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Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Diploma

Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic
Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology equips students with the knowledge and skills of measurement techniques, control strategies, robotics, automatic control of industrial machines and equipment needed to respond to dynamic challenges in this field. Students suited to this program are interested in maintaining and designing systems used to measure and control systems 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, students will develop proficiency in design, problem solving, and collaboration in diverse settings.

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Red Deer Polytechnic
100 College Boulevard
Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5H5, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

A) High school transcripts with completed or anticipated final grades* for in-progress courses with:

  • ELA 30-1 65% or higher, or ELA 30-2 65% or higher, or equivalent, and
  • MATH 30-1 60% or higher or MATH 30-2 75% or higher, or equivalent, and
  • PHYS 20-1 and CHEM 20-1 60% or higher, or equivalent, or SCIE 30 60% or higher, or equivalent

(*note: if anticipated final grades are not met before the transcript deadline, your conditional offer may be withdrawn.)


B) 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.


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

AND all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $8,675.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,440.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,852.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated March 08, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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