Engineering Design and Drafting Technology

Draw your route to success

If you have a knack for visualizing ideas and putting them to paper, the Engineering Design and Drafting program will help you step up to the drawing board. Our practical two-year diploma will equip you with everything you need to make a start in this exciting industry. You’ll learn how to design and draft drawings, plans and diagrams while using Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) technology to help bring your ideas to life. 

Engineering Design and Drafting is right for you if you:

  • are accurate and detailed
  • can visualize three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
  • can communicate effectively in person and on paper
  • enjoy mathematics and physics
  • have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Drawing the path to success

The world of Engineering Design and Drafting is multi-faceted, requiring a range of skills and knowledge. You’ll learn the ins and outs of this challenging field, focusing on principles such as stress analysis, strength of materials, and fluid mechanics. By the time you graduate, you will be able to produce high quality engineering designs and plans that will meet the standards of the best in the industry. With this, you’ll be sure to have a rewarding future in a career where the demand is high and the employment rates are virtually perfect.

Engineering Design and Drafting Technology: At-a-Glance
2 Years
Diploma in Engineering Design and Drafting Technology
Athabasca University, Lethbridge College, NAIT, University of Alberta, Montana State University - Bozeman

There is an elective practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. Refusal by the student to accept by way of legal contract these terms and conditions will prevent the student from participating in the practicum experience.

This is a Mobile Learning Program that requires students to purchase a mobile device from Lethbridge College complete with program specific software.  Go to for additional information.

You can apply for a free student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta. 

Engineering Design and Drafting - Cost Estimate
2016-17 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies*
Year 1$4,474$1,047$4,000
Year 2$4,993$1,080$855
* International students pay a differential tuition fee but all other costs are the same as those charged domestic students, see detailed costs.
* 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.

Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.320.3468
Office of the Chair:
• 403.320.3456
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3597

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