Civil Engineering Technology

Free information session: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
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Applications for Winter 2017 are accepted June 1, 2016 to Oct. 16, 2016.

Applications for Fall 2017 open Oct. 19, 2016.

  • Two-year diploma
  • Construction Management or Municipal Majors
  • Fall and winter starts
  • Graduates in high demand
  • Laptop-based program using SAIT-issued laptop

Program Description

The Civil Engineering Technology program uses math, science and technical communication skills to design and manage the construction of buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. The program will prepare you to become a civil engineering design and construction professional. You will receive courses in: math, construction management, structural design, geotechnical engineering, material science, urban services, water resources, transportation infrastructure and technical communications.

In the labs, you will build a house, explore the strength of building materials, mix and test concrete and asphalt samples, and discover the importance of soil mechanics to building projects. In class, the program combines theoretical training, applied skills and laptop delivery modules.

This diploma program is two years in length, consisting of four 15-week semesters. The first two semesters are common to all students in the program. In the fourth semester, you will have the ability to specialize in Construction Management or Municipal Engineering. If an option is oversubscribed, selection is based on the first year cumulative grade point average.

This program accepts students into first semester in September as well as January. Students starting in the fall will study for two semesters per year with a summer break in between. Students starting in the winter semester will study for four consecutive semesters with a one or two week break between semesters.

Note: This program utilizes an e-Learning (SAIT issued laptop computer) instructional delivery method.

Your Career

Graduates find diverse work as civil engineering technologists. The following job titles may be received upon completion of program: civil engineering design technologist, traffic technologist, building inspector, materials testing technologist, estimator and construction project coordinator.

Student Success

Proficiency in the following skills will help Student success: mathematical skills, science skills (Physics), communication skills (oral and written), problem-solving skills, and ability to work in a team environment or on your own.

If you are an applicant with Applied Math 30 you should consider upgrading as the path to enter SAIT. If you are confident of your algebra and trigonometry skills, you may wish to complete an assessment exam to evaluate your math skills. Achieving a score of at least 65 per cent on the SAIT Mathematics 30 Assessment Exam demonstrates knowledge to the level required and is acceptable as an equivalent.

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT's programs.