The Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology (TNET) program is an electronics engineering technology program with an emphasis on Networking and Communications Technologies. The program is designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to work with modern communication systems, such as data services providers, Internet services, and wireless and wired systems, including fiber optic principles. Graduates will obtain both theory and practical hands-on experience with networking, internetworking, security, embedded microcontrollers and transmission and communications. Systems, such as public address, closed circuit systems and radar. Graduates will obtain hands-on experience in troubleshooting and maintaining, configuring and aligning communications systems, using established methods. Graduates of this three-year program will receive the Diploma of Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology.”

Upon completion of this program, graduates may choose to further their education by completing a bachelor degree in technology or engineering at one of several institutions in the United Kingdom, Canada or the United States of America.

Graduates complete courses in the Cisco Networking Academy program which offers a strong foundation in computer networking skills and knowledge using the industry’s leading equipment provider. These courses prepare graduates to obtain either one or both of Cisco’s CCNA and CCNA - Voice certifications. Graduates are also given exposure to the topics necessary for Cisco’s CCNA Security certification. Students may exit the TNET program at the two-year mark with a Telecommunications and Network Technician diploma. 

Note: This program may not be suitable for applicants who do not have normal colour perception.


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

Career Opportunities

The Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology diploma program produces graduates who possess the skill set, attitude and knowledge to establish careers as certified technologists in the fields of local-area and wide-area voice, video and integrated data communications. 

The rapid development and enrichment of global communications has produced a worldwide reliance on Internet Protocol (IP) networks and the convergence of data and telecommunications has stimulated the need for larger and more integrated network implementations. 

Network and telecommunications engineering technologists are trained to design, configure and support this telecommunications infrastructure. They are employed as network support specialists, network operations and telecommunications analysts, communications integrators, network administrators and consultants. Graduates of the program may find employment with a large variety of companies involved in the deployment and maintenance of telecommunications and network infrastructure. 

Typical GCC employers include public and private sector telecommunications and network services companies and IT providers. The types of work environments which 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 research and development facilities and entertainment industries.


  • 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.

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School of Engineering Technology

+974 4495 2300

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the criteria outlined in the table below:
    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 (Grade 12) 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 skill band below 4.5, are exempt from taking the OOPT. For score requirements on other internationally recognized tests, such as the TOEFL test, 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.(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 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.


Graduates of the Telecommunications Engineering Technology 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 Counseling and Resource Centre.”