Civil Engineering Technology - 534

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
Maintain society’s high standard of living through the design, construction and operation of our civil infrastructure systems.

Program Highlights

  • Fast track options allow students to graduate four to eight months earlier compared to civil technology co-op programs at other Ontario colleges.
  • Common first semester allows students mobility between five different program areas within the Building and Construction Sciences cluster.

What you'll learn

  • Understand municipal services, potable water, storm water and waste water management systems.
  • Roadways design and an understanding of construction layout, electronic surveying and global positioning system (GPS) applications.
  • CAD, plan reading and visualization skills needed to create plans for today’s modern infrastructure.
  • Explore building and construction materials, project scheduling, estimating and management.
  • Construction surveying +skills, estimating, materials testing and inspection and geo technical services.
  • Design structures in steel, timber, masonry and concrete. 
  • How our infrastructure works by learning the science of its materials and operation.

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus co-op

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Program delivery

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Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent*
    • Grade 11 Physics and Grade 10, 11 or 12 Design Technology recommended

Note: Applicants that do not satisfy minimum requirements will be provided an alternate offer to Pre-Technology as a pathway to desired program. Successful graduates from this program will be considered for advanced standing into original program choice.

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $831.02 $712.05
Co-op Fees $245.69 $262.07
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,430.75 $2,328.16
Total 1st Year Fees $4,758.91

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,095.00 $8,095.00
Co-op Fees $245.69 $262.07
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,790.69 $8,732.07
Total 1st Year Fees $17,522.76

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Additional Information

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Exposure to real-life hands- on experiences through field trips to various job sites, manufacturing facilities, lab/computer courses and professional events including guest speakers.

  • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Co-op Content

Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

September to December  January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Semester 3  Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Work Term 2 (Co-op) Semester 5  Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Semester 6    

Co-op Format (Winter Intake)

September to December  January to April May to August
N/A Semester 1 Semester 2
Semester 3  Semester 4 Work Term 1 (Co-op)
Work Term 2 (Co-op) Semester 5  Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Semester 6    

Learn more about Civil Engineering Technology

Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)

Surveying and Highway Design

  1. Plane surveying and total station surveying including horizontal, vertical and angular measurements.
  2. Knowledge of standards of acceptable levels of accuracy required for various engineering work.
  3. Traverse calculations, horizontal and vertical curves, use of total stations and surveying software for various engineering projects.
  4. Perform limited GIS queries and analysis.

Engineering Design

  1. Familiar with drawing standards.
  2. The use of standard drafting equipment and AutoCAD software.
  3. Design and detailing of steel, concrete and timber structures.
  4. Preparation of working drawings from design notes.

Quantity Surveying
The students have completed a basic estimating course involving standard methods which include the
following steps.

  1. Taking off quantities from design drawings.
  2. Organization of items and unit costs.
  3. Determining overall quantities and costs.

Materials Testing
The students have taken materials and soils courses that include instruction in:

  1. Standard Concrete Testing (slump, air tests, casting cylinders).
  2. Compaction Control (nuclear density tests).
  3. Soil classification and standard testing.
  4. Asphalt design mix and testing.

Municipal Services

  1. Fluid Mechanics.
  2. Storm, Sanitary Sewer system elements and design criteria.
  3. Water Supply Systems; water and waste-water treatment processes.

Report writing
The students have instruction in Language Studies including a course in Technical Report Writing.

Co-op Rate  
Range: $14.00 - $22.00 Average: $18.00

For further information, please contact:

Karen Brown, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2161
Email: karen.brown [at] (Karen Brown)

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Construction Supervisors
  • Construction Estimator
  • Civil Engineering Technologists
    • Municipal
    • Structural
    • Geotechnical
    • Environmental
    • Transportation
    • Material Testing and Design
  • Surveying Technologists
  • Project Managers

Where you could work includes:

  • Public and Private Sectors
  • Engineering Consulting
  • General Contracting
  • Construction Companies

Opportunities for grads

  • Graduates may be eligible to be registered as associate members of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).


  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA).


Educational Pathways


Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree:

  • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business
  • McMaster University- Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering

See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Additional Information

Technology Requirements

AutoCAD is required for this program. A free download for students is available through the AutoCAD website. To be eligible for this download you must register with your Mohawk email, pass the system requirements test, and provide proof of enrollment (Photo of ONE Card, letter of acceptance, etc.). Note that you can only complete this registration process after your program start date.

The Engineering programs recommend the "Best Specifications" as listed on the Student Tech Support Hardware Specifications page.
Note: We do not recommend using a Mac as the software required in this program has many usability issues with their operating system.

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Phone: 1-905-575-2254
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*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Sep 2021
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