Electronic systems are in everything—computers, robotics, medical electronics, fibre optics, automotive electronics, mobile communications, automation, aerospace and surveillance systems and more. That means your potential job market as an electronic systems engineering technologist is huge. It’s diverse, dynamic and growing. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers the well-rounded education you need to start a career designing, servicing and troubleshooting systems.
Electronic Systems Engineering Technology is a two-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in:
You’ll develop troubleshooting skills through practical labs, build project management skills and carry out an applied research project. Your studies culminate in hands-on projects that challenge you to design, test and construct your own electronic prototype.
Use your diploma to ladder into an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.
Check out the Canadian Forces (CF) subsidized education plan for Telecommunications Specialists in the Navy, Army or Air Force. The plan covers your education and training costs while in school, and salary, vacation, medical and dental benefits. Contact your local CF Recruiting Centre to learn more.
You’ll be job ready on graduation. First jobs are most often in the design, development, production, installation, sales and service of electronic products and systems. Employers include industrial facilities, manufacturers, commercial organizations, communications providers, resource companies and public agencies. You might create a career for yourself as an independent consultant or be part of a team in a large organization.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Building Controls Technologist||Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2241)||$37,500 - $86,700|
|Communications Technologist||Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2241)||$37,500 - $86,700|
|Electronics Design Technologist||Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2241)||$37,500 - $86,700|
Year 1 - 37 weeks; Year 2 - 37 weeks
*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Year 1 - $7,500
Year 2 - $7,000
Note: A technical thesis is an integral part of this program.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:
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. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.
The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level, which allows you to work across Canada.