Electrical Engineering Technology

Diploma

Program Overview

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
  • instrumentation

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.

Learning Environment

  • 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.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Demand for electrical engineering technology graduates is strong. There are opportunities in construction, manufacturing, consulting engineering, power generation, renewable energy, mining, oil and gas. You could work in plant operations and maintenance, technical sales and service, automated control systems, design, estimating, metering and more.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Electrical Engineering TechnologistElectrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2241)$50,000 - $96,600
Electrical Generating Systems TechnicianPower Engineers and Power Systems Operators (9241)$49,100 - $121,700

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September
Length: 76 weeks: 

There are five academic semesters and three mandatory four-month paid Co-operative Education work terms. Semesters and co-op work term time patterns are listed in Courses below.

Locations

  • Moose Jaw

Admissions

Admission Requirements


*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:

  • Minimum of 60% in Math B30 and C30

Notes:

  • 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 co-op opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.
  • It is recommended that students have computer literacy, including Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office.

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission.



ACCUPLACER©

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 240 Advanced Algebra and Functions
  • 256 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • 250 Reading
  • 245 Writing

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

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.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2021/22 Academic Year

Year 1 - $10,150
Year 3 - $3,205

International Students

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The program follows this academic and co-operative education schedule. Courses are outlined below by semester.
  Sept - Dec Jan - Apr May - Aug
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work term 1
Year 2 Semester 3 Work term 2  Semester 4
Year 3 Work term 3  Semester 5  

