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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electronics Engineering Skills
EECE1200

Description:

In this laboratory course, students build an electronic prototype product using skills acquired in this course and other courses in the first semester. Topics include: electronic and mechanical prototype assembly techniques, soldering, and troubleshooting.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Digital Electronics I
EECE1290

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: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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DC Circuits
EECE1315

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: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mathematics I (Electronics)
MATH1117

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Programming I
PROG1955

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: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Electronics I
EECE1047

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: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1310 OR EECE1315
  • CoRequisites:

Digital Electronics II
EECE1195

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1057 OR EECE1290
  • CoRequisites:

AC Circuits
EECE1587

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: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1310 OR EECE1315
  • CoRequisites:

Mathematics II (Electronics)
MATH1120

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1117
  • CoRequisites:

Programming II
PROG1960

Description:

This course is a continuation of PROG1950. It uses the C++ language to introduce object oriented programming.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG1955
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 3

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR1020

Description:

This series of modules will prepare students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Coop Advisor. Students will familiarize themselves with the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace regarding social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and examine available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electronics II
EECE2045

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1045 OR EECE1047 AND EECE1585 OR EECE1587
  • CoRequisites:

Microprocessors
EECE2325

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1195 AND PROG1955
  • CoRequisites:

Technical Calculus I
MATH2080

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1120 OR MATH1190 OR MATH1195
  • CoRequisites:

Principles of Telecommunication Systems
TCOM2035

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1585 OR EECE1587
  • CoRequisites:

Transmission Lines and Fiber Optics
TCOM2060

Description:

This course introduces students to the basic concept of electromagnetic wave propagation in metallic cables and fiber optics. Topics for transmission lines include: types of lines, electrical characteristics, travelling and standing waves, Smith chart, time-domain reflectometry, and stub matching. Topics for fiber optics include: types of fibers, light propagation, optical fiber configurations and classifications, and optical sources.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1585 OR EECE1587
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 4

Course Details

Project Design
EECE2350

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: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
  • CoRequisites:

Embedded Systems
EECE2527

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: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE2045 AND EECE2325
  • CoRequisites:

Instrumentation and Troubleshooting
EECE2640

Description:

This practically oriented course will emphasize the development of instrumentation skills and hardware/software troubleshooting techniques through the investigation of interfacing electronic circuits, sensors and actuators to an embedded system. Topics will include protocols (hardware and software, wired and wireless), Industry Standard Bus Specifications, Interconnection mechanisms and common data transmission. Other topics covered will include integrity issues in calibration, faults and security.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE2045 AND EECE2325
  • CoRequisites:

Advanced Digital Design
EECE3237

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Computer Networking
EECE3255

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: TCOM2035
  • CoRequisites:

Technical Calculus II
MATH2150

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH2080 AND MATH2400
  • CoRequisites:

Level 5

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I (Electronics Technology)
COOP2050

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 6

Course Details

Co-op Work Term II (Electronics Technology)
COOP3040

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 7

Course Details

Co-op Work Term III (Computer Eng Technology)
COOP3170

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 8

Course Details

Co-op Work Term IV (Electronics Technology)
COOP3060

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 9

Course Details

Automated Test and Measurement
CNTR3117

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE2525 OR EECE2527
  • CoRequisites:

Capstone Project I
EECE3165

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: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE2350 AND EECE2525 OR EECE2527 AND MATH2150 AND MATH2410
  • CoRequisites:

DSP Applications I
EECE3245

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH2150 AND MATH2410
  • CoRequisites:

User Interface Design
PROG2325

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG1960
  • CoRequisites:

Data Structures
PROG3430

Description:

This course focuses on data structures commonly used in programming. Students will acquire an understanding of the data structures and get hands-on experience through their implementation using a programming language. Students will be introduced to some common algorithms.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG1960
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 10

Course Details

Mechatronics
CNTR3107

Description:

This course covers topics found within the interdisciplinary engineering field of Mechatronics through the examination of both analog/digital process controllers and programmable controllers (PLCs). Students will be exposed to the design and testing of simple control systems in an embedded environment. Given a broad outline of system requirements, students will be required to complete the design, construction and documentation of a control system. The PLC portion of the course will cover the essentials of PLCs, emphasizing the programming of a specific industrial controller and will conclude with several practical programming exercises.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CNTR3115 OR CNTR3117
  • CoRequisites:

Embedded Operating System Development
EECE2617

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG1960
  • CoRequisites:

Capstone Project II
EECE3175

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: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE3165
  • CoRequisites:

DSP Applications II
EECE3265

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE3245
  • CoRequisites:

Network Enabled Hardware Development
PROG2067

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG2325
  • CoRequisites:

Program outcomes

  1. Identify, analyze, design, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
  2. Diagnose, troubleshoot, document and monitor technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
  3. Analyze, design, implement and maintain secure computing environments.
  4. Analyze, develop and maintain robust computing system solutions through validation testing and industry best practices.
  5. Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationship.
  6. Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  7. Apply project management principles and tools when responding to requirements and monitoring projects within a computing environment.
  8. Adhere to ethical, social media, legal, regulatory and economic requirements and/or principles in the development and management of the computing solutions and systems.
  9. Investigate emerging trends to respond to technical challenges.
  10. Integrate multiple software and hardware components using appropriate systems, methodologies, and connection protocols.
  11. Analyze, plan, design, develop, test, and implement computing devices and networked systems (software or hardware) in accordance with appropriate functional requirements and standards.
  12. Apply principles of digital and analog circuits to design, implement, and troubleshoot computing devices, including embedded components and systems.
  13. Design, build, test, implement, and maintain embedded (including IoT) devices and applications.
  14. Develop, test and maintain software applications for systems integration.