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Computer Programming – Internet of Things

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Flex / Full-time


Ontario College Diploma

Program Duration

4 Semesters

Program Contacts

Yousef Elarian

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6348
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Program Overview

Make everything smarter and Internet-connected  

The fourth industrial revolution is here, and it demands skilled professionals who not only know how to develop programs, but who can also interface hardware and “the cloud”, or the Internet. This innovative program covers a range of computer programming skills with a unique focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). You will learn algorithms, application and IoT programming, data management, networks, and analysis, in addition to machine learning foundations.

IoT produces huge amounts of data which has become known as the “new oil”. Equipped with proper data analytics skills, we can add value to industries and businesses. 

From Arduino home automation projects to industrial IoT, this program offers an enjoyable hands-on learning journey in computer programming with a special focus on the cutting-edge field of the Internet of Things.  

Program Highlights

Program highlights 

  • One-of-a-kind IoT and programming diploma  
  • Blend of courses in computer science, IoT engineering, and data analysis 
  • Programming languages, algorithmic thinking, machine learning, and application development skills 
  • Design and implement robotic devices that sense and intelligently act in their surroundings 
  • Make “things” for mining, services, transportation, and homes reachable over the Internet  
  • Pathways to computer science degrees and graduate certificates in AI, cybersecurity, mobile application development, data analytics, business analysis, and others


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002College Communications3
IOT 1025Operating Systems3
IOT 1100Electrical Electronic Circuits4
IOT 1005Discrete Math I 3
IOT 1001Programming and Logic4
IOT 1105Relational Databases4
Semester 2
IOT 1103Introduction to Networking3
IOT 1006Discrete Math II3
IOT 1023Programming IoT Devices 4
IOT 1026Object Oriented Prog4
IOT 1027Beyond Relational Databases3
QMM 1233Statistics3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 3
IOT 1029Assembly Language3
IOT 1009Mobile Application Development3
IOT 1002Systems Analysis and Design4
IOT 1012IoT App Program Interfaces4
IOT 1120Data Analytics3
IOT 1102IoT Protocols and Networks3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 4
IOT 1104IoT Security3
IOT 1010Data Structures3
IOT 1101Industrial Internet of Things4
IOT 1021IoT Project4
IOT 1122Machine Learning4
One General Education Course. 13
 Total Credits88

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Information Technology

Play a pivotal role in shaping the digital future. By pursuing a field of study in information technology (IT), you’ll open doors to a vast variety of revolutionary careers and make your mark on society as a tech pioneer. From software development and network administration to cybersecurity and data analysis, Cambrian offers exciting programs that place you at the forefront of innovation.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information. 

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • Programmers
  • IoT System Designers
  • Networks Technicians
  • Pi System Administrators
  • IoT Data Specialists
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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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