Civil Engineering Technologies (Part-time studies)

School of Natural Resources and Built Environment Diploma

Program Overview

Civil Engineering Technologies is a three-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus. It includes five academic semesters and two four-month consecutive Co-operative Education work terms. The program offers two areas of concentration. Civil Construction and Water Resources. The first two semesters are common to both disciplines. You will build skills in:

  • Surveying
  • Computer applications and modelling
  • Communications
  • Materials analysis and testing procedures and protocols
  • Hydraulics
  • Project Management
  • Municipal infrastructure

In semesters three, four and five, you will focus on your chosen area. In Civil Construction, you will develop well-rounded knowledge and skills in:

  • Geotechnical Engineering (soils investigations and earthworks projects, etc.)
  • Pavement design
  • Structures (steel, timber, reinforced concrete)
  • Transportation

In Water Resources, your studies will focus on:

  • Meteorological and hydrometric data collection and analysis
  • Water chemistry
  • River engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Watershed Management
  • Water supply and flood and drought management
  • Water quality management

The emphasis on hands-on learning means you'll spend a lot of your time in labs and on field assignments. You will participate in field and survey camps, practical assignments, and carry out applied research and other projects.

The Co-op Work Term Advantage

Co-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.

Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's Licence and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's licence; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's Licence from your home country if possible.

Nationally Recognized Credential

The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level, which allows you to work across Canada.

Diploma to Degree

Civil Engineering Technologies: Civil Construction

Use your diploma to ladder into an engineering degree bridging program at Camosun College in British Columbia, an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario, a degree in Construction Management in Calgary or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.

Civil Engineering Technologies: Water Resources

Use your diploma to ladder into an engineering degree at the University of Regina, an applied science degree at Lakeland College in Alberta, an environmental science or environmental management degree at Royal Roads University in British Columbia, or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies