The Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technician two-year diploma program is committed to providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent and effective members of a telecommunications engineering team in the Middle East. Students will gain technical knowledge and skills in maintenance and troubleshooting of telecommunications systems with a focus on public and private telecommunications corporations, IT, and large industrial, institutional and commercial facilities. Early program studies stress the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to complete installation, maintenance and troubleshooting tasks.

Graduates of this program can study for an additional year achieve the three-year Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology diploma.


  1. Develop a high level of skill in the application of electronics principles.
  2. Specify, design, construct, troubleshoot, and characterize modern communication systems.
  3. Maintain and troubleshoot computer networks for use in the secure transmission of data.
  4. Maintain and configure telecommunications network systems.
  5. Maintain and troubleshoot electronic systems using computer software or traditional workbench techniques.
  6. Demonstrate an acceptable level of workplace safety practices and procedures, especially in the oil and gas sector.
  7. Recognize the importance of continuing education and professional affiliations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Telecommunications Engineering Technician program can find employment with a large variety of companies involved in the telecommunications industry. Typical GCC employers include public and private sector telecommunications companies and IT providers

Among the types of work environments that may use the services of graduates with these skills include, among others, data and telecommunications service providers, TV and satellite services organizations, computer network sales and services organizations, electronic systems R&D facilities and entertainment industries.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Telecommunications Engineering Technician program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to other academic institutions.

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 Registrar’s Office 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.

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.


General education consists of technical reading, technical reporting, communication skills (oral and written), mathematics, physics, and circuit analysis.

Specific technical training focuses on various aspects of analog communication systems and digital/data communications systems. Practical oriented activities include cabling, circuit board fabrications, splicing, and the installation, configuration and maintenance of telecommunications equipment/systems used in industry.

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 and Industrial Trades

+974 4495 2295

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, 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. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) 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 AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.
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 11).

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.