What will I learn?

The Embedded Systems graduate certificate program provides electrical and electronic engineering graduates with hands-on opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills that will permit them to work effectively in embedded systems product and device development.

Topics covered range from computer software and industrial control systems to health and safety and quality assurance. The program integrates a hands-on, practical approach to learning, augmenting the theoretical knowledge that graduate engineers already have. Applied projects and lab work help prepare graduates for a technical career in embedded systems product development and related fields. The program also includes entrepreneurship and communication courses that help build the ‘softer skills’ sought by employers in the industry.

Employment Opportunities

After graduation, students may find themselves working in a variety of positions including Design Technologist, Embedded Systems Developer, Technical Support Analyst and Electrical Systems Integrator.

Which department am I in?

School of Health, Negahneewin and Community Services

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,559.00 (US$ 13,775) per year
Start date

7 January 2022


Confederation College

Thunder Bay Campus,

1450 Nakina Drive,


Ontario (ON),

P7C 4W1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A four year degree from an accredited university or college. English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT: 88, Academic Academic IELTS: 6.5, no band lower than 6.0, PTE-A: 60 (no communicative skill lower than 54).

For international students

Graduates of a four-year degree program in electrical/electronic engineering (must be 1st or 2nd class upper).

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: 88
  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 (no band lower than 5.5)
  • PTE-A: 60 (no communicative skill lower than 54)

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