Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma

Learn about electronic circuits and system analysis and design. Explore electronic technology fields such as telecommunications, control systems, embedded systems and the industrial internet of things (IoT).

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OC's Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma is a Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) nationally accredited program at the technologist level.

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  • Kelowna
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  • Full program offered
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  • International students eligible

Tuition and fees

2023-24: $12,742.30 (Total for the two year program)

Program details

This diploma program provides training in analog and digital electronic systems and equipment. The program places equal emphasis on a thorough understanding of circuit and system concepts/applications and proper techniques for building, testing and measuring circuits and systems.

Graduates find employment in the areas of communications, microcontroller applications, embedded system applications, systems control and automation. Many jobs relate to the installation, operation, maintenance and design of complex electrical and electronic equipment. Graduates work for a wide range of government agencies, private companies, and educational institutions. Some graduates are employed as assistants to scientists and engineers on research and development projects. With the increasing growth in the industrial Internet of Things (loT) which includes both networked and automated control systems, there is strong demand for technologists with knowledge of analog systems, digital systems and networking.

The Electronics Engineering Technology program offers graduates the opportunity to bridge into engineering degree programs at University of British Columbia - Okanagan, University of Victoria and Lakehead University.

National Accreditation: The Electronics Engineering Technolgoy program is nationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). The program's strengths include Analog Systems, Microcontrollers, Communications Systems, and Industrial Data Communications and Networking. While attending Okanagan College, students may register with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). Following graduation and a few years of industry experience, graduates can apply to become Applied Science Technologists (AScT).

This two year diploma program is nationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). Students are eligible to register with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC).

Graduates work in positions such as:

  • Communications, Protection and Control Technologist
  • Spectrum Management Officer
  • Electronics Technologist
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Embedded Software Developer
  • Electronics Lab Technician

Students can also take the Okanagan College Electronic Technology Bridge to UBC Okanagan Electrical Engineering program. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to bridge into second year, second semester of Electrical Engineering at UBC Okanagan.

Campus Start date Schedule
Kelowna Sep. 04, 2024

Admission requirements

Regular Students

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
  • A grade of 60% or better in Physics 11. Physics 12 or Applied Physics 12 is recommended.
  • Math requirement:

    • A minimum of 60% in any of:

      • Pre-calculus Grade 12
      • Principles of Mathematics 12
      • Applications of Mathematics 12
      • Adult Basic Education MATH 012
      • Okanagan College MATH 120
    • Or a minimum of 67% in any of:
      • Pre-calculus Grade 11
      • Principles of Mathematics 11
      • Adult Basic Education MATH 011
    • Or a minimum of 70% in an Okanagan College Mathematics 11 Proficiency Test
  • The Electronic Engineering Technology program stresses the use of computers in solving engineering problems. It is recommended that students entering the program have a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools software. An introductory course in computers or computer experience is strongly recommended.

Mature Students

  • Applicants who do not have secondary school graduation may apply as a mature student provided they are at least 19 years of age and have not attended secondary school on a full-time basis for a year or more.
  • Mature students must complete specific entrance requirements that apply to regular applicants.

Program outline

Year 1

Semester 1

16 weeks
Complete All of the following:
ELEN 110 - Computer Fluency
ELEN 116 - Programming and Interfacing
ELEN 130 - Electrical Circuit Analysis I
PHYS 126 - Physics for Electronic Engineering Technology
CMNS 133 - Technical Writing and Communications I
MATH 137 - Mathematics for Electronic Engineering Technology I

Semester 2

16 weeks plus two weeks
Complete All of the following:
ELEN 126 - Digital Electronics
ELEN 140 - Electrical Circuits II
ELEN 142 - Fabrication I
ELEN 146 - Electronic Devices and Circuits I
ELEN 153 - Fundamentals of the Internet of Things
MATH 147 - Mathematics for Electronic Engineering Technology II
Complete All of the following:
ELEN 152 - Fabrication II

Year 2

Semester 3

ELEN 213 - Engineering Project Management
ELEN 216 - Microcontroller Technology
ELEN 240 - Fundamentals of Communication Systems
ELEN 256 - Electronic Devices and Circuits II
ELEN 263 - Control Systems and Automation
MATH 257 - Mathematics for Electronic Engineering Technology III
Co-op Employment Seminar

Semester 4

ELEN 226 - Embedded Systems
ELEN 227 - Project and Report
ELEN 250 - Analog Communication Systems
ELEN 251 - Digital Communication Systems
ELEN 273 - Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things

Co-op Term

Co-op Group
Complete All of the following:
ELEN 101 Co-op Work Term I (January - April) 4 months
ELEN 102 Co-op Work Term II (May - August) 4 months
ELEN 103 Co-op Work Term III (September - December) 4 months

Successful completion of the prescribed courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.

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