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Civil Engineering Technology (Joint Seneca/York)

Available: Fall

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.

Campus

Duration

6 Semesters (3 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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.

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.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Completion of 3 years of a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies (BES) at York University

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,923

Tuition – International

$14,410


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Carsten Wuertz 416.491.5050 ext. 22803 Carsten.Wuertz@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Ida Ensafi 416.491.5050 ext. 22167 Ida.Ensafi@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Ken Ellis 416.491.5050 ext. 22250 Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network