Cutting-edge learning facilities

Spartan Centre for Instrumentation Excellence

This centre of excellence integrates labs and workshops for our Instrumentation Engineering Technology students to ensure you receive a world-class educational experience.

You’ll have a chance to apply the knowledge you gain to cutting-edge smart instrumentation and control systems, networked & wireless communications, and advanced optimization software to help meet industries' toughest automation challenges.

Distributed Control System lab

When you train in this lab, you’ll get a hands-on introduction to some of the communication techniques used by devices in the industry.

You will learn to configure and analyze modular control strategies and software applications using leading DCS technology and, in more advanced courses, to design an operator interface to monitor and control simulated process operations.

Analyzer lab

In this lab, you’ll have access to a dedicated space to test instruments that measure parameters like humidity, turbidity and gas composition that influence product quality in many industrial processes.

Instrumentation workshop

Here, you have the opportunity to hone your maintenance skills using specialized hand tools and power equipment.

Process lab

A student works in the Endress + Hauser lab on SAIT campus.This lab is outfitted with two new advanced compressor control training systems. These systems use patented Alberta technology to teach you strategies to help achieve greater fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

Endress + Hauser Instrumentation Engineering Technology Process lab

Equipped with the latest flow and interface measurement technologies, guided-wave radar instruments and nuclear density profiling systems, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of flow and measurement in this lab.


Instrumentation and Control Technician apprenticeship

Credential type  Journeyperson   International applicants  Not open to international applicants   Program length  4 periods

This program will teach you to install, maintain and repair the measuring and control instruments used in industrial and commercial processing and manufacturing.

Instrumentation and Control Technician

Instrumentation Engineering Technology

Credential type  Diploma   International applicants  International applicants accepted   Program length  2 years

Become an accredited instrumentation technologist by studying control system design and computer-based processes for work in a wide range of industries.

Instrumentation Engineering Technology

Contact us

MacPhail School of Energy

KA440, Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre, SAIT Main Campus

403.284.8262 (fax)
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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.