- Duration 3 Years
- Locations Al Tarfa
The Electrical Engineering Technology program is committed to providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent and effective members of an electrical engineering team in the Middle East. Students will gain technical knowledge and skills in maintenance, troubleshooting and design of electrical power systems with a focus on utility, large industry, institutional and commercial facilities. Early program studies stress the fundamentalknowledge 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'
The program features an exit point at the end of Level 2 where successful graduates can opt to receive an Electrical Power Systems Technician Diploma. The technician-level program is embedded as the first two years (six semesters) of the three-year (nine semesters) Electrical Engineering Technology program at the College. The program shares a common first year with the Process Automation Engineering Technology program. Many second- and third-year courses are also shared, allowing for a reduced time to obtain a dual qualification. Graduates of the three-year program are eligible for advanced standing in engineering and technology programs at Canadian, American and British universities through existing articulation agreements.
Upon successful completion of the three-year program, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Function successfully as entry-level technicians or engineering technologists in the Middle East electrical power industry.
- Design, analyze and maintain electrical systems
- Install, troubleshoot and maintain heavy electrical equipment, including transformers, motors, generators, and related control and protective equipment.
- Use specific computer software in the design of building electrical systems.
- Communicate with customers and fellow members of the engineering team.
- Recognize the importance of continuing education and professional affiliations.
Graduates of the Electrical Technology program can 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.