Civil Engineering Technology Program (T164)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Civil Engineering Technology
  • Code: T164
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: Casa Loma Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $3,984.00 *
  • Experiential Learning:

    Available in Year 3 through a Divisional Select process

  • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
    Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

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Overview

Program Overview

The Civil Engineering Technology advanced diploma program is a three-year program that focuses on the design and construction of various types of Civil Engineering projects such as buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, heavy industrial, rail and transit, storm, sanitary and water systems. Students learn the theoretical aspects of various construction technologies in the lecture classes and then work hands-on with actual project drawing sets in the labs. This program also teaches CIM (Civil Information Modelling) through the use of the latest industry-standard software. There is an option for co-op.

Full Description

Civil Engineering Technology is a three-year co-op program that focuses on the design and construction of various types of Civil Engineering projects such as buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, heavy industrial, rail and transit, storm, sanitary and water systems. The program covers areas that include:

  • Designing reinforced concrete structures, storm, water and sanitary systems, roads and steel-framed structures.
  • Interpreting construction drawings and specifications for various types of projects through extensive practical training from project drawing sets.
  • Estimating, bidding, scheduling and managing/supervising projects using the latest software.
  • Health and safety, site management and quality management on construction sites.
  • Risk analysis and value analysis for construction projects.
  • Types of contracts used by the construction industry as well as the legal aspects of construction.
  • Business management techniques to pre-qualify projects based on expected returns, to create and manage a construction company and to understand the financial statements involved in running a construction business.

*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.

Your Field Education Options

Field experience combines classroom learning with hands-on work experience structured to meet specific curricular outcomes. This approach to education relies upon a three-way partnership: the student, the institution and industry. Success depends upon the co-operative efforts of each party. It forms the basis for students’ experiential learning which is achieved when the cycle of experience, reflection and learning is completed. It is a mandatory component of the T164 Civil Engineering Technology program. Field experience positions can be paid or unpaid. Both fulfill the academic requirement as well as strengthen students’ resumes, positioning them more effectively for future employment.

The field experience requires students to accumulate 100 hours of construction industry-related experience over the course of their third and fourth semesters. The field experience is facilitated through the Angelo DelZotto (ADZ) School of Construction Management, via collaborative efforts from the academic supervisors, program coordinators and the Chair.

The program offers a co-op in the fifth semester. Entry to the co-op stream is competitive and is based on GPA and an interview process.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the civil engineering field.
  2. Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  3. Complete duties and monitor that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the civil engineering field.
  4. Promote and carry out sustainable practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. Facilitate collaboration and interaction among the project team and project stakeholders to support civil engineering projects.
  6. Collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. Use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support civil engineering projects.
  8. Participate in the design and modeling phase of civil engineering projects by applying engineering concepts, technical mathematics and principles of science to the review, production and/or modification of project plans.
  9. Contribute to the scheduling, coordination and cost estimation of civil engineering projects and monitor their progression by applying principles of construction project management.
  10. Coordinate and perform quality control testing and evaluate equipment, materials and methods used in the implementation and completion of civil engineering projects.
  11. Apply teamwork, leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete civil engineering projects.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2020-2021

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
CIVL1010 Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology
CIVL1012 Civil Engineering Materials
CIVL1141 Construction Graphics 1
GSCI1014 So That's Physics
COMM1007 College English**
MATH1156 Mathematics for Civil Engineering Technology 1

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
CIVL1011 Surveying 1
CIVL1013 Practical Law for Civil Technology
CIVL1014 Civil Engineering Health and Safety
CIVL1015 Statics
CIVL1085 Land Use Planning & Regulations
CIVL2021 Planning & Scheduling for Civil Projects
GNED General Education Elective (Select One)
MATH1166 Mathematics for Civil Engineering Technology 2

SEMESTER 3

 
semester courses
Code Course name
CIVL2059 Construction Graphics 2
CIVL2063 Estimating Civil Projects
CIVL2079 Strength of Materials
CIVL2080 Surveying 2
CIVL2081 Principles and Practices of Construction 1 - Buildings
COMM1113 Professional Communications for Building Technologies
MATH2066 Mathematics for Civil Engineering Technology 3

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course name
CIVL2082 Soil Mechanics
CIVL2083 Hydraulics & Hydrology
CIVL2084 Professional Workplace Skills
CIVL2085 Principles and Practices of Construction 2 – Highways, Bridges, and Earthworks
CIVL2086 Engineering Economics
CIVL3034 Civil Infrastructure Modeling
GNED General Education Elective (Select One)

