Civil Engineering Technologies (Civil Construction option or Water Resources option)

Diploma

Program Overview

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. 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

Students select their option after successfully completing the second semester. Thirty-six students will be accepted into the Construction option and twenty 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)
  • 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.

Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.

Nationally Recognized Credential

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.

Diploma to Degree

Civil Engineering Technologies: Construction

Use your diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or into 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 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.

Learning Environment

  • Thirty-six 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.

 

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Civil Engineering Technologies: Construction

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.

Civil Engineering Technologies: Water Resources

Engineering Technologists with a specialty in Water Resources are in high demand. Potential employers include provincial and federal governments, research laboratories, inspection agencies, environmental agencies, engineering firms, consulting companies, industrial plants, and hydroelectric utilities. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to work as an engineering technologist, project manager, environmental protection officer (EPO), compliance officer, lab supervisor, lab technologist, hydraulics/hydrology technologist or a water analyst.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length:

 76 weeks (Construction option or Water Resources option)


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.

Locations

  • Moose Jaw

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special 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 Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 240 Advanced Algebra and Functions
  • 256 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • 250 Reading
  • 245 Writing

Admission Method

First 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 Fees

Estimates 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.

 

2020/21 Academic Year

Year 1 - $10,090
Year 2 (Construction option) - $7,300
Year 2 (Water Resources option) - $7,775

Note:
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 bookstore, or you can purchase them before entering into the program.

International Students

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The 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
Semester 4
Year 3 Semester 5     

Year 1 - Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CADD 120
Computer Aided Drafting 1
3
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You will develop fundamental computer aided drafting (CAD) skills using industry-standard software. You will construct two-dimensional geometric construction, dimensioning and drawing output.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): DRFT 105
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online
CONC 120
Concrete Technology 1
3
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You will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of concrete technology. You will perform current Canadian Standards Association (CSA) test procedures on plastic and hardened concrete, and fine and coarse aggregates.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): CONC 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
MAT 110
Mathematics for Engineering Technologies
4
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You will gain foundational knowledge of mathematical topics applicable to engineering technologies. You will study formula manipulations, factoring of algebraic expressions, geometry and trigonometry, exponents and logarithms, and functions and their graphs. This course is intended to build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to prepare you for studies in calculus.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 101, MAT 110CE, MATH 182, MATH 193
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MEAS 110
Analytical Measurements
2
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You will demonstrate safety in a laboratory and field setting following Canadian industry standards. You will apply statistical analysis to collected data and measured numbers. You will demonstrate fundamental use of Microsoft Excel. You will practice industry standard documenting practices and procedures in support of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) and due diligence.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MEAS 106
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
SEM 101
Technology Seminars
1
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Your orientation will include discussions regarding the role of technicians/technologists in the workplace and society. You will study time management skills, diversity in the workplace, principles of sustainability and safety requirements.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): ENGM 181, ETHC 183, ORTN 120, SEM 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
SRVY 107
Surveying 1
4
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You will discuss the basics of surveying. You will perform horizontal measurements, levelling, angle and direction measurement, computations and traverses. You will apply industry standard surveying techniques when taking measurements and notes.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): SRVY 102, SRVY 120
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
TCOM 102
Workplace Communication
3
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You will examine the employability skills required in the workplace. You will discuss the communication process, and practice effective interpersonal communication techniques and conflict resolution. You will use workplace writing and job search skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): COM 160, COMM 191, JOBS 190, JOBS 288, JOBS 290, TCOM 102CE, TCOM 120, TCOM 140, TMGT 180
Potential Learning Method(s): Learn Linc, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
TERR 101
Engineering Geology
3
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You will study physical geology including the origin, composition and characteristics of the major minerals and rock classifications. You will study geologic processes, landforms and geologic structures created by these processes referencing Saskatchewan’s glaciated terrain.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Corequisites(s): TERR 102
Equivalent Course(s): TERR 121
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
TERR 102
Engineering Geology Laboratory
2
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You will learn fundamental mapping concepts and about map reference systems. You will learn to read and extract information from topographic maps. You will be introduced to aerial photo interpretation as a tool to help identify natural surface features. You will study the characteristics of features formed by the advance and retreat of massive ice sheets during the last glacial period.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s): TERR 101
Equivalent Course(s): TERR 121
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online

