Engineering technologies are often described as the practical application arm of engineering. Taking the conceptual work of engineers, engineering technologists work in a variety of fields where they translate these ideas into real-world applications. Engineering technologists can be found in a wide range of job settings, whether doing field work, managing city water or construction projects, fine tuning instrumentation at a mine site, automating control systems at a power plant or problem-solving computer equipment at a business.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers 10 engineering technology programs that can prepare you for a rewarding career in whatever field you choose. It isn’t just mining and the oil fields. Virtually every sector needs engineering technologists and graduates are in demand. For example, instrumentation engineering technologists work everywhere machines are used to automate processes. The sky’s the limit.


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As municipalities grow, so does the demand for people to build and maintain their infrastructure and resources. In Civil Engineering Technologies, you will spend your first two semesters learning skills common to civil construction and water resources. Then you will move into one of two specialties. 

  • Construction option: Wherever a building, bridge, road or other structure is being built, you are sure to find that civil engineering technologists are part of the team building it.
  • Water Resources option: Water resource engineering technologists play a role in ensuring a community has safe water supply or assessing and minimizing the impacts of floods or droughts on a watershed.

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If you’re a creative thinker who likes playing with technology, becoming a computer engineering technologist offers great possibilities. The Computer Engineering Technology program lets you alternate classroom study with work terms to get a hands-on learning experience. Grads enjoy a choice of career paths—network administrator, systems coordinator or technical/systems analyst. You might work in sales, R&D or customer support in large companies, institutions and manufacturing plants.

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As a design and manufacturing engineering technologist, you'll help turn great ideas into practical plans. It's a career that applies science to mechanical design, so it helps to have an analytical mind and good math skills. You'll be involved in everything from design and drafting, to fabrication, 3D printing and prototype development. The Design and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to put computer and engineering principles to work.

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Electrical systems are the backbone of modern industry and power generation utilities. The increasing complexity of the field is putting a high premium on skilled electrical engineering technologists. Electrical engineering technologists are more in demand today than ever before. They have the specialized skills our society needs to keep the power on—literally. Career opportunities include jobs with consulting engineering firms, power generation utilities, manufacturing firms, petroleum or mining firms and more.

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The demand for Electronic Systems Engineering Technology is growing as individuals with specialized knowledge and skills are required to work with complex electronic systems. They’re the ones who integrate technological innovation into our everyday lives. Electronic systems engineering technologists are creative team players who like a good challenge. Opportunities exist in the fields of applied research, robotics, automated control systems, microprocessor systems, communication systems and electronic product development.

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Engineering design and drafting technologists perform computerized design and drafting functions in industrial or engineering settings. It's a career path that requires practical thinkers, an eye for details and the ability to visualize how things work and assemble ideas into three-dimensional space. Engineering design and drafting technologists create engineering designs, drawings and related technical information. You might work independently, but you are more likely to be part of a multidisciplinary team.

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When it comes to monitoring the impact of industry and urbanization on our environment, environmental engineering technologists are at ground zero. Environmental engineering technologists are there to monitor, assess and minimize the impact of urbanization on the natural world, ensuring generations to follow have access to all we enjoy today. Career opportunities are found in private industry, engineering and environmental consulting, and in government agencies.

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Industrial processes have become so complex that it takes the specialized skills of instrumentation engineering technologists just to look after the instruments used for measurement and control. Instrumentation engineering technologists not only have a knack for fixing things, they have the ability to apply math, science and physics to solve complex measurement and control problems. They’re employed in virtually every sector, with most opportunities concentrated in mining, oil and gas recovery and transmission, oil refining and a variety of fertilizer plants.

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Mechanical engineering technologists (METs) utilize practical applications of science and technology to problem solve and innovate. METs are involved in all stages of design, development and implementation—supporting projects from conception to completion and on-going operation in a broad spectrum of industries. Whether you want to flex your design and analytical skills or make and influence policy and process improvements, the versatile education within MET provides the necessary foundation. Your curiosity and commitment to continued learning in the field will allow you to pursue diverse roles of increasing complexity and responsibility throughout your career.

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Mining is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Saskatchewan. As a mining engineering technologist, you’ll be part of a team dedicated to ensuring smooth, efficient mine operation. You might work in mine surveying for surface or underground operations, mine drafting, mine ventilation monitoring, ground control monitoring or quality control. It’s a career path that offers good pay and opportunities for advancement.

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