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Advanced Diploma of Internet Communications Technology
Advanced Diploma of Internet Communications Technology

Advanced Diploma of Internet Communications Technology

  • ID:SC010031
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
  • Duration:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Program Eligibility

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

  • One English, Grade 12


  • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or Grade 11 Functions or Grade 11 Functions and Relations or any Grade 12 mathematics


Mature student status.

English requirements:

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

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 80 (20L,W,S,R)

  • iTEP Academic**, 3.7

  • 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  

Other requirements:

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be invited to complete pre-admission tests in mathematics and English. Applicants asked to take the test are considered for admission to Term 1 contingent on receiving a minimum grade of 60% in both the pre-admission mathematics/English tests.

  • Applicants may also consider applying to our Technology Fundamentals program. Successful completion of this program will meet the Mathematics requirement and will provide a broader sense of the Science and Technology fields.

  • Applicant Selection

  • Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and/or results of pre-admission testing.

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

  • Admission at Advanced Level

  • Students may apply for admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry) into Year 2 of this program if they have recent credits from a university or college. Students may have to complete certain courses from Year 1 prior to graduation.

Course Information

Our program offers Canada's best undergraduate level preparation for an Internet engineering career.

Our program

Sheridan's Internet Communications Technology program provides an in-depth curriculum on the technologies of the Internet. The longest-standing Internet engineering undergraduate program in Canada, this program will provide you with a great deal of hands-on experience. Our grads specialize in network communications and security, and work for a variety of Canadian and global institutions.

Hands-on experience

You'll acquire a comprehensive understanding of Internet infrastructure, architecture and security, gaining hands-on experience in:

  • Internet engineering: routing, design and protocol

  • WiFi systems: power measurement, design, security, deployment

  • Voice over IP: design, build and test

  • Network cabling and power

Career advancement

Internet Communications Technology offers extraordinary income potential and opportunities for career advancement. Our graduates work at senior levels for every major network carrier in the country. Our grads can be found in any institution that relies on the Internet, including the financial industry, government, education and corporate sectors.

Additional information

Graduates may enjoy higher than average starting salaries and work for Fortune 500 companies and large institutions in the public and private sectors. Any organization that has an information systems infrastructure is a hiring candidate.

For the January intakes, Terms 1 & 2 are offered at the Davis campus, Term 3 onwards are offered at the Trafalgar campus.

Learning Outcomes

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.

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Semester 1


  • TELE13167, Introduction to Data Communication and Networking, 3

  • COMM13729, The Art of Technical Communication, 3

  • PROG10082, Object Oriented Programming 1 - Java, 6

  • MATH18584, Computer Math Fundamentals, 4

  • SYST10049, Web Development, 3

  • CULT10001G, The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace, 3

  • TOTAL:, 22

Semester 2


  • TELE33324, Data Network Design and Configuration - Routers & Switches, 3

  • PROG24178, Object Oriented Programming 2 - Java, 6

  • DBAS27198, Database Design & Implementation, 4

  • SYST13416, Linux/Unix Operating Systems, 3

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • TOTAL:, 19

Semester 3


  • DBAS27198, Database Design & Implementation, 4

  • PROG20326, Programming for Networks - Python, 6

  • TELE26622, Physical Layer, 3

  • INFO24178, Computer and Network Security, 3

  • SYST28296, Systems Administration Linux/Unix, 3

  • SYST23551, Windows Administration, 3

  • COWT10022, Co-operative Education Forum, 1

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • TOTAL:, 22

  • COWT19999, Co-op Work term, 7

Semester 4


  • TELE28648, Network Engineering 1, 3

  • DBAS32100, Database Management, 3

  • INFO20172, IT Project Management Using PMP, 3

  • TELE20049, Network Service Applications, 3

  • TELE20102, Wi-Fi Networks, 6

  • MATH22044, Probability, 4

  • TOTAL:, 22

  • COWT20799, Co-op Work term, 7

Semester 5


  • TELE31831, Network Engineering 2, 6

  • TELE36058, Software Defined Networks, 3

  • TELE35376, Public Carrier Systems, 3

  • INFO33551G, Innovation: From Idea to Execution (Mandatory General Education Course), 3

  • SYST35144 , Cloud Systems, 3 

  • TOTAL:, 18

  • COWT39207, Co-op Work Term, 7

Semester 6


  • TELE31063, Network Engineering 3, 6

  • TELE33776, Applied Security, 6

  • TELE34660, Internet Core Technologies, 6

  • TOTAL:, 18

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of Internet Communications Technology start at excellent positions in mid-level rungs of the IT career ladder.

Recent graduates have moved into the following careers:

  • Global Training Manager for Network Systems

  • Network Systems Engineer/Analyst/Administrator

  • Network Security Specialist

  • Network Technical Architect

  • NOC (Network Operations Centre) Engineer/Analyst

  • Security Analyst

  • Technology Strategy Director

  • WiFi Network Expert

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year

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