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Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma

This diploma program provides training in analog and digital electronic systems and equipment. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of circuit and system concepts as well as proper techniques for measurement and calibration.

Graduates find employment in the areas of communications, microcomputer applications and system control. Most jobs relate to the installation, operation, maintenance and sales of complex electrical and electronic equipment for government agencies, educational institutions and private companies. Some graduates may be employed as assistants to scientists and engineers on research and development projects. With the increasing use of automatic and computerized control in industry, there is a growing demand for technologists with a knowledge of both analog and digital techniques and computer systems.

National Accreditation: The Electronic Engineering Technology program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) with recognized program strengths in Computer Systems, Microcontrollers, Automated Control Systems, Communications Systems, Troubleshooting, and Technology Reports.  While attending Okanagan College, students may register with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. (ASTTBC).

Admission Requirements

Regular Students

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
  • A grade of 60% or better in Physics 11. Physics 12 or Applied Physics 12 is recommended.
  • Math requirement:

A minimum of 60% in any of:

      • Pre-calculus Grade 12
      • Principles of Mathematics 12
      • Applications of Mathematics 12
      • Adult Basic Education MATH 012
      • Okanagan College MATH 120
    • Or a minimum of 67% in any of:
      • Pre-calculus Grade 11
      • Principles of Mathematics 11
      • Adult Basic Education 011

Or a minimum of 70% in an Okanagan College Mathematics 11 Proficiency Test

  • The Electronic Engineering Technology program stresses the use of computers in solving engineering problems. It is recommended that students entering the program have a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools software. An introductory course in computers or computer experience is strongly recommended.

Mature Students

Applicants who do not have secondary school graduation may apply as a mature student provided they are at least 19 years of age and have not attended secondary school on a full-time basis for a year or more. Mature students must complete specific entrance requirements that apply to regular applicants.

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the prescribed courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.

Program Outline

First Year
Semester One (16 weeks)
ELEN 115 Computer Components and Peripherals
ELEN 116 Programming and Interfacing
ELEN 130 Electrical Circuits
ELEN 132 Fabrication I
ELEN 136 Introduction to Electronics
MATH 137 Mathematics for Electronic Engineering Technology I
Semester Two (20 weeks)
ELEN 126 Digital Electronics
ELEN 140 Electrical Circuits II
ELEN 142 Fabrication II
ELEN 145 Communication I
ELEN 146 Electronic Circuits
MATH 147 Mathematics for Electronic Engineering Technology II
Second Year
Semester Three (16 weeks)
ELEN 215 Computer Systems II
ELEN 216 Microcontroller Technology
ELEN 254 Analog and Digital Systems I
ELEN 256 Analog and Digital Signal Processing
MATH 257 Mathematics for Electronic Engineering Technology III
PHYS 125 Physics for Electronic Engineering Technology
Co-op Education Employment Seminar
Semester Four (20 weeks)
ELEN 226 Embedded Systems
ELEN 227 Project and Report
ELEN 263 Control Systems
ELEN 264 Analog and Digital Systems II
ELEN 265 Communications II
CMNS 132 Technical Communication I for Engineering Technology
Co-op Group
ELEN 101 Co-op Work Term I (January - April) 4 months
ELEN 102 Co-op Work Term II (May - August) 4 months
ELEN 103 Co-op Work Term III (September - December) 4 months

Program Area:


Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Sep)




  • Full-Time


2018-19: $12,046.69 (Total for the two year program)

  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees


This program is student loan eligible.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 03/24/2019