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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatoon, Canada

Public -1959

Management, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering

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History, Affiliations, and Rankings

The four institutions that form Saskatchewan Polytechnic were established as four individual institutions. The Moose Jaw campus was set up as the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1959. Saskatoon was set up as Central Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1963. Regina was set up as the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1972, while Prince Albert was set up as the Northern Institute of Technology in 1986. In 1988, the Institute and the Regional Colleges Act combined Saskatchewan's technical schools, urban community institutes, and the Advanced Technology Training Centre to set up the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). The school was changed to Saskatchewan Polytechnic on September 24, 2014. As a Polytechnic, Saskatchewan holds several academic and industry partnerships such as with Polytechnics Canada, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada and more. The Institute’s Engineering courses have been nationally accredited through Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC), whose aim is to partner with institutions or schools to make sure students receive a high-quality education that meets the requirements of the employers.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

The primary Saskatchewan campus includes gyms, research laboratory, library, common room, eatery, and departmental bookstores. Saskatchewan Polytechnic has four off-campus locations. These include - Moose Jaw campus, Prince Albert campus, Regina campus, Saskatoon campus. These campuses comprise the main Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus and attract students residing in different parts of Saskatchewan, Canada. Courses at Saskatchewan Polytechnic have a wide range of skill-driven and market-driven programs and are for local as well as international students. International students can choose courses like the Agricultural Equipment Technician, Bachelor of Applied Management, Construction Management, Information Systems, etc. The high-demand courses at the institute are Dental Hygiene, Medical Radiologic Technology and Practical Nursing. At this Institute, students are motivated to learn by doing as a majority of the courses are integrated with a work or field component. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the province’s main college for post-secondary education and research and offers only polytechnic education. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a representative of Polytechnics Canada and greatly supports the polytechnic education model – applied, hands-on, technical, learner-focused, and market-driven. With its facilities, networking, and corporate partners, Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers meaningful solutions to market problems and accelerates learning skills, improving Saskatchewan's productivity and innovation. The institution’s graduates are job-ready and equipped with the skills Saskatchewan employers need across multiple industries. Among the global alumni network of 1,50,000+, some of the famous alumni of the institute are Heather Kosowan, Recruiter for Manufacturing at Brandt Group of Companies and Danielle Lane, Senior Strategy Consultant at Accenture.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

About 6,500 international students study at Saskatchewan Polytechnic at various campuses across the province, including its main campus in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, and Regina, giving the Institute a really diverse campus culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic, being a globally renowned college, continues to allure staff, professors, and students from all over the globe. This results in a diverse population that gives growth to new ideas and perspectives and promotes experiences. Employers that visit campus for job or co-op opportunities are Accenture, Infosys, Wipro, Nestle and others. 

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