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Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Diploma

Discover the many opportunities in this dynamic field with practical learning and dynamic technology. In the Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology program, you will gain experience with measurement techniques, control strategies, robotics and automatic control of industrial processes and equipment.
Domestic Status:
Open
International Status:
Open
Next Start date:
Diploma
2 Years
Accepting International Students
Full-Time On Campus

About the Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Diploma

If you have a mind for technology, the Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology program will equip you with the knowledge and skills of measurement techniques, control strategies, robotics, automatic control of industrial processes and equipment needed to respond to the needs of Industry.  

In this program, you will master the skills to maintain, install and design systems used to measure, monitor, and control processes within a variety of industries such as food and beverage, oil and gas, water treatment, power generation, agriculture and more.  

Emphasis is on critical thinking and innovative design as well as diagnosis and troubleshooting technical problems. Through applied learning and a capstone project, you will develop proficiency in design, problem solving and collaboration in diverse settings. 

Intakes

Fall (Domestic) - Start Date: Sep 04, 2024
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Fall (International) - Start Date: Sep 04, 2024
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  • International students have to pay their tuition deposit to receive their letters of acceptance
  • Important dates may change 

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for specific programs will often refer to Alberta Grade 12 course groups. Visit the Admission Requirements page for detailed group descriptions.   

International Students: If you are an international student or have completed your high school education outside of Alberta, please refer to our International Course Equivalencies page for information on how your coursework may align with our admission requirements. 

Eligibility for admission to the Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Diploma program at Red Deer Polytechnic requires applicants to meet minimum academic requirements. Qualified applicants who meet all minimum requirements will be offered admission on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Academic Requirements  

Students applying to Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology must have a minimum of 65% in:   

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2, or equivalent 

A minimum of 60% in: 

  • MATH 30-1 or a minimum of 75% in MATH 30-2, or equivalent 

  • PHYS 20, or equivalent 

  • CHEM 20, or equivalent 

  • Science 30

NOTE: High School transcripts with completed or anticipated final grades for in-progress courses can be submitted. If anticipated final grades are not met before the transcript deadline, your conditional offer may be withdrawn. 

OR 

Post-secondary transcripts demonstrating completion of at least one semester (or five courses) of an engineering technology or technologist diploma within five years prior to application. 

OR 

Post-secondary transcripts demonstrating completion of at least one semester (or five courses) of an engineering degree program within five years prior to application.  

Additional Requirements

Technology

Applicants are required to have a laptop computer. Please check specifications with the program prior to making a purchase.  

English Language Proficiency

Applicants who declare English as first language are exempt from ELP requirements. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) for admission to credit programs by providing official documentation to the Office of the Registrar at international.admissions@rdpolytech.ca or by regular mail, after an online application has been submitted. All ELP tests must have been obtained within two years of the date their program starts. ELP requirements are in addition to the other admission requirements noted above.  

Prior Learning and Transfer

Students presenting courses from other recognized post-secondary institutions may be granted transfer credit towards the Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Diploma, visit our Recognition of Prior Learning and Transfer Credit page to learn more.   

Program Cost

Students from Canada
Year 1
$12,167.00
Year 2
$11,467.00

These costs are an estimate of tuition and fees based on the recommended course load per year.       

NOTE: Additional fees apply. View here for a detailed, estimated breakdown of tuition, non-instructional mandatory fees, health and dental plan costs, and estimated textbooks and supplies costs.    

International Students
Year 1
$23,587.00
Year 2
$21,887.00

These costs are an estimate of tuition and fees based on the recommended course load per year.      

NOTE: Additional fees apply. View here for a detailed, estimated breakdown of tuition, non-instructional mandatory fees, health and dental plan costs, and estimated textbooks and supplies costs.     

Program Content

View our course guide for additional program and course information. 

Graduation Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum passing grade of 'D' in all courses applied to credential completion and a cumulative GPA of 2.0. 

Continuing and Professional Education

Further your career by advancing your existing skills through flexible courses, micro-credentials and programs.