Engineering Design and Drafting Technologists participate in multi-discipline engineering projects. As technologists in this dynamic role, we use industry-standard software to collaborate, design, model, draft, coordinate and document projects in many disciplines, such as construction, mining and manufacturing.
The Engineering Design & Drafting Technology program is a three-year diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw Campus. You’ll take five academic semesters and three Co-operative Education work terms. You’ll be trained in:
- computer aided drafting (CAD)
- 2D drafting
- 3D modeling
- cadastral survey drafting
- digital mapping
- civil, mechanical and structural drafting
- building information modeling (BIM)
- geographic information systems (GIS)
- cadastral surveying
- civil, mechanical and structural design
- computer programming
- engineering materials
- applied mechanics
- fluid mechanics applications
- project management
Practical experience includes using current industry standard CAD software to design and produce engineering projects in 2D and 3D environments. You’ll complete a major project using Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology by integrating civil, mechanical piping systems and structural design, applying the concepts of project management and carrying out an applied capstone research project.
The Co-op Work Term Advantage
Co-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.
Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible. Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.
Diploma to Degree
Use your diploma to ladder into a construction management degree at Sask Polytech, Bachelor of Engineering Technology Manufacturing or Bachelor of Engineering Technology Petroleum at Cape Breton University, Bachelor of Technology at Memorial University or a BTech (mining) degree at Queen’s University.
- 24 students are accepted each year
- Students will experience computer based assignments and project work, lectures, and co-operative work terms
- Class hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday
- Students are expected to complete an average of 20 hours of homework per week, outside of class time, time management is important