Wireless Networking Program
(Postgraduate)
(T411)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Wireless Networking
  • Code: T411
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    1 year (3 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School: Computer Technology
  • Location: Casa Loma Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $5,747.00 *
  • International Tuition:
    $25,544.00 **
  • Fall 2022 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 3: Hybrid
  • Winter 2023 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 2: On Campus

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighbourhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world. George Brown’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

Full Description

Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighbourhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world.

George Brown College’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

We offer you a unique choice of career direction. You can specialize in:

  • Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Broadband Technologies
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Technologies

Other program advantages:

  • We have departed from the traditional lecture-based course structure. Students learn in labs by practising on the equipment that they will use when they enter the workforce.
  • In conjunction with our corporate partners, students may be involved in real-world projects for one or two days per week, making proposals and then working in teams to plan projects, set schedules and achieve goals.
  • George Brown has created up-to-date wireless, security, VoIP, RF and LTE labs so that all students gain individual hands-on experience.
  • Students will have access to NETLAB, giving them remote access to the Cisco Academy and VMWare labs.
  • After finishing the program, students will have bridging options to other postsecondary and postgraduate programs in the School of Computer Technology.

Note: In this rapidly changing industry, program improvements are being made on an ongoing basis, which may result in course changes. Changes are made in consultation with our Program Advisory Committee, which is composed of academic staff and industry representatives from small, medium-sized and large corporations.

Please note: Students who start the program in January (Winter term) will be required to attend classes during the summer months (May to August).

Technology Requirements

This program requires students to have access to a personal computer with the following specifications: 

  • 8 GB minimum (16 GB RAM recommended0 
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive (500+ GB is optimal) 
  • Quad-core i5/i7 2.4GHz or better 
  • Webcam 

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate demonstrates the ability to:

  1. Test and measure RF (radio frequency) signals, attenuation and antenna systems.
  2. Assist with the preparation and execution of wireless site surveys.
  3. Build a wired and/or wireless computer network using system design documentation.
  4. Measure performance of both wired and wireless network components and applications using a variety of basic and advanced network management tools.
  5. Produce documentation and reports related to network components and applications performance.
  6. Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems related to both wired and wireless networks using standardized approaches and methodologies.
  7. Install and upgrade network hardware (e.g., workstations, servers, wireless access points, routers, switches, firewalls) and related components and software according to best practices in the industry.
  8. Monitor and evaluate network security issues and perform basic security audits on both wired and wireless networks.
  9. Assist in the collection and analysis of user requirements related to wired and wireless networks.
  10. Utilize change control, issue documentation and problem escalation procedures and processes as per industry best practices.
  11. Generate and maintain “as built” network documentation following industry best practices.
  12. Compare network performance against service levels and assist in the development of action plans as required against service level agreements.
  13. Employ concepts and practices as defined in ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) to manage IT services and operation, including project management tools and techniques.

Courses

Required Courses

PRINTABLE CURRICULUM PLANNER 2022-2023

SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name
COMP 1153 Introduction to RF/Wireless Communication Principles
COMP 1154 Networking Technologies Fundamentals
COMP 1240 Operating Systems
COMP 1241 WLAN Administration
COMP 1205 IT Best Practices
COMP 4040 Introduction to SOC

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
COMP 1159 Introduction to Voice Network Technology and Techniques
COMP 1247 Mobile and IoT Technologies
COMP 1161 Security and Advanced Data Network Technologies
COMP 1207 Data Centre and Virtualization Technology
COMP 4074 Wireless Network Security

SEMESTER 3

Code Course Name
COMP 2105 Advanced Network Analysis
COMP 4057 Ethical Hacking
COMP 4063 Capstone Project
COMP 1214 Advanced Security Infrastructure and Deployment Technologies
COMP 2145 4G and 5G Technologies

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

 

    Career Options

    The specialized education in this program helps graduates get jobs in a wide variety of positions connected with:

    • wireless LAN support
    • wireless service providers
    • cellular and broadband providers
    • data centres
    • enterprise system support

    Tuition and Fees

    Domestic Tuition

    $5,747.00 *

    International Tuition

    $25,544.00 **

    Additional Costs

    * Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for three semesters of programs starting in Fall 2021. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2022 and at later dates.

    ** Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the three semesters of the program starting in Fall 2022. Fees are subject to change for programs semester starting at later dates.

