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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Computer Engineering Technology

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

Integrate hardware and software to create cutting-edge solutions.

Program Overview

Earn a computer engineering technology credential employers value

Stand out from the field as a computer engineering technologist! Sheridan’s advanced diploma program builds on the two-year Computer Engineering Technician diploma by teaching you how to integrate software and hardware components. When you graduate, you’ll know how to design, build, test, implement and maintain embedded devices, computer applications and network systems.

Demonstrate your skills through a capstone project and co-op

Prove yourself to employers before you graduate! In your third year of studies, you’ll put your expertise to work in a capstone project that will be showcased to industry. You’ll also have the option of a three-term co-op placement, allowing you to graduate with one year of work experience. Some of our past students have secured employment as a result of co-op participation.

Browse our student project gallery for examples of student work and research by visiting the thinkFAST Capstone project webpage.

Work towards your degree or other certifications

When you graduate, you’ll have completed all academic requirements for professional certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. You may also be able to transfer into the third year of degree programs at various universities and colleges, including Sheridan’s engineering and applied computing degrees (some bridge courses may be required).

Explore your future classroom

As a student in Sheridan’s Computer Engineering Technology advanced diploma program, you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Want a preview? Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

2022 Grad Shows

April 18–May 27, 2022

Check out the work that our graduating class has produced throughout the last school year.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ENGI12578Electrical Fundamentals4
    ENGI16434Electronic Fabrication4
    PROG10082Object Oriented Programming 1 - Java6
    COMM16165 Technical Reports and Presentations3
    MATH17688Mathematics 13
    ENGI12195Practical Circuits2
    Total:22
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ENGI10701Digital Principles 14
    ENGI27907Electronic Devices/Circuits4
    PROG24178Object Oriented Programming 2 - Java6
    SYST13416Linux/Unix Operating Systems3
    MATH24376Applied Calculus3
    CULT10001GThe Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace3
    Total:23
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DBAS27198Database Design and Implementation 14
    ENGI21917Digital Principles 24
    PROG20016Applied C Programming4
    SYST26671Computer Architecture3
    ENGI14322Electronic Drafting and CAD2
     General Education Course (Open)3
    COWT10022Cooperative Education Forum1
    Total:21
    COWT19999Co-op Work Term7
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DBAS32100Database Management3
    ENGI22245Microprocessors4
    ENGI38263Analog Circuits4
    SYST20261Applied Operating Systems Design3
    INFO20172IT Project Management Using PMP3
    TELE13167Introduction to Data Communications and Networking    3
     General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:23
    COWT20799   Co-op Work Term7
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    TELE33324Data Network Design and Configuration 3
    ENGI22637Microcontroller Applications3
    ENGI31179Digital Applications 4
    ENGI20123Wireless Communications4
    INFO37545Capstone Project Research Prep1
    ENGI27230Programmable Controllers3
    ENGI30199Data Acquisition and Control3
    Total:21
    COWT39207Co-op Work Term7
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ENGI30000Embedded Systems Applications3
    INFO24178Computer Network and Security3
    ENGI37926Engineering AI3
    ENGI35749Internet of Things Applications4
    INFO39599Capstone Project6
      General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:22

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

plus

  • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (MCT4C) or Grade 11 Functions (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U) or any Grade 12 (U) Mathematics

or

Mature student status.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be invited to complete pre-admission tests in mathematics and English. Applicants asked to take the test are considered for admission to Term 1 contingent on receiving a minimum grade of 60% in both the pre-admission mathematics/English tests.

Applicants lacking the Mathematics admission requirement for this program may wish to upgrade their Mathematics prior to application. For upgrading information, please contact us.

Applicants may also consider applying to our Technology Fundamentals program. Successful completion of this program will meet the Mathematics requirement and will provide a broader sense of the Science and Technology fields.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and/or results of pre-admission testing.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Computer engineering technology skills are extremely marketable across many industries. Sheridan graduates are particularly well-qualified for jobs that involve programmable controllers, data acquisition systems, embedded controllers and electronic instrumentation.

Potential fields of work include:

  • Computer Engineering Technologist
  • Computer Network Technologist
  • Software Developer
  • Embedded System Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Product Development Technologist
  • Hardware/Software Support Technologist
  • Hardware/Software Sales Representative

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Co-op

Students in this program may apply to the co-op program during their second academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place at the end of the first year. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete three co-op work terms prior to graduation. The program-specific academic standard required for participation in co-op can be found here: Academic Standards for Co-op and Internship.

Co-operative Education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experience within a professional environment. Co-op work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the work term. The Co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 co-op and internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

As a graduate of a Computer Engineering Technician/Technology diploma or advanced diploma, you may be eligible to complete the following Sheridan degree through our "Degree Completion" program:

Get your degree in less time

Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You’ll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.

How to apply

To apply for Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the appropriate program code (see chart below).

Degree Completion: Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)

Admission Requirements: Successful completion of an eligible diploma or advanced diploma with a minimum cumulative average of 65% in core courses

ELIGIBLE 2-YEAR DIPLOMA PROGRAM START
ENTRY LEVEL
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CODE
Computer Engineering Technician May September entry into Year 2 (after completing a bridging semester from May–August)
PBISB
       
ELIGIBLE 3-YEAR ADVANCED DIPLOMA
PROGRAM START
ENTRY LEVEL
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CODE
Computer Engineering Technology May September entry into Year 3 (after completing a bridging semester from May–August)
PBSSB

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Identify, analyze, design, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, document and monitor technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
  • Analyze, design, implement and maintain secure computing environments.
  • Analyze, develop and maintain robust computing system solutions through validation testing and industry best practices.
  • Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.
  • Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  • Apply project management principles and tools when responding to requirements and monitoring projects within a computing environment.
  • Adhere to ethical, social media, legal, regulatory and economic requirements and/or principles in the development and management of the computing solutions and systems.
  • Investigate emerging trends to respond to technical challenges.
  • Integrate multiple software and hardware components using appropriate systems, methodologies and connection protocols.
  • Analyze, plan, design, develop, test, and implement computing devices and networked systems (software or hardware) in accordance with appropriate functional requirements and standards.
  • Apply principles of digital and analog circuits to design, implement, and troubleshoot computing devices, including embedded components and systems.
  • Design, build, test, implement and maintain embedded (including IoT*) devices and applications.
  • Develop, test and maintain software applications for systems integration.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,765.50

Notes: Co-op students must pay an additional fee of $535 in the term prior to each co-op work term.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,539.50

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

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Davis Campus

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

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Davis Campus

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Co-op

Full-time 3 years Program code: PCPET

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2022 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available

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