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Electrical Engineering Technology - Diploma

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
76 weeks
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Application deadline: International applications: Sep 2022 at Moose Jaw & Prince Albert campuses

About this program

Electrical Engineering Technology - Diploma

Western Canada is growing—our economy, our population, our demand for energy. Electrical engineering technologists are specialists in the generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of energy. Its a powerful career choice that demands good problem-solving skills and an eye for detail. In return, youll enjoy good job prospects, excellent mobility and great earning potential.

The Electrical Engineering Technology program is a three-year diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw Campus. There are five academic semesters and three Co-operative Education work terms.

Youll study topics similar to Electronic Systems Engineering Technology - Diploma students, including computer-aided drafting, computer applications and programming, digital logic circuits, basic electricity, semi-conductor electronics and AC circuits. Your knowledge and skills will become more focused as you advance. Youll study:

  • electrical system design
  • lighting design
  • electrical power generation
  • relaying and protection
  • electrical systems and transmission design
  • electrical machines
  • industrial control systems
  • instrumentation

Lab work and projects provide a hands-on focus to learning. Youll develop a technical proposal, apply research skills to a technical problem, design and build electrical systems and more.

Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% in Pre-Calculus 30*
  • Physics 30
  • English Language Requirement

Meeting English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your first or primary language is not English and/or your country is not exempt, you will need to provide evidence of your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.These skills are required to be successful in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.

Saskatchewan students graduating from Fransaskois and French Immersion high school programs are not required to meet further English Language Proficiency requirements.

Refer to our English Language Proficiency Requirements page for all details.

The following tests are available at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Test Centres.

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic Module

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Electricity Lab
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technologies
  • Engineering Physics
  • Safety and Code Book Regulations
  • Technology Seminars
  • Statistics for Technology
  • Workplace Communication

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Diversity
  • Digital Logic Circuits
  • Semi-Conductor Electronics
  • Direct Current Machines
  • Alternating Current Circuits
  • Direct Current Machines Lab
  • Alternating Current Circuit Lab
  • Semi-Conductor Electronics Lab
  • Differential Calculus for Engineering Technologies

Year 2 - Semester 3

  • Industrial Machine Controls
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Industrial Power Electronics
  • Alternating Current Machines
  • Instrumentation
  • Alternating Current Machines Lab
  • Industrial Power Electronics Lab
  • Industrial Machine Controls Lab
  • Integral Calculus for Engineering Technologies
  • Engineering Seminars 3

Year 2 - Semester 4

  • Computer Programming
  • SCADA Systems
  • Transformers
  • Energy Resource Management
  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineering Technologies
  • Project Management
  • Technical Communication

Year 3 - Semester 5

  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Systems Design
  • Industrial Power Electronics
  • Power System Protection
  • Industrial Power Electronics Lab
  • Power System Protection Lab
  • Capstone Project
  • Applied Research in Technology

Program delivery

There are five academic semesters and three mandatory four-month paid Co-operative Education work terms. Semesters and co-op work term time patterns are listed in Courses below.


The Tuition fees for 2021/22 Academic Year

  • Year 1 - $10,150
  • Year 3 - $3,205

Please visit the school website for more information about tuition fees


Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnicoffers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at everycampus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

Career paths

Demand for electrical engineering technology graduates is strong. There are opportunities in construction, manufacturing, consulting engineering, power generation, renewable energy, mining, oil and gas. You could work in plant operations and maintenance, technical sales and service, automated control systems, design, estimating, metering and more.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized around the world for our international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon), and through extensive distance education opportunities, we offer career-focused, applied education...

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

1130 Idylwyld Dr.
S7K 3R5 Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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