There is a strong need in today’s workplace for advanced skills related to design and development of software and electronic hardware solutions for embedded electronic systems.

In this two-year, four-term Embedded Systems Engineering Design Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, students integrate previous theoretical knowledge in areas such as electronics, information science, computer science, software science and communication science or other related fields into hands-on education necessary to prepare graduates for in-demand careers in embedded systems development.

Embedded Systems Engineering Design delivers a unique, interdisciplinary learning experience in embedded systems engineering fundamentals, design concepts and integration of modern communication principles with industrial and portable electronic devices. This program provides an in-depth understanding of the complex challenges of modern industrial and business operations in the field of embedded devices and systems.

Program curriculum prepares students with the core competencies required to progress to the advanced, practical courses on embedded systems development, and the final term will enhance all learning outcomes through a research project. Working in a variety of embedded hardware and software roles or as project managers or entrepreneurs, graduates will learn the skills needed for many exciting careers.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

Admission Requirements

A university degree in Electronics Science Engineering, Information Science Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Software Science Engineering, Telecommunication Science Engineering or a related discipline.
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A college diploma in a related discipline with relevant work experience as determined by the college.
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An acceptable combination of work experience and post-secondary education as determined by the college.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
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IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first semester of study.
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Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Employment Opportunities

Career positions may include, but are not limited to, embedded software engineers, software designers, telecommunications software engineers, systems integration engineers, firmware engineers, embedded designers and firmware testing engineers.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.