Year 1 - Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CADD 125
Civil Design
3
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You will use standard drafting practices to produce typical civil engineering drawings using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software. You will use the basic concepts of civil design software to import surveying data and produce civil engineering drawing software.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CADD 120
Corequisites(s): SRVY 108
Equivalent Course(s): COAP 108
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
CLTR 200
Culture and Diversity
2
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Your studies will focus on the many dimensions of culture and approaches to promoting inclusion and innovation. You will explore culture in Canadian society as it pertains to Indigenous and immigrant populations. You will also examine the correlation between culture and diversity.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MAT 111
Calculus for Engineering Technologies
4
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You will gain knowledge of calculus topics applicable to engineering technologies. You will study derivatives, integrals and differential equations, and their applications. This course is intended to further build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to demonstrate the importance of calculus in engineering practices.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 110
Equivalent Course(s): CALC 181, CALC 190, MAT 246
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
PHYS 104
Physics for Engineering Technologies
3
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You will apply vectors and Newton’s laws of motion to force systems. You will study work, power and the conservation of mechanical energy. You will study momentum and collisions. You will study the properties of static and dynamic fluids, thermal energy and heat. This course is also intended to build critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): PHYS 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
SOIL 120
Soil Analysis
3
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You will study data collection, analysis and reports for the identification, classification and determination of properties of earth materials. You will perform industry-standard test procedures on soil and aggregate. You will evaluate the methods and determine the results.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): SOIL 100
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
SRVY 108
Surveying 2
4
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You will conduct topographic surveys using Global Navigation Satellite System receivers and Total Stations with data collection. You will be introduced to survey control using local grids, Universal Transverse Mercator and the Dominion Land Survey System. You will assess survey drawings and maps, contours, profiles and cross sections. You will calculate construction volumes, as well as compound and vertical curves.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CONC 120
Equivalent Course(s): SRVY 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
SRVY 109
Survey Camp
4
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You will perform surveying activities to complete projects in the field. You will use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers to gather data. You will use the data collected to produce a topographic map of the area using industry standard software. You will use a total station to collect data and layout points. You will design a section of road with a horizontal curve. You will create field notes meeting industry standard. You will layout the roadway in the field. You will gather elevation data using levels from the field for use in calculations of fill.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Corequisites(s): CADD 125, SRVY 108
Equivalent Course(s): CAMP 225
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
TCOM 103
Technical Communication
3
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You will use research skills to find technical information and cite it correctly. You will conduct effective meetings and produce supporting documents. As well, you will discuss technical report purposes and formats, write short technical reports and present technical information.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): TCOM 102 or COM 170
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 181, COMM 190, TCOM 103CE, TCOM 106, TCOM 123, TCOM 141, TCOM 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Co-operative Work Term

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COOP 101
Co-operative Work Term
0
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Your co-operative education term will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate theoretical and practical concepts learned in the classroom and gain valuable experience in a work setting.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 640.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Coop Education Work Term, Prior Learning