Year 1 - Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CADD 120
Computer Aided Drafting 1
3
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You will develop fundamental computer aided drafting (CAD) skills using industry-standard software. You will construct two-dimensional geometric construction, dimensioning and drawing output.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): DRFT 105
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online
ENGE 120
Basic Electricity
4
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You will study electrical concepts, electrical quantities, units of measurement, resistance, and types of electrical circuits. You will examine Ohms law, Kirchhoff current and voltage laws, network theorems and specific circuit analysis techniques, as well as analyze transient responses in Resistive-Capacitive (RC) and Resistive-Inductive (RL) networks.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): LABS 120(concurrent), MAT 110(concurrent)
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): ENGE 121
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LABS 120
Basic Electricity Lab
4
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You will identify electrical elements, equipment, and instruments. You will build and troubleshoot electric circuits and use instruments to measure electrical quantities. You will perform several labs to validate theoretical concepts, electrical laws, and network theorems.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 120(concurrent), MAT 110(concurrent)
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): LABS 123
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
MAT 110
Mathematics for Engineering Technologies
4
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You will gain foundational knowledge of mathematical topics applicable to engineering technologies. You will study formula manipulations, factoring of algebraic expressions, geometry and trigonometry, exponents and logarithms, and functions and their graphs. This course is intended to build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to prepare you for studies in calculus.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 101, MAT 110CE, MATH 182, MATH 193
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
PHYS 101
Engineering Physics
3
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You will study circular and simple harmonic motion. You will apply vectors and Newton’s laws in linear and rotational systems. You will investigate work, power, mechanical energy, momentum, and impulse. You will study the properties of heat and temperature, and the laws of thermodynamics. This course is intended to build critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
SAFE 112
Safety and Code Book Regulations
1
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Your studies will focus on using Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) to select basic wiring circuits commonly found in industrial plants. You will study Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations and standard practices in electrical workplaces.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
SEM 101
Technology Seminars
1
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Your orientation will include discussions regarding the role of technicians/technologists in the workplace and society. You will study time management skills, diversity in the workplace, principles of sustainability and safety requirements.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): ENGM 181, ETHC 183, ORTN 120, SEM 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
STAT 200
Statistics for Technology
2
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You will gain knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques applicable to technologies. You will study descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, basic probability, the Central Limit Theorem, and linear regression. This course is intended to build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to demonstrate the importance of statistics in professional practices.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
TCOM 102
Workplace Communication
3
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You will examine the employability skills required in the workplace. You will discuss the communication process, and practice effective interpersonal communication techniques and conflict resolution. You will use workplace writing and job search skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): COM 160, COMM 191, JOBS 190, JOBS 288, JOBS 290, TCOM 102CE, TCOM 120, TCOM 140, TMGT 180
Potential Learning Method(s): Learn Linc, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Year 1 - Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CLTR 100
Diversity
3
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You will examine the elements of cultural, gender and disability diversity in Canada and the processes that promote inclusion. You will explore elements of Indigenous culture with a view to understanding both historical elements and contemporary issues in Canada. Your studies will also provide opportunities to participate in various cultural practices.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): CLTR 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
DGTL 221
Digital Logic Circuits
2
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You will be introduced to number systems and American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) and Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) codes. You will analyze the characteristics of gates and truth tables. You will design counters, registers, and sequential circuits.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 120, LABS 120
Corequisites(s): ELTR 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
ELTR 221
Semi-Conductor Electronics
3
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Your studies will focus on semiconductor diodes and bipolar transistors. You will examine several diode circuits and applications as well as analyze Bipolar-Junction Transistor (BJT) amplifier circuits.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 120, LABS 120, MAT 110
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ENGE 201
Direct Current Machines
3
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You will study the principle of magnetism as well as the principles and characteristics of the operation and application of Direct Current (DC) generators and motors. You will investigate the construction of electrical machines. Your studies will also include an introduction to the windings used in DC electrical machines.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 120, LABS 120, MAT 110, PHYS 101
Corequisites(s): LABS 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ENGE 220
Alternating Current Circuits
4
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You will learn the principles and analysis methods of Alternating Current(AC) single and three phase circuits. You will study AC voltage and current, impedance and phasor algebra and AC circuits configurations. Your studies will also include AC power, resonance and AC measuring instruments and balanced and unbalanced loads of three-phase systems.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 120, LABS 120, MAT 110
Corequisites(s): LABS 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
LABS 200
Direct Current Machines Lab
2
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You will examine magnetic properties and conduct tests on various types of Direct Current(DC) motors and generators. You will study how DC machines operate and understand their underlying principles and characteristics. You will examine the characteristics of DC machines using computer simulation software.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 120, LABS 120, MAT 110
Corequisites(s): ENGE 201
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
LABS 221
Alternating Current Circuit Lab
3
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In this laboratory-based course, you will identify Alternating Current (AC) electrical quantities, build electric circuits, and use instruments to measure electrical quantities in single phase and three-phase AC circuits. You will perform several labs to validate theoretical concepts, electrical laws, and network theorems.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 120, LABS 120, MAT 110
Corequisites(s): ENGE 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
LABS 222
Semi-Conductor Electronics Lab
2
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You will verify theoretical concepts by working with electronic circuits commonly found in electronic equipment. You will perform experiments on standard diodes and Bipolar Junction-Transistor (BJT) amplifier circuits.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): LABS 120
Corequisites(s): ELTR 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
MAT 112
Differential Calculus for Engineering Technologies
3
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You will gain knowledge of differential calculus topics applicable to engineering technologies. You will study continuity, limits, algebraic and transcendental derivatives and their applications. This course is intended to build further problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to demonstrate the importance of calculus in engineering practices.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 110
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 223, MAT 226
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Co-operative Work Term 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COOP 101
Co-operative Work Term
0
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Your co-operative education term will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate theoretical and practical concepts learned in the classroom and gain valuable experience in a work setting.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 640.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Coop Education Work Term, Prior Learning

