Construction Engineering Technician Program (T161)

2020-20212021-2022

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Construction engineering technicians work with home builders and general contractors, bid for construction work and organize and supervise the participation of various trades involved in a construction project. This two-year Construction Engineering Technician diploma program provides the technical skills and knowledge required to assist in the management of all phases of residential, small commercial and industrial construction projects, emphasizing sustainable construction practices.

Full Description

The Construction Engineering Technician program studies the characteristics of various building types with an appreciation for the latest energy and environmental technologies. The program also focuses on areas that include:

  • Interpretation of construction documents
  • On-site building engineering and safety
  • Quantity surveying (estimating labour, materials, and equipment required for a project)
  • Building codes and construction contracts
  • Site management practices

Laboratory courses provide practical building layout surveys and quality control testing of various building materials. You will also gain extensive computer experience, working with general business and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and specialized construction management and estimating 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

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 T161 Construction Engineering Technician 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.

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 construction engineering field.
  2. Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  3. Complete duties in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the construction engineering field.
  4. Carry out sustainability practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards, and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. Collaborate with and facilitate communication among project stakeholders to support construction projects.
  6. Collect, process and interpret technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. Contribute to the collecting, interpreting and applying of survey/geomatics and layout information to implement construction projects.
  8. Identify and use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support the design and construction of projects.
  9. Contribute to the resolution of technical problems related to the design and implementation of construction projects by applying engineering concepts, basic technical mathematics, and building science.
  10. Assist in the scheduling and monitoring of the progression of construction projects by applying principles of construction project management.
  11. Assist in the preparation of accurate estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity, tenders and bids.
  12. Perform quality control testing and monitoring of equipment, materials, and methods involved in the implementation and completion of construction projects.
  13. Apply teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete work on construction projects.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2020-2021

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1025 Construction Field Practices
BLDG1026 Introduction to Residential Construction
BLDG1074 Fundamentals of Building Architecture
GSCI1022 Building Science and the Environment
COMM1007 College English**
MATH1136 Mathematics for Building Technologies 1

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1042 Construction Materials and Methods
BLDG1043 Quantity Surveying
BLDG1073 Construction Materials Testing
BLDG1076 Building Code 1
BLDG1077 Construction Health and Safety
BLDG1078 Introduction to 3D Modeling
GHUM1106 History of Architecture
MATH1146 Mathematics for Building Technologies 2

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1084 Timber Construction Technology
BLDG1165 Introduction to Building Science
BLDG1201 Work Preparation
BLDG1202 Field Experience 1
BLDG2076 Building Code 2
BLDG2019 Estimating – Small Buildings
BLDG2045 Construction Site Management, Supervision and Inspection
COMM1113 Professional Communications for Building Technologies
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG2021 Construction Planning and Scheduling
BLDG2046 Mechanical And Electrical Installations
BLDG2090 Principles of Construction Law
BLDG2091 Steel Construction Technology
BLDG2130 Field Experience 2
BLDG3004 Pricing Construction Works
GNED General Education Elective

**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 for more information.

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates find employment in a variety of jobs leading to supervisory positions in the construction industry. Opportunities may be found with:

  • Home builders
  • General contracting firms
  • Subcontractors
  • Consulting firms
  • Sales roles with manufacturing and supply companies (related to the building industry)
  • Government agencies

Industry

According to the 2015 Build Force Canada report 420,000 workers in the 34 core construction and trades occupations will be needed to replace existing workers and meet new labour market demand between now and 2024.

Construction is the engine that drives the GTA and Ontario economies.  In 2019, the industry generated over 360,000 on-site and off-site jobs, paid more than $22 Billion in wages, and created almost $43 Billion in Ontario’s built environment. Nationally, the construction industry employs one out of every 14 working Canadians. However, there remains a shortage of educated and highly skilled workers in the sector.

With an expanding regional transit network stimulating re-development and growth and population and demographic shifts at the heart of a demand surge for housing, the GTA has the largest construction activity of any region in Canada.  In fact, the City of Toronto continues to report the highest number of construction cranes of any city in North America.

Despite the recent pandemic challenges, the construction sector in Ontario remains strong lead by significant government investment and continued demand for housing.

School of Construction Management Program Advisory Committee (PAC) has an engaged committee with a good and broad representation from industry. Members contribute their ideas and opinions with respect to curriculum changes, industry trends, awards and scholarships, competitions, special events, work experience and mentoring for students, etc.

