Students completing their university degree programs, usually in electrical engineering, computer engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, earth sciences, or computer science, may have already learned much of the material required to obtain a certificate of proficiency in amateur radio from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Engineers and geoscientists have a responsibility, stated in statutes, to protect the public, the environment and their professions. Understanding the non-technical and regulatory aspects associated with engineering and geoscience is an important part of student education. Amateur radio provides an example in that if someone wants to obtain a certificate of proficiency in amateur radio, that person would also have to understand the associated safety issues and regulations.  Students would obtain an introduction to a hazardous energy lockout procedure.

UNB subscribes to QST, a monthly publication about amateur radio from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).  The current issue is in the reading room of the Engineering Library in Head Hall.  In the image, the current QST, is in the most lower left position.

QST Engineering Library

The author of this web page is aware of an explicit use of amateur radio in an undergraduate thesis in electrical and computer engineering where the students studied to obtain a certificate of proficiency in amateur radio in order to use radio transmissions as part of their project, which involved relaying GPS coordinates via radio links.


This page was created on October 11, 2012 by Brent Petersen.
This page was updated on October 3, 2023 by Brent Petersen.
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