Civil Engineering Technology Program (T164)

PROGRAM
Civil Engineering Technology
CODE
T164
SCHOOL
Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management
LOCATION
Casa Loma Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CREDENTIAL
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The Civil Engineering Technology advanced diploma program focuses on civil infrastructure design, construction, repair and restoration strategies, business and management optimization, and applied research related to current and emerging tools of infrastructure management and renewal. Students gain the knowledge and skills needed to address infrastructure deterioration by investigating and applying the latest technologies to solving problems.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

Canada’s civil infrastructure delivers essential services and is comprised of highways, roads and bridges, as well as systems for water supply, storm water management and waste water treatment. Many elements of this infrastructure are deteriorating and, in addition, there is a growing need to examine and update systems that were designed to transport energy and fuel to include renewable energy sources.

The Civil Engineering Technology advanced diploma program focuses on civil infrastructure design, construction, repair and restoration strategies, business and management optimization, and applied research related to the current and emerging tools of infrastructure management and renewal.

Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to address infrastructure deterioration by investigating and applying the latest technologies to solving problems. Students will be able to make the business decisions leading to lower maintenance and repair costs, along with higher levels of service to promote public health, the environment and the economic prosperity of our communities.

*If you enrol in the program in January, you are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2016-2017 PDF icon

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1025 Construction Field Practices
BLDG1026 Housing and Small Building Construction
BLDG1043 Quantity Surveying
GSCI1022 Building Science and the Environment
COMM1007 College English**
MATH1136 Mathematics for Building Technologies I

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1013 Site Planning and Regulations
BLDG1042 Construction Theory – Methods and Materials
BLDG1141 Construction Graphics I
BLDG1144 Site Development – Erosion Control
MATH1146 Mathematics for Building Technologies II
GHUM1106 History of Architecture

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1050 Portfolio
BLDG2045 Construction Site Management, Supervision and Inspection
BLDG2054 Structural Systems
BLDG2059 Construction Graphics II
BLDG2063 Estimating Civil Works I
COMM1113 Professional Communications
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG2021 Construction Planning and Scheduling
BLDG2022 Law and Construction Contracts
BLDG2053 Civil Engineering Materials and Testing
BLDG2058 Standards and Quality Management
BLDG3003 Construction Safety Practices
BLDG3035 Estimating Civil Works II
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG2056 Municipal Services
BLDG3006 Construction Project Management: Contractual Viewpoint
BLDG3028 GIS Technology
BLDG3029 Advanced Methods in Computer Technology (Spatial)
BLDG3030 Environmental Assessment
BLDG3052 Construction Business Management

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG2172 Technical Report Writing
BLDG3039 Rehabilitation and Repair of Civil Infrastructure Works
BLDG3033 Value Engineering – Infrastructure
BLDG3034 Construction Graphics III
BLDG3057 Applied Construction Management Practices

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills) or CESL1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003/CESL1003 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit http://assessment.georgebrown.ca for more information.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology advanced diploma program will have developed skills related to the construction and maintenance of civil infrastructures, including optimizing and managing infrastructures such as:

  • transportation systems, above and below ground (e.g. roads, rail systems and urban transit systems)
  • water supply (e.g. waste treatment and dams)
  • energy facilities (e.g. municipal facilities and utilities)

Graduates will have the expertise necessary to be employed by governments, municipalities, consulting firms and construction companies, and to guide the rehabilitation, replacement and future development of Canada’s civil infrastructure.

Career opportunities include job titles such as:

  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Project Quality Control Field Inspector
  • Safety Supervisor
  • Construction Jobsite Engineer
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Field Engineer
  • Scheduling Analyst
  • Computer Aided Designer

Future Study Options 

Pathways to the Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) (T312) degree program are also available for qualified graduates from the three-year Construction Engineering Technology program. For more information, see georgebrown.ca/T312_Diploma_to_Degree/

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,968.00 *

Additional Cost 

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Contact Us

Contact Us  

Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4398

Email: construction_eng@georgebrown.ca

Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., room E228.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.