School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology

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Technology like computers, robots, lasers, fibre optics, artificial intelligence and satellite communications all use microelectronic technology.

In this program, you will gain the ability to solve technical and scientific problems with these and other technologies, while learning principles of electricity, embedded systems, communications, industrial electronics and problem solving skills. You'll also learn fault and failure isolation (troubleshooting) skills that are applicable to the immediate needs of employers.

The program emphasizes practical skills and state-of-the-art applications to ensure immediate applicability to the needs of industry.

Quick Facts

Credential: Diploma

Diplomas are credit programs that take 2 to 3 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.

Grad Employment Rate

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Median Starting Salary

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Hands-on, industry relevant skills

Through an emphasis on practical skills that you can take straight to industry, the Electronics Engineering Technology will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of electricity, microcontrollers, communications, control systems and industrial electronics. You'll be given the opportunity to design and develop complex electronic systems and find solutions to real-world problems. 

Additionally, this program will help you improve your:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Technical and scientific problem-solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
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Co-op

This program offers the opportunity to participate in a one semester co-op placement between your first and second year of training. Successful co-op students work in a program related, industry position and gain advanced job-readiness skills. Acceptance into co-op is based on successful completion of first term coursework with a GPA of 2.3.

For more information about the co-op program, please contact: Co-op Coordinator at electronics@nait.ca

Enter the workforce with confidence

Most businesses and organizations rely on specialized or unique electronic systems and devices as part of their normal operations. Thanks to the widespread proliferation of advanced and sophisticated systems around the world, demand for well-qualified electronics technologists is and will be high for years to come.

Employment opportunities exist across a wide range of industries. Graduates entering the workforce typically perform functions associated with the installation, testing and maintenance of electronic systems, technical sales, engineering support, quality control and design.

Skill areas for Electronics Engineering Technologists include:

  • Industrial control systems
  • Microcontroller embedded systems
  • Radio and TV broadcast systems
  • Data networking and PC support
  • Airport navigational systems
  • Military defence systems
  • Police communication and investigative systems
  • Scientific research support
  • Oil and gas data acquisition
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Become a trusted professional

Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology. 

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

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.

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.  Graduates may also seek further certification as a Professional Technologist (Engineering), P.Tech. (Eng.), after achieving C.E.T. through ASET and further qualifications are met.

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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.

Sydney Accord

This program is a national accredited program recognized by the International Engineering Alliance under the Sydney Accord.

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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 5 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of B- 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.

Admission Requirements

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