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Civil Engineering Technology

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Program Code: 03351 Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Length: 6 semesters Delivery Mode (Fall 2020)  : Online / In-person Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Civil Engineering Technology advanced diploma program provides you with the skills needed for a career in the growing field of civil infrastructure. Infrastructure encompasses all of the essential elements necessary for society to operate including buildings, transportation (highways and transit), municipal services (water, wastewater) and green spaces.

The curriculum, designed in collaboration with industry, covers all aspects of infrastructure, from the inception of an idea to the completion of construction, and blends in-class academic learning with hands-on laboratory work. You will learn how to design structural steel, reinforced concrete and timber structures. Municipal services (water, wastewater) and water supply management will be explored. Transportation infrastructure and highway design will be studied using design codes and standards. Additionally, you will learn all the skills necessary to support design and construction including surveying, geomatics, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), drafting (AutoCAD and Building Information Modelling (BIM)), soils and materials testing, project administration and management, and environmental protection and remediation. Our courses are taught by experienced faculty and industry experts many of whom work with Greater Toronto Area construction and engineering firms. Humber’s strong reputation in the civil engineering industry can give graduates an edge in the employment market.

Courses Program Standards

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the civil engineering field.
  • Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  • Complete duties and monitor that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the civil engineering field.
  • Promote and carry out sustainable practices* in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
  • Facilitate the collaboration and interaction among the project team and project stakeholders* to support civil engineering projects*.
  • Collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  • Use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support civil engineering projects*.
  • Participate in the design and modeling phase of civil engineering projects* by applying engineering concepts, technical mathematics* and principles of science to the review, production and/or modification of project plans.
  • Contribute to the scheduling and coordination and cost estimation of civil engineering projects* and monitor their progression by applying principles of construction project management.
  • Coordinate and perform quality control* testing and evaluate equipment, materials and methods used in the implementation and completion of civil engineering projects*.
  • Apply teamwork, leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete civil engineering projects*.


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Work Placement

Our program features an optional work placement. The placement is designed to enable students to apply their skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, as well as enhance their employability upon graduation. The work experience takes place after the completion of Semester 4 for a minimum of 400 hours. Participating students are required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the placement to help them develop effective job search skills including resumé writing and interviewing. Humber provides a range of services to support their success including working with business, industry and government to identify employment.

The Humber Advantage

Distinguished Faculty & Partners

At Humber, you will learn from industry experts, many who work with Greater Toronto Area construction and engineering firms. Our industry partners provide placement opportunities and guidance on how to make the curriculum current and relevant. Humber has a strong reputation in the civil engineering industry, giving you an edge in the employment market.

Software and Technology

Students in this program work with leading edge software utilized in drawing preparation, surveying, project management, estimating, structural analysis and design, and underground infrastructure such as stormwater management systems, water distribution systems, and sewage collection systems.

The Humber Experience

Student Survey Competition

student in classroom surveying

surveying equipment

men sitting at table judging competition

Civil Engineering applies mathematical, scientific and technological principles to manage infrastructure development. Recently, students put their learning to the test with Humber's first Surveying Competition.

Your Career

Investment in engineering infrastructure construction in Ontario has increased dramatically in the last 10 years. Continuing investment in infrastructure development and redevelopment in the GTA has resulted in strong job placement for our graduates in recent years. This trend will likely continue for the foreseeable future.

Our graduates work in both the public and private sectors of industry typically with municipalities, engineering consulting firms, general contractors, builder/developers, architects, land or quantity surveyors, and environmental agencies. Careers could include working as designers; project managers; inspectors; drafters; or contractors on structural, municipal, transportation or environmental projects.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Open Open
January 2021 North Open Open

What is Civil Engineering?

Road with bridges

Watch the video to see some of the projects that Civil Engineering Technologists would have helped create.


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Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Co-op & Work Placement Job Fair 2020

Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Co-op & Work Placement Job Fair 2020

Tue, March 10, 2020

The Co-op and Work Placement Services hosted an Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Job Fair for placement and new co-op program students.

