Applied Electronics Design
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
optional co-op third semester (4 Months)
|Start Dates:||Fall, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Graduate Certificate|
The Applied Electronics Design program is a career–focused supplement to your existing postsecondary education or relevant work experience in electronics or engineering technology.
You’ll learn the fundamental design and product development concepts necessary to enhance your understanding of product design or facilitate a transition from one area of engineering technology to another. Your courses will also help deepen your understanding of both analog and digital engineering principles as applied in modern product engineering technology.
Focusing on the application of Wireless Communications, your studies will also include treatment of the following design fundamentals: Electro Mechanical, Printed Circuit Board (PCB), Applications Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), Statistics and Quality Management, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Advanced Real Time Microprocessors, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Safety Certification and Approvals.
You’ll use industry–standard software and hardware tools to learn current industry design methodology, help foster an awareness of Seneca in the industrial community through its effective use and gain important skills in the use of Electronics Design Automation (EDA) tools such as Mentor Graphics and Cadence, which have become industry standards. This knowledge and experience will help you graduate as a job–ready professional.
- A recognized Engineering degree or a three–year postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in Electronics or Computer Engineering Technology; OR
- Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
- English proficiency at the postsecondary level.
- Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
- A home PC or laptop and ISP
- UNIX familiarity.
Give yourself a career advantage—earn a graduate certificate in Applied Electronics Design. As a graduate of this program you’ll be prepared for entry–level roles in support of product design and development teams, product verification and validation, printed circuit board design and development, support of ASIC development, electronics manufacturing engineering support and testing. Although your studies will focus on wireless communications, the design techniques you’ll learn are fundamental to a wide range of electronics industries.
Co-operative Education Option
The co–op model for this program includes of a four–month work–term following the second academic semester. You may apply for co–op during your first semester. For more information, please visit www.senecacollege.ca/coop.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)
- Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
- Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)
- York Technology Association (YTA)
- Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):
|Davenport University||• Any relevant Bachelor or Master of Business Administration|
|Griffith University||• Master of Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering|
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|
|AED701||C Based Real-Time Microprocessor Systems||4|
|AED702||Introduction to ASIC Development Principles||4|
|AED704||Advanced Field Programmable Gate Arrays||4|
|AED705||Statistics and Quality Management for Technology||4|
|EMD701||Electro-Mechanical Design I||5|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|AED707||Intro to Real-Time DSP Programming and System Design||4|
|AED709||Safety Certification and Approvals||4|
|AED710||Introductory Mixed Mode ASIC Design Concepts||6|
|AED712||3G and 4G Wireless Communication Systems||4|
|AED713||Printed Circuit Board Design||5|
|Semester 3||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CPP100||Co-op Professional Theory (Co-op option only)||1|
|CWT100||Co-op Work Term (Co-op option only)|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|C Based Real–Time Microprocessor Systems|
|Introduction to ASIC Development Principles|
|Advanced Field Programmable Date Arrays|
|Statistics and Quality Management for Technology|
|Intro to Real&ndashTime DSP Programming and System Design|
|Safety Certification and Approvals|
|Introductory Mixed Mode ASIC Design Concepts|
|3G and 4G Wireless Communications Systems|
|Printed Circuit Board Design|
|Optional Co–op Term|
|Co–op Professional Theory (co–op option only)|
|Co–op Work–Term (co–op option only)|
Note: This program will be undergoing change for the 2015-2016 Academic Year, and as such this information is subject to change.
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Anne Paterson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22638
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
|Student Advisor:||Diana Samuel-DeRoche
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22765
|Co-op Coordinator:||Krista Lonergan
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26833