The program provides graduates with the essential skills sought after by a variety of engineering enterprises. The program will provide you with practical experience through hands-on classes in engineering and drafting principles. Your instructors will be experienced practitioners who will help you develop your technical and professional skills based on relevant practices.
This diploma program is two years in length, consisting of four 15-week semesters.
This program accepts students into first semester in September as well as January.
Note: This program also utilizes an e-Learning (SAIT issued laptop computer) instructional delivery method.
Graduates may find work as junior technologists in fields such as mechanical, electrical, civil, structural and process piping.
The most successful students in the program are those who work well in teams, have strong communication skills and a solid foundation in high school Math and Physics.
Credentials and Accreditation
After successfully completing this program, graduates will be awarded a SAIT diploma in Engineering Design and Drafting Technology.
This program is nationally accredited, at the technologist level, by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). Graduates are eligible for membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals in Alberta (ASET).
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.