Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology

General

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Program Description

Earn a diploma in civil engineering

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.

What to expect from our civil engineering courses

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

Graduate with a diploma in civil engineering

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.

This program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada and recognizes Fanshawe's commitment to excellence.

Other Information

Students entering the program in January 2021 will be in school continuously until the end of the Winter term, 2022 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.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop and use strategies to enhance the professional growth and ongoing learning in the civil engineering field.
  2. Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  3. 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.
  4. Promote and carry out sustainable practices* in accordance with contract documents, industry standards, and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. Facilitate the collaboration and interaction among the project team and project stakeholders* to support civil engineering projects*.
  6. Collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. Use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support civil engineering projects*.
  8. 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.
  9. Contribute to the scheduling and coordination and cost estimation of civil engineering projects* and monitor their progression by applying principles of construction project management.
  10. Coordinate and perform quality control* testing and evaluate equipment, materials, and methods used in the implementation and completion of civil engineering projects*.
  11. Apply teamwork, leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete civil engineering projects*.

Courses

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • CADD-1008 Basic AutoCAD
  • CIVL-1001 Fundamentals of Computation
  • COMP-1039 Computer Operations
  • MATH-1036 Mathematics in Technology 1
  • SFTY-1029 Health & Safety
  • ENVR-1017 Sustainability in the Built Environment
  • ENGR-1019 Civil Engineering Statics 1
  • SURV-1008 Plane Surveying-Intro

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • CADD-3028 AutoCAD-Inter
  • CIVL-1002 Highway Design Fundamentals
  • ENGR-3011 Civil Engineering Statics 2
  • GEOM-1006 Electronic Surveys
  • MATH-3011 Mathematics in Technology 2
  • WRIT-1039 Reason & Writing 1-Technology
  • SURV-5005 Survey Field Application
  • INDS-3001 Water & Civilization
  • DRAF-3020 Civil Engineering Drawings

Level 3

General Education - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • CADD-5003 Civil Engineering AutoCAD Drawing
  • CONS-1008 Construction Materials
  • CIVL-5001 Highway Technology 1
  • CIVL-1044 Soil Mechanics
  • MATS-1016 Mechanics of Materials
  • MATH-3013 Mathematics in Technology 3

Level 4

General Education - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • CIVL-5002 Highway Technology 2
  • CIVL-1007 Fluid Mechanics
  • CIVL-3002 Theory of Structures
  • MATH-5019 Calculus
  • GEOM-3004 Geographic Information Systems 1
  • COMP-5018 Civil Engineering Computer Applications

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • CIVL-5008 Storm & Sanitary Drainage Design
  • CIVL-3008 Building Science
  • CIVL-3003 Surface Flows
  • CIVL-5009 Steel Design
  • CIVL-5010 Structural Drawing & Detailing
  • MGMT-1001 Contract Administration
  • COMM-5028 Technical Report Prod for Building Technology
  • CIVL-1005 Construction Methods

Level 6

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • CIVL-5005 Municipal Engineering
  • CIVL-5006 Reinforced Concrete & Foundations
  • CIVL-1033 Quantities for Civil Eng Projects
  • DRAF-5009 Environmental Drafting
  • MATH-5018 Statistical Data Management
  • ENVR-5004 Environmental Technology
  • CIVL-1043 Civ Eng Economics & Math of Finance

Co-op Course

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

  • COOP-1020 Co-operative Education Employment Prep

General Education - Electives

  • Take 3 General Education Credits - Normally Taken in Level 3 and 4

Program Residency

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the program residency requirement and graduate from this program.

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Admission Requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream with:
  • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • 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)

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)

or

  • Mature 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 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
  • 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.

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.

Last updated Jun 2020

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