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Artificial Intelligence - Software Engineering Technology (Online)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:3462
  • Ministry Name:Software Engineering Technology - Artificial Intelligence
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Please Note: Software Engineering Technology - Artificial Intelligence (Optional Co-op) is also offered in person.

To ensure that you choose the appropriate technology to participate in courses delivered in the Information & Communication Engineering Technology programs, please consult recommended computer specifications for the ICET academic programs here.

Through collaboration with industry, the Software Engineering Technology – Artificial Intelligence (AI) program will provide our students with skills in state of art design and AI application development technologies. Software is taking the planet by storm and AI-driven technologies are at the center of it. AI’s global economic impact is expected to reach trillions by 2025. AI is set to become the new database for next-generation applications.

Our Software Engineering Technology – Artificial Intelligence program aligns well with the newest technology trends in the software industry, namely “Augmented Analytics,” “AI-Driven Development,” and “Autonomous Things.” The coursework emphasizes modern software design and AI frameworks, machine learning, data visualization, big data fundamentals, natural language processing, image recognition, recommender systems, software bots, digital ethics and privacy guidelines within AI solutions.

To round out the technical focus of the curriculum, the Software Engineering Technology – Artificial Intelligence program includes two software development projects. For these real-world business applications, you put into action all the technical, systems and business skills acquired during your courses to build AI-enhanced software solutions for automating, classifying, predicting, recommending, and understanding processes and data.

Please note: A fast track version of this fully online program is available to qualified college or university graduates with a background in software. Fast track applicants gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3472). This program is available as an on-campus version (program #3402) that includes the co-op option (program #3412). The on-campus version of the fast track program (program #3422) includes a co-op option (program #3432).

Courses

Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Future Alumni

The graduates of Software Engineering Technology – Artificial Intelligence program can work on all software projects that involve intelligent use of data, such as machine learning, natural language processing, recommendation systems, image recognition, data analytics, big data, and more. The graduates can find employment in various financial, health, social and multimedia, insurance, telecommunications, large retail, tech start-up, transportation, and government companies and institutions.

Companies Offering Jobs

IBM Canada, Manulife, CIBC, RBC, BMO, Bell Canada, Scotiabank, TD, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), American Express, Toronto Stock Exchange, Canadian Tire, Top Hat, SOTI, and more.

Program Highlights

  • Software Engineering Technology – Artificial Intelligence courses incorporate the use of leading technology geared to industry standards.
  • Project-based learning is a key component of the offering.
  • Knowledgeable and approachable faculty members have diverse industry experience and academic credentials.
  • Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to their provincial engineering technology association.

Career Outlook

  • AI Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Analytics Developer
  • Software tester
  • Mobile application developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Data Science Developer
  • Database Developer
  • Web application developer
  • Applications or software support

Education Pathways

Successful graduates of the Artificial Intelligence program have the opportunity to apply credits toward further study at the degree level. Please note that each partner pathway has specific requirements in order to transfer for credits, which are assessed by the receiving institution.

Partner Institution Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Brock University Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies - multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Science in Core Sciences - multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Science - Mathematics and Statistics
Davenport University Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management
Lakehead University Bachelor of Engineering
Windsor, University of  Honours Bachelor of Computer Science - Applied Computing
York University Honours Computer Science
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors

Please visit our website at //www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/education-pathways/outbound-pathways/ for more information on pathways.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please visit ONCAT.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission)
  • Grade 11 Mathematics (M or U), or Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete two co-op work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the second semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled.

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from semester one and two combined
  • Completion of COMM-170/171 by the end of semester 2 with a C grade (60%) or higher 
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will submit their application for co-op to the Career Services & Cooperative Education Department in semester 2 

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

Out of province and out of country co-op applicants – additional requirements for co-op may apply

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

International Students

If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $3,114.00 $476.69 $3,590.69
International $16,377.00 $1,135.69 $17,512.69

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