Note: The fall 2020 intake of this program (Moose Jaw Campus) is suspended.
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. It’s a powerful career choice that demands good problem-solving skills and an eye for detail. In return, you’ll 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.
You’ll study topics similar to Electronic Systems Engineering Technology 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. You’ll study:
- electrical system design
- lighting design
- electrical power generation
- relaying and protection
- electrical systems and transmission design
- electrical machines
- industrial control systems
Lab work and projects provide a hands-on focus to learning. You’ll develop a technical proposal, apply research skills to a technical problem, design and build electrical systems and more.
The Co-op Work Term Advantage
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.
Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible. Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.
Diploma to Degree
Use your diploma to ladder into an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario or a mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.
- 40 students are accepted each year.
- Students will experience lab and project work, lectures and co-operative work terms.
- Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. On average students are expected to complete 20 hours of homework each week outside class time.
- There are some group projects that require coordination.
- It is very important that students take initiative and manage their work time effectively.