Semester 3 Civil Construction

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CONC 220
Concrete Technology 2
3
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You will analyze concrete aggregates, cement, supplemental cementing materials and admixtures. You will design various concrete mixtures. You will perform the batching and mixing of concrete mixtures. You will test plastic and hardened concrete samples. You will evaluate the test results collected and apply those findings to the given design criteria. You will discuss the different types of concrete and their uses in industry.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CONC 120
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
HYDR 220
Hydraulics 1
4
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You will study fluid mechanics principles including pressure measurement, forces on submerged planes, buoyancy and stability, general energy equation and viscosity. You will apply the fundamentals of hydrodynamics including hydraulics of flow in pipes, flow measurement devices and pumping system design.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 111, PHYS 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
PAVE 220
Asphalt Construction
3
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You will study how to inspect, manage and evaluate the manufacture and placement of aggregate and bituminous mix for parking lots, streets and highways.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SOIL 120
Corequisites(s): SOIL 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
SOIL 220
Soils
3
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You will evaluate the physical properties and engineering applications of soils. You will study concepts for the design, construction and inspection of earth works.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SOIL 120
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
STAT 201
Statistics for Engineering Technology
3
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You will gain knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques applicable to engineering technology. You will study descriptive statistics, probability distributions, the Central Limit Theorem, inferential statistics and linear regression. This course is intended to build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to demonstrate the importance of statistics in professional practices.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 233, STAT 120, STAT 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
STRU 235
Applied Mechanics
3
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You will study the effects of forces and moments applied to various objects in static equilibrium stationary objects. You will use the engineering problem solving approach.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 111
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
STRU 236
Mechanics of Materials
4
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You will study stress and strain relationships in this introductory mechanics of materials course. You will review centroids and moments of inertia. You will study structural shapes and calculate shear and bending moment in beams allowing you to draw shear force. You will study bending moment diagrams and calculate shear stress, flexural stress and deflection at any point on a loaded beam.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): STRU 235(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
STRU 237
Structures
2
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You will study the various types of structures. You will learn how to read structural drawings and interpret specifications. You will learn how to determine design loads using the Limit States Design Method in accordance with the National Building Code of Canada. You will use the design loads to calculate the loads on the various structural components.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): STRU 235(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 3 Water Resources

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CHEM 200
Engineering Chemistry
4
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You will study the general principles of chemistry and chemical calculations. The concepts and application of stoichiometry, concentration determination, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, pH, volumetric and gravimetric analysis will be used to describe the chemistry of aquatic systems.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 110, MEAS 109 or MEAS 110
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): WTER 230
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
HYDO 225
Groundwater Technology
4
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You will study the basic principles of applied hydrogeology including the calculation of aquifer parameters, groundwater flow and groundwater recharge. You will examine the installation and maintenance of wells, groundwater quality, and measures to protect groundwater from contamination. You will discuss the groundwater approval process administered by the Water Security Agency.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 111
Equivalent Course(s): HYDO 201
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
HYDR 220
Hydraulics 1
4
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You will study fluid mechanics principles including pressure measurement, forces on submerged planes, buoyancy and stability, general energy equation and viscosity. You will apply the fundamentals of hydrodynamics including hydraulics of flow in pipes, flow measurement devices and pumping system design.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 111, PHYS 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
INST 227
Instrumentation and Measurement 1
4
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You will be introduced to various meteorological instruments in this laboratory-oriented course. You will measure various variables including precipitation, temperature, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, relative humidity, barometric pressure and evaporation.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 110, PHYS 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
LABS 220
Water/Wastewater Lab Analysis
4
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You will focus on the lab skills required to obtain water and wastewater quality measurements. You will be able to perform the tasks involved in obtaining analytical results from those samples and applying those results to the regulations and what those results are telling you about the water quality.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): MAT 110
Corequisites(s): CHEM 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
STAT 201
Statistics for Engineering Technology
3
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You will gain knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques applicable to engineering technology. You will study descriptive statistics, probability distributions, the Central Limit Theorem, inferential statistics and linear regression. This course is intended to build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to demonstrate the importance of statistics in professional practices.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 233, STAT 120, STAT 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
WTER 232
Water and Wastewater
3
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You will study common and advanced unit processes utilized in water and wastewater treatment. You will examine detailed physical, chemical and biological treatments utilizing information and skills in water chemistry and water and wastewater treatment. You will design components in a water/wastewater treatment plant. You will incorporate regulatory guidelines and industry standards into the design portion of the project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Corequisites(s): CHEM 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online

