FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS ELEGF-DP Electrical Engineering Technology


  • Two-and-a-half year (28-month) diploma
  • Year 1 (two terms of foundation courses, 4 months each, offered in January and September)
    • Term 1 is offered at EDC (Exchange District Campus, formerly Princess Street Campus), Winnipeg, for both the January and September entry dates
    • Term 1 is offered at NDC (Notre Dame Campus), Winnipeg, for the January entry date
    • Students admitted in January at NDC will need to attend Tuesday classes at the Roblin Centre (EDC) in Term 1
    • Term 2 is offered only at EDC
  • Second-year specializations:
    • Electrical Engineering Technology at NDC
    • Electronic Engineering Technology at EDC
    • Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology at NDC
  • Co-op work experience:
    • Year 1 - optional co-op term 
    • Year 2 - mandatory elective: co-op placement OR Engineering Technology Report
  • Credit transfer opportunities: Lakehead University, University of Manitoba, University of Victoria
  • Accreditation:
    • Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM)
    • Nationally accredited and internationally recognized program
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

This program trains you for entry-level employment as an engineering technologist in the electrical industry, which provides a broad range of employment opportunities. You develop the conceptual knowledge base and troubleshooting skills to prepare you for a range of roles that include design, installation, maintenance, production, and technical sales and support.

Topics in the program include:

  • Use and application of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), variable frequency motor drives (VFDs), soft starters, and data communication to link all of the preceding elements for the control of manufacturing systems.
  • Planning, designing, and specifications of power systems with motor protection for buildings and industrial plants. You will generate AutoCAD drawings, calculate short circuit currents, and coordinate fuses, circuit breakers, and protective relays. Canadian Electrical Code instruction is delivered by journeyman electricians.
  • Hydro electric power generation, transmission, and distribution systems with a view to operation, control, and protection.
  • Assessment of power system harmonics concerns by measuring TDD and THD and offering solutions to improve performance.

You will be invited to participate in a math skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

Electrical Engineering Technology is part of a cluster of diploma programs. These programs have a common first year of training in Electrical Engineering Technology. All applications and registrations will be processed for entry into Electrical Engineering Technology.

After you successfully complete this first common year, you will choose the specialization you wish to pursue in the second year from the following options: Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology or Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology. When necessary, students will be given priority selection of their second year specialization based on their first year Grade Point Average (GPA).

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