Embedded Systems

The Embedded Systems graduate certificate program provides electrical and electronic engineering graduates with hands-on opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills that will permit them to work effectively in embedded systems product and device development.

Topics covered range from computer software and industrial control systems to health and safety and quality assurance. The program integrates a hands-on, practical approach to learning, augmenting the theoretical knowledge that graduate engineers already have. Applied projects and lab work help prepare graduates for a technical career in embedded systems product development and related fields. The program also includes entrepreneurship and communication courses that help build the ‘softer skills’ sought by employers in the industry.


Semester 1 - 16 hours

  • CS 106 International Business Communications (3 hours per week)
  • EL 362 Computer Software I (3 hours per week)
  • EL 365 Digital II (4 hours per week)
  • EL 167 Electronics I (3 hours per week)
  • EM 267 Fundamental Electronics II (3 hours per week)

Semester 2 - 16 hours

  • EL 307 Industrial Data Networks (3 hours per week)
  • EL 406 Embedded Control Systems (3 hours per week)
  • CS 219 Communications for Technology (3 hours per week)
  • IG 202 Project Management (3 hours per week)
  • EM 405 Industrial Electronics Fundamentals (4 hours per week)

Semester 3 - 16 hours

  • EL 505 Computer Software II (3 hours per week)
  • EL 507 Embedded Control Systems II Lab (3 hours per week)
  • EL 508 Embedded Control Systems II Theory (3 hours per week)
  • EB 301 Health & Safety Management & Inspection (3 hours per week)
  • IP 211 Quality, Strategy & Value Creation (4 hours per week)

Semester 4 - 14 hours

  • EM 411 Embedded Systems Design (4 hours per week)
  • EL 460 Computer Networks (5 hours per week)
  • EL 611 Professional Practice and Law (2 hours per week)
  • EM 412 Entrepreneurship (3 hours per week)

Employment Opportunities

After graduation, students may find themselves working in a variety of positions including Design Technologist, Embedded Systems Developer, Technical Support Analyst and Electrical Systems Integrator.

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

  1. Graduates of a four-year degree program in electrical/electronic engineering (must be 1st or 2nd class upper)
  2. English Proficiency: IELTS 6.5, no band lower than 5.5

How to Apply

Domestic (Canadian) students may also apply to this program. However, domestic students should be aware that it is offered on a full-tuition, cost recovery basis, and additional tuition fees apply. For more information please contact our Admissions Department.

Apply for this program using the online application, or contact our International Education Centre for more information.

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Last updated December 4, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
18,232 CAD
$16,887 tuition + $1,345 program costs (2019/2020); Total = $18,232 CAD
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