School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

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The function and understanding of electrical principles is crucial in today's world. Everything from our lights to computers operates with the help of electricity and electrical components.

NAIT's Electrical Engineering Technology is a nationally accredited and internationally recognized program that provides a comprehensive study of electrical principles and practices.

The program will provide you with the skills to perform entry-level roles in several industry disciplines, including power systems operation and protection, maintenance and commissioning, electrical machines, industrial and commercial design, power electronics, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

Quick Facts

Credential: Diploma

Diplomas and Certificates are credit programs that take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.

Campus: Main

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton. View map

Delivery Options:

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday in the daytime.

Length: 2 Years

With a typical full-time course load, this program will take 2 Years to complete.

Open Studies: Not Available

This program does not currently have any courses available for Open Studies.

International Students: Accepted

This program accepts international students, however, program availability may be limited. Check program availability for this term. This program also meets the eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program. Each student is responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.

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Hands-on, industry-relevant training

Our graduates are distinguished by their high level of professionalism, their adaptability to changes in working environments, their dedication to life-long learning and professional development, and strong technical competence.

By the time you graduate, you can expect to be comfortable:

  • Designing and implementing power systems and equipment according to applicable standards
  • Developing and programming automation equipment in order to control and monitor electrical devices within a system
  • Implementing the fundamentals of electrical theory to solve and analyze electrical circuits
  • Assessing site specific workplace hazards
  • Communicating and conducting yourself professionally
  • Analyzing and implementing rotating machines to industry standards
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Enter the workforce with confidence

The current and projected high demand for electrical engineering technologists is great news for graduates of this program. Typical employers range from engineering, design, project management and consulting firms to utility companies, industrial plants, equipment manufacturers and oil and gas companies.

A wide variety of careers are available throughout Canada and around the world, including:

  • Electrical designer
  • Technical sales representatives
  • Field engineering technologists
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Project managers
  • Testing and commissioning technologists
  • Safety officers
  • Consultants
  • Technical writers​
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Become a trusted professional

  • Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology. 

    While enrolled in the program, you'll be eligible for student membership in the following professional associations:

  • Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)
  • After two years of suitable work experience in industry, graduates may seek certification with ASET in order to receive the Certified Engineering Technologists (CET) designation and the Registered Engineering Technologists (RET) designation.

    You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology (BTech). Diploma grads can earn a BTech degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available. 

    Learn more about NAIT's BTech program

Additional information

Bachelor of Technology

Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology degree.

Become a certified engineering technologist

Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

Technology Accreditation Canada

This program has been nationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada.

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Clifton Lofthaug, owner of Great Canadian Solar and NAIT grad, says Alberta is on the cusp on an energy revolution. And he's ready to be part of it.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section, your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 3 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C- in the course(s) or program

Read more about advanced credit or contact us about applying for credit for this program.

Courses

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Tuition & Fees

Scholarships & Awards

The following scholarships and/or bursaries are available to you as a student in this program. To access your opportunities, visit the Student Portal.

How to Apply

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