What to Expect
The program is structured on a lecture/lab format with extensive hands-on experience. In Computer Engineering Technology:
- Core subjects must be taken by all students.
- Fourth term options allow a degree of specialization.
Year 1 of the program emphasizes a heavy electronic component to develop skills in both hardware and software applications.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average:
- 30 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester.
- 30 hours per week studying and completing class assignments.
Is This Program For You?
The Computer Engineering Technology program is very demanding and requires complete commitment from students. Students spend approximately 30 hours per week in lecture/lab learning, and are expected to complete a significant amount of work at home. It is not recommended that students work during the term. Attendance is considered extremely important. If preparedness is a concern, candidate students should contact the program for additional information and guidance.
Successful graduates possess
- analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
- strong oral and written communication skills
- well-developed interpersonal skills
- the ability to work in teams
- a desire for continual learning
Skills you will acquire include
- electronic circuit design, implementation, debugging, simulation, and measurement
- interfacing sensors, actuators, and other electronic devices to computing platforms
- time management, communication, and other professional skills
Students can become members of:
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)
- Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET)
- Canadian Information Processing Society
Orientation & Schedules
- Orientation - Term 1 students are required to attend orientation, visit the Student Orientation page for a complete list of dates and times.
- Class Schedules - For class schedules, logon to the MyNAIT Portal two weeks prior to the first day of classes and select "Check my schedule".
Women in Technology and Trades
The Computer Engineering Technology program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.