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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)
Start Dates:Summer, Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
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 the hands-on skills that employers in the electronics industry need.

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).


  • Seneca may also consider applicants with good grades in MAP4(C) (80% or over recommended) or MCR3(U) (70% or over).
  • Students with grades lower than these recommended benchmarks and who test below the appropriate level in the skills assessment can expect to be placed into a preparatory mathematics course or will be counselled to enroll in the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals Certificate Program.

The Importance of Learning Skills:

Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.


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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.

CTAB Nationally Accredited Program

The Electronics Engineering Technology – Communications program has been designed to meet national technology accreditation requirements as mandated by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and is expected to receive national accreditation status by 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 Technology program has been designed to meet the academic requirements set by OACETT (The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) for certification in the Technologist category. Application and additional requirements (i.e. work experience and qualifying professional practice exam, etc.) to become certified are available from OACETT.

Since this is a newly resdesigned program, CTAB and OACETT approvals are pending. The programs on which this is based were approved by both bodies.

Affiliations and Associations

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

Common First Year

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

Co-operative Education Option

In semester three, 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 may have acquired up to 12 months of paid employment experience while spending only four or eight months longer to achieve your diploma. You must achieve and maintain above average academic standards for acceptance and progression in co–op.

Students in the co–op option will also take CPP100 (Co–op Professional Practice) in the semester preceding their first co–op work–term, and CPP200 (Co–op Professional Practice) in the semester following their first co–op work–term. Students must successfully complete CPP100, CPP200 and at least two co–op work–terms to graduate from the co–op option.

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General Education

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which EAC150 is a pre-requisite.

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 a student advisor, co–ordinator or our website for more information.

Diploma to Degree... and Beyond

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

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.


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

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
1st Year Program Coordinator: Goran Tesanovic
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22426
2nd Year Program Coordinator: Roderick Turner
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22411
Co-op Coordinator: Krista Lonergan
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26833
Program Chair:

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

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