Program at a glance
Area of Study
Technologies & Engineering
Co-op / internship
Open to International
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Creating the infrastructure that we live in
Start in September or January
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.
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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
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.
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.
An investment in your career
Invest in yourself! Camosun can prepare you for a career in Civil Engineering Technology and set you up for entry into an in-demand and diverse field.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
Design and construct
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. Those starting in January will complete Year 1 at the end of August. 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. You will have the option of taking paid co-op work terms after either first year or second year.
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.
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.
Part-time is available with consultation with the Chair.
Curriculum & courses
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.
- 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
- C+ in Pre-calculus 12
- C in MATH 097
- C in MATH 107
- C in MATH 115
- C in MATH 173
- C in Chemistry 11
- C in Chemistry 11 Camosun Alternative
- C in CHEM 175
And one of:
- C in Physics 12
- C in Physics 12 Camosun Alternative
- C in PHYS 151
For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.
Our Teaching Staff
Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.
Chair, Civil Engineering Technology
Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology
Lab Tech, Civil Engineering Technology
Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.