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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Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $704.63 $635.86
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
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 $2,408.79 $2,296.40
Total 1st Year Fees $4,705.19

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

2019 - 2020 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,490.57 $7,550.57
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
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 $8,290.69 $8,232.07
Total 1st Year Fees $16,522.76

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


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.

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

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.

Salary Range

  Work Term 1 Work Term 2 Work Term 3
Range $14.00 - $21.00 $13.00 - $28.00 $11.00 - $29.00
Average $17.00 $17.00 $18.00

For further information, please contact:

Krislynn McKinlay, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2161
Fax: 905-575-2359
Email: Krislynn.McKinlay [at] (Krislynn McKinlay)



Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Construction Supervisors
  • Civil Engineering Technologists
  • 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).

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

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 Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) 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.

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
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Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Contact Rocco Carbone for year 2 and 3 questions.

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Layne Wilson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2019
Jan 2020

International Students

Co-op option