The Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology three-year 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, trouble shooting and design 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. Later studies provide the skills and knowledge tools necessary to undertake analysis and design tasks, preparing students for entry into the essential skills and knowledge, beginning with electronics fundamentals include cabling, circuit board fabrications, splicing, and leading up to the current state-of-the art wireless and the installation, configuration and maintenance and related telecommunications technologies.

Students can exit after two years to achieve the Telecommunications and Network​ Engineering Technician two-year 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. 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

Graduates of the Telecommunications Engineering Technology 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.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Telecommunications Engineering Technology program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to other academic institutions. Graduates of the three-year program are eligible for advanced standing in engineering and technology programs at many Canadian, American, and British universities through existing articulation agreements.

  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.

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 a 60% average, in the following:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    OR Advanced Mathematics (Grade 12 level or equivalent)
    Minimum 60%

    Minimum 50%
    Two Science courses selected from: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics. One must be Grade 12; the other may be Grade 11 level. Chemistry and Physics are highly recommended.
  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.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 71 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test, as administered and validated by the CNA-Q Testing Centre.
  2. Present a valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successfully complete FL1090, a pass/fail language development course where the final examination is the OOPT. A score of 71 or greater is required on the OOPT.