For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Distinguish, identify and relate between the principal layers of a complex communications system.
- Know all important telecommunications principles and equipment, protocol suites, architectures, regulatory bodies and common carrier services as well as issues of cross-protocol communications.
- Have the skills required to install, administer and manage a Local Area Network (LAN) and be able to network that LAN to other network segments over wide area links.
- Know the theory behind and the basic use of network testing, monitoring and management instruments and systems.
- Apply basic computing principles and programming skills to install software, configure devices, troubleshoot and maintain a data network.
- Be able to assess the communications needs of a client, perform a broad brush analysis of the traffic conditions associated with these needs and then determine the optimal connectivity for the conditions.
- Know the range of data communications services associated with the dominant public carrier services in Canada today and be able to estimate point to point costs using tariff schedules.
- Apply basic electronic and digital principles and instrumentation in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of communications hardware.
- Apply the principles of mathematics, science and engineering and utilize information from handbooks, journals, regulations and specifications to resolve telecommunications problems.
- Schedule or supervise telecommunications projects and follow up with written reports in accordance with established formats and procedures.
- Know and be able to apply basic management principles such as project and time management, break-even analysis, planning and control.
- Communicate effectively with associates in written, oral or schematic form.