    International Students

    Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

    Financial Assistance

    This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

    How to Qualify and Apply

    Admission Requirements

    • Three-year College diploma or Bachelor's degree*

    * Please note that domestic applicants who are submitting international transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca

    English Language Proficiency

    • Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the college level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

    Please visit English Proficiency for more information.

    Course Exemptions

    College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit Transfer Guide for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

    How to Apply

    Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

    International Students

    Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

    International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

    Contact Us

    School of Computer Technology

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287
    Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

    The office hours are:
    Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Program Co-ordinator: Khalid Danok
    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3675
    Email: kdanok@georgebrown.ca

    For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

    International Students

    Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

    Visit Our Campus

    The Wireless Networking program is offered through our School of Computer Technology from our Casa Loma Campus at 146 Kendal Avenue in Toronto. Sign up for an information session or campus tour to learn more about George Brown College and the program. You can also explore our virtual tour.

    Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

    Wireless Networking Program
    (Postgraduate)
    (T411)

    2022-20232023-2024
    • Program Name:
      Wireless Networking
    • Code: T411
    • Credential:
      Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Method of Study:
      Full-time
    • Duration:
      1 year (3 semesters)
    • Centre:
    • School: Computer Technology
    • Location: Casa Loma Campus
    • Starting Months: January, September
    • Domestic Tuition:
      $5,755.00 †
    • Spring 2022 Delivery:
      Semester 2, 3: Hybrid
    • Winter 2022 Delivery:
      Semester 1, 2: Online

    Compare up to 3 programs

    Overview

    Program Overview

    Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighbourhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world. George Brown’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

    Full Description

    Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighbourhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world.

    George Brown College’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

    Other program advantages:

    • We have departed from the traditional lecture-based course structure. Students learn in labs by practising on the equipment that they will use when they enter the workforce.
    • In conjunction with our corporate partners, students may be involved in real-world projects for one or two days per week, making proposals and then working in teams to plan projects, set schedules and achieve goals.
    • George Brown has created up-to-date wireless, security, VoIP, RF and LTE labs so that all students gain individual hands-on experience.
    • Students will have access to NETLAB, giving them remote access to the Cisco Academy and VMWare labs.
    • After finishing the program, students will have bridging options to other post-secondary and postgraduate programs in the School of Computer Technology.

    Note: In this rapidly changing industry, program improvements are being made on an ongoing basis, which may result in course changes. Changes are made in consultation with our Program Advisory Committee, which is composed of academic staff and industry representatives from small, medium-sized and large corporations.

    Please note: Students who start the program in January (Winter term) will be required to attend classes during the summer months (May to August).

    Program Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Test and measure RF (radio frequency) signals, attenuation and antenna systems.
    2. Assist with the preparation and execution of wireless site surveys.
    3. Build a wired and/or wireless computer network using system design documentation.
    4. Measure performance of both wired and wireless network components and applications using a variety of basic and advanced network management tools.
    5. Produce documentation and reports related to network components and applications performance.
    6. Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems related to both wired and wireless networks using standardized approaches and methodologies.
    7. Install and upgrade network hardware (e.g., workstations, servers, wireless access points, routers, switches, firewalls) and related components and software according to best practices in the industry.
    8. Monitor and evaluate network security issues and perform basic security audits on both wired and wireless networks.
    9. Assist in the collection and analysis of user requirements related to wired and wireless networks.
    10. Utilize change control, issue documentation and problem escalation procedures and processes as per industry best practices.
    11. Generate and maintain “as built” network documentation following industry best practices.
    12. Compare network performance against service levels and assist in the development of action plans as required against service level agreements.
    13. Employ concepts and practices as defined in ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) to manage IT services and operation, including project management tools and techniques.

    Courses

    Required Courses

    PRINTABLE CURRICULUM PLANNER 2021-2022

    SEMESTER 1

    Code Course Name Pre-requisite
    COMP 1153 Introduction to RF/Wireless Communication Principles NONE
    COMP 1154 Networking Technologies Fundamentals NONE
    COMP 1240 Operating Systems NONE
    COMP 1241 WLAN Administration NONE
    COMP 1205 IT Best Practices NONE
    COMP 4040 Introduction to SOC NONE

