The Electrical Power Systems Technician 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 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.

The program shares a common first year with the Process Automation Technician program. 


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

  1. Function successfully as entry-level technicians in the electrical power industry.
  2. 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 Technician program may 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. With successful completion of the technician diploma, students are eligible for entry to the Electrical Engineering Technology program to further enhance these skills and growth potential

Further Studies

Graduates of the Electrical Power Systems Technician program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to other academic institutions.

A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission to and accepting transfer credit from CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Admissions & Registration Department or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.

Important Notes

This program is under review and a revised study plan will come into effect January 2020. Please check the website for any changes or updates to this Academic Calendar for 2020.

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.

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 inquiries:

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 OOPT. For 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

Students entering the Electrical Power Systems Technician program must meet English language proficiency requirements by obtaining one of the following:

  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
    the Admissions & Registration Department.
  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.