Graduate Certificate in Electronics and Embedded Systems Development

General

Program Description

This graduate certificate program is designed to enhance and build on the theoretical knowledge gained from studies in electrical engineering and provides students with training in various electrical technologies, embedded systems and computer-aided design (CAD) with a focus on automation, robotics and control systems.

Topics related to the business of electronics, entrepreneurship, importing, exporting and renewable and sustainable energies will be reviewed. An applied capstone project will provide students with the opportunity to design, implement and manage real-world solutions using skills in industrial communications, supervision, project management, and documentation.

Other Information

A CONNECT lab fee is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.

Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan, implement and manage electronic and embedded systems projects in response to stakeholder and industry needs and requirements.
  2. Solve complex embedded systems problems through research, experimentation, integration of computer hardware and software, and the use of electronic instrumentation.
  3. Design, develop, test, configure and maintain electronic and embedded systems.
  4. Develop a business plan integrating marketing and entrepreneurship strategies that support sustainable electronics and embedded technologies for local and international trade.
  5. Complete work in compliance with relevant legislation, established standards, policies, regulations, and ethical principles.
  6. Prepare and present electronic engineering reports using effective communication strategies.

Courses

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • ELNC-6004 Electronic Components & Processes
  • ELNC-6005 Electronic Documentation & Graphics
  • ELNC-6006 Embedded Systems 1
  • MGMT-6098 Project Management
  • COMM-6027 Industrial Communications

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • ELNC-6007 Embedded Systems 2
  • ENTP-6005 Business & Sustainability in Technology
  • ELNC-6008 Practical Project
  • ELNC-6010 Circuits & Interfacing
  • COMM-6028 Project Communications

Program Residency

Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the program residency requirement and graduate from this program.

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Admission Requirements

  • A Three-Year College Diploma or a Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering

or

  • Successful completion of Second or Third Year of Electrical, Electronic Engineering, or Computer Engineering at a Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board approved Canadian University or equivalent international credentials

or

  • Other relevant disciplines may also be considered, such as software engineering, computer science and others that offer a significant degree of electronics and software development in their curriculum.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

Academic courses in electronics, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.

Career Opportunities

Employers from traditional electronic engineering companies and employers focusing on Industry 4.0 solutions and the development of IoT innovations. Graduates can expect to be employed in the following areas: electronics engineer, firmware developer, embedded systems developer, embedded hardware developer/designer, embedded software developer/designer, embedded solution tester, and quality control professional.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including ... Read More

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including more than 6,000 international students from 97 different countries. Read less
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