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Electronic Systems Engineering Technology - Diploma

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
74 weeks
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Electronic Systems Engineering Technology - Diploma

Electronic systems are in everything—computers, robotics, medical electronics, fibre optics, automotive electronics, mobile communications, automation, aerospace and surveillance systems and more.That means your potential job market as an electronic systems engineering technologist is huge. Its diverse, dynamic and growing. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers the well-rounded education you need to start a career designing, servicing and troubleshooting systems.

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology is a two-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. Youll gain knowledge and skills in:

  • analog and digital circuits
  • automation systems
  • data and radio communications
  • electronic prototyping
  • microprocessors and microcontrollers
  • printed circuit board design
  • programmable logic controllers
  • technical reporting and project management

Youll develop troubleshooting skills through practical labs, build project management skills and carry out an applied research project. Your studies culminate in hands-on projects that challenge you to design, test and construct your own electronic prototype.

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Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% in Pre-Calculus 30*
  • Physics 30
  • English Language Requirement

Meeting English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your first or primary language is not English and/or your country is not exempt, you will need to provide evidence of your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.These skills are required to be successful in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.

Saskatchewan students graduating from Fransaskois and French Immersion high school programs are not required to meet further English Language Proficiency requirements.

Refer to ourEnglish Language Proficiency Requirementspage for all details.

The following tests are available at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Test Centres.

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic Module

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • Digital 1
  • Digital 1 Lab
  • Electronic Drafting
  • Basic Electricity 1
  • Basic Electricity Lab
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Electricity 2 Lab
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technologies4Show course details
  • Technology Seminars

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Programming for Embedded Microcontrollers
  • Digital
  • Digital 2 Lab
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Industrial Electronics Lab
  • Power Electronics
  • Analog Devices
  • Workplace Communication

Year 1 - Semester 3

  • Culture and Diversity2
  • Mechatronics
  • Troubleshooting
  • Fabrication Techniques
  • Statistics for Technology

Year 2 - Semester 4

  • Sensors
  • Automation
  • Automation Project
  • Microcontrollers
  • Introduction to Communication Systems
  • Calculus for Engineering Technologies
  • Project Management
  • Technical Communication

Year 2 - Semester 5

  • Printed Circuit Design
  • Process Control
  • Advanced Digital
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Data Communications
  • Data Communications Lab
  • Radio Communications
  • Radio Communications Lab

Year 2 - Semester 6

  • Automation Systems
  • Project
  • Applied Research in Technology

Program delivery

Length and Start Date

Length:74 weeks

  • Year 1 - 37 weeks
  • Year 2 - 37 weeks


The Tuition fees for 2021/22 Academic Year

  • Year 1 - $7,930
  • Year 2 - $755

Please visit the school website for more information about tuition fees


Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

Career paths

Youll be job ready on graduation. First jobs are most often in the design, development, production, installation, sales and service of electronic products and systems. Employers include industrial facilities, manufacturers, commercial organizations, communications providers, resource companies and public agencies. You might create a career for yourself as an independent consultant or be part of a team in a large organization.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized around the world for our international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon), and through extensive distance education opportunities, we offer career-focused, applied education...

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

1130 Idylwyld Dr.
S7K 3R5 Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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