Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy, Diploma

With your new analytical and technical skills you’ll be well-prepared for a rewarding career in Electronics or Computer Engineering Technology - the essence of high tech. 

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Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options

Full-time

Open to International

Yes

Length

2.5 years

The essence of high tech

Start in September

Electronics and computer engineering embodies today’s high technology applications. This program puts you at the leading edge.

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Diversify your skills

The Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy program provides you with all the knowledge you need to work in a variety of positions associated with the electronics industry.

You'll develop analytical skills and learn how to apply them to electronic circuits and systems.

A world of possibilities

This unique program provides strong training in both hardware and software so you can be ready to take on a wide array of challenges in industry as a technologist. You will graduate with skills in embedded systems, communications, microelectronics, signal processing and control, with a particular focus on renewable energy solutions.

After graduation

You may convert your diploma into a degree by applying to the Electronics and Computer Engineering Bridge.

The eight-month bridge program leads directly into the third year of a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering at UVic; or to the final two years at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology—Renewable Energy program, you'll leave Camosun College with a broad knowledge of both electronics and computer engineering systems, enabling you to embrace high technology in all its forms, support local industry in maintaining current products and systems, and in creating the products of the future.

The ECET program gives special emphasis to the technologies and control of renewable energy systems, a growth sector in Canada and around the world. You'll receive hands-on experience with leading edge systems and products, and with industry standard development environments, which will help facilitate your smooth transition into the workplace.

As an Electronics or Computer Engineering Technologist, you'll have the opportunities to work on:

  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Analog and digital circuitry design
  • Microelectronics fabrication and testing (hardware and software)
  • Instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Microcontroller system design
  • Data gathering, processing and monitoring of renewable systems
  • Communications systems design and installation
  • Electronic control systems, robotics
  • Design and testing of microelectronics systems
  • Technical and sales support of solar-powered devices
  • Design of renewable energy solutions

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

Be the change

In the classroom, you’ll learn the theory behind analog and digital circuits, electronic devices and the major renewable energy sources being tapped today. In the laboratory, you’ll work with semiconductor devices, microprocessors, programming languages, solar panels, hydrogen fuel cells and small wind turbines.

What to expect

The program is delivered over five semesters, starting in September and running through to the end of April. You will have options of taking paid co-op or internship work terms but you do not have to decide until later in first year.

The program is rigorous, requiring you to do work outside of the classroom. In addition to approximately 30 hours per week of class time, you should expect to spend between 15-20 hours outside of the classroom per week.

Year 1

In your first year, you'll learn some fundamental electrical theory and apply this to semiconductors. You'll learn to program in the C language and will have completed your first microcontroller course.

Digital fundamentals will be understood and you'll have the opportunity to program PLDs using both a graphical interface as well as by VHDL. You'll also be introduced to a wide range of renewable energy technologies.

Year 2

In second year, you'll expand your knowledge to include more semiconductor devices and will learn about wireless communications.

You'll also learn about embedded Ethernet controllers, power electronics, control systems, DSP, operating systems such as LINUX, ARM microcontrollers, raspberry pi embedded systems, Internet of things technology, circuit board design, and transducers.

Year 3

You will have one final semester in the third year that covers project management and design for manufacturing.

Also in this third year you will work on a major Capstone project in a small team to design and build a prototype system. There will be a showcase event where you will be able to present your project and participate in a tradeshow-like environment.

Co-operative Education

In your co-op program, you’ll complete five academic terms and at least six months of work terms during the first two years. During the final year of the program, you'll complete the last two academic terms as well as a final work term.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy, Diploma

$15,265 (domestic)
$37,740 (international)

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy, Diploma, Co-op designation

$16,593 (domestic)
$40,940 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

  • C in English 12 
  • C in ENGL 092 
  • C in ENGL 103 
  • C in ENGL 130 
  • C in ENGL 142 
  • C in ELD 092 
  • C in ELD 097 
  • C in ELD 103  

One of:

And one of:

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your technology classes contact techinfo@camosun.ca

 

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Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan

Instructor - Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Ian Browning

Ian Browning

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Ian initially trained as an electro-mechanical design apprentice in the telecommunications field followed by further studies and industrial experience ...

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 Ian Cameron

Ian Cameron

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Justin Curran

Justin Curran

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

After completing his Technology diploma program at Camosun College, Justin bridged to the University of Victoria and now holds a degree in Electrical ...

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Trevor Curtis

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Gurbinder Dhade

Gurbinder Dhade

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Mel Dundas

Mel Dundas

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Sahitya Yadav Kandur

Sahitya Yadav Kandur

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Dr. Sahitya Yadav Kandur received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2017, and Post Doctoral res ...

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Wayne Mayes

Wayne Mayes

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Godfried Pimlott

Godfried Pimlott

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

BSc (Physics) UVIC 1987 BEng (Communications and Signal Processing)  UVIC 1991 Instructor, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Ca ...

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Todd Rayson

Todd Rayson

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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 Lindsay Stretch

Lindsay Stretch

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma – Camosun (1989) Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma – Camosun (1994) Electronics Engineering Bri ...

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 Joyce van de Vegte

Joyce van de Vegte

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Joyce van de Vegte completed her B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science in 1985 and her M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1988, both at the University of T ...

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James van Oort

Department Chair, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Phil Vreugdenhil

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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John Yang

John Yang

Acting Chair, Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon

Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Dr. Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon accomplished the uncommon feat of receiving each of her three degrees in a different language - Persian, Turkish and E ...

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

Electronics & Computer Engineering department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4528

vanOort@camosun.ca

 

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