    SEMESTER 2

    Code Course Name Pre-requisite
    COMP 1159 Introduction to Voice Network Technology and Techniques NONE
    COMP 1247 Mobile and IoT Technologies COMP 1153
    COMP 1161 Security and Advanced Data Network Technologies COMP 1154
    COMP 1207 Data Centre and Virtualization Technology COMP 1154
    COMP 4074 Wireless Network Security NONE

    SEMESTER 3

    Code Course Name Pre-requisite
    COMP 2105 Advanced Network Analysis COMP 1161
    COMP 4057 Ethical Hacking COMP 4040
    COMP 4063 Capstone Project COMP 1161
    COMP 1214 Advanced Security Infrastructure & Deployment Technologies COMP 1161
    COMP 2145 4G and 5G Technologies COMP 1247

    For the field projects, students will work in teams supervised by our industry partners.

    Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

    Your Career

    The specialized education in this program helps graduates get jobs in a wide variety of positions connected with:

    • wireless LAN support
    • wireless service providers
    • cellular and broadband providers
    • data centres
    • enterprise system support

    Tuition and Fees

    Domestic Tuition

    $5,755.00 †

    Additional Costs

    † Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for three semesters of programs starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

    International Students

    Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

    Financial Assistance

    This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

    How to Qualify and Apply

    Admission Requirements

    • Three-year College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree*

    * Please note that domestic applicants who are submitting international transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca

    English Language Proficiency

    • Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

    Please visit English Proficiency for more information.

    Course Exemptions

    College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit Transfer Guide for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

    How to Apply

    Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

    International Students

    Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

    International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

    Student Success

    Nancy Nangia, 2008 Graduate

    “George Brown College allowed me to gain hands-on experience and develop networks with people in the field. Every day I use the concepts and skills I gained in the program.”

    Contact Us

    School of Computer Technology

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287

    Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

    The office hours are:

    Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Program Co-ordinator: Khalid Danok

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3675

    Email: kdanok@georgebrown.ca

    For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

    International Students

    Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

    Visit Our Campus

    The Wireless Networking program is offered through our School of Computer Technology from our Casa Loma Campus at 146 Kendal Avenue in Toronto. Sign up for an information session or campus tour to learn more about George Brown College and the program. You can also explore our virtual tour.

    Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

    Wireless Networking Program
    (Postgraduate)
    (T411)

    2022-20232023-2024
    • Program Name:
      Wireless Networking
    • Code: T411
    • Credential:
      Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Method of Study:
      Full-time
    • Duration:
      1 year (3 semesters)
    • Centre:
    • School: Computer Technology
    • Location: Casa Loma Campus
    • Starting Months: January, September
    • Domestic Tuition:
      $5,755.00 †
    • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
      Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

    Compare up to 3 programs

    Overview

    Program Overview

    Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighbourhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world. George Brown’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

    Full Description

    Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighbourhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world.

    George Brown College’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

    We offer you a unique choice of career direction. You can specialize in:

    • Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Broadband Technologies
    • Advanced Network Security
    • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Technologies

    Other program advantages:

    • We have departed from the traditional lecture-based course structure. Students learn in labs by practicing on the equipment that they will use when they enter the workforce.
    • In conjunction with our corporate partners, students may be involved in real-world projects for one or two days per week, making proposals and then working in teams to plan projects, set schedules and achieve goals.
    • George Brown has created up-to-date wireless, security, VoIP, RF and LTE labs so that all students gain individual hands-on experience.
    • Students will have access to NETLAB, giving them remote access to the Cisco Academy and VMWare labs.
    • After finishing the program, students will have bridging options to other post-secondary and postgraduate programs in the School of Computer Technology.

    Note: In this rapidly changing industry, program improvements are being made on an ongoing basis, which may result in course changes. Changes are made in consultation with our Program Advisory Committee, which is composed of academic staff and industry representatives from small, medium-sized and large corporations.

    Please note: Students who start the program in January (Winter term) will be required to attend classes during the summer months (May to August).

    Program Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Test and measure RF (radio frequency) signals, attenuation and antenna systems.
    2. Assist with the preparation and execution of wireless site surveys.
    3. Build a wired and/or wireless computer network using system design documentation.
    4. Measure performance of both wired and wireless network components and applications using a variety of basic and advanced network management tools.
    5. Produce documentation and reports related to network components and applications performance.
    6. Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems related to both wired and wireless networks using standardized approaches and methodologies.
    7. Install and upgrade network hardware (e.g. workstations, servers, wireless access points, routers, switches, firewalls) and related components and software according to best practices in the industry.
    8. Monitor and evaluate network security issues and perform basic security audits on both wired and wireless networks.
    9. Assist in the collection and analysis of user requirements related to wired and wireless networks.
    10. Utilize change control, issue documentation and problem escalation procedures and processes as per industry best practices.
    11. Generate and maintain “as built” network documentation following industry best practices.
    12. Compare network performance against service levels and assist in the development of action plans as required against service level agreements.
    13. Employ concepts and practices as defined in ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) to manage IT services and operation, including project management tools and techniques.

