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.
At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, you’ll learn the applied science behind environmental protection. When you graduate, you’ll 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 27-month diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. You’ll take five academic semesters and participate in two consecutive Co-operative Education work terms.
The well-rounded curriculum includes:
Your learning time is 60 per cent in the classroom and 40 per cent in labs, field camps and activities and projects. You’ll build practical skills that ensure you are job ready on graduation.
Co-operative work terms are paid, so you’ll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it’s up to you to shine. It’s also a chance to develop important “soft skills” in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.
Use your diploma to ladder into an applied science degree at Lakeland College in Alberta, an environmental science or environmental management degree at Royal Roads University in British Columbia or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.
Jobs in environmental engineering technology can involve construction and design, environmental monitoring and assessment, pollution control, site remediation and reclamation, environmental audits and impact assessments, 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, telecommunication firms, utilities, municipalities and government agencies.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Project Coordinator||Construction Managers (711)||$41,600 - $120,000|
|Environmental Technologist I/II||Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2231)||$40,600 - $93,900|
|Environmental Site Assessor||Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety (2263)||$40,000 - $95,000|
There are five academic semesters and two consecutive mandatory paid Co-operative Education work terms. Semesters and co-op work term time patterns are listed in Courses below.
*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 - $8,000
Year 2 - $5,400
Year 3 - $3,000
|Sept - Dec||Jan - Apr||May - Aug|
|Year 1||Semester 1||Semester 2||Work term 1|
|Year 2||Work term 2||Semester 3||May - July
|Year 3||Semester 5|
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.