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Design and Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Diploma

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
2 years
Diploma / certificate
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Program description

Design and Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Diploma

Imagine you could take an idea for a new smart product and bring it to life. Take a conceptual design, optimize it, do mechanical engineering analysis and create a prototype that may include user configurable options, intelligent control and sensors. As you design and prototype, you also plan how it will be manufactured with the latest automation and robotic equipment.

The Design and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program (formerly CAD/CAM Engineering Technology) has mechanical engineering subjects and mechanical design at its core, with specialty areas such as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing (CNC machines, robots, industrial 3D printing)
  • Mechatronics (Electronics, Microcontrollers - Arduino/Raspberry Pi, Programing)
  • Computer systems and networking (Computer hardware, WiFi, Networking)
  • CAD and engineering software (2D/3D CAD, CNC simulation, Finite Element Analysis)

All these capabilities combine to enable smart product and systems design.

Work Integrated Learning methodology uses projects in many of the courses. Students have the opportunity to design and build products to reinforce the theory, rather than just theory and assignments.

Students also have an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities including our Eco-car project, which is a student designed and built super mileage concept car. The car has placed as high as second in the world at the Shell Eco-marathon Drivers World Championship. There may also be opportunities for students to attend a short two-week international exchange to visit and learn in another country.

The Design and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is a two-year diploma offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's experienced instructors and leading-edge lab equipment provide an exceptional hands-on learning experience. The program enables your creativity and gives you the engineering and manufacturing tools and expertise that you need to bring ideas to life.

Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 65% in Pre-Calculus 30* and a minimum of 70% in Physics 30
  • English Language Requirement

Meeting English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your first or primary language is not English and/or your country is not exempt, you will need to provide evidence of your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.These skills are required to be successful in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.

Saskatchewan students graduating from Fransaskois and French Immersion high school programs are not required to meet further English Language Proficiency requirements.

Refer to our English Language Proficiency Requirements page for all details.

The following tests are available at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Test Centres.

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic Module

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • CAD Drafting
  • Spreadsheets for Engineering Technology
  • Basic Drafting
  • Information Technology (IT) Essentials
  • Applied Mechanics: Statics
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technologies
  • Introduction to Mechatronics
  • Technology Seminars

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Parametric Part Modelling
  • Strength of Materials
  • Materials of Engineering
  • Calculus for Engineering Technologies
  • Mechatronics 2-Programming
  • Mechatronics 3-Electronics
  • Workplace Communications
  • Thermo-Fluid Fundamentals

Year 1 - Semester 3

  • Advanced Drafting and Assembly Modelling
  • Assembly Modeling and Project
  • Machine Shop Technology
  • Introduction to Computer Numerical Control
  • Mechanical Components and Systems Lab
  • Technical Communication
  • Welding for Technologists

Year 2 - Semester 4

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Design
  • Applied Mechanics - Dynamics
  • Additive Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing 1 - Metals
  • Manufacturing Networking Systems
  • Production Management and Mechatronics Project
  • Thermo-Fluid Systems 2

Year 2 - Semester 5

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Engineering Research and Technical Proposal
  • Mechanical Design
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Manufacturing 2-Plastics
  • Quality Assurance
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Project Management

Year 2 - Semester 6

  • Engineering Seminars
  • Culture and Diversity
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Mechanical Design Project
  • Advanced Manufacturing Project
  • Capstone Project

Program delivery

Length and Start Date

  • Length: 80 weeks:
  • Year 1 - 40 weeks
  • Year 2 - 40 weeks

Tuition fees

The Tuition fees for 2021/22 Academic Year

  • Year 1: $8,820
  • Year 2:$8,855

Please visit the school website for more information about tuition fees


Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at everycampus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

Career opportunities

Saskatchewan Polytechnic prepares you to work in both traditional and computer-aided engineering fields.

The manufacturing field is a big employer. You could work in engineering design, drafting, quality control, and programming and operating CNC machines. Consulting engineering firms hire grads to work in design and drafting, while research and design firms employ grads in product design, prototype development, solid modeling and advanced stress analysis.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized around the world for our international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon), and through extensive distance education opportunities, we offer career-focused, applied education...

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

1130 Idylwyld Dr.
S7K 3R5 Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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