College of the North Atlantic – Qatar’s Engineering Technology programs are designed to produce graduates with a diverse technical background, hands-on aptitude and teamwork skills.

The development of practical skills and competencies are enhanced through partnerships with industry and world-class shops and labs equipped with the latest industrial equipment. In addition, technology training promotes independent thinking and problem-solving.

Programs offered at the College prepare individuals for maintenance and operator positions at the technician and technologist levels. The program structure allows students to progress from the two-year technician diploma to the three-year technologist designations in certain disciplines. Disciplines include Chemical Processing, Electrical, Process Automation and Telecommunications. The requirements for operations training are addressed by the Chemical Processing Technician and Technology programs.


The School of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades actively seeks international accreditation for its programs. The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) has accredited the following programs:

  • Chemical Processing Technology 
  • Chemical Processing Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 
  • Electrical Power Systems Technician
    Mechanical Technician ( Industrial Maintenance)
  • Process Automation Technician
  • Process Automation Engineering Technology
  • Telecommunications and Network Technician
    Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology

Baccalaureate degree options

For those wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree, university transfer agreements are in place that makes it possible for college three-year diploma graduates to attend Canadian universities. A variety of options are available. Typically, one additional year of study is required to obtain a Bachelor of Technology degree at Memorial University(

Articulation agreements have also been signed with institutions in other countries that also provide avenues for graduates from the three-year Engineering Technology programs to complete a Bachelors and/or Masters degree.

A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Admissions and Registration Department or the Career Counseling and Resource Centre. Staff in both these offices will provide support and assistance to CNA-Q graduates seeking to further their post-secondary studies.

For more information, please refer to the Program Articulation and Transfer Credit section in this Academic Calendar.

Program Options

  • Two Year Diploma*:
  • Chemical Processing Technician
  • Electrical Power Systems Technician
  • Mechanical Technician (Industrial Maintenance)
  • Process Automation Technician
  • Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technician
  • Three Year Diploma*:
  • Chemical Processing Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Process Automation Engineering Technology
  • Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology
* Total program length varies depending on language proficiency, academic preparatory courses required for entry, academic performance throughout the program of study and choice of technician or technology exit.
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Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Engineering Technology! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquiries:

School of Engineering Technology

+974 4495 2300