Dr. Jonathan Kim, P.Eng.
Associate Dean, Information & Communications Technology,
Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology, Humber College
Humber College’s three engineering degrees — including its new, in-demand Bachelor of Engineering, Information Systems program — prepare future engineers for rewarding careers.
Humber College is one of the largest colleges in Canada, with a long history of developing global citizens with the knowledge and skills to lead and innovate. Delivering a polytechnic model of education means that the school’s programs are career-focused and responsive to changes in competitive global job markets. Humber’s mix of experiential learning, classroom theory and real-world application ensures that its graduates leave the school professional, poised, and ready to make their mark bridging the gap between classroom theory and real-world application. Humber’s new Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Information Systems Engineering, Mechatronics, and The Built Environment are the latest offerings in a suite of innovative programming that unlocks limitless opportunities for graduates to embark on promising careers in a changing world.
Meeting industry demands
It’s important for post-secondary opportunities and programs to evolve to meet and anticipate industry demands. Changes in engineering are swift and vast. Many of the engineering jobs available today didn’t exist 5 or 10 years ago.
“The rapid change in technology affects all fields of engineering and is also changing the landscape of engineering disciplines,” says Dr. Jonathan Kim, Associate Dean, Information and Communications Technology at Humber College. “Traditional engineering fields, such as electrical and mechanical engineering, are still important and will continue to evolve with the increased automation, generated intelligence, new materials, and increased productivity
offered by technological advancement. At the same time, new fields and fusion of fields will emerge, with technological advancements in cloud computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things (IoT).”
The rapid change in technology affects all fields of engineering and is also changing the landscape of engineering disciplines.
It’s also important for educational programming to adapt to meet students’ evolving needs. Smaller class sizes, more interaction with faculty and instructors, hands-on learning opportunities, and close industry connections are all ways that Humber is helping students to reap the greatest benefits from their education and to be well-positioned to be offered full-time jobs after graduation.
Three paths to your dream career
Humber’s Bachelor of Engineering programs — Information Systems Engineering, Mechatronics, and The Built Environment — provide students with foundational engineering knowledge and skills.
Information Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary field of study that encompasses rapidly changing, evolving, and converging areas of computer systems, software engineering, data networking, embedded systems, IoT, mobile communications, cloud computing, internet, and cyber security,” says Dr. Jonathan Kim. “Students study how these emerging technologies converge to generate, store, communicate, and utilize information quickly and securely.”
Students solve real-world problems in intimate settings and learn in the college’s living labs, where they gain hands-on experience with industry-standard advanced technology. They also complete mandatory 12-month co-op work placements. Humber’s new engineering degree programs blend classroom theory with project-based learning to give students the critical thinking and practical training needed to prepare them for leadership roles.
Humber recently announced that it was the recipient of a $30-million gift from the Barrett Family Foundation. The largest single gift ever to an Ontario college will support technology innovation and access to post-secondary education in STEM-related fields at Humber.
Want to change the world? Apply to one of Humber College’s engineering programs.