Civil Engineering

Male student using surveying equipment

Program at a glance

Program code: 
030628 / 030629
Ontario College Diploma
Length of study: 
2 years/3 years
Study options: 
Campus location: 
Commerce Court

Technician - 2 Years / Technology - 3 Years

Build a solid foundation for your career. Civil engineering technicians are highly sought-after in a number of industries, including construction, mining, transportation, and road construction. This in-demand career has unlimited employment options in both the public and private sectors. Many of the things we use every day are impacted by civil engineering, including dams and power stations, water and sewage treatment plants, roadways, and structures both large and small. This program will provide you with the tools of the trade to be successful in this diverse profession.


Your Future Career

  • Structural/Municipal engineering
  • Construction design and supervision
  • Highway and transportation engineering
  • Water resources engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Environmental protection

What You Learn - 2 Year

  • Computer-aided drafting and design (CADD)
    – both 2D and 3D
  • Surveying and GPS
  • Highway/road design and planning
  • Design and construction of infrastructure
  • Project management and estimating
  • Applied strength of materials

What You Learn - 3 year

  • Highway design
  • Environmental engineering
  • Project management and design
  • Hydrology and soil mechanics
Admission Requirements: 

Program Prerequisites

OSSD or equivalent, Grade 12 Compulsory English (ENG4C or ENG4U), any 12 Math (C) or (U)


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Semester One - Fall:

ECM 100 Estimating/Project Management

ECM 105Basic Surveying and Measurement

CAD 100 Computer Aided Design I

CMM 140 Technical Writing I

MTH 160 Technical Math I

PHY 160 Fundamentals Physics for Engineering

PSY 123 Applied Psychology


Semester Two - Winter:

CAD 150 Computer Aided Design II

ECM 120 Codes, Standards and Compliance

ECM 115Infrastructure Engineering

MTH 161 Technical Math II

MCH 120 Applied Statics

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online


Semester Three - Fall:

CAD 200Advanced CAD (3D Design)

CIV 205 Introduction to Soil Mechanics

CIV 220Advanced Surveying and Geomatics

CIV 240 Applied Strength of Materials I

MTH 235Technical Statistics

HUM 200 Group Dynamics


Semester Four - Winter:

ECM 260Fluid Mechanics

CIV 230 Transportation Planning

ECM 200 Law, Ethics and Professional Practice

CIV 250 Applied Strength of Materials II

CMM 300 Research and Reporting

For 3 Year Program

Semester Five - Fall:

CIV 300Environmental Engineering

CIV 350Hydrology

CIV 310Applied Soil Mechanics

CIV 315Construction Project Management

MTH 130Fundamentals of Calculus


Semester Six - Winter:

CIV 320Highway Design

CIV 325Advanced Materials

CIV 330GIS Applications

CIV 335Project/Design

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Learning Outcomes: 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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