Automated test equipment maintenance technicians inspect and test munition and munition instruments and machinery to ensure optimal operational availability and safe operation. Working in Qatar’s navy, automated test equipment maintenance technicians read and interpret mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation drawings; maintain munition and instrument components to control munitions; perform troubleshooting; diagnose munition problems; and test equipment faults. Automated Test Equipment Maintenance technicians carry out maintenance checks compliant with manufacturers’ operating procedures and guidelines.

Focused on electronic and radar applications, Automated Test Equipment Maintenance technicians maintain radio frequency equipment and electronic processing systems. Automated Test Equipment Maintenance technicians play key roles in the navy’s munition maintenance departments. This applied, technical program in Automated Test Equipment Maintenance prepares graduates for a career in the State of Qatar’s Emiri Naval Forces. The program is competency-based with a mix of theory and practical skills development. Students will train in simulated work environments within CNA-Q’s workshops and pilot plants, using current industry standards, and industry-relevant tools and equipment. 

Trainees will receive workplace safety training at the beginning of the program. Safety principles will be reinforced and embedded throughout every course and technical tasks will be completed during the program.


Upon successful completion of the Automated Test Equipment Maintenance Technician program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Read and interpret electrical, technical and instrumentation drawings. 
  2. Use hand tools and power tools to perform maintenance tasks. 
  3. Install, examine, and replace electronic and mechanical equipment using appropriate tools and equipment. 
  4. Consult manufacturers’ manuals to determine testing and maintenance procedures on munition and test equipment. 
  5. Operate industrial tools according to manufacturers’ and safety standards. 
  6. Test electrical and electronic equipment. 
  7. Connect and operate uninterrupted power supplies and automatic test equipment following safe procedures. 
  8. Use radio frequency principles to perform and determine testing and maintenance procedures. 
  9. Use pneumatic, electrical, and electronic testing devices to inspect and test plant instruments. 
  10. Apply safe work practices and maintain high standards of personal protection. 
  11. Work as a team member for a variety of technical projects and tasks.

This program will integrate English language and mathematics training to simultaneously develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills. 

The program will award approximately 47 credits, with approximately 2,190 training hours (1,385 of which are technical training hours). 

Trainees will be awarded a certificate-level credential upon successful completion of the program entitled Automated Test Equipment Maintenance Technician.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Automated Test Equipment Maintenance Technician program find employment within the government, public, and private sectors inspecting and testing munition and munition instruments and machinery to ensure optimal operational availability and safe operation.

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation, with an overall average of 50% or higher; 
  2. Obtain an Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) score of 20 or higher*; and 
  3. Completion of the Math Placement Test (GMP).

* Applicants who do not obtain an OOPT score of 20 or higher, may be considered on an individual basis and placed on an alternate plan of study that includes an individualized remedial English training plan. 

Applicants who provide evidence of English language proficiency strong enough to study in the program will be exempt from having to take English foundation courses. 

Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements, and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause. See the Academic Calendar (Admissions Section – Mature Student Requirements, page 15).

Notes: * Applicants should be aware that strenuous physical dexterity is required for this program. * Employers will normally demand that applicants undergo a physical capabilities assessment prior to hiring.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Automated Test Equipment Maintenance Technician program will have the opportunity to transfer selected credits to School of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades certificate and diploma programs at CNA-Q. Graduates maybe required to undertake further coursework in language studies and/or academics in order to qualify for transfer. A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements are available from the Admissions & Registration Department or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.