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Engineering and Technologies

Are you creative, innovative and strong in math and sciences? Build on your potential by choosing a future as an Engineer.  

In Engineering, you will connect with and learn from your expert instructors and your peers in areas such as the Student Design Competition, Student Science Conference and the Student Science and Engineering Society. We offer new lab facilities, experienced instructors, industry experts and access to spaces such as RDP's Centre for Innovation and Manufacturing - Technology Access Centre for hands-on learning. 

Can’t find the program you’re looking for? View all programs offered at Red Deer Polytechnic. You can also tailor a program pathway just for you with Academic Upgrading, Open Studies, Flexible Learning and Extended Education opportunities.  

Computer Programming Diploma


Pursue a career in the dynamic field of technology, software and web development with the Computer Programming Diploma. Students will delve into digital thinking and innovation through this intensive program that includes extensive applied learning and project management opportunities. 

Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Diploma


The Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Diploma equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary for this dynamic field. In the program, you will gain experience with measurement techniques, control strategies, robotics and automatic control of industrial machines and equipment.  

Machine Learning Analyst Diploma


The Machine Learning Analyst Diploma provides flexible, industry-aligned education to help you enter the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) workforce. In the program, you will develop fundamental skills, including data analytics and computer programming, as well as business skills.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma


The Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma integrates applied and theoretical approaches to prepare you for a high-demand career. In the program, you will learn engineering technology fundamentals and industry-focused topics such as automation, control, computer integrated manufacturing and reliability.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Engineering

Professional engineers apply principles of science and mathematics to solve real-world problems and achieve practical goals through innovation. This field requires a creative mind, scientific knowledge and powerful problem-solving skills. As a career choice, it is broad, rewarding and applicable to every part of society. 

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Additional Programs and Pathways

Academic Upgrading and Open Studies allow flexible registration so you can tailor your course selection to your specific goals for the future. Complete details are available below. For a full list of programs offered at Red Deer Polytechnic, visit the Academic Calendar.

Academic Upgrading

The Academic Upgrading program at Red Deer Polytechnic helps open doors to further education and better employment. You can upgrade academic skills, meet entrance requirements for post-secondary programs, earn a High School Equivalency diploma, and prepare for entry into the workplace.

Open Studies

Open Studies is a unique, flexible and customizable program that allows students to take courses that help them work toward their career goals. Students in Open Studies may choose to take courses on a full-time or part-time basis.


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