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Civil Engineering Technology

Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology

Creating the infrastructure that we live in

New Program coming September 2016

Thank you for your interest in the Civil Engineering Technology program. This program is currently under review and is being updated for the September 2016 intake. As a result, we are not currently accepting applications for the September 2016 intake at this time.

Anticipated changes include, but are not limited to, transition to delivery on a semester basis, updated program content and updated program admission requirements. The program website will be updated in full and we will begin accepting applications as program updates are finalized – anticipated for Summer 2015.

To indicate your interest in being notified once updated program information is available for the September 2016 intake, please fill out the Technology Program Interest Form and we will communicate with you directly once program updates have been finalized.

Planning, constructing and maintaining built and natural environments

If you look around any urban area, most of what you see is the result of Civil Engineering. Learn how to plan, construct, and maintain structures and public works, while respecting and responding to the natural environment.

In demand

Obtaining a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology is one of the quickest paths to a rewarding and well-paying career. From the most remote village to the biggest cities, there is always a need for civil engineering – whether it be installing sewers, ensuring clean water, or supervising the construction of a major skyscraper.

Civil engineering technologists assist engineers in protecting human lives at the most basic level: water that doesn’t carry disease, seismic upgrading, ensuring homes don't flood, and building roads that are safe to drive on.

Hands-on learning

Do you like looking at graphs? Do you enjoy disassembling things to see how they work or designing and building your own toys or gadgets? Our hands-on program will give you real world technical problem-solving abilities. Your abilities in design and computer software will be a desirable asset to you as you advance in the workforce.

You'll have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and industry connections through our Co-operative Education and Internship programs.

Bridging the gap to UBC

After graduating with a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, you can apply to Camosun's Civil Engineering Bridge program.

The six-month bridge program leads directly into the third year of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia - Vancouver or the University of British Columbia - Okanagan.

Is Civil Engineering Technology right for you?

While trial and error may work when building your own marble run, it won’t work if you’re designing a bridge – the calculation of all the forces and stresses needs to occur before anything is built and these calculations require some pretty complex math. Furthermore, a much-overlooked talent necessary in engineering is communication. Drawings, reports, site meetings, instructions to contractors, even emails and phone conversations all require communication skills. The best engineers and technologists have skills in both areas.

As a Civil Engineering Technologist, you'll have the opportunity to work on:

  • bridges, buildings, towers, silos and tunnels
  • highways, roads, railroads, airports and canals
  • protection of the environment and public health by treating water and sewage, and by protecting our streams and waterways from urban runoff
  • structures and subdivisions
  • infrastructure such as water supply, water mains, sewer mains and flood control

Civil Engineering Technology

Diploma, or Diploma with Co-operative Education or Internship Designation
Two years or three years (part-time)
Study Options
Full-time or part-time
Work experience
Internship and Co-op options
Trades & Technology

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