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  • Electronics Engineering Technology

    Electronics Engineering Technology

(Optional Co-op) (Formerly Electronics Engineering Technology - Communications/Control Systems ELM/ELN)

Program Code:EET
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Your studies will encompass a broad background in analog & digital electronics, software development, modern communications and control systems.

You’ll benefit from a thorough investigation of such areas as electronic circuitry, diagnostic techniques, microcontrollers, process control and computer systems/ networks. During the final year of the program, you’ll focus on applying the principles you’ve learned to the design and testing of electronics projects. In addition, you’ll study advanced topics in areas such as digital communications, control systems or programming to specialize in an area of interest to you.

The hallmark of this program is its blend of theory and practice. The theory not only gives depth to your understanding, it also prepares you for future advancement, both professional and academic. The practice done in our impressively equipped labs, gives you hands-on skills that employers in the electronics industry need.

Common First Year

In the School of Information and Communications Technology, all electronics and engineering diploma programs (ECT, EEN, EET) have the first two semesters in common, facilitating easy transfer between program before second year.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).



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Your Career

Almost everything we use today relies on electronics, and that makes qualified technologists essential. Complete your advanced diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology and you’ll be prepared for a career as an Electronics Technologist in a wide range of fields involving the design, maintenance, servicing, testing, installation or sales of electronic equipment and systems. Your diploma is evidence that you posess the comprehensive skill set that will enable you to find work in a variety of industry sectors. Through your choice of options, you can give yourself a competitive advantage to get the job you want by specializing in specific areas, such as telecommunications or industrial automation.

Professional Certification

The Electronics Engineering Technician program has been designed to meet national technology accreditation requirements as mandated by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT), the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).

Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technologist

The Electronics Engineering Technician program has been designed to meet the academic requirements set by The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) for certification in the Technician category. Application and additional requirements (i.e. work experience and qualifying professional practice exam, etc.) to become certified are available from OACETT.


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Pending
  • York Technology Association (YTA)
  • Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)
  • Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Seneca College• Bachelor of Technology, Informatics and Security
• Bachelor of Technology, Software Development
York University• Any relevant degree or major


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Lakehead University• Bachelor of Engineering
McMaster University• Bachelor of Technology, Computing and Information Technology
• Bachelor of Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies
Nipissing University• Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology – Engineering Technology Stream
University of Ontario Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) (Honours) – Bridge – Information Technology Security
• Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) (Honours) in Nuclear Power – Bridge


University/CollegeDegrees Available
British Columbia Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management
Camosun College• Bridge Program to University of Victoria - Bachelor of Engineering (Computer or Electrical)
Cape Breton University• Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Manufacturing
• Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Electronics and Controls
• Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Petroleum


University/CollegeDegrees Available
University at Buffalo• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Birmingham City University• Bachelor of Engineering - Electronics Engineering
Griffith University• Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering)

Co-operative Education Option

In your third semester you’ll be eligible to apply for co-op, a valuable opportunity to gain meaningful work experience with our industry partners. Employers are committed to providing you with relevant work assignments. Upon graduation you have acquired up to 12 months of paid employment experience with spending only four to eight months longer to achieve your diploma. You must achieve and maintain above average academic standards for acceptance and progession in co-op

Students in the co-op option will also take Co-op Professional Theory in their first co-op work-term and Co-op Professional Practice in the semester following their first co-op work-term. Students must successfully complete these two courses and at least two co-op work-terms to graduate from the co-op option.

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Upper Level Entry

With existing postsecondary education in an electronics and/or computer engineering–related discipline, applicants may qualify to begin their Seneca College studies in a higher semester than 1. At the discretion of the academic area, upper level entry may be granted to applicants who partially qualify with the understanding that they need to take additional courses from previous semesters.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
ETY155 Electricity 5
LIN155 Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques 3
LNX155 Introduction to Linux 2
MTH155 Mathematics 4
PRG155 Programming Fundamentals Using "C" 4
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ECR255 AC Circuit Principles 5
ELD255 Electronics: Semiconductor Devices 4
IPS255 Interpersonal Skills 3
MIR355 Microcomputer Repair 4
MTH255 Mathematics 4
PRG255 Advanced Programming Using "C" 4
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
COM455 Communications Fundamentals 5
DGS255 Digital Systems 5
MCO455 Microprocessors I 4
NET455 Networking Essentials 4
PHY354 Physics for Electronics 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (Co-op option only) 1
Co-op Work-Term Course Name
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (Co-op option only)
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CSF453 Control Systems Fundamentals 4
ECP455 Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices 3
ECR353 Electronic Circuits 5
ELM453 Electrical Machines 4
MTH356 Mathematics - Introductory Calculus and Statistics 4
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (Co-op option only) 1
Co-op Work-Term Course Name
CWT200 Co-op Work-Term (Co-op option only)
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DGS355 Digital Systems 4
ETD555 Engineering Technology and Design 4
COM556 Wireless and Satellite Communication Systems 5
TRN553 Transmission Theory 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
Co-op Work-Term Course Name
CWT300 Co-op Work-Term - Optional (Co-op option only)
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AMT453 Advanced Mathematics 4
MCO556 Real-Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications 4
TPJ655 Technical Project 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques
Introduction to Linux
Programming Fundamentals Using “C”
Semester 2
AC Circuit Principles
Semiconductor Devices
Interpersonal Skills
Microcomputer Repair
Advanced Programming Using “C”
Semester 3
Communication Fundamentals
Digital Systems
Microprocessors I
Networking Essentials
Physics for Electronics
General Education Option
Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
Semester 4
Control Systems Fundamentals
Electronics Engineering Codes and Practices
Electronic Circuits
Electrical Machines
Technical Communications
Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
Semester 5
Advanced Digital Systems
Engineering Technology and Design
Wireless & Satellite Communication Systems
Transmission Theory
Professional Option
Professional Option
Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
Semester 6
Advanced Mathematics
Real Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications
Technical Project
Professional Option
Professional Option
General Education Option

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

Professional Options

A broad range of advanced professional option courses in electronics are available to allow you to develop a specialization. In addition, a course preparing you for the OACETT Professional Practice exam is offered periodically. Please consult our website for more information.

Contact Us

For more information, please visit our website at:
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Anne Paterson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22638
Registration & Records Advisor:
Registration & Records Advisor: Aleksandra Sasin
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Diana Samuel-DeRoche
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22765
Program Coordinator: David Finlay
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22431
Co-op Coordinator: Tracy Rogers
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26833
Program Chair:

Evan Weaver
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22446

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