The Mechanical Technician (Industrial Maintenance) program equips graduates with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills required to install, operate and maintain mechanical systems. Specific areas of study include rotating equipment, pumps, piping systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, preventive maintenance and non-destructive testing.


Through this program of study, graduates acquire the technical knowledge and hands-on skills required to:

  1. Implement and install petroleum production equipment, power generation systems and general mechanical support systems.
  2. Operate and maintain petroleum production equipment, power generation systems and general mechanical support systems.
  3. Identify, troubleshoot and resolve technical mechanical problems.
  4. Apply foundational knowledge and skills in an industrial maintenance technician setting.
  5. Function effectively as an individual and as a member of technical teams.
  6. Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.

Career Opportunities

Given the broad base of the mechanical field, graduates have employment opportunities in numerous industries, including oil and gas production, refining, petrochemical plants, manufacturing plants, engineering firms and government departments. With successful completion of the technician diploma, students are eligible for entry to the Mechanical Engineering Technology program to further enhance these skills and growth potential.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Mechanical Technician (Industrial Maintenance) 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 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 on January 2020. Please check the website for any changes or updates to this Academic Calendar for 2020.

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's Technician Preparatory Program! 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:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    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 or Geology . 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. 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 skill 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

  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.