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Electronics Engineering Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology

No other discipline opens as many career doors to the exciting world of high technology as electronics. Electronics engineering technologists design, test, install and service electronic equipment in the fields of computer hardware, software and networking of consumer products; industrial automation; medical equipment; power generation; process instrumentation and control; telecommunications; and test and measurement.

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Program Description

No other discipline opens as many career doors to the exciting world of high technology as electronics. In addition, no other branch of science engineering technology has contributed more to the development of the modern world than electronics. Electronics engineering technicians maintain, operate, test, install and service electronic equipment in the fields of:

  • Computer hardware and software
  • Data communications and the Internet
  • Consumer products
  • Industrial automation
  • Medical equipment
  • Power generation and distribution
  • Process instrumentation and distribution
  • Telecommunications
  • Test and measurement

As a technologist, you have the ability to expand your skills into a wider career path including the design of circuits and projects. Technologists study more advanced courses in math, engineering theory and scientific principles giving them the advanced knowledge to work in:

  • Analysis
  • Complex troubleshooting
  • Data interpretation
  • Decision making
  • Design and planning
  • Preparation of specifications
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Scheduling

Since many technologists move into more advanced levels of engineering as part of their career progression, this program covers theory through the hands-on, practical, project-based learning of:

  • Analog and digital electronic circuits and systems
  • Data communications, networking configuration, installation, security and troubleshooting
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Internet infrastructure and protocols
  • Microprocessor-based controls
  • Process instrumentation and controls
  • Robotics and programmable-logic-controller (PLC)-based controls
  • Telecommunication systems

Energy conservation, environmental awareness and the global environmental movement will have an impact on you as you train to become part of the green workforce. We promote job-ready skills through leading edge instruction and hands-on practical labs that are available to you in and outside of regular class hours.

To ensure program flexibility, the Electronics Engineering Technician and Electronics Engineering Technology programs have a common first and second year.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Technical mathematics (recommended)
  • Grade 11 or 12 physics (C or U) (recommended)
  • Electricity, electronics and mechanical drafting (recommended)

*Alternate mathematics entrance opportunity

If you apply to this program with an alternate mathematic credit as listed below, completed or in progress, you will be considered for admission. However, you must successfully complete an in-house, post-admissions test. Depending on the results you may be required to complete simultaneously an upgrading math course. Please note: There is no additional fee for this math upgrading.

Alternate math credit:

  • Grade 11 mathematics university/college preparation (3M), university preparation (3U)
  • Grade 12 College and Apprenticeship Mathematics (MAP4C)
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Career Options


  • Automation specialist
  • Electrical controls technologist • Data communications
  • Electronics technician
  • Electronic test assembler
  • Field service representative
  • Systems operator
  • Technical sales
  • Telecommunications specialist • Robotics technician


  • Automotive and parts manufacturing • Industrial automation
  • Information technology
  • Medical equipment facility
  • Military
  • Power generation and distribution
  • Robotics
  • Public transit
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
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Course List & Descriptions

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.

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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational


Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$270$270
Total Fees:$4,261$14,433

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by a field placement consisting of a minimum of 80 hours related to your program of study, which will allow you to gain hands-on industry experience.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

UOIT Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) (Honours) – Nuclear Power Bridge

Graduates of this program with a minimum 70 percent or better average can apply to the UOIT Nuclear Power Bridge program, which leads to a BASc in Nuclear Power degree. You can apply to this program through the Ontario Universities Application Centre website ( using the program code DNB.

If you are a domestic or internationally education student with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, you may be eligible for the fast-track delivery. Please see the fast-track offering: Electronics Engineering Technology (compressed fast-track)

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.



Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

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  • code: ELTY
  • Program length: Six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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