Construction Engineering Technology Program (T105)

2020-20212021-2022

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The construction industry is one of Canada's largest employers and the demand for construction managers continues to grow. Our three-year Construction Engineering Technology advanced diploma program will provide you with the technical, business and interpersonal skills required to effectively manage construction projects of varying size and complexity, emphasizing sustainable construction practices.

Full Description

Students in this program will gain an in-depth knowledge of construction industry management practices including:

  • Contracts and specifications
  • Bidding and estimating
  • Quantity surveying
  • Construction law
  • Managing schedules and cash flow

Throughout the program, you will also gain extensive computer experience working with general business software, as well as specialized Building Information Modeling (BIM), project management, bidding and estimating software that is used by the industry.

This program shares the first four semesters with the Construction Engineering Technician program. Semesters 5 and 6 prepare you for a wider range of career options in the construction sector. The management and technical courses offered in this three-year program will equip you for positions with higher levels of responsibility and accountability in such areas as construction planning, project management, estimating, budget and bid preparation, sustainable building science and engineering studies.

*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 T105 Construction 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.

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 and assist in monitoring that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the construction engineering field.
  4. Promote and carry out sustainability practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. Facilitate the collaboration and interaction among project stakeholders to support construction engineering projects.
  6. Collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. Coordinate and facilitate the collecting, processing, interpreting and application of survey/geomatics and layout information to implement construction projects.
  8. Select and use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support the design and construction of projects.
  9. Analyze and solve technical problems related to the design and implementation of construction projects by applying engineering concepts, technical mathematics and building science.
  10. Schedule, coordinate and monitor the progression of construction projects by applying principles of construction project management.
  11. Prepare estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity, tenders and bids.
  12. Perform, coordinate and facilitate quality control testing and monitoring of equipment, materials and methods involved in the implementation and completion of construction projects.
  13. Apply teamwork, leadership, supervision 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
BLDG1026 Introduction to Residential Construction
BLDG1074 Fundamentals of Building Architecture
GHUM1106 History of Architecture
GSCI1022 Building Science and the Environment
COMM1007 College English**
MATH1136 Mathematics for Building Technologies 1

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1025 Construction Field Practices
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
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 Experiences 2
BLDG3004 Pricing Construction Works
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG3006 Construction Project Management Administration
BLDG3038 Building Assessment
BLDG3046 Construction Budgeting & Bidding Practices
BLDG3047 Concrete Construction Technology
BLDG3060 Applied Building Science
BLDG3077 Sustainable Building Practices

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG3019 Construction Project Management – Cost Control
BLDG3020 Applied Construction Practices
BLDG3065 Construction Accounting
BLDG3075 Technical Research Report
BLDG3076 Construction Quality Practices
BLDG3082 Construction Business Management

**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 from this program enter the industry as entry-level construction managers leading to senior-level positions that can include:

  • Project/construction managers
  • Professional quantity surveyors
  • Estimators
  • Construction superintendents
  • Home builders
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors and building/home inspectors
  • Government agencies

Graduates may even choose to start their own businesses.

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.

Future Study Options

Graduates with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher may be eligible for advanced standing in George Brown College's Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program. For more information, see georgebrown.ca/T313/

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.

Student Success

Neal McGovern

“The Construction Engineering Technology program prepared me for the real world by placing me in real-world situations.”

Aristi Lambakis

“My program at George Brown College has allowed me to become a well-trained contributor to the construction industry. Not only did I gain strong technical skills and develop my critical thinking skills with all of the teamwork, I had great exposure to the industry while working at Eastern Construction during a co-op placement. I feel confident that I am a strong asset to my employer and look forward to a rewarding career.”

Jake Zadro

“While researching a career in construction management, I received many recommendations for George Brown College. Some of the most valuable experiences I’ve had at George Brown are not from textbooks but rather from the advice of the instructors on how to conduct myself in the real world, manage my time and organize myself to complete tasks efficiently.”

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 Technology Program (T105)

2020-20212021-2022

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The construction industry is one of Canada's largest employers and the demand for construction managers continues to grow. Our three-year Construction Engineering Technology advanced diploma program will provide you with the technical, business and interpersonal skills required to effectively manage construction projects of varying size and complexity, emphasizing sustainable construction practices.

Full Description

Students in this program will gain an in-depth knowledge of construction industry management practices including:

  • Contracts and specifications
  • Bidding and estimating
  • Quantity surveying
  • Construction law
  • Managing schedules and cash flow

Throughout the program, you will also gain extensive computer experience working with general business software, as well as specialized Building Information Modeling (BIM), project management, bidding and estimating software that is used by the industry.

This program shares the first four semesters with the Construction Engineering Technician program. Semesters 5 and 6 prepare you for a wider range of career options in the construction sector. The management and technical courses offered in this three-year program will equip you for positions with higher levels of responsibility and accountability in such areas as construction planning, project management, estimating, budget and bid preparation, sustainable building science and engineering studies.

*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 T105 Construction 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.

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 and assist in monitoring that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the construction engineering field.
  4. Promote and carry out sustainability practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. Facilitate the collaboration and interaction among project stakeholders to support construction engineering projects.
  6. Collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. Coordinate and facilitate the collecting, processing, interpreting and application of survey/geomatics and layout information to implement construction projects.
  8. Select and use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support the design and construction of projects.
  9. Analyze and solve technical problems related to the design and implementation of construction projects by applying engineering concepts, technical mathematics and building science.
  10. Schedule, coordinate and monitor the progression of construction projects by applying principles of construction project management.
  11. Prepare estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity, tenders and bids.
  12. Perform, coordinate and facilitate quality control testing and monitoring of equipment, materials and methods involved in the implementation and completion of construction projects.
  13. Apply teamwork, leadership, supervision 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 Experiences 2
BLDG3004 Pricing Construction Works
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG3006 Construction Project Management Administration
BLDG3038 Building Assessment
BLDG3046 Construction Budgeting & Bidding Practices
BLDG3047 Concrete Construction Technology
BLDG3060 Applied Building Science
BLDG3077 Sustainable Building Practices

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG3019 Construction Project Management – Cost Control
BLDG3020 Applied Construction Practices
BLDG3065 Construction Accounting
BLDG3075 Technical Research Report
BLDG3076 Construction Quality Practices
BLDG3082 Construction Business Management

**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 from this program enter the industry as entry-level construction managers leading to senior-level positions that can include:

  • Project/construction managers
  • Professional quantity surveyors
  • Estimators
  • Construction superintendents
  • Home builders
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors and building/home inspectors
  • Government agencies

Graduates may even choose to start their own businesses.

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.

Future Study Options

Graduates with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher may be eligible for advanced standing in George Brown College's Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program. For more information, see georgebrown.ca/T312_Diploma_to_Degree/

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.

Student Success

Neal McGovern

“The Construction Engineering Technology program prepared me for the real world by placing me in real-world situations.”

Aristi Lambakis

“My program at George Brown College has allowed me to become a well-trained contributor to the construction industry. Not only did I gain strong technical skills and develop my critical thinking skills with all of the teamwork, I had great exposure to the industry while working at Eastern Construction during a co-op placement. I feel confident that I am a strong asset to my employer and look forward to a rewarding career.”

Jake Zadro

“While researching a career in construction management, I received many recommendations for George Brown College. Some of the most valuable experiences I’ve had at George Brown are not from textbooks but rather from the advice of the instructors on how to conduct myself in the real world, manage my time and organize myself to complete tasks efficiently.”

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.