Electronics Engineering Technology

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
 
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Electronics Engineering Technologists are always plugged in. They know how to diagnose and solve electronic system issues and develop best practices. You'll learn how to design, commission, test, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain and support electronic systems. During your second year, further specialization is available in communication systems and biomedical systems at our Saint John campus, and industrial controls at our Moncton campus. In this wired world, Electronics Engineering Technologists are never short on work.
 
Please note: It is highly recommended that you have physics as one of your two mandatory sciences for admission.

All Electronics and Electrical Engineering Technology programs have a common first two terms, allowing for seamless transfer across programs by the third term of year one. Year two provides more in-depth electronics training with specialization pathways that may include:
 
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (Saint John campus)
Focusing on, but not limited to, the production of wireless, digital, data and/or fiber optic communication systems.
 
BIOMEDICAL (Saint John campus)
Focusing on, but not limited to, the installation and maintenance of electronic and computer-controlled equipment used in health care settings.
 
INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS (Moncton campus)
Focusing on, but not limited to, the installation and maintenance of electronic and computer-controlled systems used in industrial settings.


Duration

The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

    Profile I

  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Pre-calculus 110
      or
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112
      • Total of two (2) sciences, including at least one (1) from the following:
        • Biology 112 or 122
        • Chemistry 112 or 122
        • Physics 112 or 122 (recommended)

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


      Career Possibilities

      Graduates may be employed with public utilities, engineering firms, communication companies, health-care agencies, or a variety of manufacturing and processing enterprises. 

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      NOC Codes

      2241 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians


      What you will learn

      • Electronic Devices, Circuits, Signals, & Systems
      • Electromagnetics
      • Microprocessors
      • Communication Systems
      • Networking
      • Computer Programming
      • Biomedical
      • Calculus
      • Physics
      • Technical Reports
      • Technical Drawings
      • Work Safety, Public Safety, & the Environment
      • Codes and Standards
      • Project Management
      • Computer Tools & Technology
      • Quality Assurance


      Program Courses

      This year's courses are still under development. Showing 2017's courses for reference.

      This course is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge of power systems (generation, transmission, and distribution) and the interconnection of electric power apparatus. It provides an overview of the technology for producing and delivering electrical energy. It also addresses the economic, environmental, and social implications of electricity production and the necessity to utilize alternative sources of energy.

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1185A
      • BEEB1186A

      This course is designed to analyze direct current (DC) circuits using circuit laws, network theorems, and mathematics.  Students are taught the parameters of DC circuits and their inter-relationship.  They are taught: the characteristics and behaviors of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; the laws associated with them; and how to solve for the voltage, current, power, and energy to each of the elements. They learn the concepts of capacitance and inductance and how to analyze the transient response of voltage and current changing over time.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1089

      This course is taught in conjunction with Electric Circuits I: DC Theory to apply knowledge, tools, and techniques in a laboratory setting. Here, students test, build, and troubleshoot simple and complex DC Circuits.

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1183A
      • MATH1089

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to analyze single and poly-phase alternating current (AC) circuits.  Students are introduced to the principles, properties, and/or applications of: magnetism and electromagnetism, AC circuits, and transformers. They continue to utilize the network theorems and laws learned in DC Theory to solve problems pertaining to AC circuits while applying the mathematics of complex numbers and vector representation in the analysis process.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1183A
      • BEEB1184A
      • MATH1089

      This course is taught in conjunction with Electric Circuits II: AC Theory to apply knowledge, tools, and techniques in a laboratory setting. Here, students build, simulate, test, and single and poly-phase AC Circuits.

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1183A
      • BEEB1184A
      • MATH1089
      • BEEB1185A

      This course focuses on generally recognized concepts and practices related to managing projects and tasks in the field of engineering. Students learn about current best practices, key considerations, and basic principles of organizational management.

      Prerequisites:

      • SAAL1802A

      Students will learn to write a variety of technical documents and business correspondence suitable to a specific audience and purpose as well as learn how to conduct research and document sources.

      This course prepares students to write a formal technical report on a technical topic with sufficient technical and communication quality as to be judged capable of meeting the certification requirements of such outside agencies as the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, federal government agencies such as Transport Canada, or any other accrediting body.

      This course teaches students how to create documents that are organized, unified, and coherent.

      The technical project is the culmination of the Electrical/ Electronics Engineering Technology programs where students build, analyze, and defend a project of their choosing (subject to approval). This first course covers the initial stages of the project including: choosing the project, gathering the necessary information, planning, purchasing, assembling, preparing the initial documentation package and reports. There is emphasis on project management skills.

      The technical project is the culmination of the Electrical/ Electronics Engineering Technology programs where students build, analyze, and defend a project of their choosing (subject to approval).  This second course is a direct follow up to Senior Project I. Here, students complete the physical construction of their projects, test the circuits, gather and analyze test data, troubleshoot operational anomalies, and finalize the comprehensive technical report. Students orally present their projects and findings to peers and instructors.

