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Electrical Engineering Technology

Learn to harness the innovative technology that powers industry and essential services.

Develop the technical skills and versatile knowledge you need to start a successful career designing, creating and maintaining devices as part of the electrical industry.

Join a global network of professionals using their analytical and practical skills to advance established and emerging electrical systems and develop cutting-edge generation, transmission and distribution technology. 

The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program prepares you for employment as an engineering technologist in this rapidly evolving industry. Through focused classes and practical learning labs, you’ll develop in-depth knowledge and versatile skills in design, installation, maintenance, production, technical support and sales. You’ll collaborate with passionate instructors to discover a wide range of employment opportunities, build specialized skills and explore the electrification of new economic sectors such as transportation.

Before graduating, you’ll integrate your learning through industry co-op opportunities and build the work experience and industry connections you need to start a successful career and enhance your career mobility.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Locations
    Exchange District Campus and Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    28 months
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Choose Your Specialty

Graduate From One of Our Specialization Programs

The Electrical Engineering Technology program serves as a common first year for three second-year specialization programs: Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology and Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology.

Electrical Engineering Technology

Harness high voltage and large currents to explore electrical generation, transmission and distribution technology. Gain experience with the programmable logic controllers, motor drives, transformers and communication systems that drive manufacturing systems.

Electronic Engineering Technology

Investigate analog and digital circuits and explore high-frequency circuits, microprocessor programming and interfacing, control systems, printed circuit boards, digital network communications and signal processing technology.

Instrumentation Engineering Technology

Analyze automated systems, using automation and process control to integrate electrical, mechanical, electronic and chemical systems and allowing instruments to measure, record and control industrial processes.

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll develop the analytical and technical skills needed to design, analyze and operate various electrical systems. As you explore your specialization, you’ll build versatile collaboration and communication skills and prepare yourself for lifelong learning and career advancement.

TERM 1

Develop fundamental math, physics, technical communication and safety skills while exploring computer and electrical systems.

TERM 2

Expand your knowledge and explore advanced concepts in math and physics, electric circuits, computer programming and hardware use.

TERM 3

Gain real work experience and build industry connections through an optional co-op placement before selecting your specialization program at the end of year one.

Term 4

Choose to continue in Electrical Engineering Technology as your specialization program. Explore electrical machines, power electronics and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

Term 5

Learn introductory power systems, and electrical code and wiring while exploring advanced topics in electrical machines, power electronics and PLCs.

Term 6

Complete a mandatory co-op placement with an employer to build practical experience and industry connections.

Term 7

Complete a final project and report to integrate your learning while building professional skills and exploring advanced topics in power electronics and power systems.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Designer, circuit – railway
  • Trouble-shooter, quality control
  • Technologist, design – electrical
  • Repairer, electrical production
  • Technologist, power line construction
  • Technologist, transformers tester
  • Repairer, research laboratory equipment
  • Technologist, power distribution
  • Electrical design technologist
  • Technologist, power control
  • Technologist, protection control
  • Technologist, lines distribution design
  • Technologist, QC (quality control)
  • Technologist, tester, calibration 
  • Technologist, underground power distribution
  • Technologist, design – electrical
  • Technologist, production support 
  • Technologist, power line 
  • Technologist, radio frequency

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

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Put theory into practice. Learn using state-of-the-art equipment and industry-standard techniques and prepare yourself for a career right after graduation.
Take advantage of small class sizes to collaborate with peers and work directly with your passionate, experienced instructors.
Develop your electrical engineering technology skills in RRC Polytech’s modern facilities and learn using the same equipment as industry experts.
Work independently and as part of a team, using computers and various electronic devices to solve real industry challenges.
Attention to detail is critical for effectively applying theory and using intricate equipment. Sharpen your focus in small classes and practical labs.
Learn safe work practices in experiential labs and prepare yourself to be productive from day one.
Expand and apply your circuit knowledge, working your way from small devices to those that require three-phase power
Learn to develop a collaborative, systematic approach to challenges and communicate your results professionally, increasing your career potential.
Join an ever-evolving industry and make a difference in the power generation, transmission and distribution fields, locally and internationally.
Become part of environmental and economic change, helping organizations adopt and maintain renewable energy.

Graduate Success

The Electrical Engineering Technology program prepares you for entry-level employment as an engineering technologist in the electrical industry, with careers in electrical utility systems, consulting engineering and electrical manufacturing. RRC Polytech trains EET students to be highly skilled, safe and career ready as soon as they graduate.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

$52K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

RRC Polytech’s combination of practical skills, foundational knowledge, industry connections and state-of-the-art equipment ensure you graduate ready to work, innovate and adapt to new opportunities.

90% – NEW GRADS HIRED

RRC Polytech connects you with your community and industry through a variety of student supports and networking opportunities. In addition to these community events, Electrical Engineering Technology’s co-op work terms provide direct work experience and connect you with employers face-to-face.

82% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

Our passionate, industry-experienced instructors are focused on making sure you succeed. Using their years of work experience and expertise, they ensure your education is up-to-date, relevant and surpasses expectations.

“The EET program helped me meet the academic requirements and enhanced my hands-on skills, which overall boosted my confidence.”

Jagwantdeep Chhina – Test Technologist
Celco Automationers

“I gained technical and hands-on skills in class and the practical lab class. The final project… gave me a chance to build my problem-solving and teamwork abilities.”

Sophie Shi – Junior Electrical Designer
Hatch

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As an Electrical Engineering Technology student, you are curious and want to develop a more profound, practical understanding of technology and the systems that enhance our lives. You enjoy working with your hands, fixing and improving anything and everything. If a device or system isn’t working, you want the skills and knowledge to fix it.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Level-headed
  • Logical thinker
  • Results-oriented
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Commitment
  • Instruction following
  • Mathematics
  • Problem solving
  • Time management

INTERESTS

  • Programming
  • Circuits
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Computers
  • Electricity
  • Alternative energy
  • Motors
  • Power
  • Logic

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