Civil Engineering Technology, Diploma

Planning, constructing and maintaining built and natural environments.

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Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Open to International

Yes

Length

4 semesters

Creating the infrastructure we live in

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

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
     

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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.

The program is accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada and therefore the graduates are both nationally and internationally recognized.

 

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 eight-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.

What you'll learn

Current and future students can browse current and upcoming courses using the myCamosun course catalogue

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Program outline

Start in September or January

The program is delivered over four semesters. You can start Year 1 in either September or January. Those starting in September will complete Year 1 by the end of April and can find employment for the summer. Those starting in January will complete Year 1 at the end of August and immediately start Year 2 in September, completing the program in 16 months. It is also possible to start in September and spread the Year 1 courses over three semesters. Year 2 for everyone starts in September and completes at the end of April.

Paid co-op work terms are an option with this program.

Year 1

In your first year, you'll learn the theoretical background necessary for civil engineering calculations. You will also learn skills such as AutoCAD drafting and surveying.

Year 2

In second year, you will apply your background skills to civil engineering applications such as structural and municipal design, asset management, and properties of soils and materials. You will complete your program with a major design project of your own choosing.

Note:

Part-time is available with consultation with the Chair.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Civil Engineering Technology, Diploma

$13,409 (domestic)
$31,080 (international)

Civil Engineering Technology, Diploma, Co-op designation

$14,073 (domestic)
$32,680 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September or January intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

  • C in English 12 
  • C in ENGL 092 
  • C in ENGL 103 
  • C in ENGL 130 
  • C in ENGL 142 
  • C in ELD 092 
  • C in ELD 097 
  • C in ELD 103 

One of:

  • C+ in Pre-calculus 12
  • C+ in MATH 097 
  • C in MATH 107 
  • C in MATH 115 
  • C in MATH 173

One of:

And one of:

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Current and future students can browse current and upcoming courses using the myCamosun course catalogue

Apply today

Missing admission requirements?

The Civil Engineering Technology Access Certificate is designed to prepare you for this program. Upgrade your math, physics and English skills and take courses in technical drawing, graphics and computing. 

After completing the Civil Engineering Technology Access program with a minimum of C in every course, you will have met all the requirements for the Civil Engineering Technology diploma program.

Our Teaching Staff

If you have admissions questions contact us today!

If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your technology classes contact civil@camosun.ca

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Zoë Broom

Zoë Broom

Chair, Civil Engineering Technology

Zoë has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering / Water Resources from the University of Waterloo and a master’s degree in Environment and Management ...

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Bai Bao-Qin

Bai Bao-Qin

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

Bao-Qin received his Doctoral Degree in bituminous materials from the University of Calgary and his Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from ...

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Peter Burrage

Peter Burrage

Program Leader - Engineering Bridge, Instructor - Civil Engineering

  Areas of interest include structural engineering and computer applications.

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Steve Cowden

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

Areas of interest include surveying, GIS and AutoCAD. Steve holds a Computer Graphics Technician Certificate, a Diploma of Computing Technology and ...

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Peter Fell

Peter Fell

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

Areas of interest include municipal and environmental engineering, asset management and project management.

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Holly Monaghan

Holly Monaghan

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

Areas of interest include coastal engineering. Holly has been teaching at Camosun since May 2020.  Prior to that she ran her own coastal engin ...

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Robin Ley

Robin Ley

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

Areas of interest include hydrology, fluid mechanics, teamwork and project management. Robin has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Drexel Un ...

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Perry Peterson

Perry Peterson

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

Areas of interest include surveying, AutoCAD, GIS, Civil3D, and municipal design. Perry joined Camosun in 2017. He previously taught civil engineer ...

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 Barb Wolfe

Barb Wolfe

Lab Tech, Civil Engineering Technology

Barb graduated from the Civil Engineering Technology program at Camosun in 2016. She loves the opportunity to interact with students and to be part of ...

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Adel Shoaib

Adel Shoaib

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

Adel received his PhD degree in structural engineering from the University of Alberta in 2012. He also holds a Master degree in structural engineering ...

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

Civil Engineering Department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
Technologies Centre
4461 Interurban Road
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4512

zbroom@camosun.ca

 

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