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Electronic Engineering Technology

Electronic Engineering Technology

Design and test high-tech devices used in a variety of fields – healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas and green energy.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
2 Years
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Seats available


Electronic devices have become part of everyday life. Microprocessors, robots, lasers, fibre optics, biomedical electronics, satellite communications and wireless networking all use microelectronic technology.

With a wide range of applications, there's growing demand for Electronic Technologists who bring a comprehensive understanding of the principles of electricity, microcomputers, communications and industrial electronics and how they can be used to create solutions.

Electronic Engineering Technologists are finding rewarding work in many areas of our society. In the biomedical field, they operate and maintain a range of medical electronic equipment. For example, there is increased use of medical monitoring systems, which enable patients to carry on their daily activities while a sensor collects bio-data and transmits it back wirelessly or over the internet to medical personnel. In areas of ecology and wildlife conservation, electronic devices are used to track endangered species as they move about in the wild. In areas of green energy, the success of wind and solar energy technologies depends on accurate and sensitive monitoring and control systems. As consumers and industries continue to look for cleaner and more efficient products and services, electronic devices will increasingly be used to support and monitor processes and to collect and analyze data.

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 12 Math and Academic Grade 11 Physics.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • If you do not have the required academic credits, NSCC offers a variety of credit courses through the Academic & Career Connections program.

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end, and throughout the duration, of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • This program is eligible for an optional cooperative education (co-op) credit course between year one and two.
  • Co-op provides an opportunity for paid, full-time work placements that last 12 to 16 weeks.
  • Our co-op program follows Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) guidelines.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Career options

  • Electronics play a significant role in society and the number and range of employment opportunities for Electronic Technologists grow daily.
  • Graduates may find employment in many job functions related to electronics: maintenance, design or sales. Job responsibilities usually involve operating/maintaining equipment and systems and instructing others on how to use the equipment and devices. In some cases, technologists are also involved in design, collaborating with other technologists and engineers to create new devices.
  • Employment may be found in many industry sectors, including telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas, biomedical research, industrial instrumentation, consulting engineering, marine research, conservation and alternative energy.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit Career Options.

Choose NSCC

  • Study the theoretical concepts in class and then put the theory into action within the lab and shop environment. When you graduate, you already have the exposure to real life electrical settings.
  • You benefit from our expert faculty, who bring years of experience to the classroom and strong industry connections.
  • Continue your studies at university – This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more
  • This program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB), a standing committee of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT). CTAB accreditation means that this program has been evaluated against standards designed by industry leaders across Canada and is recognized internationally. Graduates may be eligible for membership with TechNova, the certifying organization for Engineering and Applied Science Technicians and Technologists in Nova Scotia.

Other info

  • No previous electronic experience is necessary.
  • Additional skills and abilities, including math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades and Technology programs. See the Trades and Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB).
  • This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Industrial safety standards require that you have adequate vision and colour perception to operate safely, in the shop and in the field, while performing tasks of this trade.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1245   Technical Communications I
COMM 2245   Technical Communications II
EETG 1002   DC Principles
EETG 1003   Electronic Circuits I
EETG 1004   Engineering CAD
EETG 1008   Computer Programming I
EETG 1010   AC Principles
EETG 1011   Electronic Fabrication
EETG 1012   Electronic Circuits II
EETG 1014   Electronic Circuits III
EETG 1015   Communications Systems I
EETG 1019   Data Acquisition Programming
EETG 1030   Digital Logic
EETG 1100   Work Experience
EETG 1118   Electronic CAD
EETG 1130   Advanced Logic and PLDs
EETG 3001   Applied Research Project I
EETG 3002   Industrial Electronics
EETG 3004   Communication Systems II
EETG 3006   Applied Research Project II
EETG 3009   Feedback Control Systems
EETG 3011   Embedded Controllers
EETG 3024   Advanced Embedded Systems
ENGI 1020   Engineering Technology Skills
MATH 1055   Calculus l
MATH 1070   Applied Math for Engineering Technology
MATH 2055   Calculus II
MATH 3055   Calculus III
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection
    Electronic Engineering Technology Elective. Students must take one of the following courses: EETG 3013, EETG 3022, ENGI 1012, EETD 5106

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