Year 2 - Semester 3

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CNTR 230
Industrial Machine Controls
3
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You will be studying the magnetic control of Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) motors including the functions, requirements, and components of control systems. You will become familiar with developing and modifying motor starters, controllers and protection auxiliary devices pertaining to pressure, flow, level, and limit. You will also study Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) controls using processors with interfacing PLC’s to electronic drives.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): DGTL 221
Corequisites(s): LABS 230
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
DSGN 225
Power Transmission and Distribution
4
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Your studies will focus on designing a small power distribution system by applying Canadian Electrical Code. You will study the impedance calculations of each component. You will evaluate the difference between transmission and distribution systems to compare characteristics and planning. You will also study symmetrical fault currents calculation. You will follow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-519) (2014) standards to design a harmonic filter.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ELTR 223
Industrial Power Electronics 1
3
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You will study Field Effect Transistors (FETS) and operational amplifier circuits. You will analyze the characteristics Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFETS) and Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistors (MOSFET). You will also study the passive and active filters as well as feedback and relaxation oscillators.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ELTR 221
Corequisites(s): LABS 224
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ENGE 202
Alternating Current Machines
3
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You will study the principles, operation, and the application of various types of Alternating Current (AC) motors and AC generators. You will examine the construction and operation of induction generators and special types of motors.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 220, LABS 221, ENGE 201, LABS 200, MAT 112
Corequisites(s): LABS 201
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
INST 225
Instrumentation
2
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You will study and use the manufacturers’ user manual to independently perform tests on several test equipment. You will safely use test equipment to take precise measurements, analyze data and propose recommendations on your findings.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): ELTR 221, LABS 221, LABS 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
LABS 201
Alternating Current Machines Lab
2
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You will examine induction and synchronous motors as well as, Alternating Current (AC) generators. You will perform detailed analysis of paralleling alternators under varying loads and operating conditions. You will use computer simulation software to study the characteristics of AC machines.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 201, LABS 200, ENGE 220, LABS 221, MAT 112
Corequisites(s): ENGE 202
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
LABS 224
Industrial Power Electronics Lab 1
2
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You will conduct experiments on Field Effect Transistors (FETs), operational amplifiers, filters, and oscillator circuits.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): LABS 222
Corequisites(s): ELTR 223
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
LABS 230
Industrial Machine Controls Lab
2
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You will examine the magnetic control of Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) motors including the functions, requirements, and components of control systems. You will use a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) ladder logic program to control DC and AC motors and to design a three-phase Wye to Delta reduced voltage starter.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): LABS 222
Corequisites(s): CNTR 230
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online, Prior Learning
MAT 210
Integral Calculus for Engineering Technologies
3
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You will gain knowledge of integral calculus topics applicable to engineering technologies. You will study algebraic and transcendental integrals, differential equations and their applications. This course is intended to build further problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to demonstrate the importance of calculus in engineering practices.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 112
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 231
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
SEM 208
Engineering Seminars 3
1
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You will engage with local industry and visit various manufacturing or industrial facilities. The course will include inviting local experts to present and share their expertise.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online

Co-operative Work Term 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COOP 201
Co-operative Work Term
0
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Your second co-operative education term will build on the experience gained during your first work placement and provide you with additional opportunities to develop skills and techniques related to your field of studies in a real work setting.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 640.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Coop Education Work Term, Prior Learning

Year 2 - Semester 4

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COAP 232
Computer Programming
3
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You will explore the use of C++ language with an Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) approach to solve power system problems. Your studies will focus on the fundamentals of program writing using C++ language to analyze and implement programs related to electrical engineering technology.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CNTR 230, DGTL 221, MAT 110
Equivalent Course(s): COAP 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
COMP 246
SCADA Systems
3
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You will be introduced to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems. Your studies will include communication protocols, network systems, contrast of remote terminal units and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). You will create a complete SCADA Human Machine Interface application.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CNTR 230, DGTL 221, LABS 230
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
ENGE 231
Transformers
3
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Your studies will focus on the construction, principles, characteristics, operation, and application of various types of transformers.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 201, ENGE 220, LABS 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
ENVR 206
Energy Resource Management
3
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You will examine the major components of energy management including supply, demand, regulation and environment. You will explore the concepts and principles behind successful energy management involved in the economic, environmental, and social implications of building operations and systems management. The course will also cover global energy systems, the environmental impacts of alternative energy sources, and Canadian energy issues.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MAT 211
Advanced Mathematics for Engineering Technologies
3
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You will gain knowledge of advanced mathematical topics applicable to engineering technologies. You will study series expansions, differential equations, and Laplace and Fourier transforms. This course is intended to further build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to demonstrate the modelling of physical systems with differential equations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 210
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 237
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
PROJ 287
Project Management
2
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You will be introduced to project management. You will examine the basic theory of project planning and control, from project initiation to project close out. You will apply research techniques and various tools to practice project management theory in a variety of projects. You will practice skills using project management software.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
TCOM 103
Technical Communication
3
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You will use research skills to find technical information and cite it correctly. You will conduct effective meetings and produce supporting documents. As well, you will discuss technical report purposes and formats, write short technical reports and present technical information.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): TCOM 102 or COM 170
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 181, COMM 190, TCOM 103CE, TCOM 106, TCOM 123, TCOM 141, TCOM 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Co-operative Work Term 3

