Bachelor of Technology
Electronics and Controls Engineering


This degree program combines theoretical principles with the hands-on experience and technical courses related to electronics, instrumentation, and computer control industry. Aspects unique to electrical engineering, analog/digital design, industrial instrumentation/control, microelectronics, and wireless systems are emphasized. The program is available in a 4-year co-op, 3-year fast-track, 1-year post-diploma/degree, and 1-year joint-program format.

Students wishing to start their careers early may choose to Graduate with the Electrical Engineering Technology (Instrumentation and Controls) Diploma after successfully completing terms One to Five.

Students successfully completing the program to the Diploma Level or beyond may apply for National Certification as a Certified Engineering Technologist through TechNOVA formerly known as the Society for Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Nova Scotia


High School Graduates: five Grade 12 advanced or academic courses including English and Mathematics, and two other sciences (Physics is recommended); with an overall average of at least 60%.

Diploma/Degree Graduates: appropriately accredited community college diploma at the technologist level, or university science degree, in electrical/electronics and closely related programs only. CBU has an agreement with many colleges which specifies the matching programs and, in some cases, matching courses that allow transfer credits.

Partially completed diploma/degree: Admissions and course selection will be done on an individual basis in consultation with an academic advisor from the Engineering Department. Also, CBU has an agreement with some colleges for special joint programs which allows the student to enter the degree program before the diploma requirements are met.

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