Civil Engineering Technology, Diploma

Creating the infrastructure that we live in.

 

Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

2 years

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Civil surveying

Planning, constructing and maintaining built and natural environments

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

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.

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.

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

$14,005 (domestic)

$31,210 (international)

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.

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.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September 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:

  • 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.

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. 

Faculty/staff profile

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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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Peter Burrage

Peter Burrage

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

  Areas of interest include structural engineering and computer applications.Read more

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Steve Cowden

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

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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.Read more

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Ross Gibbs

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

  Areas of interest include statics, structural engineering and computer applications. Ross also teaches mechanics and structural analysis in ... Read more

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Robin Ley

Robin Ley

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

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Perry Peterson

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

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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 ... Read more
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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