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