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  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 3 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of B- in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Technology like computers, robots, lasers, fibre optics, artificial intelligence, biomedical electronics and satellite communications all use microelectronic technology.

In this program, you will gain the ability to solve technical and scientific problems with these and other technologies, while learning  principles of electricity, embedded systems, communications, industrial electronics and problem solving skills. You'll also learn fault and failure isolation (troubleshooting) skills that are applicable to the immediate needs of employers.

The program emphasizes practical skills and state-of-the-art applications to ensure immediate applicability to the needs of industry. 

 

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry relevant skills

Through an emphasis on practical skills that you can take straight to industry, the Electronics Engineering Technology will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of electricity, microcontrollers, communications, control systems and industrial electronics. You'll be given the opportunity to design and develop complex electronic systems and find solutions to real-world problems. 

Additionally, this program will help you improve your:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Technical and scientific problem-solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills

Practicum/co-op/work experience 

This program offers the opportunity to participate in a one semester co-op placement between your first and second year of training. Successful co-op students work in a program related, industry position and gain advanced job-readiness skills. Acceptance into co-op is based on successful completion of first term coursework with a GPA of 2.3.

For more information about the co-op program, please contact: Cliff Chapman, Instructor/Co-op Coordinator at cliffc@nait.ca.

Enter the workforce with confidence

Most businesses and organizations rely on specialized or unique electronic systems and devices as part of their normal operations. Thanks to the widespread proliferation of advanced and sophisticated systems around the world, demand for well-qualified electronics technologists is and will be high for years to come.

Employment opportunities exist across a wide range of industries. Graduates entering the workforce typically perform functions associated with the installation, testing and maintenance of electronic systems, technical sales, engineering support, quality control and design.

Skill areas for Electronics Engineering Technologists include:

  • Industrial control systems
  • Microcontroller embedded systems
  • Radio and TV broadcast systems
  • Data networking and PC support
  • Airport navigational systems
  • Military defence systems
  • Police communication and investigative systems
  • Scientific research support
  • Oil and gas data acquisition

Become a trusted professional

Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology. 

While enrolled in the program, you'll be eligible for student membership in the following professional associations:

After two years of suitable work experience in industry, graduates may seek certification with ASET in order to receive the Certified Engineering Technologists (CET) designation and the Registered Engineering Technologists (RET) designation. 

You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech). Diploma grads can earn a BTech degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available. 

Learn more about NAIT's BTech program

BTech - Technology Management

Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree.

Become a certified engineering technologist

Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

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General program information

Advanced credit

All advanced credit documentation must be submitted to Room E114. For more information, please contact:

Co-op information

Cliff Chapman, Instructor/Co-op Coordinator


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Term 1

COMM1239Technical Communications
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program.
  • Course Equivalencies: ASE238
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course provides an introduction to communicating technical concepts. Students will develop their verbal communication skills with oral technical reports and customer support scenarios. Written communication will include technical reports intended for both technical and non-technical audiences.

DGTF1112Digital Fundamentals
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course introduces sequential and combinational digital logic design. Students will learn basic Boolean logic and safe handling of electrostatic sensitive devices as well as the skills necessary to design, simulate, construct and test logic circuits.

ELTR1101Circuits I - Passive Circuits
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Co-requisites: ELTR1111.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Passive Circuits is a theory course dealing with common passive electrical circuit components in DC and AC circuits. This course introduces the learner to fundamental electricity concepts and to the behavior of resistors, capacitors and inductors in series, parallel and seriesparallel circuits.

ELTR1102Embedded Systems I
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program.
  • Course Equivalencies: ETC151
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This first course in Embedded Systems focuses on developing microcontroller firmware using the ANSI C programming language and structured programming techniques. Independent and collaborative work skills are developed through practical exercises that use industry-relevant practices. Basic familiarity with desktop computers is required, including the use of Windows operating systems, word processing applications, and internet browsing. Enrollment in Digital Systems in the first semester is strongly recommended.

ELTR1111Electronic Measurements
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Co-requisite: ELTR1101.
  • Course Equivalencies: ETC232
  • Open Studies: Not Available

As an introductory course in hands on electronics, Electronic Measurements provides a foundation in both simulated and actual electrical measurements. Students will learn the basics of circuit construction using bread-boarding and using function generators to provide inputs. Circuit measurements will be performed with oscilloscopes and digital multi meters.

MATH1103Technical Mathematics and Calculus I
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program.
  • Course Equivalencies: ASM104
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course is for Electronics Engineering Technology students, providing the foundational math skills needed for electronics. Technical algebra, complex numbers, derivatives and transcendental functions are all discussed.

Term 2

COMP1246Operating Systems and Networking
  • Requisites: This course is available for students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Pre-Requisites: ELTR1111, ELTR1101.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

During this course, students will examine Linux and Windows computer operating and data communications across various protocols. Operating system management, maintenance and virtual machine implementations are covered as well as serial communication such as RS-232 and 485. Wireless and wired networks are constructed and managed and connections made using the client/server model and peer-to-peer communications.

ELTR1201Circuits II: Active Circuits
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op program. Prerequisites: ELTR1101, ELTR1111, MATH1103. Co-Requisite: COMM1239.
  • Course Equivalencies: ETC233
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This lab-lecture course focuses on active circuits and their applications. Major course topics include: transistor switching and amplification, linear op-amp applications, and frequency-response analysis for amplifiers and filters. Uses of filtering and stabilization capacitors as well as feedback-design for circuit stability are also covered. Manufacturer’s datasheets are used throughout the course for circuit design, analysis, and testing. Design exercises are used to emphasize selected course topics.

