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Exciting Opportunities

The world of engineering technology and applied science offers many exciting opportunities with the diversity of sectors, businesses and roles. Companies and orgnizations in the industry contribute billions of dollars to the Canadian economy and employ over 400,000 engineering technicians and technologists. 

Definition

Engineering technology is the part of the technological field that requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities. Applied science is a discipline of science that applies existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, like technology or inventions.

Engineering Technology and Applied Science Disciplines

  • Architectural, building, and construction engineering technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Bioscience Technology
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Forestry Technology
  • Geological and Mineral Resource Technology
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Landscape Horticulture Technology
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mineral Resource Technology
  • Naval Architecture Technology
  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
  • Power Systems Engineering Technology
  • Renewable Resources Technology
  • ​Survey/Geomatics Technology
Stakeholders
The industry comprises of a number of stakeholders including the following.
 
  • Businesses, both public and private (see profession page for chart of employment sectors)
  • Educational institutions (see education page for more information)
  • National and Provincial professional associations
  • Accrediting organizations