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Civil Engineering Technology

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Waitlisted for Winter 2021

Length: 2 Years Credential: Diploma Delivery: Full Time Classroom

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All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. Learn more

Overview

Learn to design and manage the construction of buildings, roads and bridges through hands-on courses that cover structural design, construction management and more in preparation for a career as a building inspector, construction project coordinator or estimator.

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 complete 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 the 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.

Is this the right fit for me?

Proficiency in the following will help you succeed in this program:

  • mathematical skills
  • science skills (Physics)
  • communication skills (oral and written)
  • problem-solving skills
  • 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% on the SAIT Mathematics 30 Assessment Exam demonstrates knowledge to the level required and is acceptable as an equivalent.

Accreditation

This program is nationally accredited, at the technologist level, by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists.

Graduates are eligible for membership in The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals in Alberta (ASET). The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors recognizes the program as training for a qualified estimator and quantity surveyor.

Credential

After successfully completing this program, graduates will be awarded a SAIT diploma in Civil Engineering Technology.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n): 

  • civil engineering design technologist 
  • traffic technologist 
  • building inspector 
  • materials testing technologist 
  • estimator 
  • construction project coordinator 

Related careers include: 

  • drafting technician 
  • construction estimator 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $5,992
Year 2 Construction Management or Municipal: $5,765

Year 1 (International): $18,685
Year 2 Construction Management or Municipal (International): $17,858

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Full costs

Tuition and financial aid

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020, and are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for spring and fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020, and are accepted until the program start date. 
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Spring 2021 May 10, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021

How to apply

Welcome to the School of Construction

Take a look inside our state-of-the-art facilities and learn about the advantages a polytechnic education offers from students, instructors and industry.

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Winter 2021 start: applications open March 30, 2020.
  • Spring and fall 2021 start: applications open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30,
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or at least 75% in English Language Arts 30-2,
  • At least 60% in Science 30 or Physics 20.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Direct entry: Four step process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Civil Engineering Technology and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full. 

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply

Communication during selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.

We recommend you add construction.info@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders list or you risk missing critical email messages.

Courses

Program Outline

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

First Year

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-222 Concrete Technology 3.0
CIVL-252 Construction Practices Theory 3.0
COMP-261 MS Office: An Introduction 1.5
STCS-200 Civil Engineering Statics 3.0
SURV-203 Civil Surveying  1.5
MATH-238 Math for Engineering & Tech I 3.0
Semester 1 total:  15.0

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-226 Soil Mechanics 3.0
CIVL-201   Introduction to Civil Drafting 1.5
COMM-238 Technical Communications I 3.0
ESTM-262 Estimating l and Construction Laboratory 3.0
SMTL-246 Strength of Materials 3.0
STAT-245 Statistics for Engineering & Tech l 3.0
Semester 2 total  16.5

Courses offered in either Semester 1 or 2

Course Code Course Name Credit
ESTM-262 Estimating I and Construction Laboratory 3.0
SURV-203  Civil Surveying 1.5

Construction Management Major

Second Year

Semester 3 - Class A

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-312 Contracts and Regulations 1.5
CIVL-315 Project Planning and Control 3.0
CIVL-326 Geotechnical Design 3.0
CIVL-351 Structural Steel Design 3.0
ESTM-360 Estimating II 3.0
SURV-325 Surveys and GIS 1.5
Semester 3 Total 
15.0

Semester 3 - Class B

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-340 Building Science and Systems 3.0
CIVL-351 Structural Steel Design 3.0
CIVL-355 Reinforced Concrete Design 3.0
CIVL-356 Construction Economics 3.0
CIVL-358 Structural Wood Design 1.5
ENVS-302 Environment Engineering 1.5
Semester 3 Total 
15.0

