Oct 24, 2020  
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Credit Catalog

Engineering Design and Drafting Technology

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Program Description

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.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

Your Career

Graduates may find work as junior technologists in fields such as mechanical, electrical, civil, structural and process piping.

Student Success

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.


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.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, AND,
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or at least 75% in English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in Science 30 or Physics 20.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline

Total Credits 60

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