Educational Pathways

Pathways to the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program are also available after completing the three-year Construction Engineering Technology program.

For more information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Future Study Options

Students in this program are eligible to transfer with advanced standing into semester 5 of the Construction Engineering Technology advanced diploma program (T105).

TRANSFER OPTIONS

If you are transferring from another Ontario college Construction Engineering program, you may be eligible for advanced standing. Please consult the Transfer Guide website.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,068.00 *

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 (M or 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.

Construction Engineering Technician Program (T161)

2020-20212021-2022

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Construction engineering technicians work with home builders and general contractors, bid for construction work and organize and supervise the participation of various trades involved in a construction project. This two-year Construction Engineering Technician diploma program provides the technical skills and knowledge required to assist in the management of all phases of residential, small commercial and industrial construction projects, emphasizing sustainable construction practices.

Full Description

The Construction Engineering Technician program studies the characteristics of various building types with an appreciation for the latest energy and environmental technologies. The program also focuses on areas that include:

  • Interpretation of construction documents
  • On-site building engineering and safety
  • Quantity surveying (estimating labour, materials and equipment required for a project)
  • Building codes and construction contracts
  • Site management practices

Laboratory courses provide practical building layout surveys and quality control testing of various building materials. You will also gain extensive computer experience, working with general business and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and specialized construction management and estimating 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 T161 Construction Engineering Technician 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.

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 construction engineering field.
  2. Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  3. Complete duties in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the construction engineering field.
  4. Carry out sustainability practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. Collaborate with and facilitate communication among project stakeholders to support construction projects.
  6. Collect, process and interpret technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. Contribute to the collecting, interpreting and applying of survey/geomatics and layout information to implement construction projects.
  8. Identify and use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support the design and construction of projects.
  9. Contribute to the resolution of technical problems related to the design and implementation of construction projects by applying engineering concepts, basic technical mathematics and building science.
  10. Assist in the scheduling and monitoring of the progression of construction projects by applying principles of construction project management.
  11. Assist in the preparation of accurate estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity, tenders and bids.
  12. Perform quality control testing and monitoring of equipment, materials and methods involved in the implementation and completion of construction projects.
  13. Apply teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete work on construction projects.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1025 Construction Field Practices
BLDG1026 Introduction to Residential Construction
BLDG1074 Fundamentals of Building Architecture
GSCI1022 Building Science and the Environment
COMM1007 College English**
MATH1136 Mathematics for Building Technologies 1

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1042 Construction Materials and Methods
BLDG1043 Quantity Surveying
BLDG1073 Construction Materials Testing
BLDG1076 Building Code 1
BLDG1077 Construction Health and Safety
BLDG1078 Introduction to 3D Modeling
GHUM1106 History of Architecture
MATH1146 Mathematics for Building Technologies 2

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1084 Timber Construction Technology
BLDG1165 Introduction to Building Science
BLDG1201 Work Preparation
BLDG1202 Field Experience 1
BLDG2076 Building Code 2
BLDG2019 Estimating – Small Buildings
BLDG2045 Construction Site Management, Supervision and Inspection
COMM1113 Professional Communications for Building Technologies
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG2021 Construction Planning and Scheduling
BLDG2046 Mechanical & Electrical Installations
BLDG2090 Principles of Construction Law
BLDG2091 Steel Construction Technology
BLDG2130 Field Experience 2
BLDG3004 Pricing Construction Works
GNED General Education Elective

**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 find employment in a variety of jobs leading to supervisory positions in the construction industry. Opportunities may be found with:

  • Home builders
  • General contracting firms
  • Subcontractors
  • Consulting firms
  • Sales roles with manufacturing and supply companies (related to the building industry)
  • Government agencies

Industry

According to the 2015 Build Force Canada report 420,000 workers in the 34 core construction and trades occupations will be needed to replace existing workers and meet new labour market demand between now and 2024.

Educational Pathways

Pathways to the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program are also available after completing the three-year Construction Engineering Technology program.

For more information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Future Study Options

Students in this program are eligible to transfer with advanced standing into semester 5 of the Construction Engineering Technology advanced diploma program (T105).

TRANSFER OPTIONS

If you are transferring from another Ontario college Construction Engineering program, you may be eligible for advanced standing. Please consult the Transfer Guide website.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,280.00 *

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)

** 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.