Program Code: 3402
School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters
Location: Progress Campus
Through collaboration with industry, the Software Engineering Technology – Artificial Intelligence (AI) program will provide our students with skills in state of art design and AI application development technologies. Software is taking the planet by storm and AI-driven technologies are at the center of it. AI’s global economic impact is expected to reach trillions by 2025. AI is set to become the new database for next-generation applications.
Our Software Engineering Technology – Artificial Intelligence program aligns well with the newest technology trends in the software industry, namely “Augmented Analytics,” “AI-Driven Development,” and “Autonomous Things.” The coursework emphasizes modern software design and AI frameworks, machine learning, data visualization, big data fundamentals, natural language processing, image recognition, recommender systems, software bots, digital ethics, and privacy guidelines within AI solutions.
To round out the technical focus of the curriculum, the Software Engineering Technology – Artificial Intelligence program includes two software development projects. For these real-world business applications, you put into action all the technical, systems, and business skills acquired during your courses to build AI-enhanced software solutions for automating, classifying, predicting, recommending, and understanding processes and data.
Please note: This program is available with a co-op option (program #3412). Qualified students transfer to the co-op option in Semester 3. A fast-track version of this program is available to qualified college or university graduates with a background in software. Fast-track applicants gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3422). The co-op option is available for fast-track students with four semesters plus two work terms (program #3432). This program is available in a fully online version (program #3462) with a co-op option (program #3442). The fast-track programs are also available in a fully online version (program #3472), and, online co-op (Program #3452).
The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete two work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.
To participate in programs with optional co-op, students will typically complete an application process in the first semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled.
When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.
Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program as scheduled
Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.