    Courses

    Required Courses

    Printable Curriculum Planner 2020-2021

    SEMESTER 1

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP1153 Introduction to RF/Wireless Communication Principles
    COMP1154 Networking Technologies Fundamentals
    COMP1156 Introduction to UNIX
    COMP1201 Wireless Networking Service and Applications
    COMP1205 IT Best Practices
    COMP1219 Data Communications Fundamentals

    SEMESTER 2

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP1159 Introduction to Voice Network Technology and Techniques
    COMP1160 RF/Wireless Techniques
    COMP1161 Security and Advanced Data Network Technologies
    COMP1207 Data Centre and Virtualization Technology
    COMP1208 Server Operating System Technologies

    SEMESTER 3

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP2105 Advanced Network Analysis
    COMP2106 Advanced Network Management
    COMP4063 Capstone Project

    For the field projects, students will work in teams supervised by our industry partners.

    Students in the third semester are required to choose one set of program specialization courses. Minimum enrolment and grade point averages are required for each option to be offered.

    SET 1 – LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) and BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES.

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP2145 4G and 5G Technologies
    COMP2146 LTE Core and IMS Deployment

    SET 2 – ADVANCED NETWORK SECURITY

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP1214 Advanced Security Infrastructure and Deployment Technologies
    COMP4074 Securing Wireless and Mobile Network Access

    SET 3 – VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP2118 VoIP Network Technologies
    COMP2119 VoIP Network Deployment and Maintenance

    Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

    Your Career

    The specialized education in this program helps graduates get jobs in a wide variety of positions connected with:

    • wireless LAN support
    • wireless service providers
    • cellular and broadband providers
    • data centres
    • enterprise system support

    Tuition and Fees

    Domestic Tuition

    $5,755.00 †

    Additional Costs

    † Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for three semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

    International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

    Financial Assistance

    This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

    How to Qualify and Apply

    Admission Requirements

    • Three-year College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree*

    * Please note that Domestic applicants who are submitting International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca

    English Language Proficiency

    • Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

    Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more information.

    Course Exemptions

    College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

    Apply to

    Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

    How to Apply

    Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

    International Students

    Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

    International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

    Student Success

    Nancy Nangia, 2008 Graduate

    “George Brown College allowed me to gain hands-on experience and develop networks with people in the field. Every day I use the concepts and skills I gained in the program.”

    Contact Us

    School of Computer Technology

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287

    Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

    The office hours are:

    Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Program Co-ordinator: Khalid Danok

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3675

    Email: kdanok@georgebrown.ca

    For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

    International Students

    Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

    Visit Our Campus

    The Wireless Networking program is offered through our School of Computer Technology from our Casa Loma Campus at 146 Kendal Avenue in Toronto. Sign up for an Information Session or Campus Tour to learn more about George Brown College and the program. You can also explore our virtual tour.

    Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

    Wireless Networking Program
    (Postgraduate)
    (T411)

    2022-20232023-2024

    Compare up to 3 programs

    Overview

    Program Overview

    Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighbourhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world. George Brown’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

    Full Description

    Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighbourhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world.

    George Brown College’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

    We offer you a unique choice of career direction. You can specialize in:

    • Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Broadband Technologies
    • Advanced Network Security
    • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Technologies

    Other program advantages:

    • We have departed from the traditional lecture-based course structure. Students learn in labs by practicing on the equipment that they will use when they enter the workforce.
    • In conjunction with our corporate partners, students may be involved in real-world projects for one or two days per week, making proposals and then working in teams to plan projects, set schedules and achieve goals.
    • George Brown has created up-to-date wireless, security, VoIP, RF and LTE labs so that all students gain individual hands-on experience.
    • Students will have access to NETLAB, giving them remote access to the Cisco Academy and VMWare labs.
    • After finishing the program, students will have bridging options to other post-secondary and postgraduate programs in the School of Computer Technology.