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
CIVL3028 Introduction to GIS Technology
CIVL3086 Elements of Structural Design 1 – Steel & Timber
CIVL3087 Municipal Engineering Technology
CIVL3088 Construction Equipment Management
CIVL3089 Traffic and Highway Engineering
MATH3066 Introduction to Statistical Inference
GNED General Education Elective (Select One)

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG3075 Technical Research Report (online)
CIVL2045 Site Management for Civil Projects
CIVL3039 Rehabilitation of Civil Infrastructure Projects
CIVL3090 Civil Construction Quality Management
CIVL3091 Elements of Structural Design 2 - Concrete
CIVL3092 Introduction to Environmental Engineering Technology
CIVL3093 Capstone Industry Project

**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 georgebrown.ca/assessment-centre for more information.

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate 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 infrastructure projects (roads, bridges, tunnels, heavy industrial buildings, rail, and transit, storm, sanitary & water systems).

This training prepares students for employment in a wide array of organizations such as government agencies (Municipalities, Ministry of Transportation, Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario), Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Developers and Engineering Consulting firms. Roles within these firms may include:

  • Site Superintendent
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager/Construction Manager
  • Project Planner/Scheduler
  • Estimator
  • Inspector/Technician
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Contractor/Subcontractor
  • Construction Claims Specialist
  • Construction Sales
  • Construction Safety Specialist
  • Quantity Surveyor

Industry

Canada's construction industry is essential to the construction and maintenance of residential and commercial buildings, as well as infrastructure projects such as highways, roads, bridges, tunnels, rail and transit, water supply, storm water management and waste water treatment. With many elements of Canada's infrastructure deteriorating, the federal government has announced plans to increase infrastructure spending in the coming years. This heightened support for new construction and rehabilitation projects will open up new opportunities for graduates in this field.

Future Study Options

Qualified graduates are eligible to bridge into the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) (T317) degree program. For more information, see Diploma to Degree page.

Additional future study options are available for individual graduates at various universities.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technologists & Technicians (OACETT) for a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) Certification.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$3,984.00 *

Additional Costs

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

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

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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 (U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

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

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

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 georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

Sign up for an Information Session.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Civil Engineering Technology Program (T164)

2020-20212021-2022

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The Civil Engineering Technology advanced diploma program focuses on the various technologies used in the construction and rehabilitation of Civil Engineering projects such as wood, concrete and steel framed buildings, as well as Infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, tunnels, heavy industrial, rail and transit, storm, sanitary and water systems.

Full Description

The Civil Engineering Technology advanced diploma program focuses on the various technologies used in the construction and rehabilitation of Civil Engineering projects including:

  • Buildings
  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Tunnels
  • Heavy Industrial
  • Rail and Transit
  • Storm, Sanitary and Water systems

Students gain knowledge and skills to interpret construction drawings and specifications through extensive practical training and also have the ability to estimate, bid, schedule and manage/supervise projects using the latest software. Students also extensively learnhealth and safety management as well as quality management on construction sites. Students learn to undertake risk analysis and value analysis for construction projects. Students also gain in-depth knowledge of the various types of contracts used by the construction industry as well as the legal aspects of construction. Students learn business management techniques to pre-qualify projects based on expected returns, to create and manage a construction company and to understand the financial statements involved in running a construction business. Students gain the knowledge and skills to interpret construction drawings and specifications through extensive practical training and also have the ability to estimate, schedule and manage projects using the latest software.

*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.

Your Field Education Options

Purpose and Definition of Field Experience

Field experience combines classroom learning with hands-on work experience structured to meet specific curricular outcomes. This approach to education relies upon a three-way partnership: the student, the institution and industry. Success depends upon the co-operative efforts of each party. It forms the basis for students’ experiential learning which is achieved when the cycle of experience, reflection, and learning is completed. It is a mandatory component of the T164 Civil Engineering Technology program. Field experience positions can be paid or unpaid. Both fulfill the academic requirement as well as strengthen students’ resumes, positioning them more effectively for future employment.

The field experience requires students to accumulate 100 hours of construction industry-related experience over the course of their third and fourth semesters. The field experience is facilitated through the Angelo DelZotto (ADZ) School of Construction Management, via collaborative efforts from the academic supervisors, program coordinators and the Chair.

