If you have a knack for visualizing ideas and getting them down on actual or virtual paper, the Engineering Design Technology program can help you create a blueprint for your future. Design and drafting technologists are essential to engineering and construction – and the Engineering Design Technology program provides you with the theory and experience to succeed on the job. 

Through an immersive blend of theory and hands-on training, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of design and drafting fundamentals. You’ll learn how to design and draft drawings, plans and diagrams while using 3D computer-assisted drafting technology and 3D printing to help bring your ideas to life for all types of buildings, subdivisions and other infrastructure projects. 

National and International Accreditation

The Engineering Design Technology program is nationally accredited with Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). A TAC nationally accredited program represents excellence in education, providing students, parents, faculty and industry confidence the program has met the standards of the profession and graduates have the requisite knowledge and skill set to competently enter the workforce. - Technology Accreditation Canada.  

As a result of the accreditation with TAC, all graduates of the Engineering Design Technology program are also internationally accredited.

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Career Opportunities

An Engineering Design Technology diploma will prepare you for design technologist positions in a high demand field where graduates are employed in areas that include:

  • Architectural Technologist
  • Building Designer
  • Building Inspector
  • CAD Technologist                                                                              
  • Engineering Design Technologist
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Infrastructure Designer
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mapping/Survey Technologist
  • Mechanical Design Technologist
  • Process Design Technologist
  • Structural Technologist

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The Engineering Design Technology program has received national accreditation from Technology Accreditation Canada


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2 years

Dates and Deadlines

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Program Availability
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International Status
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Fall 2024


This program is available for International Students.

New applicants are accepted into the Engineering Design Technology program for the Fall (September) term.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):

  • a minimum grade of 50 percent in Grade 12 Math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-1) or 60 percent in Grade 12 Math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2)
  • Grade 11 Physics or Grade 12 Science

Please note that Grade 12 Biology and/or Grade 12 Chemistry will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12 Science.

Basic understanding of computer technology such as word processing, file copying, and familiarity working in a Windows-based environment are required.

Practicum Experience Requirements

There is an elective practicum component to this program. Lethbridge College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded an Engineering Design Technology diploma.

Lethbridge College

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Engineering Design Technology diploma program may earn a second diploma in Civil Engineering Technology with an additional 1½ years of study (course schedule permitting).

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Engineering Design Technology diploma program with a minimum GPA of 2.7, or a B- grade, on standard grading scales will be conditionally accepted into the BTech (Bachelor of Technology) degree program. Applicants for transfer of credit shall complete all of the requested application procedures of NAIT including, but not limited to, written statements outlining personal objectives, career goals, letters of reference, work experience and community involvement, and such other information as may be requested and used by NAIT to determine whether the applicant complies with the requirements as set out or intended.

Royal Roads University

Lethbridge College's Engineering Design Technology diploma graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for full block transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University. For more information, please visit https://www.royalroads.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Engineering Design Technology diploma program, who have completed the appropriate bridging courses, may be eligible for acceptance into the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Construction Management at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. For more information visit https://saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/Bachelor-of-Construction-Management.aspx

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Delivery Formats

The Engineering Design Technology program is available through on-campus delivery.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.


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Year 1
Term I
CAD-1160Graphic Communications3
CON-1162Engineering Management I3
EDD-1160Technical Drawing1.5
ENG-1159Writing for the Workplace3
MTH-1150Engineering Math I3
SUR-1150Land Survey I and Data Systems3
Term II
EDD-1150Architectural Design I3
EDD-1170Mechanical Design I3
ENF-1166Statics and Strength of Materials3
ENF-1180Engineering Materials and Construction Practices3
MTH-1170Engineering Math II3
SUR-1180Land Survey II3
Year 2
Term I
EDD-2255Process Design I3
EDD-2268Architectural Design II3
EDD-2270Mechanical Design II3
EDD-2275Digital Mapping and Analysis3
ENF-2250Fluid Mechanics3
STS-2260Statistics and Applied Research I3
Term II
CIV-2262Structural Design I6
EDD-2280Process Design II3
EDD-2285Environmental Systems3
EDD-2290Civil Design and Drafting3
EDD-2295Architectural Design III3
RSR-2265Applied Research II1.5
Term III
EDD-2298Work Experience1.5
 Total Credits73.5

Prior Learning Assessment

If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Please direct your inquiries to the Chair.

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Tuition and Fees

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Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

Students in this program are required to purchase a mobile learning device from the college. Computer costs are approximately $2,200 plus a $50 access fee. Check your admissions letter for more details or contact your program and check the Mobile Learning page.

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