Computer Engineering Technology - 552

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years

Program Highlights

Students in the Computer Engineering Technology program will:

  • Acquire competence in Computer Engineering with both hardware and software skills
  • Explore automation and robotics, computer networking, mobile and web applications through theory and hands-on practice
  • Study curriculum and contents from organizations including IEEE, CompTIA and Cisco Academy, Altera, Siemens and other industrial partners
  • Learn about computer hardware and interfacing, Arduino and embedded systems, computer networks and internet technologies, web and mobile applications, electronics and electrical systems, robotics and industrial automation

Computer Engineering Technology ties together Automation and Robotics with networking and data handling. Graduates will be well placed to work in modern automated factories including those implementing IoT and Industry 4.0. Industrial applications include PLC programming, Human Machine Interfacing, pneumatic and hydraulic interfacing and control and Electrical Drive implementations. In addition students gain an understanding of the basics of electrical and electronic systems, microcontrollers and embedded systems on their way to the development of web interfaces and network enabled applications.

The program is a three-year program that can be studied with or without coop. Students can fast-track their studies by opting out of coop and graduating in three years. An early exit option is expected to permit students to graduate with a technician diploma after the first four semesters. The technician program does not have the coop option.

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Fall 2020 program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered this fall.

Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees $316.67 $316.67
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49

Total Domestic Charges Per Semester

$2,538.18 $2,475.08
Total 1st Year Fees $5,013.26

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees $316.67 $316.67
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,109.64 $8,034.64
Total 1st Year Fees $16,144.28

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Additional Information

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent*
    • Senior Physics and Chemistry are recommended
  • Students should have a working knowledge of MS Office and Office Suite prior to starting the program. Computer Skills for College COMP CO002 or equivalent is recommended. Register online on the Continuing Education website.

Note: Applicants with a MAP4C<80% that would like to challenge the math requirements may do so by writing a Pre-admission assessment test for a fee.

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Test and apply course concepts using state-of-the-art software and equipment in our computer labs.
  • Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project.
  • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms. 
  • Participate in applied research projects to solve real world challenges.


Co-op Content

Co-op Format

September to December January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 1 or 2 Vacation
Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Semester 5 Work Term 2 (Co-op) Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Work Term 4 (Co-op) Semester 6  

Learn more about Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems

Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual experiences and exposures)

Work Term 1

  • Design, construction, testing, installation and preventative maintenance of electronic equipment’s
  • Use instrumentation equipment’s such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, digital measuring equipment’s
  • Installation, troubleshooting and repair of computer hardware and software
  • UTP and Co-ax cable making and testing using Fluke Cable Testers
  • Network (wired and wireless) design, installation, maintenance and management
  • Network H/W & S/W - Cisco routers and switches, wireless devices, Cisco IOS, Wireshark and Packet Tracer
  • Design and Configuration using TCP/IPv4, TCP/IPv6 and routing protocols RIP, OSPF and EIGRP
  • LAN design using VLANs
  • Server installation, configuration and scripting - Windows  and VMware
  • System administration and support - Windows and VMware
  • Web Page Design using HTML, VBScript and JavaScript
  • Web server installation and web site development
  • Prototype development for microcontroller applications
  • Microcontroller interfacing and programming using C
  • Digital and analogue circuits design and troubleshooting
  • PLC programming and implementation
  • Printed circuit board layout and construction
  • Technical support, field service, component sourcing and purchasing
  • Technical writing

Work Terms 2, 3 and 4

  • Server installation, configuration and scripting - LINUX/UNIX
  • System administration and support - LINUX
  • Test, repair, and design passive and active filters, oscillators, amplifiers, AM, FM, and SSB modulators
  • and demodulators
  • Testing and prototyping of basic RIF (radio frequency) circuits
  • Understanding of transmission lines, antennas and mobile communications
  • WAN design, installation and management using - PPP, Frame Relay, DSL and Cable
  • Wired and Wireless Security using ACLs (firewall design)
  • Embedded systems, embedded C
  • Testing and modification of digital communication circuits
  • Printed circuit board layout and construction
  • Design of simple digital communication circuits
  • Design and implementation of digital controller for many types of processes
Co-op Rate  
Range: $14.00 - $23.93 Average: $17.26

For further information, please contact:

David Waddington
Phone: 905-575-2164
Email: david.waddington [at] (David Waddington)



Pathways and Credit Transfer

View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Federal Government Public Administration
  • Educational Services
  • Industrial, manufacturing and commercial facilities
  • Process Control and Material Handling
  • Automotive Industries
  • Factory Automation

Occupational Categories:

  • Computer Engineering Technologists, Applications Engineering
  • Teaching, Sales, Consulting
  • Embedded Systems Designer
  • Network Professional
  • Motors and Drive Technologist
  • Wireless Systems Specialist
  • Application Engineering
  • Product Development
  • Automation Technologist
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Mobile and Web App Developer

Graduate Opportunities

  • Graduates are eligible to register as associate members of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • For degree transfer/completion opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

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