Infrastructure is the glue that keeps cities and towns connected, vibrant, and safe. From the water to storm, sewer and highway systems, our health and safety rely on trained and experienced civil engineers to maintain, design and build the vital infrastructure of our cities and towns.

With Fanshawe's Civil Engineering Technology program, you'll study structural engineering concepts like the design of steel frame and reinforced concrete buildings. You'll analyze theories for the treatment of water, sewage and solid wastes. You'll learn how to select and test construction materials, and you'll develop skills in computer-assisted design (CAD) and drafting electronic surveying methods and writing technical reports. You'll be trained to ensure that our communities remain safe and connected by learning on cutting-edge engineering technology, and within-class lectures. As well, you'll receive hands-on experience in the field of civil engineering, with a full twelve months of a paid co-op.

When you graduate, your career options will be as dynamic as your training. Work with consulting engineers, surveyors, testing and inspection firms, government agencies, and contractors involved in road and building construction and subdivision development. Whatever your path, civil engineering is a vital and respected career path.

Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),

University/College (M), or Open (O) stream with:

  • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Mathematic sone of:
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C) (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
      OR
      Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
      OR
      Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
      OR
      Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) and:
  • Mathematics one of:
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C) (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
      ORMature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above.

Note:

Applicants who lack required courses may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.

*Students entering with Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) will be required to take additional preparatory mathematics as part of their program of study.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years.
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years.
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years.
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10.

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Construction Engineering Technology (C)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U) is strongly recommended
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (U)
  • Word Processing and/or Data Handling Skills
  • It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.

Recommended Personal Preparation

Civil Engineering Technologists apply mathematical principles in solving construction-related problems, so students entering the program are expected to be reasonably proficient in math-related courses.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.

Note:

Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Civil Engineering Technology program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Civil Engineering Technology program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Courses

Civil Engineering Technology-2019/2020

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Basic AutoCAD
  • Fundamentals of Computation
  • Computer Operations
  • Mathematics in Technology 1
  • Health & Safety
  • Sustainability in the Built Environment 3
  • Civil Engineering Statics 1
  • Plane Surveying-Intro

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • AutoCAD-Inter 3
  • Highway Design Fundamentals
  • Civil Engineering Statics 2
  • Electronic Surveys
  • Mathematics in Technology 2
  • Reason & Writing 1-Technology
  • Survey Field Application
  • Water & Civilization
  • Civil Engineering Drawings

Level 3

Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Civil Engineering AutoCAD Drawing
  • Construction Materials
  • Highway Technology 1
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials 5
  • Mathematics in Technology 3

Level 4

Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Highway Technology 2
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Theory of Structures
  • Calculus
  • Geographic Information Systems 1
  • Civil Engineering Computer Applications

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Storm & Sanitary Drainage Design
  • Building Science
  • Surface Flows 3
  • Steel Design
  • Structural Drawing & Detailing
  • Contract Administration 3
  • Technical Report Prod for Bldg Tech'y
  • Construction Methods

Level 6

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Municipal Engineering
  • Reinforced Concrete & Foundations
  • Quantities for Civil Eng Projects
  • Environmental Drafting 3
  • Statistical Data Management
  • Environmental Technology
  • Civ Eng Economics & Math of Finance 3

Co-op Course

Take the following Mandatory Course - Normally taken in Level 1 or 3

  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Gen Ed - Electives

Take 6 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Levels 3 and 4

Program Residency

Students Must Complete a Minimum of 37 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency requirement and graduate from this program.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate from this program will become part of the overall engineering team concerned with the design, construction, supervision, and operation of all types of civil projects. Graduates will be employed by consulting engineers, surveyors, government agencies and contractors who maintain, manage, design and supervise the building of the vital infrastructure of our cities and towns.

Program Description

This three-year co-operative program provides training in both the municipal and structural areas. The design of the steel frame and reinforced concrete buildings are studied in the structural courses. Training is provided in materials testing and computer-aided drafting. Municipal topics include the design and construction of water distribution systems, storm, and sanitary sewerage networks, stormwater management, and highways. Theories for the treatment of water, sewage, and solid wastes are analyzed. Survey courses provide training in the use of high-tech survey equipment and techniques of plane surveying, as related to the Civil Engineering profession. Applied research activities by Professors expose students to real-life engineering practices, challenges, and solutions.

Other Information

Students entering the program in January 2020 will be in school continuously until the end of the Winter term, 2021 before commencing a co-op term.

Co-operative Education

This three-year program has three co-op work terms. Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma. More information about Co-operative Education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • 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*.
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 3, 2019
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Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology