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Instrumentation Engineering Technology (IET) is a nationally accredited program that provides a comprehensive course of studies in industrial measurement and control.
With a provincial economy that is largely industrial-based, instrumentation has become an extremely important field. Industries are also becoming increasingly automated to improve productivity, conserve energy, and reduce pollution. This has created a strong demand for trained professionals in the instrumentation technology field across industries ranging from industrial automation and electronics to oil and gas.
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In the Instrumentation Engineering Technology program, you can expect to gain the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in instrumentation technology. The program involves detailed studies of the principles and application of pneumatic, electronic, and microcomputer measurement and control systems.
Access to state-of-the-art laboratories and a hands-on approach to learning provide students with job-ready experience.
Over the course of the program, you will learn how to:
Students may be eligible to participate in a 4 or 8 month co-op placement once they complete all level 1 courses, and before they complete all the level 2 courses. Successful co-op students work in a program-related industry position and gain advanced job-readiness skills. Acceptance into our co-op program is based on successful completion of first term coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
For more information about our co-op program, please contact: Robb Connelly, Instructor/Co-op Coordinator at IET-Coop@nait.ca.
Instrumentation Engineering Technology is an extremely versatile career choice. A variety of employment opportunities are open to IET graduates. Many have found employment locally and internationally in a variety of positions, including:
Instrumentation is often linked to the oil and gas industry, but jobs also exist in electrical and industrial automation fields.
Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Instrumentation Engineering Technology
While enrolled in the program, you'll be eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET)
After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible for the following professional designations:
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.
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Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology degree.
Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).
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Through a series of practical and theoretical experiences, learn how to measure and control industrial processes safely.
This program has been nationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada.
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