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Diploma (Engineering and Fabrication Technologies)

 2 years
 68 Credits
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 15,300 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Diploma in Engineering and Fabrication Technologies at Douglas College is offered as 2 years teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • Students have to successfully complete 62 credits for this program.
  • In the first year, students will complete the academic courses required for the first year of a bachelor’s degree in engineering at a university.
  • In the second year of the program, students will complete second-year academic courses and develop practical skills in design and prototyping that will enhance a student’s resumes if they apply to a co-op program.
  • Students will gain experience constructing and programming robots, using a Raspberry Pi to control mechanical devices, and using cutting-edge fabrication technologies such as water jet cutters and laser cutters.
  • All classes are offered during the day with some in the late afternoon or evening.
  • It will take 1 year, (3 semesters) for full-time students to complete the Engineering Foundations Certificate and 2 years, (5 semesters) for full-time students to complete the Diploma in Engineering and Fabrication Technologies.
  • Students may have job opportunities as a Drafting and Design Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, etc.
  • The average salary of the graduate goes up to 42,425 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Total Credits68
Fees$ 34,186 for 2 years or 68 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - May 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system).
  • Students have one course short of BC secondary school graduation.
  • Students complete 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance.
  • Students to the Engineering and Fabrication Technologies Diploma program must also meet the following criteria in order to receive admission to the program and priority registration:
    • English 12 with a minimum grade of B
    • Physics 12 with a minimum grade of B
    • Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of B
    • Principles of Math 12 or Precalculus 12 with a minimum grade of B

Language Requirements:

  • Students must have strong English skills.
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • If the student does not meet the language requirements they can take English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) program and complete it and pursue this program.

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • Two Reference Letter: The two personal admissions reference letters from coaches, PE teachers, or community leaders verifying physical education, sport or work experience, and a character reference.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Students have to submit English Language requirement scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

Application Deadline

May 31

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$15300$15300
Health insurance$375$375
Total fees$17093$17093

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,000

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

VISA & Work Study


  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • "On-campus" is defined as employment facilities within the boundaries of the campus. Students are only allowed to work on the campus at which they are registered as a Full-Time student.
  • The student may work on-campus without a work permit if:
    • Is a full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • Have a valid study permit
    • Have a valid SIN 
  • International students can work off-campus if the student is:
    • full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • In an academic program that is at least 6 months in duration and that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate
    • Have a valid study permit, valid SIN
  • To maintain working eligibility off-campus, most students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits minimum).
  • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Drafting and Design Engineer

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