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PUBLISHED 2023-2024 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2023-2024 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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).


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


The program is nationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) at the technologist level.

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


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1, 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 - Blended Stream

Electrical Engineering Technology - Blended Stream is a three year online, evening/weekend offering for students to have the option 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, graduates 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
  • Summer start (Journeyperson electricians may be eligible for course credit resulting in a Fall start)
  • Fewer courses each semester scheduled evenings and weekends (online for theory, on campus for lab)

Program Outline

Total Credits 67.5

Program Outcomes

  1. Research, analyze, prepare, document, submit and present a Technology Report (Capstone Project) relating to a significant technology-related issue.
  2. Demonstrate capability (in one or more of the following areas described below) consistent with the discipline requirements and program objectives:
  • Apply the basic knowledge of algebra, matrix manipulation, trigonometry and introductory calculus to resolve applied science and engineering technology problems; and/or
  • Apply the knowledge of statistical processes; and/or
  • Apply the knowledge of advanced algebra, integral and differential calculus methodologies; and/or
  • Apply the knowledge of discrete/finite mathematics and logic systems
  1. Apply the current practices of project management to applied science and engineering technology projects consistent with the discipline requirements.
  2. Apply the principles of physical and natural science.
  3. Apply the knowledge of business/management principles, ethics, sustainability, contract law, codes and standards.
  4. Obtain and analyze data, and prepare and document data.
  5. Utilize computer software, hardware and other technological tools appropriate and necessary to performance of tasks.
  6. Apply knowledge of health and safety practices to minimize exposure to unsafe conditions and ensure a safe working environment for oneself and co-workers.

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