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. You will develop the skills to apply engineering and technology solutions to real world environmental issues.
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 32-month diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. You will take five academic semesters and participate in three Co-operative Education work terms (two consecutive terms after first year, and one term in the summer of second year).
The well-rounded curriculum includes:
- environmental impact evaluation and mitigation
- environmental monitoring and control, and data collection and analysis
- environmental site assessment and remediation
- ecology, aquatic chemistry, hydrology and hydrogeology
- atmospheric quality and monitoring
- soil analysis and classification
- solid and liquid waste management
- surveying and drafting
- computer applications and modeling
- technical report writing
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.
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 Licence and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's Licence; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's Licence 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 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.