Department of Electronic Engineering Technology

Students work with electronic engineering equipment

Telecommunications, control systems, embedded systems and the industrial internet of things (IoT): explore the world of Electronic Engineering Technology.

Diploma program

OC's 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).

Bridge program

Graduates of the Electronic Engineering Technology bridge program can transfer to engineering programs at UBC Okanagan and University of Victoria.

Courses

Courses in Electronic Engineering Technology explore electronic circuits, system analysis and design.

Faculty

David Williams

Chair - Electronic Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 209
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4804

I sent my first text message in 1998 while working for the paging (yes, paging) company Glenayre Technologies and have been addicted to electronic devices ever since. Fortunately, I make a living working with electronic devices and teaching others about their inner workings in the Electronic Engineering Technology program. My R&D interests involve helping sensor systems (more electronic devices!) talk to the Internet - even if they are far far away.

Credentials:
MASc, Electrical Engineering, UBC
PEng (BC)


Kevin Bradshaw

Electronics Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 200
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4375

Credentials:
BEng, Electronics, UVic


Randy Brown

Electronic Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 219
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4373

Credentials:
BASc, Electrical Engineering, UBC
Professional Engineer


Norman Corbett

Mathematics and Statistics
Office: Business Building 226
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4320

Garfield De'Pluzer

Electronic Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 330B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4425

Scott Fazackerley

Electronic Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 234B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4376

Dr. Ashraf Khan

Electronic Engineering Technology
Office: Faculty Office 100
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4804

I received my B.E. (with Hons.) degree in Electronics Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in 2012, and M.S. combined Ph.D. degree in Power Electronics from Kyungpook National University, Korea in 2018. From January 2018 to December 2019, I was working as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of British Columbia. Since January 2020, I have been working as a college professor at Okanagan College. My current research interests include high-efficiency grid-connected photovoltaic inverters, energy systems and power factor correction circuits. I have received the IEEE best paper award in 2015, and Brain Korea best researcher awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017. I also received scholarships and awards from NICT R&D Fund Pakistan, NUST, Kyungpook National University and BISE SWAT. I am the author or coauthor of more than 41 technical papers published in various IEEE international conferences and IEEE journals. I have served as a chairperson at several IEEE conferences, and serve as a reviewer for more than 20 international journals and conferences.

Credentials:
PhD, Power Electronics, Kyungpook National University

Google Scholar profile


Dr. Hassan Mohammadnavazi

Electronic Engineering Technology
Office: Faculty Office 100
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4804

Credentials:
PhD, Electrical Engineering, UBCO


Dr. Michael Niu

Electronic Engineering Technology
Office: Faculty Office 100
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4203

I have published 30+ research papers and supervised a number of students’ projects. I held a postdoctoral fellowship at Queen’s University for two years. I was the recipient of numerous scholarships during his undergraduate and graduate studies, which included a Chinese Government Award, two UBC University Graduate Fellowships (UGFs), and a HuaWei Tech. Ltd. Special Fellowship. I was nominated for the prestigious Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Fellowship. My current research and teaching interests include digital communications, microcontrollers, IoT, MIMO, energy harvesting, electronic circuit theory, and 6G technologies. I am a licensed Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

Credentials:
PhD, E&E, UBC
BEng, Communications, NPU
PEng, APEGBC

Publications


Nathaniel Nolt

Electronic Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 330B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4377

Credentials:
ASCT, Electronic Engineering Technologist


Nadir Ould-Khessal

Electronic Engineering Tech
Office: Lab Building 205
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4696
Electronic Engineering - Nadir Ould-Khessal

 

I joined the Electronic Engineering Technology department at Okanagan College in August 2005. I teach courses in electronics, robotics and embedded systems. My research areas are robotics and embedded databases. Prior to Okanagan College, I was with Vaasa University of Applied Science, Finland, as a visiting senior lecturer and Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, as a lecturer and head of the Robotics & Automation Center. I am currently the chair of Western Canada RoboCup Junior and the Canadian National Representative at the World RoboCup federation. I am a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and ACM.

Credentials:
MEng, Electronics, INELEC
DPGS, CDSE, Nuclear Engineering

Google Scholar profile


Montana Reid

Electronic Engineering Technology
Office: Faculty Office 100
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4804

After graduation from the University of British Columbia, Montana worked for 12 years in the semiconductor industry, designing hardware for high performance audio devices. Recently, he has taken on the role as lead software designer for a local video games company, while also working at Okanagan College as an instructor.

Credentials:
BASc, Electrical Engineering, UBC


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