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1035D
      • COMM1022

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to design and troubleshoot systems incorporating power electronic apparatus. Students learn what power electronic systems are, how they work, and how they are applied. They learn how to integrate power electronic systems with electrical distribution and utilization systems and determine their impact on these systems. They also learn how to select the correct components required for given applications.

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1068A
      • ELTE1070A

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to analyze and troubleshoot electronic circuits using diodes and bi-polar junction transistors (BJTs) for circuit applications.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1089
      • BEEB1183A
      • BEEB1184A

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to analyze and troubleshoot electronic circuits using bi-polar junction transistors (BJTs), field effect transistors (FETs), and thyristors, of which the silicon controlled rectifiers (SCRs) and triodes for alternating current (TRIACs) are of particular focus.  Analyzing frequency response characteristics is a key component of the BJT and FET circuit analysis.

       

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1068A

      This course is designed to analyze and troubleshoot multi-level combinational and sequential digital logic circuits for given applications.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1068A

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to design electronic devices using computer-aided design software and to fabricate components of this device using soldering tools and techniques.

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1068A

      This course is designed to build upon the knowledge and skill acquired in the Electronic Project Design course. Here, students acquire the knowledge and skill to fabricate their design to industry standard and compile the necessary documentation to support its use and operation.

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1071B
      • ELTE1068A

      This course introduces the basic principles and applications of linear circuits, such as operational amplifiers and comparators. Theory is presented to allow an introductory understanding of a broad range of linear integrated circuit applications.

      Applications in signal amplification, signal summation, active filter applications, and introductory concepts of digital signal processing are studied. Circuit development with transducer inputs and limited design are studied with emphasis on industrial applications and processing techniques. Laboratory experiments serve to illustrate applications of modern applications analog systems. 

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1069A
      • BEEB1183A
      • BEEB1184A

      This course is designed to teach students to assemble and program an electronic device incorporating computer control through the use of a micro-controller. They learn the hardware components, peripherals, and software required to meet given specifications and how to integrate these into a system. They then write and run a program to solve specified needs and troubleshoot any hardware/software issues that may arise.

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1070A
      • ELTE1068A
      • PROG1312A

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to select, integrate, and maintain energy storage systems for given applications. As part of this they will troubleshoot faults to ensure device performance and apply protection measures, adhering to safety standards in the use, recycling, and disposal of such devices.

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1185A
      • BEEB1186A
      • ELTE1069A

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to distinguish, set up, and maintain diagnostic and therapeutic equipment used in medical facilities. It is taught in conjunction with a Clinical Engineering: Lab course where students practically apply the concepts learned to simulate, test, and troubleshoot medical devices to ensure optimal performance.

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1185A
      • BEEB1186A
      • ELTE1074B

      This course is designed to support the Clinical Engineering: Theory course whereby students practically apply the concepts and principles learned. Here students simulate patient parameters to test and troubleshoot diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment to ensure optimal operation and performance.

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1185A
      • BEEB1186A
      • ELTE1074B
      • ESEE1011A

      This course introduces students to ethical principles and codes of conduct applicable to professional practices. The subject of ethics is a requirement of many accredited programs. Therefore, successful completion of Professional Ethics is a graduation requirement for engineering technology programs.

      This course is designed to enhance knowledge and practical understanding by discussing emerging technologies, innovations, and/or trends in the field of Engineering. The contemporary topics addressed are those at the forefront of industry or those of interest to students and/or faculty. Here, students may conduct in-depth research or practically apply emerging methodologies, applications, tools, and or/techniques.  At the instructor’s discretion, the course may be presented as either an instructor-directed or student-directed learning experience. Graded evaluations and assessments will vary to suit the variable nature of this course. 

      The course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skill in the design principles and operational characteristics of rotating machines, including DC and AC motors and generators. In particular, it focuses on the three phase AC induction motor, the most widely used of rotating machines.
      Students learn the electric and electromagnetic design principles of motors and generators and their electrical and mechanical operational characteristics in order to properly select, apply, and troubleshoot these various types of rotating machines.

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1185A
      • BEEB1186A

      This course is designed to introduce the basic principles of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) as applied in industrial settings. Students learn the standard types of commercial PLC devices and their applications. They learn the components and configurations and how to represent these with ladder logic diagrams. They design, create, test, and troubleshoot basic ladder logic programs to solve basic system control problems. 

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1070A
      • ELTE1068A

      This course is designed to introduce the principles of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) as applied in complex industrial applications. Students learn the types of commercial PLC devices used for complex system control, their components, and configurations. They design, create, test, and troubleshoot advanced PLC instruction sets to solve complex system control problems.

      Prerequisites:

      • ICCI1102A

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to analyze and troubleshoot DC motors and controls to ensure optimal operation and performance.

