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Engineering Design and Drafting Technology

Closed for Fall 2017

Open for Winter 2018

Length: 2 Years
Credential: Diploma
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Create a career as a mechanical, civil, electrical or structural technologist through this program that uses hands-on instruction to give you practical and technical experience in the principles of engineering and drafting.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $5,455
Year 2: $5,455
Year 1 (International): $17,158
Year 2 (International): $17,158

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.  

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2017 open Oct. 18, 2017.
TermProgram start
Winter 2018 Jan. 8, 2018
Fall 2018 Sept. 4, 2018

Program Details

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 and the latest engineering software programs available. 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.

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.

Credential

After successfully completing this program, graduates will be awarded a SAIT diploma in Engineering Design and Drafting Technology.

Accreditation

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).

Transfer Options

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit Transfer Options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.

Have questions? Write to us at transfer.options@sait.ca

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2018 start: applications open Oct. 18, 2017.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

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

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Engineering Design and Drafting Technology and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Courses

Program Outline

  • To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.
  • SAIT students are offered an opportunity to develop lifelong learning skills in an online environment. One or more courses in the program are offered fully or partially online.
  • This program is being reviewed and could undergo changes.

First Year

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
COMP-220 Computer Fundamentals 3.0
CNST-249 Concrete and Soil Basics 1.5
ENGD-214 Digital Drafting 3.0
MATH-238 Math for Engineering & Tech I 3.0
STAT-245 Statistics for Engineering & Tech I 3.0
STCS-242 Structural Statics 1.5
Semester 1 Total 15.0

 

Semester 2

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
ARCH-253 Building Structures 1.5
COMM-238 Technical Communications 1 3.0
ENGD-220 Advanced Engineering Drafting 3.0
ENGD-221 Topographical Drafting 1.5
MATH-288 Math for Engineering & Tech II 3.0
SMTL-246 Strength of Materials 3.0
Semester 2 Total 15.0
First Year Total 30.0

Second Year

Semester 3

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CADD-324 Electrical & HVAC CADD Practices 1.5
ENGD-305 Process Piping Drafting I 3.0
ENGD-306 Structural Drafting I 3.0
ENDG-307 Civil Drafting I 3.0
ENGD-321 Applied Machine Design 3.0
MECH-370 Fluid Mechanics 1.5
Semester 3 Total 15.0

Semester 4

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
ENGD-376 Civil Drafting II 3.0
ENGD-377 Structural Drafting II 3.0
ENGD-378 Process Piping Drafting II 3.0
ENGD-381 Engineering Practices 1.5
ENVS-380 Environmental Engineering Drafting 1.5
PROJ-357 Applied EDDT Capstone Project 3.0
Semester 4 Total
15.0
Second Year Total
30.0
Program Total
60.0

Progression

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.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $4,492 $440 $523 $5,455
2 $4,492 $440 $523 $5,455

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $16,195 $440 $523 $17,158
2 $16,195 $440 $523 $17,158

SAIT Fees

Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $280

SAIT Students' Association Fees

Health Plan: $110**
Dental Plan: $125**
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and Supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,500 per year.
  • A $400 security deposit to use a SAIT issued laptop.


Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
** For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the SAITSA website for information on opting out.

Contact Information

School of Construction - Engineering Design and Drafting Technology
403.284.8367
construction.eddt@sait.ca

Inspiring Stories

Versatility is key when it comes to entering industry and this program, with its supportive and motivational teachers and broad base of instruction does just that, says Divine.

There is a family legacy for Nick, whose grandfather took the same course in 1949. Graduating more than 60 years later, Nick praised instructors and the courses that have prepared him to enter the work force.

As a former cabinetmaker who began drafting and making her own patterns, Leah didn't want to wait four years to enter the workforce in a new area. She says SAIT prepares you to walk straight from the classroom into a career with practical, hands-on instruction.

Divine Abad
Engineering Design and Drafting Technology | 2016

“If someone hires me, I know a bit of everything. Versatility is important.”

Nick Poohachow
Engineering Design and Drafting Technology | 2016

“The instructors were great. They’re very approachable; they know what they’re talking about.”

Leah Elder
Engineering Design and Drafting Technology | 2017

"That's what you'll be doing in the industry."