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Doon Open
JAN, 2017 Doon Open
MAY, 2017 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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