ELTR1202Embedded Systems II
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Prerequisites: ELTR1102, DGTF1112.
  • Course Equivalencies: EET342
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This second Embedded Systems course introduces microcontroller architecture and uses prior knowledge in ANSI C programming to develop firmware for internal microcontroller peripherals. Firmware applications involving asynchronous external events as well as interrupt exception processing are covered. Other topics may include analog signal acquisition, minimizing program latency, identifying run-time errors, and interpreting manufacturer documentation.

ELTR1256Troubleshooting and Manufacturing I
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Prerequisites: ELTR1111, ELTR1101.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course develops two distinct skill sets in the student. The first skill set are the skills related to soldering and unsoldering of thru-hole and surface mount components onto printed circuit boards. The student will also develop hand skills through the application and use of hand and power tools as they fabricate and/or assemble various cables and project items. The troubleshooting section of the course develops the student’s rudimentary skill to logically search for, diagnose and strategize to find single faults in pre-faulted electronic circuits. The student will be instructed in selecting appropriate measurements using various electronic test equipment to aid their search.

MATH1222Calculus II and Statistics
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Prerequisite: MATH1103.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course is for Electronics Engineering Technology students. Building on MATH1103, this course adds to the math tools for analyzing electronic circuits. Calculus is used to analyze electronic problems. Laplace transforms for use in control systems are introduced. The skills needed to evaluate experimental data using statistical mathematics are also covered in this course.

Term 3

ELTR2301Circuits III: Power Electronics
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op program. Prerequisites: ELTR1202, MATH1222.
  • Course Equivalencies: ETC334
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This lab-lecture course focuses on power electronics and their applications. Course topics include power system topologies for various energy sources, PWM motor-drives, and design of switching power converters. The course also covers ac power quality and thyristor applications for power systems. Manufacturer's datasheets are used throughout the course for circuit design, analysis, and testing. Lab work and design projects emphasize selected course topics.

ELTR2302Embedded Systems III
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Prerequisites: ELTR1202, ELTR1201.
  • Course Equivalencies: EET443
  • Open Studies: Not Available

The third embedded systems course builds on knowledge gained from year one and concurrent courses. Theoretical and practical activities are used to evaluate and interface various electronic hardware peripherals/devices to a microcontroller with software control.

ELTR2307Carrier Based Communications I
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Prerequisite: ELTR1201.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

In this first course on Carrier Based Communications, students will be introduced communications principals. Analog and digital modulation schemes as well as multiplexing methods are analyzed. Performance of carrier based communication systems are tested to verify proper operation.

ELTR2356Manufacturing II
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op program. Prerequisite: ELTR1256.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will develop the successful student’s ability to design printed circuit boards using computer aided design (CAD) software. Other topics include wiring, connectors and tool use.

ELTR2362Sensors and Controllers
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Pre-Requisites: MATH 1222 and ELTR 1201.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

In this course, students will learn to program algorithms in Labview to interface with various sensors with respect to their role in control system operations. General sensor characteristics will be analyzed, as well as related control system performance and operation. Controller creation and design to satisfy predetermined control system specifications will also be explored.

PMGT2308Project Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op program.
  • Course Equivalencies: ETC462
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course investigates topics related to the modern workplace, including project management, occupational health and safety, safety and regulatory standards, quality systems and ethical practice.

Term 4

ELTR2402Embedded Systems IV - Project
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op program. Prerequisites: ELTR2302, ELTR1256, PMGT2308.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

In the final Embedded Systems course, students specify processing and control requirements for an original embedded system, select a suitable microcontroller, and develop prototype hardware and firmware for the system. Soft skills are also addressed through the development of a project plan and creation of required technical documents. Other course topics include the development and implementation of performance tests for hardware and firmware.

ELTR2407Carrier Based Communications II
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op program. Prerequisite: ELTR2307.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

The second course on Carrier Based Communications looks at the selection and performance transmission media for carrier based systems. Strategies for correcting interference are explored as are the use of DSP devices in communication systems. The preparation of licensing documentation communication systems is also covered.

ELTR2456Troubleshooting II
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op program. Prerequisite: ELTR1256.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Troubleshooting II will expand on knowledge and skill acquired in Troubleshooting I. The course will concentrate on using a systems approach. The student will practice their basic troubleshooting techniques and strategies to apply them on larger and more complex electronic systems.

ELTR2462Industrial Automation
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Prerequisites: ELTR2362, ELTR2302.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

In this course, students will analyze control systems in the context of industrial automation. In particular, generalized processes and/or actuators will be characterized for their performance. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), through ladder logic and functional blocks, will be used to control these processes.

Tuition

Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940

Tuition for International Students

Cost Per Credit: $567
Tuition Cap: $6,111

Mandatory Fees

NAITSA: $129
U-Pass: $175
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70

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Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)

Level 1 Term 1: $1,325
Level 1 Term 2: $1,325
Level 2 Term 1: $275
Level 2 Term 2: $275

Dates & Deadlines

We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.

Application Deadline: Sep 03, 2019

Term Start Date: Sep 03, 2019

Program Availability Status:  

Domestic Applicants: WL
International Applicants: WL

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If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
N/A Not available for this term.


*Program availabilty is subject to change without notice.

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BTech - Technology Management

Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree.

Become a certified engineering technologist

Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

Technology Accreditation Canada

This program has been nationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada.

 

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