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, University of Calgary

There is an elective practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing 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.

Note: Students must meet certain health and safety requirements for graduation. These include basic first aid, WHMIS, and TDG. The requirements will vary by program, and it is recommended that they be completed prior to the second year of study.


Engineering Design and Drafting - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 1$4,425$1,047$4,226
Year 2$5,224$1,114$755
• Students in this program are required to purchase a mobile learning device from the college. Check your admissions letter for more details or contact your program. Engineering related program laptop costs are $2250.50 plus a $100 access fee. In the second year of these programs only the access fee is charged. These costs are not covered by government student loans, and are subject to change.
• 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.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• 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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