Civil Engineering Technologies is a 27-month 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 options; Construction and Water Resources.
76 weeks (Construction option or Water Resources option)
Length and location notes
There are two four-month mandatory paid Co-operative Education work terms. Semesters and co-op work term time patterns are listed in Courses below.
The first two semesters are common to both disciplines. You will build skills in:
- Computer applications and modelling
- Materials analysis and testing procedures and protocols
- Project Management
- Municipal infrastructure
Students select their option after successfully completing the second semester. Twenty-eight students will be accepted into the Construction option and 20 students will be accepted into the Water Resources option. If the number of students desiring either option is more than the available seats, a competitive entry process will be utilized based on student performance in the first two semesters.
In semesters three, four and five, you will focus on your chosen option.
In 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)
In Water Resources, your studies will focus on:
- Meteorological and hydrometric data collection and analysis
- Water chemistry
- River engineering
- 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.
TAC is a bold, world class accreditation organization, delivering accreditation services for the engineering technology and applied science profession in Canada.
The co-op work term advantage
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.
Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.
Diploma to degree
Use your diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management or Bachelor of Applied Management degree right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Graduates can also ladder into an external 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 or Queen’s University in Ontario.
Civil Engineering Technologies: Water Resources
Use your diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management or Bachelor of Applied Management degree right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or into external 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 or Queen’s University in Ontario.
- Twenty-eight Construction and 20 Water Resources students are accepted each year.
- Students will experience laboratory and project work, lectures and co-operative work terms.
- Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Students are expected to complete 30 to 40 hours of homework each week outside of class time.
- There are many group projects that require coordination.
- It is very important that students take initiative and manage their work time effectively.
Get a global learning experience
As a student in this program, you can sharpen your intercultural skills. You may have an opportunity to study and learn abroad. Learn more about global learning experiences at Sask Polytech.
Career and salary information
Careers in civil engineering technologies: Construction
Careers in engineering technologies: Water resources
|Sample job title||NOC classification|
|Civil engineering design technologist||Civil engineering technologists & technicians (22300)|
|Traffic technologist||Civil engineering technologists & technicians (22300)|
|Construction estimator||Construction estimators (22303)|
|Building inspector-structure||Construction inspectors (22233)|
|Environmental officer||Public & environmental health & safety professionals (21120)|
|Water inspector||Public & environmental health & safety professionals (21120)|
|Groundwater technologist||Geological & mineral technologists & technicians (22101)|
|Hydrology technician||Geological & mineral technologists & technicians (22101)|
- Grade 12 with Pre-Calculus 30
- Previous: Grade 12 with Math A30, B30 and C30
- English Language Requirement
Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.
Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.
- 250 Arithmetic
- 240 Advanced Algebra and Functions
- 256 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
- 250 Reading
- 245 Writing
Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.
If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.
Admission methodFirst Qualified/First Admitted
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.
Tuition and feesEstimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.
2023-24 academic year
Year 1 - $10,610
Year 2 (Construction option) - $7,760
Year 3 (Construction option) - $5,190
Year 2 (Water Resources option) - $8,180
Year 3 (Water Resources option) - $4,470
CSA-approved work boots are required for the program and should be purchased before entering into the program. Safety glasses and a safety vest are required and available at the Campus Store, or you can purchase them before entering into the program.
CoursesThe program follows this academic and co-operative education schedule. Courses are outlined below by semester.
|Sept - Dec||Jan - Apr||May - Aug|
|Year 1||Semester 1||Semester 2||Work term 1|
|Year 2||Work term 2||Semester 3||May - July
|Year 3||Semester 5|
Get credit for what you know
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.
- Candidate Guide
- Candidate Guide (Department of Arts and Sciences courses)
- communications, mathematics, sciences, social sciences
- More about PLAR
All students can apply to write a challenge exam to receive credit for MAT 101. For more information, please contact the Department Head of Arts & Sciences.
|Cape Breton University||Graduates of the Water resources Engineering Technology Diploma may be eligible for 36 cu in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Environmental Studies or Petroleum degree programs|
|Lakehead University||Graduates of this program may obtain advanced standing toward a degree in engineering.
Learn more about the agreement at Lakehead University.
|Lakeland College||Graduates of this program may be eligible for admission to Lakeland College's Bachelor of Applied Science: Environmental Management (BAppSc) Degree program.|
|Memorial University||Graduates of this program may be eligible for block transfer into Bachelor of Technology Degree with 39 credit hours (13 courses) to be completed, including a technical project and report|
|Queen's University||Graduates of this program with a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (75%) may qualify for admission to Queen's University's BTech (Mining) Degree Program. Block transfer of 72 units less the required Customized Bridge Course units will be granted upon admission. Students must pass each prescribed bridge course with a minimum C- in order to progress to Year 3 of the BTech (Mining) Program.|
|Royal Roads University||Royal Roads University agrees to facilitate full block transfer of student(s) from Sask Polytech with appropriate prerequisite qualifications into BS Environmental Science, BS Environmental Practice, and BA Environmental Practice.|
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. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.
Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) accredits the program at the Technologist level.
TAC is a bold, world class accreditation organization, delivering accreditation services
for the engineering technology and applied science profession in Canada.
Technology Professionals Saskatchewan
Technology Professionals Saskatchewan is the provincial regulatory body for graduates of this Saskatchewan Polytechnic program. As a graduate of an accredited program recognized by Technology Professionals Saskatchewan, your academic training places you on an expedited path towards obtaining professional registration as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) or Certified Technician (C.Tech.). For more information, visit tpsk.ca
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