The program offers a co-op in the 5th semester. Entry to the co-op stream iscompetitive and is based on GPA and an interview process.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the civil engineering field.
  2. Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  3. Complete duties and monitor that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the civil engineering field.
  4. Promote and carry out sustainable practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. Facilitate collaboration and interaction among the project team and project stakeholders to support civil engineering projects.
  6. Collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. Use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support civil engineering projects.
  8. Participate in the design and modeling phase of civil engineering projects by applying engineering concepts, technical mathematics and principles of science to the review, production and/or modification of project plans.
  9. Contribute to the scheduling, coordination and cost estimation of civil engineering projects and monitor their progression by applying principles of construction project management.
  10. Coordinate and perform quality control testing and evaluate equipment, materials and methods used in the implementation and completion of civil engineering projects.
  11. Apply teamwork, leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete civil engineering projects.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1025 Construction Field Practices
BLDG1077 Construction Health and Safety
CIVL1001 Civil Engineering Technology - Fundamentals
CIVL1002 Civil Engineering Materials
CIVL1004 Civil Engineering Materials Testing 1
COMM1007 College English**
MATH1136 Mathematics for Building Technologies 1

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
CIVL1085 Land Use Planning and Regulations
CIVL1141 Construction Graphics 1
CIVL2064 Civic Engineering Materials Testing 2
GHUM1106 History of Architecture
GSCI1022 Building Science and the Environment
MATH1146 Mathematics for Building Technologies 2
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1201 Work Preparation
BLDG1202 Field Experience 1
CIVL1003 Bascis of Structural Analysis
CIVL2045 Site Management for Civil Projects
CIVL2059 Construction Graphics 2
CIVL2063 Estimating Civil Projects 1
COMM1113 Professional Communications for Building Technologies
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG2130 Field Experience 2
CIVL1005 Civil Engineering Technology - Steel Structures
CIVL2021 Planning and Scheduling for Civil Projects
CIVL2058 Quality & Risk Management for Civil Projects
CIVL3035 Estimating Civil Projects 2
CIVL3050 Trenchless Technologies
CIVL3065 Civil Engineering Technology - Heavy Industrial

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG2090 Principles of Constrcutcion Law
BLDG3075 Technical Research Report
BLDG3090 Business Economics & Management
CIVL2078 Civil Engineering Technology - Rail and Transit
CIVL3028 GIS Technology for Civil Projects
CIVL3033 Value Analysis for Civil Projects
CIVL3034 Civil Infrastructure Modeling
CIVL3080 Budgeting & Bidding Civil Projects

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
CIVL2056 Civil Engineering Technology - Municipal Services
CIVL3006 Civil Construction Project Administration
CIVL3039 Rehabilitation of Civil Infrastructure Projects
CIVL3078 Civil Engineering Technology - Bridge and Tunnel
CIVL3082 Sustainable Construction Practice for Civil Projects
CIVL3085 Capstone Industry Project

**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.

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate 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 infrastructure projects (roads, bridges, tunnels, heavy industrial buildings, rail and transit, storm, sanitary & water systems).

This training prepares students for employment in a wide array of organizations such as government agencies (Municipalities, Ministry of Transportation, Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario), Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Developers and Engineering Consulting firms. Roles within these firms may include:

  • Site Superintendent
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager/Construction Manager
  • Project Planner/Scheduler
  • Estimator
  • Inspector/Technician
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Contractor/Subcontractor
  • Construction Claims Specialist
  • Construction Sales
  • Construction Safety Specialist
  • Quantity Surveyor

Industry

Canada's construction industry is essential to the construction and maintenance of residential and commercial buildings, as well as infrastructure projects such as highways, roads, bridges, tunnels, rail and transit, water supply, storm water management and waste water treatment. With many elements of Canada's infrastructure deteriorating, the federal government has announced plans to increase infrastructure spending in the coming years. This heightened support for new construction and rehabilitation projects will open up new opportunities for graduates in this field.

Future Study Options

Pathways to the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) (T312) degree program are 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

Domestic Tuition

$4,281.00 *

Additional Costs

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

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

International Students

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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)

Note: as of September 2020, Grade 11 (M) math MCF3M will no longer be an eligible requirement for this program.

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

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

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 georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

Sign up for an Information Session.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.