If you have a knack for visualizing ideas and getting them down on 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.

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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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Accredited

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

3D

computer-assisted drafting technology and printing helps students bring ideas to life

$72,157

the average annual salary of an engineering design technologist in Alberta

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Diploma

Duration

2 years

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Admissions

New students 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.

Transfers
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).

Montana State University (Pending Renewal)

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Engineering Design Technology diploma program may be eligible to transfer to Montana State University's Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design.

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 a block transfer with the appropriate prerequisite qualifications into the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University.

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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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.

Courses

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Course Title Credits
Year 1
Term I
CAD-1160 Graphic Communications 3
COM-1164 Technical Communications 3
CON-1162 Engineering Management I 3
EDD-1160 Technical Drawing 1.5
MTH-1150 Engineering Math I 3
SUR-1150 Land Survey I 3
  Credits 16.5
Term II
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
  Credits 18
Year 2
Term I
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
ENF-2250 Fluid Mechanics 3
STS-2260 Statistics and Applied Research I 3
  Credits 18
Term II
CIV-2262 Structural Design I 6
EDD-2280 Process Design II 3
EDD-2285 Environmental Systems 3
EDD-2290 Civil Design and Drafting 3
EDD-2295 Architectural Design III 3
RSR-2265 Applied Research II 1.5
  Credits 19.5
Term III
(Optional)  
EDD-2298 Work Experience 1.5
  Credits 1.5
  Total Credits 73.5
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

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$4,981.00
$1,227.00
$3,500.00
Year 2
$5,772.00
$1,309.00
$1,120.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$15,331.00
$1,227.00
$3,500.00
Year 2
$17,599.00
$1,309.00
$1,120.00
Notes

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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