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FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition

Fri, March 06, 2020

Humber College and the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology hosted the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition from March 6th – 9th, 2020.

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ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair 2020

ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair 2020

Wed, February 12, 2020

Humber’s Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST) was pleased to host the 10th Annual ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair.

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ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020

ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020

Tue, May 19, 2020

Bachelor of Industrial Design Thesis Show 2020

Bachelor of Industrial Design Thesis Show 2020

Thu, March 12, 2020

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Wed, March 11, 2020

The annual Supply Chain Management Career Fair was another very successful event hosted by Work Placement Services.

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Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U – MAP4C is acceptable at 81 per cent or higher) or equivalent
      •  Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i7 (Quad Core) Intel i7 (Quad Core)
Memory Minimum 16GB of RAM
Storage Minimum 250GB storage space (SSD) preferable
Network Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)
Video Minimum 4GB video RAM/Minimum 24 bit colour (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN) Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL
Display 1280x1024 video display resolution (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN) Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL
Other Dedicated graphics card - GTX 1050, 1550, 2060 or higher needed for rendering purposes (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN)

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Dino Angelakos, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology
416.675.6622 ext. 4952
dino.angelakos@humber.ca
appliedtechnology.humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,864.64
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional field experience.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

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Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's TMTH 102 and TMTH 202, with an average of 60 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline.  Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

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Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) recognizes Humber College's Advanced Diplomas in:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

as the academic basis of entry into the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree program. Applicants from Humber College who have:

  • been awarded an Advanced Diploma as above
  • an overall minimum GPA of 65%
  • two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
    • Grade 12 English (67%) or
    • 3.0 credits of postsecondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
  • minimum of one year relevant non-cooperative education related technical work experience

BCIT accepts applications for the program year-round.  The first step in the application process is completion of a pre-entry assessment conducted by BCIT's program administrator to review the technical work experience requirement.  Applicants are encouraged to contact:

Laurie McGee, Program Administrator,
604.432.8459
Laurie_McGee@bcit.ca

www.bcit.ca/study/programs/8350btech

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering (Gold Coast)

Applicants from Humber College who meet the requirements will be eligible for admission to Griffith University (Gold Coast) with full block transfer credit, provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the related program of study.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Business Bachelor of Business Administration

For those students who complete a 3 year diploma at Humber, Davenport University will grant the student 90 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program. You will need to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours (approximately one year of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 3 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Technology

Graduates of Humber's Civil Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma may transfer into Thompson Rivers University's online Bachelor of Technology degree program with a maximum of 60 transfer credits.

Students applying for admission to any of the University programs are required to submit the university application form and applicable fees.  Students are subject to all University admission policies including the requirement to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership

Graduates of Humber's Civil Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma may transfer into Thompson Rivers University's online Bachelor of Technology degree program with a maximum of 60 transfer credits.

Students applying for admission to any of the University programs are required to submit the university application form and applicable fees.  Students are subject to all University admission policies including the requirement to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Environmental Studies

Humber graduates may receive advanced standing (36 credits) into Cape Breton University's Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Environmental Studies upon successful completion of the Civil Engineering Technology or  Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diplomas.  Normally, a minimum of one academic year of full time study is required to complete the program.

Click here for application information.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Petroleum

Humber graduates may receive advanced standing (36 credits) into Cape Breton University's Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Petroleum upon successful completion of the Civil, Electrical, Electromechanical, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diplomas.  Normally, a minimum of one academic year of full time study is required to complete the program.

Click here for application information.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma)

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

For more information and application requirements, please contact the institution.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

*Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs.

BSc (Post Diploma) with major in Applied Mathematics

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

For more information and application requirements, please contact the institution.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

*Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs.

BSc (Post Diploma) with major in Computing Information Systems

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

For more information and application requirements, please contact the institution.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

*Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs.

BSc (Post Diploma) with major in Human Science

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

For more information and application requirements, please contact the institution.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

*Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Dino Angelakos, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology
416.675.6622 ext. 4952
dino.angelakos@humber.ca
appliedtechnology.humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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