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Civil Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering Technology

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:CVT
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Build your future as you build the world.

Our renowned Civil Engineering Technology (CVT) program prepares you to be a dynamic participant in the design and creation of our built environment where humans live. This ranges from the metropolitan infrastructure of bridges, airports and harbours to the neighbourhood design of water supply systems, sewage disposal, residential layout and areas such as water management, the resource issue of the 21st century.

Your studies will be grounded in the skills and knowledge that are most important to employers. They include: advanced computer software packages (AutoCAD, MicroStation, Civil 3D, Revit); new developments in highway design and building information modeling; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); municipal and building design; construction inspection, supervision and management; and field skills in surveying, as well as soils and materials testing.

This program provides an intensive learning experience at the second and third year levels. You'll work independently and in teams, produce a comprehensive, professional technology report by the end of the program and demonstrate progression towards becoming a professional engineering technologist. If you fail to maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 during your first year and during each subsequent semester, you'll be transferred to the technician program. In exceptional cases, this requirement may be waived by the Promotion Committee.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

Fees

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Your Career

Design and create the environment around you. As a Civil Engineering Technologist, you’ll find career opportunities in consulting engineering firms, government, private contractors, municipalities, utilities and telecommunication firms. Graduates of this diploma program are prepared for success in a wide range of employment fields including: topographic, location and construction control surveys; municipal and transportation planning and design; design drafting and estimating; structural design in steel, concrete and wood; soils and materials testing/evaluation; concrete and asphalt quality control; and construction supervision. Your career could include roles as a designer, supervisor, project manager, contractor or inspector on construction projects, subdivisions, and environmental protection and enhancement initiatives.

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
York University• Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES)

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Lakehead University• Bachelor of Engineering
Laurentian University• Bachelor of Science in Liberal Science
McMaster University• Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
Nipissing University• Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology – Engineering Technology Stream
University of Ontario Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) (Honours) in Nuclear Power – Bridge

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma)
Camosun College• Bridge Program to University of British Columbia (Civil Engineering)
Cape Breton University• Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Environmental Studies
• Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Petroleum
Queen's University• Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology

U.S.

University/CollegeDegrees Available
University at Buffalo• Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Co-operative Education Option

Students of both the Civil Engineering Technology program and the Civil Engineering Technician program can benefit from an optional co-operative education program. Once you've completed semester one with passing grades in all subjects and have met appropriate GPA requirements, you'll be eligible to apply.

There are valuable services to facilitate placement opportunities available for students enrolling in the program. You'll gain access to them through Co-op Professional Practice and co-op facilities. The co-op program consists of two mandatory work terms from May to August that provide a wealth of valuable course-related experience, employer contacts and greater opportunities for permanent placement after graduation.

The co-op application process begins in the Fall term offering of semester one. Students beginning their studies in the January start-up are ineligible to participate in a co-op summer work-term.

Professional Certification

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Civil Engineering Technology program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification either in the Technician or Technologist category. Application and additional requirements (i.e. work experience and qualifying professional practice exam, etc.) to become certified are available from OACETT.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
EAC150 College English
EBE141 Introduction to Engineering Principles and Practices
ENS141 Engineering Problems and Statics
EVS141 Environmental Science
MTA100 or
MTA111
Mathematics 100 or
Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
CRX342 Civil CAD Drafting II
MTA002 Mathematics II
MTR241 Materials
STM241 Strength of Materials
SVC001 Surveying I
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work-Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3
GEM343 Geomechanics
GIS443 Geographic Information Systems (M/E)
MTA301 or
MTA302
Introductory Calculus or
Introductory Statistics
SDS443 Structural Design - Steel
SVE002 Surveying II
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
FDN443 Foundations
HDY443 Hydraulics and Hydrology
HWT443 Highway Technology
TEC400 Technical Communications
SRC343 Structural Design - Concrete
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work-Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work-Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
BLC543 Building Code
BSC543 Building Science Technology
ETR591 Engineering Technical Report I
MPT543 Municipal Technology
PLR643 Planning
BIM543* or
CDA543**
Building Information Modeling (B) or
Civil Design Application (M)
 
Semester 6
CMG543 Construction Management
ETR592 Engineering Technical Report II
BUD643* or
MED643**
Building Design (B) or
Municipal/Environmental Design (M)
STW543* or
WMC643**
Structural Design - Wood (B) or
Water Management Control (M)
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Professional Options
AMD643 Advanced Materials Design
IBS643 Introduction to Bentley Software
RBE643 Rehabilitating the Built Environment
TRN643 Introduction to Transportation Planning
 