Semester 4 - Class A

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-340 Building Science and Systems 3.0
CIVL-355 Reinforced Concrete Design 3.0
CIVL-356 Construction Economics 3.0
CIVL-358 Structural Wood Design 1.5
ENVS-302 Environmental Engineering 1.5
PROJ-386 CVT Capstone Project 3.0
Semester 4 total 15.0
Program Total - Construction Management Major
61.5

Semester 4 - Class B

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-312 Contracts and Regulations 1.5
CIVL-315 Project Planning and Control 3.0
CIVL-326 Geotechnical Design 3.0
ESTM-360 Estimating II 3.0
SURV-325 Surveys and Geographic Information Systems 1.5
PROJ-386 CVT Capstone Project 3.0
Semester 4 total 15.0
Program Total - Construction Management Major 61.5

Municipal Major

Second Year

Semester 3 - Class A

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-310 Urban Services 3.0
CIVL-318 Water Resources 3.0
CIVL-326 Geotechnical Design 3.0
CIVL-328 Asphalt Technology 1.5
CIVL-355 Reinforced Concrete Design 3.0
ENVS-302 Environmental Engineering 1.5
Semester 3 total  15.0

Semester 3 - Class B 

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-312 Contract and Regulations 1.5
CIVL-315 Project Planning and Control 3.0
CIVL-351 Structural Steel Design 3.0
CIVL-353 Transportation Engineering 3.0
CIVL-355 Reinforced Concrete Design 3.0
SURV-325 Surveys and GIS 1.5
Semester 3 total  15.0

Semester 4 - Class A

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-312 Contract and Regulations 1.5
CIVL-315 Project Planning and Control 3.0
CIVL-351 Structural Steel Design 3.0
CIVL-353 Transportation Engineering 3.0
PROJ-386 CVT Municipal Capstone Project 3.0
SURV-325 Surveys and GIS 1.5
Semester 4 total 15.0

Semester 4 - Class B

Course Code Course Name Credit
CIVL-310 Urban Services 3.0
CIVL-318 Water Resources 3.0
CIVL-326 Geotechnical Design 3.0
CIVL-328 Asphalt Technology 1.5
ENVS-302 Environmental Engineering 1.5
PROJ-386 CTV Municipal Capstone Project 3.0
Semester 4 total 15.0
Program Total - Municipal Major 61.5

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Transfer Options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:·

  • Athabasca University
  • Camosun College
  • Lakehead University
  • NAIT
  • SAIT
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of British Colombia

To learn more, visit Transfer Options.

Cost

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
General
1 $ 4,770 $682 $288 $252 $ 5,992
Construction Management Major
2 $4,543 $682 $288 $252 $ 5,765
Municipal Major
2 $ 4,543 $682 $288 $252 $ 5,765

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
General
1 $ 17,372 $462 $288 $344 $18,685
Construction Management Major
2 $16,545 $462 $288 $344 $17,858
Municipal Major
2 $16,545 $462 $288 $344 $17,858

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame.

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $344
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $720 for the first year and $500 for the second year depending on the option taken.
  • A $400 security deposit to use a SAIT issued laptop.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Winter 2021

Orientation

Orientation for new students will take place online on Jan. 8, 2021.

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is an e-learning program, which means you will be provided with a laptop with all the necessary software required. Find instructions on how to pick-up your e-learning laptop

Required personal protective equipment (PPE)

The industry-approved PPE you'll need will be discussed during your first few days of classes.

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience, MATH 123: Mathematics Refresher  and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The Winter 2021 booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

Phone: 403.284.8367
Email:  construction.info@sait.ca

Academic chair

Blair Marsden, Academic Chair
Email: blair.marsden@sait.ca

Next steps for students that began in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Orientation

Orientation for new students will take place online on Sept. 2, 2020.

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is an e-learning program, which means you will be provided with a laptop with all the necessary software required. Find instructions on how to pick-up your e-learning laptop

Required personal protective equipment (PPE)

The industry-approved PPE you'll need will be discussed during your first few days of classes.

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Construction
403.284.8367
construction.cvt@sait.ca

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