      Prerequisites:

      • BEEB1183A
      • BEEB1184A
      • MATH1089

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to design and build circuits for automation control systems. Students utilize various field instruments, measuring, and conditioning devices and interface controllers with electromechanical input measuring and output control devices.

      Prerequisites:

      • PHYS1127A
      • MATH1089

      This course provides students with a sound mathematical foundation in preparation to higher level mathematics (calculus) and other technology courses.

      Building on the foundation of Mathematics Fundamentals, this course is designed to provide the student with the necessary mathematical skills to better manage differential calculus.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1089

      This course, built on the foundation of Pre-Calculus Mathematics, is intended to provide the student with the tools of differential and integral calculus. These skills will be applied to the solution of technical problems.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1157

      This course introduces students to the use of microcontroller platforms to control an electromechanical device(s). Here, students construct a basic mechanical device, connect it with electrical/electronic components, and write simple programs to instruct the device to perform a given function(s).
       

      This course is designed to teach students how to network computers & other electronic devices through suitable data communication systems. Here students learn a range of topologies used for given network systems, the protocols required for data communication and interaction, and configuration of the data communications channel. 

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1075A

      This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

      This course introduces students to the building blocks and major systems of the human body, their function, basic composition, and operation. They are also taught the common conditions and pathologies that may affect these systems and the medical equipment used to diagnose and/or treat conditions associated with them. Particular attention will be given to the physiological systems associated with equipment addressed in the Clinical Engineering Theory and Lab courses.  

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to solve real-world problems using the fundamental principles and applications of classical physics. Students are introduced to:  basic forces, 1 and 2 dimensional kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Conservation Laws, as well as Work, Energy, and Power. They learn to solve problems pertaining to these and to represent the solutions in mathematical and graphical format. Students also learn to solve problems pertaining to thermal energy.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1089

      This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of problem analysis, solution design, and program construction as it relates to a high-level programming language.  Emphasis is given to practical application of design constructs and algorithm development. Time pending, the rudiments of object-oriented programming will also be addressed. 

      The course provides the ability to develop and implement statistical analysis tools within the context of quality assurance in areas such as chemical processing, manufacturing and construction. Topics covered include central tendency, distribution analysis, linear regression, control charts and statistical process control.

      Statistical analysis includes methods such as central tendency, distribution analysis, linear regression, statistical process control.

      In this course, students are introduced to the skills and strategies necessary to present themselves and ideas to others in an effective manner. The course focuses on the goal of obtaining employment while developing presentation skills sought by potential employers.

      This course is designed to simplify typical electrical/ electronic engineering tasks using spreadsheet and simulation software. Here students are given the knowledge and skill to record, compute, and analyze data as well as to present this information in tabular and graphical format. They are also taught the functions and operations to capture, test, and simulate electrical circuits. This supports the problem-solving and decision-making process for technical issues as well as the professional presentation of technical documentation.

      A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

      This course is designed to introduce basic electronic communication concepts. Students are familiarized with a broad range of current technologies as applied to wired and wireless communication systems (i.e.: telephony, broadcast radio, satellite etc.).

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1069A

      This course is designed to support the Electronic Communications: Principles and Applications course to practically apply its theoretical constructs. In the lab setting, students carry out modules relating to the design, building, and analysis of electronic circuits that facilitate electronic communications.  The nature of the lab modules may vary depending on equipment availability.

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1069A
      • ELTE1074B
      • TELE1033A

      This course is designed to apply modulation and encoding techniques to build electronic circuits that facilitate electronic communications. Here students also learn to: manipulate electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation via radio frequency (RF) circuits, design antennae, and configure transmission lines to meet given communications performance standards.
       
      This course is supported by a lab course whereby students assemble circuits, as well as test and analyze their operation and performance.

      Prerequisites:

      • ELTE1069A
      • ELTE1074B

      This course is designed to teach students how to design and build basic electronic systems to remotely control robotic devices with mobile applications.

      Prerequisites:

      • PROG1312A
      • NCRC1168A

      This course is designed to build upon the knowledge and skill acquired in the Electronic Communications: Principles and Applications/ Lab courses. Here students learn the fundamental principles, industry standards, and best-practices associated with electronic communication systems such as: wired and wireless area networks, telephony systems, cellular networks, and satellite systems.
       
      This course is supported by a lab course where students establish communication pathways through various systems and measure their performance.

      Prerequisites:

      • TELE1032A
      • TELE1033A

      This course is designed to support the Electronic Communication Systems course to practically apply its theoretical content. In the lab, the student learns to assemble, configure, test, and troubleshoot a variety of electronic communication systems.
       
      The nature of the lab modules may vary depending on equipment availability.

      Prerequisites:

      • TELE1033A
      • TELE1032A
      • TELE1035A


      Specific Considerations

      This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).


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