The field of civil design and construction plays a central role in the economic viability of many industries and the province as a whole. The civil field includes such areas as residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; harbours, airports, roads, and other transportation facilities; and municipal infrastructure.
Natural resource development projects (hydropower, oil and gas, mineral processing, etc.) will continue to create substantial employment opportunities for Civil Engineering Technology (Co-op) graduates.
The Civil Engineering Technology (Co-op) program will enable graduates to play an important role in the professional team which is responsible for the translation of ideas into the finished product. The program will ensure that the graduates understand the need for, and have the skills to contribute to, the cost effective and efficient planning of construction projects from concept to completion.
Graduates completing this program are automatically eligible for membership in the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL), as well as any similar association in Canada.
This program has been accredited since 1996 (Corner Brook) and 1997 (St. John’s) by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) under the mandate of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists. In 2019, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) became the sole accrediting body of engineering technology programs in Canada. TAC will recognize CTAB accredited programs until the accreditation transition period is complete. For this reason, accreditation for the Civil Engineering Technology (Co-op) program in St. John’s is extended until March 2021, while the program in Corner Brook is accredited until March 2022.
Graduates with two years of progressive work experience may be eligible to receive the designation of Professional Technologist (P. Tech) upon completion of a Professional Practice and Ethics Exam.
This program is also CEWIL (Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning) accredited.
The academic credentials of graduates of accredited technology programs are recognized internationally by the signatories of the Sydney Accord.
A graduate of the Civil Engineering Technology (Co-op) program will have the knowledge and skills that will allow him/her to:
- Analyze the structural reactions of engineering work.
- Participate in the scheduling of civil engineering projects and monitor the work.
- Assist in planning, designing, inspecting, supervising, and constructing civil engineering projects.
- Plan and design municipal infrastructure projects.
- Assist with designing, inspecting and troubleshooting of transportation infrastructure.
- Design, calculate and test asphalt and concrete mixes to industry standards and specifications.
- Carry out engineering survey and construction layouts using conventional survey instruments and GPS systems.
consisting of Project Management Skills (theoretical and applied), Communication Skills (oral and written), Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical and Magnetic Theory, Engineering Graphics, Engineering Technology Awareness.
in various aspects (theory and principles) of the civil discipline including strength of materials, structures, fluid mechanics, soils & foundations, building codes & services and planning & estimating.
in various aspects of the civil discipline including CADD drawings, material testing, highway technology, construction surveying, BIM and GIS.
consisting of field experience, gained from a compensated work term, in the field of civil engineering technology.
Graduates may find employment with contractors, consultants, house builders, manufacturers, suppliers, municipalities, provincial and federal governments and their agencies, and many others involved in such projects as the design of off-shore and on-shore structures and facilities, testing and inspection of structural components, estimation, sales, construction surveying, and project management.
In addition to the formal courses listed in the program of studies, students in the Civil Engineering Technology (Co-op) program are required to obtain a certificate of completion of Standard First Aid/Heart Start and WHMIS over their three-year period of studies.
Eligibility for admission to an Engineering Technology program requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):
i. English (2 credits) (minimum 60%) from: 3201
ii. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
Students who received a combined average of 70% in high school Academic Mathematics 2201 and 3201, or a pass in both high school
Advanced Mathematics 2200 and 3200 can be exempted from Math 1700. Students must apply for the exemption.
iii. Science (4 credits) two of which must be selected from:
Earth Systems: 3209
The remaining two Science credits to be chosen from the highest Science mark in level 1, 2 or 3.
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math (60% MINIMUM) MA1040
ii. Two Science courses chosen from one of the following three combinations:
It is strongly recommended that CAS students who intend to enroll in Engineering Technology programs complete both of the Chemistry courses and both of the Physics courses.
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Degree and Technical Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English (60% minimum) 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics (60% minimum) 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
iii. Science from one of the following sections:
a. Biology 1101, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
b. Chemistry 1102, 2102A, 2102B, 2102C, 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
c. Physics 1104, 2104A, 2104B, 2104C, 3104A, 3104B, 3104C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Graduates of Civil Engineering Technology (Co-op) may continue their studies at Marine Institute (Memorial University of Newfoundland) in the Bachelor of Technology program.