As Western Canada’s population grows, our cities and towns are expanding. Municipal infrastructure continues to decay, which requires more civil engineering technologists to help plan, design, build and maintain essential facilities such as our bridges, roads, dams, transit systems, airports, municipal services, industrial plants and commercial buildings.
It’s a career that requires a broad skill set and a strong commitment to excellence. The rewards include great earning potential, career advancement opportunities and a key role in projects that shape the way we live and work.
The Civil Engineering Technology program is a 27-month diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. During five academic semesters and two consecutive Co-operative Education work terms you’ll learn about bridge and road design, concrete and structural design, computer applications and modeling, drafting, hydraulics, surveying, traffic analysis and more.
Your studies focus on six main areas:
The emphasis on hands-on learning means you’ll spend a lot of your time in labs and on field assignments. You’ll also attend survey camp 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.
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
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.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates are working as civil engineering design technologists, traffic technologists, building inspectors, materials testing technologists, estimators and project coordinators. Potential employers include rural and municipal governments, provincial highway departments, consulting engineering firms, construction companies, research organizations, mining companies, telecommunication and transportation companies, power utilities and more.
NOTE: Application to this program is suspended, effective July 1, 2015
See our new Civil Engineering Technologies program, with specialties in Civil Construction and Water Resources.
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Year 3 - $3,600
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.