* Building stream students only
** Municipal stream students only

Note: Course availability subject to enrollment and market need.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
EAC150 College English
EBE141 Introduction to Engineering Principles and Practices
ENS141 Engineering Problems and Statics
EVS141 Environmental Science
MTA111*** Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
CRX342 Civil CAD Drafting II
MTA002 Mathematics II
MTR241 Materials
STM241 Strength of Materials
SVC001 Surveying I
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work-Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3
GEM343 Geomechanics
GIS443 Geographic Information Systems (M/E)
MTA301 or
MTA302
Introductory Calculus or
Introductory Statistics
SDS443 Structural Design - Steel
SVE002 Surveying II
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
FDN443 Foundations
HDY443 Hydraulics and Hydrology
HWT443 Highway Technology
TEC400 Technical Communications
SRC343 Structural Design - Concrete
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work-Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work-Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
BLC543 Building Code
BSC543 Building Science Technology
ETR591 Engineering Technical Report I
MPT543 Municipal Technology
PLR643 Planning
BIM543* or
CDA543**
Building Information Modeling (B) or
Civil Design Application (M)
 
Semester 6
CMG543 Construction Management
ETR592 Engineering Technical Report II
BUD643* or
MED643**
Building Design (B) or
Municipal/Environmental Design (M)
STW543* or
WMC643**
Structural Design - Wood (B) or
Water Management Control (M)
plus: General Education Course
 
Professional Options
AMD643 Advanced Materials Design
CDM643 Concrete Detailing Modeling
IBS643 Introduction to Bentley Software
RBE643 Rehabilitating the Built Environment
TRN643 Introduction to Transportation Planning
plus: Professional Option Course
 
* Building stream students only
** Municipal stream students only
*** Based on the outcome of the Skills Assessment Test, students may be placed in a different mathematics course.

Note: Course availability subject to enrollment and market need.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BEA001 CAD Fundamentals 4
EAC150 College English 3
EBE141 Introduction to Engineering Principles and Practices 2
ENS141 Engineering Problems and Statics 5
EVS141 Environmental Science 3
HSP141 Health and Safety Practices 1
MTA001 Mathematics I 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CRX341 or
CRX342
Civil CAD Drafting II or
Civil CAD Drafting II
4
3
MTA002 Mathematics II 3
MTR241 Materials 5
STM241 Strength of Materials 5
SVC001 Surveying I 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
GEM343 Geomechanics 5
GIS443 Geographic Information Systems (M/E) 4
MTA301 or
MTA302
Introductory Calculus or
Introductory Statistics
4
4
SDS443 Structural Design - Steel 5
SVC002 Surveying II 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FDN443 Foundations 5
HDY443 Hydraulics and Hydrology 4
HWT443 Highway Technology 5
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
SRC343 Structural Design - Concrete 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work-Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BLC543 Building Code 5
BSC543 Building Science Technology 4
ETR591 Engineering Technical Report I 2
MPT543 Municipal Technology 5
PLR643 Planning 4
BIM543* or
CDA543**
Building Information Modeling (B) or
Civil Design Application (M)
4
4
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CMG543 Construction Management 4
ETR592 Engineering Technical Report II 3
BUD643* or
MED643**
Building Design (B) or
Municipal/Environmental Design (M)
5
5
STW543* or
WMC643**
Structural Design - Wood (B) or
Water Management Control (M)
4
4
XXXXXX Professional Option  
 
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
AMD643 Advanced Materials Design 4
CDM643 Concrete Detailing Modeling 4
IBS643 Introduction to Bentley Software 4
RBE643 Rehabilitating the Built Environment 4
TRN643 Introduction to Transportation Planning 4
 

* Building stream students only
** Municipal stream students only

Note: Course availability subject to enrollment and market need.

Contact Us

Centre for the Built Environment:
1-800-572-0712,
http://www.senecacollege.ca/civil.
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angelie Ramirez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Mizhi Wang
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Mizhi-Michelle.Wan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: June Lewis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26038
June.Lewis@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinators:
  Ida Ensafi
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22167
Ida.Ensafi@senecacollege.ca
  Jonathan Hunt
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22416
Jonathan.Hunt@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Ian MacLeod
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22361
Ian.MacLeod@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Ken Ellis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca
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Testimonial

"The Civil Engineering Technology program at Seneca was my "stepping stone into industry". It provided a basic understanding of the needs of the construction industry and the customers we must satisfy on a daily basis."

Glenn Robillard
Graduate, Civil Engineering Technology – Building
Marketing Manager, Lafarge Canada Inc.