An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.
Course Code: SAFE-1005
Manage technology-based projects. Students develop project charters, work breakdown structures, task and resources schedules. Monitoring and controlling of project scope, time, resources, costs, and quality are emphasized. Use of project management software as a tool to manage projects is also covered.
Course Code: BUSI-1500
Introduction to computer aided design tools used in the field of electronics. Students acquire the skills to create mechanical drawings using software design tools. Computer aided design tools to create schematic diagrams, simulate electronic circuits, and to design printed circuit boards are introduced.
Course Code: CADD-1010
Study of data communications, computer networking, and router configuration. Students examine the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, the TCP/IP protocol suite, Ethernet local-area networks (LANs), networking devices such as routers, switches, and hubs. Practical hands-on projects develop skills in the construction and testing of computer networks; Internet Protocol (IP) addressing schemes; and router configuration. The learning outcomes of this course map to portions of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.
Course Code: CNET-1010
An exploration of the architecture, components, and operation of routers and switches in enterprise networks. Students configure routers and switches for basic functionality, and troubleshoot to resolve common issues. The learning outcomes of this course map to components of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
Course Code: CNET-1021
An introduction to learning the written and oral communication of technical information. Students research, assemble and present technical information while analysing optimum mediums for industry-specific communication.
Course Code: COMM-1000
In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.
Course Code: COMP-1000
An introduction to problem solving, programming concepts and programming for electronics. Students design, construct and test basic computer applications using structural programming techniques. Emphasis is on developing a solid understanding of programming practices and methodologies as they relate to electronic engineering applications.
Course Code: CPRG-1020
Study of electricity, passive direct current (DC) circuits, and passive alternating current (AC) circuits. Learners analyze DC and AC circuits; select and test passive components; measure electrical quantities using appropriate test equipment. Construction and troubleshooting techniques for circuits are introduced. Simulating circuits and creating schematic diagrams using computer aided design software are also covered.
Course Code: ELEC-1200
Study of discrete semiconductor devices. The operational characteristics of discrete semiconductor components and component testing are explored. Students analysis, design, and troubleshoot circuits with discrete semiconductor devices. This course emphasizes the use of computer software to create schematic diagrams and for circuit simulation.
Course Code: ELTR-1000
Design analog circuits incorporating integrated circuits. Students make extensive use of computer aided design software to create schematic diagrams and to simulate the electronic circuits.
Course Code: ELTR-1020
Design digital logic circuits. Students analyze and design circuits using the standard building block devices required for digital circuits. The use of appropriate test equipment to diagnose faults in digital circuits is introduced. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer software to create schematic diagrams and for circuit simulation.
Course Code: ELTR-1100
Fabricate and test electronic systems. Students develop the skills to construct working prototypes of electronic systems. Skills developed include soldering, PCB assembly techniques, wiring techniques, ESD practices, mechanical fabrication, and creating assembly documents. Work place safety including the proper use and maintenance of tool are stressed. An introduction to surface mount devices is included.
Course Code: ELTR-1200
Design digital logic circuits using programmable logic. Students design, simulate, and test both combinational and sequential logic circuits implemented using programmable logic.
Course Code: ELTR-2100
Develop software and hardware for embedded control systems. Students design complete embedded control systems including logically structured software code and hardware interfaces to peripheral devices. The importance of project documentation and version control of files are stressed.
Course Code: ELTR-2300
Develop digital systems for real-time processing of signals. Students design and build systems that process electronic signals in real-time. The systems convert analog signals to digital for processing and convert the signal back to analog after processing.
Course Code: ELTR-2320
Introduction to the operation of communication systems. Students analyze analog and digital modulation schemes as well as multiplexing methods. Mathematical concepts such as Fourier series are applied to analyze signals. Students also troubleshoot and evaluate the performance of communication systems.
Course Code: ELTR-2400
Study of transmission media for communication systems. The effects of free space, fibre optic cable, and transmission lines on wave propagation are analyzed. Students design and install antennas and develop the skills to work safely with fibre optic components. After completing this course, students have the option to obtain the industry recognized CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) certification.
Course Code: ELTR-2420
Exploration of modern communication systems. Students examine the operation of communications systems such as cellular, satellite, microwave, wireless local area networks, RFID, and Bluetooth. Systems using short-range wireless technologies are designed and implemented.
Course Code: ELTR-2440
Exploration of systems for process control and data acquisition. Students develop programs for programmable logic controllers. Transducer selection and the design of signal conditioning circuitry are explored. Graphical programming tools for the acquisition and analysis of data are introduced.
Course Code: ELTR-2500
Design, construct, and test a major electronic system. The system must incorporate both hardware and software to solve a practical application problem. Students design the system and build a prototype to verify that the system meets required specifications. Formal project management techniques are used to manage the project. The course concludes with the delivery of a written technical report and an oral presentation of the completed project.
Course Code: ELTR-2620
Solve technical problems using mathematics and statistics. Students use algebraic functions, trigonometry, vectors, exponential and logarithmic equations, decibels, complex numbers, geometry, matrices, and basic statistics to solve technical problems encountered in the computer and electronics fields.
Course Code: MATH-1020
Introduction to differential and integral calculus. Students explore the concepts of continuity, limits, the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change, and the integral as the area under a curve. Methods of determining derivatives cover both algebraic and transcendental functions. Practical applications emphasize maximum/minimum problems and determining rates of change.
Course Code: MATH-1400
Solve technical problems using calculus. Students solve technical problems using advanced integration techniques, mathematical series, the LaPlace transform, and the Fourier transform. Practical applications emphasize the use of LaPlace and Fourier transforms to analyze electrical signals and circuits.
Course Code: MATH-2400
A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.
Course Code: NCPR-1001
Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.
Course Code: NCPR-1002
Students complete a work term during which they apply theoretical and practical skills obtained during the program. The opportunity to work in the field under direct supervision provides the student with an invaluable experience that enhances their overall learning.
Course Code: PRAC-2600
Exploration of ethical issues, environmental sustainability issues, legal and professional accountabilities relevant to electronic technologists.
Course Code: PROF-2100
Students develop a project proposal in preparation for the technology project. System specifications are established. Depth and appropriateness of the project as well as project time-lines and costs are determined.
Course Code: RSRC-2000