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COOP 301
Co-operative Work Term
0
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Your third co-operative education work term will round out the work term experience by adding related work knowledge through the application of theories and practices relevant to your field of studies.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 640.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Coop Education Work Term, Prior Learning

Year 3 - Semester 5

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CNTR 231
Control Systems
2
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Your studies will focus on signal and system properties in a control system. You will use LaPlace transform applications to convert mathematical models into electrical systems, analysis time-domain and frequency-domain. You will construct frequency response for second order systems.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGE 120, DGTL 221, MAT 211
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
DSGN 209
Electrical Systems Design
4
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You will study the principles of electrical design and regulations governing electrical installations as stipulated by the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). Your studies of electrical distribution design for residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial occupancies will focus on the electrical service, distribution, load centers, protection devices and related equipment used on the job. Your studies will also include the designing of the lighting systems both manually and using an appropriate software.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CADD 120, ENGE 220, SAFE 112
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
ELTR 228
Industrial Power Electronics 2
3
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You will study the characteristics and operations of a wide range of power electronics devices and systems. You will study variable frequency drive (VFD)s, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ELTR 221, ELTR 223, DSGN 225
Corequisites(s): LABS 227
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ENGE 232
Power System Protection
3
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You will study relaying and protection systems. You will examine numerical relays and instrument transformers. You will analyze the operation and application of various protection schemes for various power system elements. You will examine International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61850 technologies and devices.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): COAP 232, DSGN 225, INST 225
Corequisites(s): ELTR 228
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
LABS 227
Industrial Power Electronics Lab 2
3
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You will illustrate and verify the power electronics theoretical concepts. You will perform lab experiments on the characteristics and operations on several power devices and converter systems.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): LABS 224
Corequisites(s): ELTR 228
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
LABS 232
Power System Protection Lab
3
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You will study protection devices and systems from a practical perspective. You will perform numerical relay testing as well as build and troubleshoot several protection and control schemes for various power systems.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): COAP 232, DSGN 225, LABS 230
Corequisites(s): ENGE 232
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
PROJ 206
Capstone Project
2
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You will apply the engineering concepts and principles to develop a significant initiative or project. Working individually or in small groups, you will use interpersonal, problem solving, and project management skills to propose, conceptualize, design, and demonstrate an engineering project that is both significant and relevant to your field of practice. You will manage and schedule the project with minimal direction. You will develop a presentation appropriate for an industry client and demonstrate the communication skills necessary to defend the technical specifications and the relevance of project in relation to the initial engineering problem.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online
TCOM 104
Applied Research in Technology
2
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You will develop a technical proposal and apply advanced research skills to a technical problem. You will use the technical problem-solving process in an applied research project and present your research findings in a written report and oral presentation.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): TCOM 103 or ENGL 101
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 115, COMM 182, COMM 290, TCOM 239
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

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All students can apply to write a challenge exam to receive credit for MAT 110.  For more information, please contact the Department Head of Arts & Sciences.

Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.


Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:

  • admission eligibility to the Bachelor of Technology program, Memorial University, Newfoundland (13 courses, totalling 39 credit hours, are required to fulfill the degree requirements; courses are available online)
  • advanced standing toward an engineering degree, Lakehead University (post-diploma programs typically consist of transition courses followed by two years of full-time study)
Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma may be eligible for 30 cu in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Manufacturing degree program, or 36 cu in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Bio-Medical, Electronics and Controls, or Petroleum degree programs 
Graduates of this program may obtain advanced standing toward a degree in engineering.
Graduates of this program may be eligible for block transfer into Bachelor of Technology Degree with 39 credit hours (13 courses) to be completed, including a technical project and report
Graduates of this program with a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (75%) may qualify for admission to Queen's University's BTech (Mining) Degree Program. Block transfer of 72 units less the required Customized Bridge Course units will be granted upon admission. Students must pass each prescribed bridge course with a minimum C- in order to progress to Year 3 of the BTech (Mining) Program.

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