    Note: In this rapidly changing industry, program improvements are being made on an ongoing basis, which may result in course changes. Changes are made in consultation with our Program Advisory Committee, which is composed of academic staff and industry representatives from small, medium-sized and large corporations.

    Please note: Students who start the program in January (Winter term) will be required to attend classes during the summer months (May to August).

    Program Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Test and measure RF (radio frequency) signals, attenuation and antenna systems.
    2. Assist with the preparation and execution of wireless site surveys.
    3. Build a wired and/or wireless computer network using system design documentation.
    4. Measure performance of both wired and wireless network components and applications using a variety of basic and advanced network management tools.
    5. Produce documentation and reports related to network components and applications performance.
    6. Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems related to both wired and wireless networks using standardized approaches and methodologies.
    7. Install and upgrade network hardware (e.g. workstations, servers, wireless access points, routers, switches, firewalls) and related components and software according to best practices in the industry.
    8. Monitor and evaluate network security issues and perform basic security audits on both wired and wireless networks.
    9. Assist in the collection and analysis of user requirements related to wired and wireless networks.
    10. Utilize change control, issue documentation and problem escalation procedures and processes as per industry best practices.
    11. Generate and maintain “as built” network documentation following industry best practices.
    12. Compare network performance against service levels and assist in the development of action plans as required against service level agreements.
    13. Employ concepts and practices as defined in ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) to manage IT services and operation, including project management tools and techniques.

    Courses

    Required Courses

    Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

    SEMESTER 1

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP1153 Introduction to RF/Wireless Communication Principles
    COMP1154 Equipment Deployment, Interconnectivity and Wiring
    COMP1156 Introduction to UNIX
    COMP1201 Wireless Networking Service and Applications
    COMP1205 IT Best Practices
    COMP1219 Data Communications Fundamentals

    SEMESTER 2

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP1159 Introduction to Voice Network Technology and Techniques
    COMP1160 RF/Wireless Techniques
    COMP1161 Security and Advanced Data Network Technologies
    COMP1207 Data Centre and Virtualization Technology
    COMP1208 Server Operating System Technologies

    SEMESTER 3

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP2105 Advanced Network Analysis
    COMP2106 Advanced Network Management
    COMP 4063 Capstone Industry Project

    For the field projects, students will work in teams supervised by our industry partners.

    Students in the third semester are required to choose one set of program specialization courses. Minimum enrolment and grade point averages are required for each option to be offered.

    SET 1 – LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) and BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES.

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP2145 LTE and 4G Technologies
    COMP2146 LTE Core and IMS Deployment

    SET 2 – ADVANCED NETWORK SECURITY

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP1214 Advanced Security Infrastructure and Deployment Technologies
    COMP4074 Securing Wireless and Mobile Network Access

    SET 3 – VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL

    semester courses
    Code Course Name
    COMP 2118 VoIP Network Technologies
    COMP 2119 VoIP Network Deployment and Maintenance

    Detailed course outlines

    Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

    Your Career

    The specialized education in this program helps graduates get jobs in a wide variety of positions connected with:

    • wireless LAN support
    • wireless service providers
    • cellular and broadband providers
    • data centres
    • enterprise system support

    Tuition and Fees

    Domestic Tuition

    $6,143.00 †

    Additional Costs

    † Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for three semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

    International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

    How to Qualify and Apply

    Admission Requirements

    • Three-year College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree*

    * Please note that Domestic applicants who are submitting International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca

    English Language Proficiency

    • Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

    Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more information.

    Course Exemptions

    College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

    International Students

    Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

    How to Apply

    Apply To

    Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

    International Students

    Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

    International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

    Student Success

    Nancy Nangia, 2008 Graduate

    “George Brown College allowed me to gain hands-on experience and develop networks with people in the field. Every day I use the concepts and skills I gained in the program.”

    Contact Us

    School of Computer Technology

    Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287

    Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

    The office hours are:
    Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

    Program coordinator: Khalid Danok
    Phone: 416-4155000 x 3675
    Email: kdanok@georgebrown.ca

    For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

    International Students

    Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

    Visit Our Campus

    The Wireless Networking program is offered through our School of Computer Technology from our Casa Loma Campus at 146 Kendal Avenue in Toronto. Sign up for an Information Session or Campus Tour to learn more about George Brown College and the program. You can also explore our virtual tour.

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