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Wireless Telecommunications


Ontario Graduate Certificate


Program Code: 20331

Campus: North

Length: 2 semesters starting in September

The Canadian wireless industry supports more than 280,000 jobs, and the sector is continuing to grow. Graduates of this program have numerous employment opportunities available to them in the planning, developing, manufacturing, co-ordinating, implementing, maintaining and managing of telecommunications systems for business and government. Graduates have found work with:

  • cell phone service providers
  • equipment manufacturers
  • in-house information technology (IT) departments
  • sales departments
  • specialized telecommunication and networking companies

The program focuses on three main outcomes: RF and Optical test and measurement, IP addressing and networking, and troubleshooting of a number of wireless protocols and systems. Students learn the latest technologies using up-to-date equipment and are taught in small classes by experienced faculty and industry leaders.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
WLS 5000: Applied Electromagnetics Online / In-Person Online / In-person

Lecture; 2 hr lab in-person starting week 3

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

WLS 5002: RF Technology Online / In-Person Online / In-person

Lecture; 2 hr lab in-person starting week 3

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

WLS 5003: Telecommunication Systems Online / In-Person Online / In-person

Lecture; 2 hr lab in-person starting week 3

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

WLS 5004: Data Networks Online / In-Person Online / In-person

Lecture; 2 hr lab in-person starting week 3

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

WLS 5500: Microwave and Fibre Optics Online / In-Person Online / In-person

Lecture; 2 hr lab in-person starting week 3

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
WLS 5501: Broadband Communications and Security Online / In-person

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

WLS 5503: Mobile Technologies Online / In-person

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

WLS 5505: Wireless Data Networks Online / In-person

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

WLS 5506: LTE Core Online / In-person

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

WLS 5507: Wireless Project and ITIL Online / In-person

Lectures online; Weekly in-person lab, starting Week 3

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma in Physics, Mathematics, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications, or an Engineering-related field

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,926.98
  • international: $18,910.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,397.08 $2,397.08
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $95.00 $95.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,010.99 $2,871.63
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,397.08 $2,397.08
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $2,915.99 $2,776.63

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,631.09 $8,631.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $95.00 $95.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,726.09 $8,726.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i7 (Quad 4) Intel i7 (Quad 4 or higher)
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 16GB of RAM Expandable to 32GB (required for 2nd and 3rd semester NEST students)
Storage 250GB storage space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Network Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Kevin Ramdas, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5323
Kevin.ramdas@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: October 27, 2020