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Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology

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Analyze, automate and adapt to ensure the efficient flow of industry.

Learn to select, set up, configure and calibrate sensors, controllers and actuators to start a successful career in the instrumentation and control engineering field.

Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology is a specialization program. Students interested in this program must apply to and complete the first common year of the Electrical Engineering Technology program.

The Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology program develops the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to control and automate operations in the manufacturing and resource industries.

Through this program, you’ll explore data acquisition, networking, distributed control systems and remote terminal units. You’ll also learn the configuration/programming language of various microprocessor-based devices.

As part of your RRC Polytech education, you’ll gain practical industry experience through a co-op work experience. This co-op opportunity will help you build relevant work experience, integrate your previous learning and create connections with industry partners and employers.

As an Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology graduate, you’re eligible for apprenticeship recognition under the Red Seal trade of Instrumentation and Control Technician. RRC Polytech’s experiential lab sessions provide credit hours for field experience requirements, and classes are recognized as equivalent to the four levels of apprenticeship schooling.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    28 months
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $17,000 – $18,800
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

After completing Electrical Engineering Technology’s first common year (Terms 1 to 3), you can choose to specialize in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology. Through this program, you’ll develop the technical skills needed for a successful career in automation and process control.


Develop fundamental knowledge in control theory, fluid mechanics, programmable logic controllers (PLC), measurements, electrical systems, microcontrollers and project management.


Expand your understanding with advanced topics in thermodynamics and robotics, advanced PLC, networking, process measurements, control systems and control loop tuning.


Complete a co-op term focused on Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology to further develop your work experience and grow your professional network.


Complete a final group project and report to showcase your work while exploring networking, distributed process control, chemical instrumentation, programming and further electrical systems.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Technologist, HVAC 
  • Troubleshooter, quality control
  • Technologist, design
  • Technologist, QC (quality control)
  • Technologist, field service engineering
  • Technologist, tester, calibration 
  • Technologist, production support 


What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with 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.

Explore state-of-the-art equipment, training with the same tools and techniques as industry experts.
Learn in an environment that is like the workplace. Build the critical skills employers want and be ready to innovate and lead change from day one.
Take advantage of small class sizes to collaborate one-on-one with classmates and industry-experienced instructors.
Harness the power of applied learning. Gain real experience through industry co-op placements, one-on-one feedback and engaging learning labs.
Upgrade essential skills with advanced tools and practical experience, transforming your talent into a career with an education from RRC Polytech.
Join a diverse community of students working across hundreds of industries at our Notre Dame Campus.
Experiment away and get practical experience developing projects at RRC Polytech’s Smart Factory, our cutting-edge applied research space.

Graduate Success

As an Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology graduate, you’ll use your specialized skills to design and calibrate systems to measure and control industrial processes. You’ll find employment as an instrument engineering technologist, junior control loop designer or technical salesperson in engineering offices and manufacturing plants across Canada.

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.


Our grads work hard to meet and exceed the evolving needs of industry. With an RRC Polytech education, you’ll have the in-depth knowledge and communication skills you need to create strong partnerships, adapt to new technology and stay ahead of the competition.


At RRC Polytech, you’ll use the same state-of-the-art equipment as industry experts to develop your skills. You’ll combine in-depth learning in our modern workshop facilities with practical work experience and instructor insight to become a career-ready graduate who can lead and succeed from day one.


RRC Polytech grads hit the ground running and enter the industry with vital work experience and practical expertise in coding, technical report writing and drawing reading. Many meet their future employer before graduation through co-op opportunities, instructor connections and student-focused networking events.

“After the first year of Electrical Engineering Technology, Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology made the most sense to me. [As a grad,] you get to travel and make good money.”

Justin Gaudry – Project Services
Lakeside Process Controls

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As an Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology student, you are curious about automation and want to build a deeper understanding of advanced technology. You also enjoy solving practical problems and ensuring efficiency: if a device or system isn’t working correctly, you want to know why. As a professional engineering technologist, you hope to influence the technology that drives our world.

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


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


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


  • Programming
  • Circuits
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Computers
  • Efficiency
  • DIY projects
  • Electronics
  • Automation
  • Logic

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