Civil Engineering Technology

Diploma
Also available as:
TYPE:
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: To be announced
START DATE: Fall 2020
DELIVERY:
  • In Class
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

Civil Engineering Technology involves the planning, design and construction of roads, bridges, subdivisions, buildings, municipal services, and heavy infrastructure. Civil Engineering Technologists work in a variety of environments including construction, forestry, mining, oil and gas, and transportation. They are an essential member of the engineering team who split their time between office and field work, and, when on-site, may work in urban, rural, and remote settings.

What You Will Learn

In the 2-year Civil Engineering Technology diploma program, students will learn relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to support their work within the broad field of Civil Engineering. Courses will be delivered with components of face-to-face classroom instruction, computer-aided design and modelling, field surveying, and experimental laboratory testing. Students will develop an understanding of the engineering principles used to perform structural, hydraulic, municipal, transportation, and construction materials design. Effective technical communication and project management skills will be emphasized throughout the program. Students can expect to spend an average of 29 hours per week in class and labs, with additional time spent studying, completing assignments, and doing research. CNC’s Civil Engineering Technology program explores the effects of northern, rural, and remote environments on Civil Engineering projects, with consideration of Indigenous perspectives.

Careers

Civil Engineering Technology graduates will be qualified for careers in government departments, consulting firms and construction companies in positions such as designers, estimators, testers, surveyors, inspectors, supervisors, technical writers, and project managers. In northern BC, there is high demand from industry for Civil Engineering Technologists. Additionally, graduates may continue their education and complete a bridging program that leads to a university degree in engineering.

Civil Engineering Technology Courses

Civil engineering technologists work in a variety of industries including construction, forestry, mining, oil and gas, and transportation. They work as part of an engineering team to design, plan, inspect, and troubleshoot a wide range of engineering projects. Technologists may prepare engineering specifications including cost and material estimates, as well as develop project schedules and reports. They may also supervise or conduct field surveys and inspect and test construction materials. Additionally, they may inspect or test topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, roads, and structures. Many technologists split their time between office and field work. In the field, civil engineering technologists work outdoors in urban, rural and remote settings. Some program graduates continue their education and complete a bridging program to complete a university degree in engineering.

Civil Engineering Technology Semester 1

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CIVE-100 Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology 2 15 weeks
CIVE-110 Statics 3 15 weeks
 CIVE-120 Digital Design and Drafting I 2 15 weeks
 CIVE-130 Applied Hydrology 3 15 weeks
 CIVE-140 Construction Materials I 3 15 weeks
 CIVE-150 Surveying I 3 15 weeks 
 ENGL-113 Writing and Communication 15 weeks
 MATH-180  Mathematics for Civil Engineering Technology I  3 15 weeks
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Civil Engineering Technology Semester 2

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CIVE-105 Professionalism in the Workplace 2 20 weeks
CIVE-115 Mechanics of Materials 3 20 weeks
 CIVE-125 Digital Design and Drafting II 3 20 weeks
 CIVE-135 Hydraulics 4 20 weeks
 CIVE-145 Construction Materials II 3 20 weeks
 CIVE-155 Surveying II 3 20 weeks 
 MATH-185 Mathematics for Civil Engineering Technology II 4 20 weeks
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Civil Engineering Technology Semester 3

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CIVE-200 Socio-Environmental Factors in Engineering 3 15 weeks
CIVE-210 Structural Design I 3 15 weeks
 CIVE-220 Software Applications for Civil Engineering Technology 2 15 weeks
 CIVE-240 Road Design 3 15 weeks
 CIVE-250 Municipal Design I
3 15 weeks
 CIVE-260 Traffic Planning 3 15 weeks 
 CIVE-270 Project and Construction Management I 15 weeks
 ENGL-229  Professional Business and Technical Communication 3 15 weeks
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Civil Engineering Technology Semester 4

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CIVE-215 Structural Design II 3 20 weeks
CIVE-235 Water and Waste Management 3 20 weeks
 CIVE-245 Land Development 3 20 weeks
 CIVE-255 Municipal Design II 3 20 weeks
 CIVE-275 Project and Construction Management II
3 20 weeks
 CIVE-295 Industry Project 20 weeks
 ENGL-252  Technical Writing and Communication 3 20 weeks
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Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2020 Prince George In Class 2 years

Entry Requirements*

  • High school graduation, or equivalent
  • English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, ENGL 050 or 051, or equivalent** (minimum “C”)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12, Principles of Mathematics 12, Pre-calculus 12, MATH 050, or equivalent (minimum ”C+”)
  • Physics 12, PHYS 050, or equivalent (minimum “C”)
  • Chemistry 11, CHEM 045, or equivalent (minimum “C”)

    Chemistry 12 may be required for transfer to an engineering degree program.

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

*Note: It is highly recommended that required admissions courses be completed within the past five years. If more than five years has elapsed, upgrading the required subjects is suggested. This is due to the heavy emphasis on math and physics in the CNC Civil Engineering Technology Program curriculum.

**Applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of citizenship or country of origin, must provide proof of English language proficiency prior to admission. In addition to having English 12 (or equivalent), accepted evidence of English language proficiency may be any one of the following:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of at least 7.0 overall with no band less than 6.0.
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 with no section below 20, within the previous 2 years.
  • Successful completion (minimum “C” grade) of six credits of post-secondary English studies at a recognized institution where English is an official language of instruction.

Other standardized English examinations at a comparable level of proficiency will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If upon arrival, it is determined that an applicant does not have the necessary language skills to succeed in the program, they may be required to upgrade their English Language proficiency skills or will be asked to withdraw.

Bring Your Own Device

CNC’s Civil Engineering Technology program has substantial computer-aided design (CAD) content and a personal laptop will be required. Minimum computer specifications will be announced soon.

Selection Process

In the event of over subscription to the program, applicants who meet the admission requirements will be reviewed through the Selection Criteria listed below. Successful completion of program requirements does not guarantee students a seat in the program.

Selection Criteria

Points

1

The cumulative grade point average of the required English, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry courses (minimum GPA of 2.00 with a “C” or better in each) contributes its actual points, i.e. a GPA of 3.7 contributes 3.7 points

Maximum of 4.33

2

30 course credits or more at the post-secondary level in which the language of instruction was English and with an overall GPA of 2.50 contributes 2.00 points

Maximum of 2.00

3

2 references (any combination of the following will be accepted: employment, professional or academic)

Maximum of 1.00

4

Residency in the two years prior to the date of application contributes a maximum of 2.00 points (proof may be required):
• BC/Yukon/NWT resident (1.00 point)
• Northern BC resident (2.00 points)

Maximum of 2.00

5

Educational or work experience in a related field (6 months minimum required)

Maximum of 1.00

6

Completion of the Civil Engineering Technology Applicant Questionnaire

Maximum of 1.00

Total Possible Score

11.33

Students who meet the admission requirements but are not offered a seat will be waitlisted for the program year in which they apply only.

Note: Self-identified Canadian Aboriginal applicants who meet the admission requirement by the priority deadline will be given priority for 2 seats. An additional 4 seats will be reserved for students who completed the Access Pre Civil Engineering Technology Program and meet the minimum admission requirements. If there are more qualified applicants at the priority deadline, these qualified applicants will be ranked accordingly.

Invest in your future

Please check back in mid-October 2019, for an update to our program fees.