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.

T105 Student on the job at Evergreen Brickworks.

Overview

Program name
Construction Engineering Technology
Code
T105
Location
Experiential learning
Experiential Learning
Duration
3 years (6 semesters)
Starting month
September, January
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Method of study
FT

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2019 Open
Jan. 2020 Open
May 2020 N/A
International students
Sept. 2019 Open
Jan. 2020 Opens Mar 2019
May 2020 N/A

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.

Part Time Study Options

Part-time study options are not available for this program; however, our Continuing Education department offers evening courses and part-time certificate programs in Building/Construction Technologies. See coned.georgebrown.ca

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Your Field Study 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 Standards and 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.

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2017-2018PDF icon

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCourse name
BLDG1025Construction Field Practices
BLDG1026Introduction to Residential Construction
BLDG1074Fundamentals of Building Architecture
GSCI1022Building Science and the Environment
COMM1007College English**
MATH1136Mathematics for Building Technologies 1

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCourse name
BLDG1042Construction Materials and Methods
BLDG1043Quantity Surveying
BLDG1073Construction Materials Testing
BLDG1076Building Code 1
BLDG1077Construction Health and Safety
BLDG1078Introduction to 3D Modeling
GHUM1106History of Architecture
MATH1146Mathematics for Building Technologies 2

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCourse name
BLDG1084Timber Construction Technology
BLDG1165Introduction to Building Science
BLDG1201Work Preparation
BLDG1202Field Experience 1
BLDG2076Building Code 2
BLDG2019Estimating – Small Buildings
BLDG2045Construction Site Management, Supervision and Inspection
COMM1113Professional Communications for Building Technologies
GNEDGeneral Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
CodeCourse name
BLDG2021Construction Planning and Scheduling
BLDG2090Principles of Construction Law
BLDG2091Steel Construction Technology
BLDG2130Field Experiences 2
BLDG3004Pricing Construction Works
GNEDGeneral Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
CodeCourse name
BLDG3006Construction Project Management Administration
BLDG3038Building Assessment
BLDG3046Construction Budgeting & Bidding Practices
BLDG3047Concrete Construction Technology
BLDG3060Applied Building Science
BLDG3077Sustainable Building Practices

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
CodeCourse name
BLDG3019Construction Project Management – Cost Control
BLDG3020Applied Construction Practices
BLDG3065Construction Accounting
BLDG3075Technical Research Report
BLDG3076Construction Quality Practices
BLDG3082Construction 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.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

The 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.

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.

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

$4,280.00 *

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 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.

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.

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Success Stories

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

Neal McGovern (Graduate, Construction Engineering Technology)

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.”

Aristi Lambakis (Graduate, Construction Engineering Technology)

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.”

Jake Zadro (Graduate, Construction Engineering Technology)

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.

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