What will I learn?

Develop your skills

Develop high-level programming and computer engineering skills that translate directly to the workplace and are in high demand among employers. During second year Technology you can apply to join paid co-op work terms. Three terms will qualify you for a co-op Technology diploma.

Fundamental principles to advanced concepts

Sheridan's Computer Engineering program places more emphasis on fundamental math and engineering principles than most computer engineering colleges. Second- and third-year courses focus on advanced computer engineering concepts, ranging from software development to embedded systems design.

Professional affiliations and more

When you graduate from Sheridan's Computer Engineering Technician/Technology program, you'll have completed all the academic requirements for professional certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Additional requirements for certification exist and are established by OACETT.

Career Opportunities

Computer engineering technology skills are extremely marketable across many industries. Sheridan graduates are particularly well qualified for jobs that involve programmable controllers, data acquisition systems, embedded controllers and electronic instrumentation.

Recent graduates have moved into the following careers:

  • Embedded Systems Designer
  • iPhone App Developer
  • Network Analyst and/or Network Installer
  • Network Designer
  • Product Development Specialist
  • Software Specialist
  • Systems Analyst

Computer Engineering Technician (Diploma) Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Use documented solutions to troubleshoot technical problems involving computing devices.
  • Support the integration of multiple software and hardware components using appropriate network architecture.
  • Configure, troubleshoot, and maintain a variety of computer systems in accordance with documented functional requirements.
  • Install and maintain the operations of a variety of computer hardware, software, and networked systems.
  • Apply principles of digital and analog circuits to the troubleshooting of embedded computing devices.
  • Contribute to the analysis, building, testing, implementation, and maintenance of applications.
  • Apply knowledge of security issues related to computing devices.
  • Conform to workplace expectations found in technology environments.
  • Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,301.00 (US$ 13,854) per year
Start date

6 January 2020


Sheridan College (Ontario)

Davis Campus,

7899 McLaughlin Road,


Ontario (ON),

L6Y 5H9, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must hold Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U); plus
  • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (MCT4C) or Grade 11 Functions (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U) or any Grade 12 (U) Mathematics;

English-language proficiency testing:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module: 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5

PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 58 - Overall Minimum Score (49L,W,S,R)

FCE (Cambridge English First): 174 - Cambridge English Scale or FCE B

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced): 180 - Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency): 200 - Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes): 70%

Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment): 4.0 – Listening Band, 4.0 – Reading Combined Band, CLB 7 – Writing