Courses may include
These are some of the courses offered in this program. It is not a complete list and courses are subject to change in advance of the academic year.
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ELEC 3000 - Practical Electronics I
Students will learn the basics of electronics through application and construction of electronic devices and be introduced to basic circuit theory, interpreting schematics, and utilizing basic tools resulting in practical experience constructing an electronic project.
ELEC 3010 - Embedded Controllers I
This course introduces students to the design and programming of embedded systems using microcontrollers and microprocessors. Students will build a series of embedded systems using common architectures such as x86/x64, ARM, and Atmel processors to create smart devices and sensors that individually process the data they collect, otherwise known as edge computing.
ELEC 3011 - Practical Electronics II
This course builds upon knowledge gained in Practical Electronics I. Students will build more complex circuits using transistors, integrated circuits (ICs) and microcontrollers and examine how common IoT devices work and how to use them safely. The course will also discuss different types of sensors and how they can be integrated into a circuit.
INFT 3010 - Integrated Project
Working within teams, students will integrate skills and knowledge to develop a real world IoT project using an agile framework to manage it effectively and regularly present their work to peers for feedback.
INFT 3020 - Capstone Project
Working with a client, students will integrate skills and knowledge from previous courses to continuously improve their project and add additional functionality. Students will also explore manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and service-learning applications of the project.
INFT 5500 - Work Experience
This course is either a campus-based or external applied learning experience which may consist of work experience, directed studies, industry projects or applied research.
ISEC 3010 - IoT Security
This course introduces students to issues related to securing IoT devices and the networks that host them. Students will examine networked IoT devices, operating systems, and protocols and discuss common vulnerabilities and exploits.
MOBI 3000 - Mobile Development
Students will develop applications for popular mobile devices that will be used to view the status of an IoT device, read the device’s inputs and control the device’s outputs. Applications will be written for modern Android and/or iOS devices.
NETW 3012 - Cloud Services
Students will learn how to connect electronic devices and sensors to cloud services to store data, visualize the data in different ways and monitor real-time information. They will also examine the current protocols used to communicate to the cloud, how to ensure the data is secure and how to host a personal "cloud" to build a complete end-to-end system.
OSYS 3012 - Embedded Operating Systems
This course examines the details of various embedded and real-time operating systems. Students get hands-on experience with several embedded operating systems and the specialized hardware used to run them and learn to assess the requirements of specific applications within the constraints of embedded hardware. Various case studies will be used to demonstrate course concepts.
PROG 3011 - Embedded C
This is a C programming course with a hardware focus. Students will learn the basics of the language using a PC, but will begin by using embedded devices (RPi, Arduino, PICs) to see the differences in development processes. Students are assumed to have programmed previously in both Java and Python. Advanced programming concepts, such as debugging and troubleshooting techniques are also covered.
PROG 3012 - IoT Programming with Java Script
PROG 5015 - Introduction to Embedded Systems Programming
This course introduces the fundamentals of programming in relation to embedded development and covers basic programming concepts such as decisions, loops, and functions.
SAFE 1000 - Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
This course offers learners basic overview of WHMIS principles and establishes a solid foundation to support workplace-specific training on the safe storage and handling of controlled/hazardous products. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive basic WHMIS certification.
SAFE 1001 - Introduction to NS OH&S Act
This course offers students an introduction to the Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Act of Nova Scotia, which is required by any person employed in a Nova Scotia workplace. This is a generic, introductory course that provides basic knowledge of the Act for students and is considered to be the basis from which more specific training can be given.
In addition to their required courses, learners will also complete 2.25 units from a list of electives or an acceptable equivalent based upon approval from faculty and the academic chair: