Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy

Preparing current and future engineers for tomorrow’s opportunities
What is SCETA?

Gaining the skills to succeed

Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA) is a Work Integrated Learning Program (WILP) to equip students in Canada with the educational and professional foundation required for successful careers in engineering and technology.

Students receive valuable educational and career development opportunities:

  • Students spend two 4-month terms at Siemens Canada where they learn through a variety of learning methodologies including classroom, e-learning, Siemens systems and product training, mentorship rotations across Siemens business units, and additional hands-on experience in various areas of applications.
  • The first term takes place prior to their final Academic year (May – August) and the second term takes place after graduation (May – August the following calendar year)
  • Students are hired by Siemens Canada and paid a student full-time salary throughout their enrollment with SCETA
  • Siemens provides tuition allowance while they are enrolled with SCETA for up to a maximum of one Academic year prior to their graduation from university or college
  • Upon graduation, select students are offered full-time positions at Siemens Canada

Students receive a valuable educational and career development curriculum:

  • learn about the most advanced innovations in engineering technology, develop professional skills, and expand their professional network
  • have their educational qualifications enhanced through experience working with the leading-edge experts and technology of Siemens, one of the world's foremost engineering and technology companies
  • graduate with professional and workplace skills to kick-start a successful career in the industry, giving them an advantage over their non-SCETA colleagues.

Typical theory periods, which emphasize overall competence and decision-making skills, include:

  • Job-specific specialist technical knowledge
  • Generalist business knowledge
  • Interpersonal/social and 'soft' skills
  • A thematic approach to subjects taught every day for a period of time (i.e. in blocks) or one day per week for an extended period of time

Practical periods, which emphasize real-life experience in a true work environment, include:

  • Career-oriented practical specialist and methodology knowledge
  • "Real" work in the company's projects and day-to-day operations
  • Personalized support from the instructor and/or mentor
  • Business rotation in Siemens Canada's Engineering, Engineering and Technology, Projects/Field Services or Innovation and Design areas

Possible career paths the SCETA student can follow within Siemens Canada include:


  • Engineering and Technology
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Business Management
  • Manufacturing

Engineering and engineering technology students must be enrolled in the co-operative education program.

Specific requirements are as follows:

  • Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Availability to complete all educational, and training with Siemens Canada
  • Willingness to relocate and travel, as required
  • Work Authorization: Must be legally authorized to work in Canada at the time of application
  • Commitment to work at Siemens on a full-time basis for a minimum of four years after graduation

Applicants should be resourceful - true problem solvers who challenge themselves to find the most effective and efficient solutions to complex challenges. It's a program for those who want to have an impact - to contribute toward the future success of Siemens, its customers, and the world in general.

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SCETA is based on the Work Integrated Learning Program (WILP) methodology.

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