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Environmental Engineering Technology - Diploma

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
80 weeks
Diploma / certificate
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Application deadline: International applications: Sep 2022 at Moose Jaw & Prince Albert campuses

About this program

Environmental Engineering Technology - Diploma

Environmental engineering technologists are on the front lines of environmental protection. You apply science, ecology and engineering to minimize the adverse impacts of human activity on the natural world. You will develop the skills to apply engineering and technology solutions to real world environmental issues.

At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, youll learn the applied science behind environmental protection. When you graduate, youll have the skills to work in pollution monitoring, environmental audits, environmental management, site assessment and remediation, project management and waste management.

The Environmental Engineering Technology program is a 32-month diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. You will take five academic semestersand participate in three Co-operative Education work terms (two consecutive terms after first year, and one term in the summer of second year).

The well-rounded curriculum includes:

  • environmental impact evaluation and mitigation
  • environmental monitoring and control, and data collection and analysis
  • environmental site assessment and remediation
  • ecology, aquatic chemistry, hydrology and hydrogeology
  • atmospheric quality and monitoring
  • soil analysis and classification
  • solid and liquid waste management
  • surveying and drafting
  • computer applications and modeling
  • technical report writing

Your learning time is 60 per cent in the classroom and 40 per cent in labs, field camps and activities and projects. Youll build practical skills that ensure you are job ready on graduation.

Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 with Pre-Calculus 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

  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technologies
  • Environmental Measurements
  • Technology Seminars
  • Surveying
  • Workplace Communication
  • Engineering Geology
  • Engineering Geology Laboratory

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Environmental Field Work
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Environmental Site Assessment
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Geographic Information
  • System (GIS) Fundamentals
  • Calculus for Engineering Technologies
  • Soil Testing, Taxonomy and Classification
  • Technical Communication

Year 2 - Semester 3

  • Engineering Chemistry4Show course details
  • Environmental Ecology 14Show course details
  • Environmental Monitoring4Show course details
  • Groundwater Technology4Show course details
  • Environmental Laboratory Analysis3Show course details
  • Physics for Engineering Technologies3Show course details
  • Statistics for Engineering Technology

Year 3 - Semester 4

  • Environmental Field Work
  • Boreal Field Work
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Environment
  • Environmental Site Assessment
  • Energy Resource Management
  • Environmental Ecology
  • Hydrology

Year 3 - Semester 5

  • Liquid and Solid Waste Management
  • Remediation and Reclamation
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Project Management
  • Capstone Project
  • Applied Research in Technology

Program delivery

There are five academic semesters and three mandatory 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 - $9,110
  • Year 2 - $5,220
  • Year 3 - $7,165

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

Career paths

Jobs in environmental engineering technology can involve environmental monitoring and assessment, pollution control, site remediation and reclamation, environmental audits and impact assessments, construction and design, research, technical sales and support for waste management. You could work in an office or a field setting, as part of a team or independently. Potential employers include engineering firms, environmental consultants, utilities, municipalities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

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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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