The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB). The program is committed to providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent and effective members of an electrical engineering team. Students will gain technical knowledge and skills in maintenance, troubleshooting and design of electrical power systems with a focus on utility, large industry, institutional and commercial facilities. Early program studies stress the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to complete installation, maintenance and troubleshooting tasks. Later studies provide the skills and knowledge tools necessary to undertake analysis and design tasks.

Students may exit after two years of study to achieve the Electrical Power Systems Technician two-year diploma. 

The program shares a common first year with the Process Automation Engineering Technology three-year diploma program. Many second- and third-year courses are also shared, allowing for a reduced time to obtain a dual qualification.


Upon successful completion of the three-year program, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Function successfully as entry-level technicians or engineering technologists in the electrical power industry.
  2. Design, analyze and maintain electrical systems.
  3. Install, troubleshoot and maintain heavy electrical equipment, including transformers, motors, generators, and related control and protective equipment.
  4. Use specific computer software in the design of building electrical systems.
  5. Communicate with customers and fellow members of the engineering team.
  6. Recognize the importance of continuing education and professional affiliations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Electrical Technology program can find employment with a large variety of companies involved in the electrical industry. Typical GCC employers include public and private sector power and water utilities, large petrochemical refining and production facilities, and government departments.

Further Studies

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 & Registration Department or the Career Counseling and Resource Centre.


The Electrical Engineering Technology (Three-Year Diploma) program at CNA-Q is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB)

Request for more information

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

School of Engineering Technology

+974 4495 2300

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the following:
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60% 
    ​Or Advanced Mathematics
    (Grade 12 level)
    ​Minimum 50%
    Two science courses selected from Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics. One of these must be at the Grade 12 level and the other may be at the Grade 11 Level. Chemistry and Physics are highly recommended.
    Minimum 50%
  2. The required score on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years, with an overall band 5.0 with no individual band below 4.5, are exempt from taking the OOPTFor score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Admissions & Registration Department.

Note: 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).

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 65 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Registrar’s Office.
  2. A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.


  • This program may not be suitable for applicants who do not have normal colour perception.
  • Students should be aware of the strenuous physical dexterity required in this training program.
  • Employers will normally demand that all applicants undergo a physical capabilities assessment prior to hiring.
  • This program is under review and a revised study plan will come into effect in January 2020. Please check the website for any changes or updates to this Academic Calendar for 2020.