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.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
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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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.
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.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded an Engineering Design Technology diploma.
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
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
University of Alberta
Graduates of Lethbridge College's Engineering Design Technology diploma program with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for up to one year of transfer credit towards a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) at the University of Alberta — dependent on the program, appropriate grades, and space availability. For the most current information on transferring to the Faculty of Engineering, please visit http://www.engineering.ualberta.ca/ProspectiveStudents/Admission/AdmissionRequirements/Technicalprograms.aspx
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The Engineering Design Technology program is available through on-campus delivery.
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.
|CON-1162||Engineering Management I||3|
|ENG-1159||Writing for the Workplace||3|
|MTH-1150||Engineering Math I||3|
|SUR-1150||Land Survey I and Data Systems||3|
|EDD-1150||Architectural Design I||3|
|EDD-1170||Mechanical Design I||3|
|ENF-1166||Statics and Strength of Materials||3|
|ENF-1180||Engineering Materials and Construction Practices||3|
|MTH-1170||Engineering Math II||3|
|SUR-1180||Land Survey II||3|
|EDD-2255||Process Design I||3|
|EDD-2268||Architectural Design II||3|
|EDD-2270||Mechanical Design II||3|
|EDD-2275||Digital Mapping and Analysis||3|
|STS-2260||Statistics and Applied Research I||3|
|CIV-2262||Structural Design I||6|
|EDD-2280||Process Design II||3|
|EDD-2290||Civil Design and Drafting||3|
|EDD-2295||Architectural Design III||3|
|RSR-2265||Applied Research II||1.5|
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.
Tuition and Fees
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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“The EDDT program was very helpful in preparing me for my career. The broad spectrum of engineering and drafting fields that we got to sample during the program helped me realize what I liked or didn’t like. My experience at the college was very positive and helped bring me to where I am today.”
“A college practicum was actually how I started with the office. The great thing about the college, contrasting it to university, is we didn’t get nearly the same sort of hands-on experience at university.”
Alexander L. Swan
“After graduation I landed a great job with a small engineering firm in Pincher Creek. After moving back to the Edmonton area, I quickly found a good job as a drafter with Universal Surveys Inc. Thank you, Lethbridge College, for the skills needed to continue my new career.”
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