You will learn how to solder along with other electronics assembly techniques. You will use this skill when assembling the parts on the Printed Circuit Board that you will design. In addition, you will learn how to troubleshoot hardware, software and network systems. Finally, you will learn a little about how to secure a network, specifically protecting your IoT device, against common cyber-attacks.
The program focuses on C programming. In addition, you will learn MicroPython and Bash, Linux, Windows, and Windows Server environments are used to teach computer hardware, operating systems, networks, and IT security topics.
The labs are equipped with high-end equipment for each student. There is no need to purchase anything to complete the program.
You do not need to find your own co-op job, but you can find your own if you would like to. The program has many employers who come directly to The College to hire students. As a co-op student, we will help you with writing a resume, cover letter, and preparing for interviews. First year students typically work as a technical support agent (help Desk), which is a good introduction to the workplace. Second year students typically work as Embedded device technologists.
Each co-op work placement is a paid job. The salary averages $22 per hour and a typical work week is 37.5 hours. First-year students work for approximately 13 weeks in the summer after first year. Second-year students work for approximately 13 more weeks in the summer after second year.
You must meet the following conditions in order to participate in a co-op placement:
The field is currently in high demand. Starting salaries, especially in IT/OT support positions, are higher than normal.
EL 0/1 – Electronics
IS 2 – Information Services (with diploma)
CS 0/1 – Computer Systems
The program is recognized by engineering professional bodies such as the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and l’Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec (OTPQ).
Yes, you have the possibility to pursue university-level engineering studies after completing the EET program. However, many universities require specific high-school level prerequisites (such as advanced math, physics, and/or chemistry) to apply. If you're thinking of pursuing university-level engineering studies, please see an academic advisor to help you determine the appropriate steps to keep you on track. You can also consult our articulation agreements with other higher-education institutions.
Our EET graduates have many advantages when pursuing university-level engineering.
It is difficult, but not impossible. It can be considered only if there is flexibility in your work schedule. Classes are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday – Friday with no evening or weekend classes. There is only one section for each Program course, which means that you must take the course during the timeslot that it is offered in.
There is a maximum of 27 students in the course per year. These small class sizes allow for good experiential learning.
The program focuses on C programming. In addition, you will learn MicroPython and Bash. Linux, Windows, and Windows Server environments are used to teach computer hardware, operating systems, networks, and IT security topics.