Overview - 2020/2021
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, robotic 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.
Admission Requirements - 2020/2021A Three�Year College Diploma or a Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering
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
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. SDS Program Requirements.
- 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 PreparationAcademic courses in electronics, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- 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)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Electronics and Embedded Systems Development-2020/2021
Level 1 ELNC-6004 Electronic Components & Processes 3 This course covers topics related to electronic circuit construction, prototyping and testing using current quality assurance standards. Methods, requirements and acceptance of circuit rework, repair and modifications of electronic and cable/wire harness assembles is studied. Students will design a project using printed circuit board design software and create and verify prototypes of circuits while using test equipment safely. ELNC-6005 Electronic Documentation & Graphics 3 This course explores practical electronic circuit design. Students will develop and design several circuits; working from component identification through to schematic design and circuit board layout. Students will be introduced to Compute raided Electronic Design software, Printed circuit Board manufacturing and design for manufacturing concepts through project and lab-based learning. ELNC-6006 Embedded Systems 1 4 This course will introduce students to programming and testing of embedded systems through project based experience. Working in teams, students will configure, implement and test embedded systems prototypes to provide real-world solutions. MGMT-6098 Project Management 3 This course is an introduction to the philosophy of Project Management. It introduces the history and basic principles of project management. The course discusses the most important aspects of project management through the initiation, development, execution, closure and documentation phases of the project, going over historical examples, and discussing the evolution of project management to its present form. The implications on the organizational culture and best practices are discussed. Concepts of scope management, network diagrams, scheduling, budgeting, risk management and resource allocation are examined. COMM-6027 Industrial Communications 4 This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone are reinforced throughout the course. Students will also practice oral communication skills in a variety of situations. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve. This course will also help to prepare students for their work in COMM-6028. Level 2 ELNC-6007 Embedded Systems 2 4 This course builds on information learned in Embedded Systems 1, with a focus on design, networking and Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS). Students will participate in hands-on design, configuration, implementation and testing of a prototype of a networked embedded system with an RTOS. ENTP-6005 Business & Sustainability in Technology 3 Students will develop a business plan that integrates marketing and entrepreneurship strategies within a global economy. Risk management tools related to importing, exporting, taxation, product liability and intellectual property and competition will be examined. Review of government jurisdictions, regulatory agencies and legislation that supports compliance and sustainability within the electronics industry. Through independent research and case studies, students will apply key concepts within a sustainability framework to solve industry related problems. ELNC-6008 Practical Project 2.5 In this course, students will work in teams to plan, implement and evaluate industry related projects that integrate key concepts of electronic and embedded systems development. Working collaboratively, students will research, design and verify electronic and embedded systems including documentation of results according to industry accepted standards and ethical principles. Problem solving, communication and time management skills will be emphasized. ELNC-6010 Circuits & Interfacing 3 This course focuses on input and output signals to and from a microcontroller, testing and documenting results. Various signal input methods will be practiced for microcontroller interfacing of sensors and peripheral devices. Testing procedures and reporting practices will be developed and applied. Interfacing, control and signal manipulation circuits will be designed and tested and recorded to professional standards. COMM-6028 Project Communications 3 This course focuses on the production of technical reports and copyright issues in the industrial sector. In addition, students will strengthen their knowledge of research and documentation. The principles of effective writing organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone are emphasized throughout the course. Students will also reinforce oral communication skills in a final presentation. This course will build on students work in COMM-6027.
Careers - 2020/2021
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.
More Information - 2020/2021A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program
A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate ProgramProgram Code: ESD2
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Applied Science and Technology: 519-452-4419
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 printed circuit board design using CAD software with a focus on embedded systems design, firmware programming and microcontrollers. 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.
- 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.
- Plan, implement and manage electronic and embedded systems projects in response to stakeholder and industry needs and requirements.
- Solve complex embedded systems problems through research, experimentation, integration of computer hardware and software, and the use of electronic instrumentation.
- Design, develop, test, configure and maintain electronic and embedded systems.
- Develop a business plan integrating marketing and entrepreneurship strategies that support sustainable electronic and embedded technologies for local and international trade.
- Complete work in compliance with relevant legislation, established standards, policies, regulations, and ethical principles.
- Prepare and present electronic engineering reports using effective communication strategies.