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