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Software Engineering Technician

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1046
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

Software Engineering Technician is a two-year program that teaches the skills required to write technical computer programs while developing problem-solving skills using a variety of computer languages. Students will graduate with an understanding of software design methodologies from various perspectives: technical programming, embedded programming, and systems programming.

Students will also learn how to engage and work with the latest technologies such as mobile software and acquire an operating knowledge of hardware concepts such as microprocessors and embedded software, process control, advanced relational database and multimedia application development.

This diploma is most suitable for students who have significant exposure to the software industry but do not have the relevant academic credentials. This program is also suitable for students who are time limited to two-year diplomas. All other students interested in careers in software should instead consider the three-year Software Engineering Technology program.

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

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 15

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 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 (2017 / 2018) for Software Engineering Technician - Program # 1046

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2257.65 $1971.65
Year Total   $4229.30
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2257.65 $1971.65
Year Total   $4229.30

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Software Engineering Technician - Program # 1046


Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
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 $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
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 $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

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

The graduate will have acquired the knowledge, skills and attitudes to function effectively as a software engineering technician.

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 (1046)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1350 Software Engineering Fundamentals

Description: Standard software development methodologies, testing methodologies, and software maintenance topics will be covered to prepare students for real life software development. The course will emphasize proper software design, software development issues, and documentation. The importance of effective software engineering documentation and effective technical communications cannot be stressed enough, especially in today's Rapid Application Development world. Topics include specification writing for system development and testing, code development, testing methodologies (user interface testing, regression testing, etc.), and software maintenance issues.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1595 Operating System Fundamentals

Description: This course provides the student with exposure to operating system (OS) fundamentals from a technical viewpoint. Topics include setup and configuration of an OS and several services, network fundamentals, file systems, and command line operations. By learning advanced techniques in OS usage and some of the related issues, the student is introduced to many of the functions and features that will be built or interfaced to in subsequent programming courses.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SENG1000 C/C++ Programming

Description: This course introduces software design and implementation, focusing on using the C language. Elements of C++ will also be introduced. Topics include: algorithm design, modular code design, programming style, functions, arrays, pointers, strings, data structures, file I/O and operating system function calls. An emphasis is placed on proper design to produce maintainable software.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SENG1010 User Interface Fundamentals

Description: This course provides the student with knowledge of the principles involved in creating effective user interfaces. Techniques for proper design, implementation, and evaluation will be explored through the critique of existing applications and websites, and the use of mock-up and wire framing tools to prototype UI design concepts.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
INFO1340 Computer Security

Description: This course covers the practical and ethical aspects of modern computer security. A wide variety of topics will be covered. An emphasis will be placed on examining and analyzing common application security issues. The legal and ethical aspects of computer security and privacy will also be examined.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1150 System Analysis and Design

Description: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to explain the various steps in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The Analysis and Design phases of the SDLC will be implemented in relevant case studies using both traditional and Unified Modeling Language (UML) approaches. As alternatives to the SDLC, several development methodologies will be examined and compared.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000, PROG1345 or PROG1347, PROG1350
CoRequisites:

PROG1385 Object-oriented Programming

Description: This course will expand programming knowledge with C++. Topics include the concept of an object, including information hiding, interfaces, and inheritance, class declarations, member data and functions, interfaces, function and operator overloading, inheritance, templates, etc.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000, PROG1345 or PROG1347
CoRequisites:

SENG1040 Computer Architecture and Machine Language

Description: This course introduces the student to principles and techniques of digital systems and design including numbering systems, basic logic functions, Boolean expressions, truth tables, and combination logic circuits. Students will be introduced to programming simple 8-bit microcontrollers. The course serves to provide a basis from which the student can build a working knowledge of digital design and microcomputer and microcontroller based systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SENG1050 Data Structures

Description: This course examines the use and implementation of advanced data structures to improve speed and storage efficiency. Common algorithms are discussed. The C++ Standard Template Library is introduced.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
PROG2000 Web Design and Development

Description: This course will familiarize the student with the use of web servers in the development of applications using dynamic web pages. Several server side technologies will be examined including CGI, PHP and ASP.NET. In addition, the student will be introduced to AJAX as a way of efficiently updating portions of a web page.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: INFO1340, PROG1385 or SENG1010
CoRequisites:

PROG2110 Relational Databases

Description: This course will discuss the fundamentals of relational database management systems (RDBMS). Custom relational database applications will be created, both from first principles and using SQL.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1150 or PROG1385
CoRequisites:

PROG2120 Windows and Mobile Programming

Description: This course introduces the students to various aspects of Microsoft Windows programming, beginning with the Windows Win32 Application Programming Interface (API). The focus of the course quickly shifts to the C# programming language and the .NET Framework. Topics include: the Graphical User Interface (GUI+), application deployment, .NET data structures, threaded solutions, inter-process communication, and Universal Windows Platform application development.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PROG1385 or SENG1010
CoRequisites:

SENG2010 Microprocessors And Embedded Systems

Description: This course has an emphasis on microprocessor programming and assembly language programming. The student designs and implements embedded applications for dedicated hardware platforms. Topics include CPU concepts (registers, address bus, data bus, RAM/ROM, program counter, stack pointer, interrupts), input/output mechanisms, machine data types, basic assembly language programming, timers and interrupt sources.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: SENG1000, SENG1040
CoRequisites:

SENG2020 Software Quality

Description: This course will extend the knowledge learned in Software Engineering Fundamentals. There will be an emphasis on project management, revision control, and testing. Students combine and apply these fundamentals to a major course project to iteratively measure and improve the quality of their solution.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1150 or SENG1040
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
INFO2230 Advanced Computer Security

Description: This course extends the topics covered in INFO1340 Computer Security which covered the practical and ethical aspects of -modern computer security. Advanced Computer Security emphasizes the hands-on skills and knowledge required to conduct, and thus defend from, a variety of attacks through the framework of penetration testing. Students recreate attack scenarios in an isolated lab, and then study effective countermeasures. Discussion-style seminars throughout the course will reinforce the techniques used in-lab, and will review emerging security issues in the real world.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PROG2000, INFO1340
CoRequisites:

MATH2420 Math for Software Development

Description: This course focuses on the application of mathematical techniques to analyze and solve fundamental engineering problems. Topics covered include: basic algebraic operations, analytic geometry, functions and graphs, trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, vectors, exponents and radicals, exponential functions, determinants and matrices, sequences and statistics.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG3150 Mobile Application Development

Description: This course exposes the student to the frameworks and architectures used in Mobile Application Development. The student will demonstrate the ability to build both native and web-based software solutions on a current mobile platform that incorporates data management, security and available services. Emphasis will be placed on performance, network reliability, deployment, testing and debugging.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120
CoRequisites:

SENG2030 System Programming

Description: This course introduces the student to the Linux Operating System. Linux Operating System architecture and management is covered. Development of software solutions within Linux is covered. Industry-standard multitasking concepts, inter-process communication, threading and socket-level programming is covered. Students implement solutions using these concepts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG1595, PROG1385
CoRequisites:

SENG2040 Network Application Development

Description: This course examines the concepts of full-stack network application development. Students are introduced to multiple server and client side technologies used in the development of complex network applications. Network application architecture is discussed, as are security concerns. The course culminates in the development of an internet accessible full-stack network application.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG2120, PROG2000, PROG2110, INFO1340
CoRequisites:

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

Program Outcomes

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