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Electronics Engineering Technology

Open for Fall 2018

Length: 2 Years
Credential: Diploma
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Study how to design, analyze and troubleshoot electronic circuits and systems for a career as an electronics engineering technologist, working in areas such as GPS-based systems, surveillance and wireless communication systems.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $6,453
Year 2: $6,453
Year 1 (International): $20,178
Year 2 (International): $20,178

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change


You will be offered admission to this program if you meet the admission requirements and qualify through competitive entry. Competitive entry is based on a two-step process: early admission through academic achievement or selection through academic ranking and an interview, if requested. 

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2018 open Oct. 18, 2017.
TermProgram start
Fall 2018 Sept. 4, 2018

Program Details

Program Description

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is an analysis and design-oriented program with emphasis given to electronic circuits, systems and sub-systems. This program prepares graduates with professional, technical and practical skills that include problem-solving, research, design, prototyping, implementation, installation and testing of electronics-based systems. Specific studies include digital and analog applications, electronic controls, computer-based circuit design and simulation, microprocessor systems, RF communications, and computer-enhanced test and measurement systems. Areas of employment may include GPS-based systems, measurement, control, security and surveillance and wireless communication systems.

Graduates of the Electronics Engineering Technology program have the relevant technical, applied and professional skills that employers seek in this dynamic industry sector. Graduates may find employment as an electronic engineering technologist assisting in research, design, development of prototyping of electronic-based circuits and systems. They will also have the opportunity to continue their studies toward an Engineering Degree. SAIT offers articulation agreements with a variety of universities across Canada.

Working with electrical engineers who provide the conceptual design, the electronics engineering technologist will assist with the practical aspects of circuit design and analyze circuit performance. Electronics engineering technologists may design and/or evaluate the performance of the circuit using a variety of analysis methods. The technologist also works closely with technicians who fabricate, troubleshoot, measure and calibrate the systems. The learning environment incorporates instructor-led instruction and discussions enhanced with computer-based presentations and simulation software. Most classes integrate time in the lab, allowing students to apply their knowledge in a real, practical environment. This program will also utilize an e-learning (SAIT issued laptop computer) instructional delivery method.

Your Career

Graduates of this program possess a broad, practical knowledge of electronics for a career in a dynamic industry sector. Electronics Engineering Technologists can expect above-average wages and opportunities for advancement in an occupation that is constantly evolving and diversified. This person will use their creativity, math and science skills to develop and maintain electronics systems.

Electronics technologists may work independently and/or be a vital member of a design and implementation team. An electronics engineering technologist an pursue a path toward a degree based on the knowledge they gain through training and their work experience.

Student Success

Success in this area of study requires an interest in physics and a strong foundation in mathematics. Electronics Engineering Technologists apply science to practical applications. They learn to think like Engineers while using their experience in manufacturing and analysis. Lifelong learning is an expectation for career growth.
Characteristics of a successful student in this program include:

  • Enjoys solving problems using a logical, analytical and systematic approach.
  • Being patient, persistent, meticulous, innovative and creative when trying to figure things out.
  • Working independently with little supervision, but also capable of performing as a vital member of a team of professionals.
  • Enjoys keeping up-to-date on new technological developments and continuing to enjoy learning new skills.
  • Being able to learn how something works from a written manual, from observations or from experimenting.
  • Having a working knowledge of the MS Office Suite would be an asset.


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


The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits this program at the Engineering Technologist level. After two years of suitable industrial experience, graduates are eligible for membership in The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET)

Transfer Options

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit Transfer Options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.

Have questions? Write to us at transfer.options@sait.ca.

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2018 start: applications open Oct. 18, 2017.

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

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

Competitive Entry: Six Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Review the selection information to understand the process and deadlines 

Applications and proof of the admission requirements (transcripts and/or anticipated final grades) along with all supporting documents must be submitted to be included in selection.

Early admission will be offered to applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements and have achieved or will achieve:

  • A minimum of 65% in Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or equivalent, and,
  • A minimum of 60% in two of the following grade 12 courses or equivalents: Physics 30, Chemistry 30, Biology 30, Science 30, and Math 31. 

Early admission will be offered until Jan. 30 or until the program is full. 

  • Applicants who do not qualify for early admission —or who qualify after the early admission deadline has passed — will be placed in selection and academically ranked according to the admission requirements and may be interviewed (by phone or in-person).
  • Selection will begin on Feb. 15 and be done on a continuous basis until the program has been filled. Applicants will be offered a seat or waitlisted, based on ranking and seat availability.
  • Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Step 4: Apply to Electronics Engineering Technology and submit your transcripts.

Step 5: Log in to mySAIT.ca to check your admission status. If eligible, your status will indicate that you're "In Selection."

Step 6: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through mySAIT.ca

Communication during selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.

We recommend you add ent.info@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders list or you risk missing critical email messages.


Program Outline

  • To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.
  • The learning environment is an in-class blended delivery which incorporates traditional instructor-lead instruction and discussions enhanced with computer-based presentations and simulation software. Additionally, most courses incorporate laboratory exercises that are designed to realize theoretical principles into real-world applications and situations.

First Year

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
COMM-256 Professional Communications and Presentation Skills 3.0
DIGI-210 Digital Fundamentals 3.0
EFAB-202 Electronic Fabrication 3.0
ELTR-238 Electronic Fundamentals 3.0
MATH-237 Mathematics for Technologists 3.0
Semester 1 Total 15.0


Semester 2

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CPRG-252 C Programming for Technologists 3.0
DIGI-260 Digital Devices and Applications 3.0
ELTR-270 Electronic Devices and Circuits I 3.0
HREL-250 Business Dynamics 3.0
MATH-280 Calculus for Technologists 3.0
Semester 2 Total 15.0
First Year Total 30.0

Second Year

Semester 3

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
ELCM-322 Wireless Communication Systems 3.0
ELEC-305 Applied Analysis 3.0
ELTR-300 Electronic Devices and Circuits II 3.0
MCRO-310 Microprocessor Fundamentals 3.0
PROJ-306 Planning and Tools for Electronics Projects  3.0
Semester 3 Total 15.0


Semester 4

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CNTR-362 Electronic Control Systems 3.0
ELCM-382 Wireless Applications and Networks 3.0
INST-302 Automated Test and Measurement 3.0
MCRO-350 Micro Design and Application 3.0
PROJ-354 Capstone Project 3.0
Semester 4 Total 15.0
Second Year Total 30.0
Program Total 60.0


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.


Domestic Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $5,490 $440 $523 $6,453
2 $5,490 $440 $523 $6,453

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $19,215 $440 $523 $20,178
2 $19,215 $440 $523 $20,178


Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $280

SAIT Students' Association Fees

Health Plan: $110**
Dental Plan: $125**
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and Supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 for the first year and $1,000 for the second year.
  • A $400 security deposit to use a SAIT issued laptop.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
** For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the SAITSA website for information on opting out.

Contact Information

School of Information and Communications Technologies

Inspiring Stories

Derek recommends this program because of all the hands-on experience he gained through the classes and because the comprehensive classes give students opportunities to experience many aspects of the industry they want to join.

Derek Johnson
Electronics Engineering Technology | 2016

"You have experience before you even get a job."

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