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Electrical Engineering Technology

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Program Description

Get wired for a bright future. The Electrical Engineering Technology program offers comprehensive training in power systems, electrical design, and control and automation. The program prepares students for careers managing electrical energy from renewable and conventional energy sources. Graduates work in a variety of settings, including power generating facilities, industrial complexes, substations, laboratories, construction sites, and offices.

Program Overview

Your Career

Graduates find work as electrical engineering technologists, industrial control technologists and power systems technologists. Graduates may also be employed in design estimating technical sales power generation distribution metering industrial electronic control supervisory control systems and industrial networking. Employers include consulting and design firms the oil and gas industry industrial plants technical sales companies, electrical contractors, utility companies and various manufacturers and distributors.

Student Success

Journeyman Electricians and those with work experience in other related occupations or with related post-secondary education may receive some advance credit after an assessment by SAIT’s Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR).

Credentials and Accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology.


The program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board and Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists at the technologist level.

Graduates are eligible for membership in the following professional association: Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or at least 75% in Math 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 75% in English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in Physics 20.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline

Program Overview - Journeyman Electrician Stream

Electrical Engineering Technology - Journeyman Electrician Stream is a three year part-time offering for Journeyman Electricians, enabling them to work while studying. The program provides a combination of practical and theoretical education that employers are seeking in the industry. After successfully completing this program, Journeyman Electricians will receive a SAIT diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology. The program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board and Technology Accreditation Canada.

Program Length

  • Three-year program

  • Fall 2017

  • Part-time study (online and evenings weekends)

Program Outline

Year One: Online and In-Class Labs

Semester 1: Fall 2017

  • MATH 237 - Math for Technologists

  • ELTR 232 - Digital & Electronic Circuits

  • COMM 238 - Technical Communications I

Semester 2: Winter 2018

  • MATH 280 - Calculus for Technologists

  • ELEC 291 - Electrical Analysis

  • COMP 213 - Computing for Engineering Technology

Semester 3: Summer 2018

  • ENGD 226 - Electrical Diagrams & AutoCAD

  • COMM 288 - Technical Communications II

  • ELTR 262 - Power Electronics

Year Two: Evenings/Weekends

Semester 4: Fall 2018

  • ELEC 306 - Machine Applications

  • ELEC 352 - Rotating Machines

  • ELEC 353 - Transformer Applications

Semester 5: Winter 2019

  • DSGN 301 - Electrical Design Principles

  • CNTR 309 - PLC: Premium Unity Pro Applications

  • ELEC 302 - Generation & Grid Operations

  • ELCM 374 - Industrial Networks & Communications

Year Three: Evenings/Weekends

Semester 6: Fall 2019

  • DSGN 396 - Industrial Electrical Design

  • CNTR 358 - PLC: Contrologix Applications

  • PROJ 333 - Technical Project Management

Semester 7: Winter 2020

  • ELEC 361 - Power Systems Analysis
  • ELEC 364 - Protection & Control
  • PROJ 373 - Capstone Project Course

Total Credits 67.5

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