Semester 4 Civil Construction

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
HYDR 221
Hydraulics 2
3
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You will use industry standard software to design flow in pipe networks. You will examine open channel flow, pump selection and flow measurement techniques. You will use industry standard software to design pipe networks.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): HYDR 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
MGMT 103
Construction Contracts
3
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You will examine construction contracts as developed by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC). You will discuss the laws and guidelines surrounding construction contracts. You will examine construction project organization and contracting methods. You will examine how a typical construction project is organized, bid, awarded and completed. You will discuss the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved. You will use industry standard drawings and specifications.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 225
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PAVE 223
Highway Materials
3
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You will investigate, design and evaluate soil, aggregate and related materials for use in streets, highways and other earth structures.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SOIL 220, PAVE 220
Equivalent Course(s): SOIL 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
STRU 225
Structural Steel Design
3
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You will design and analyze basic structural steel members using the Limit States Design Method in accordance with the National Building Code of Canada and the Canadian Standards Association.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): STRU 236, STRU 237
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
STRU 231
Mechanics of Materials
2
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You will study the buckling potential of structural columns in this advanced mechanics of materials course. You will use Mohr’s circle to evaluate stresses in beams and evaluate combined loading. You will calculate statically indeterminate beams.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): STRU 236
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
TRAN 222
Transportation Engineering
3
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You will design a section of highway using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to produce a drawing showing a centerline plan and profile, and a mass haul diagram. You will study drainage control, spiral curves and superelevation, cost considerations and the interpretation and proper presentation of highway drawings. You will compare and contrast various Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SRVY 109
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
WTER 233
Water and Wastewater
2
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You will study common and advanced unit processes utilized in water and wastewater treatment. You will analyze physical, chemical and biological treatments utilizing information and skills in water chemistry and water and wastewater treatment. You will study regulatory guidelines and industry standards.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): WTER 232
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 4 Water Resources

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CAMP 226
Field Camp
4
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You will participate in a number of field activities at the Hannin Creek Education and Applied Research Centre (HCEARC). You will perform a hydrographic survey of a river, perform an aquifer test to determine aquifer parameters and test the quality of a drinking water supply.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): SRVY 109
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
HYDO 228
Hydrology 1
3
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You will study the basic concepts associated with the hydrologic cycle. You will acquire various meteorological and hydrometric data sets to perform a range of hydrologic analyzes. You will focus on the collection and utilization of data sets critical to the planning, design and operation of engineering projects related to the management of water resources.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): STAT 201
Corequisites(s): INST 231
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
HYDR 221
Hydraulics 2
3
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You will use industry standard software to design flow in pipe networks. You will examine open channel flow, pump selection and flow measurement techniques. You will use industry standard software to design pipe networks.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): HYDR 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
INST 231
Instrumentation and Measurement 2
3
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You will study various instruments and techniques that are used to measure and estimate stage, stream discharge, groundwater levels, and sediment loads. You will operate various instruments and spend time in the field taking hydrometric measurements.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): INST 227, SRVY 108
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online
MGMT 103
Construction Contracts
3
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You will examine construction contracts as developed by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC). You will discuss the laws and guidelines surrounding construction contracts. You will examine construction project organization and contracting methods. You will examine how a typical construction project is organized, bid, awarded and completed. You will discuss the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved. You will use industry standard drawings and specifications.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 225
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
WTER 226
Organic Chemistry
3
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You will study the general principles of organic chemistry and the importance of microbiology as they apply to water quality, environmental monitoring, control and analysis. You will apply these theories to proper sampling protocol and laboratory analysis, with an emphasis on interpreting the laboratory results.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): (LABS 220 or LABS 202)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
WTER 231
Watershed Management
2
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You will study how water is managed at federal, provincial and municipal levels. You will focus on how water is valued, and how decisions are made to protect consumptive and non-consumptive uses and how watershed planning is used to protect the quality of water.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): TERR 101, TERR 102
Corequisites(s): HYDO 228
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 5 Civil Construction

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
MGMT 226
Project Management
3
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You will analyze the project management process. You will use industry standard construction documents to manage risk on a project. You will discuss jobsite safety procedures and documentation. You will practice scheduling, resource allocation and estimating. You will estimate cost for a small project. You will prepare a bid package for a small project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MGMT 103
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MUNI 220
Municipal Infrastructure
4
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You will plan and design municipal infrastructures. You will review existing design compliance with current development bylaws. You will design a storm and sanitary sewer for the given network.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): HYDR 221, CADD 125
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
PAVE 222
Pavement Structures
3
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You will study designing, constructing, evaluating and managing asphalt and Portland cement pavement structures.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SOIL 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
PROJ 206
Capstone Project
2
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You will apply the engineering concepts and principles to develop a significant initiative or project. Working individually or in small groups, you will use interpersonal, problem solving, and project management skills to propose, conceptualize, design, and demonstrate an engineering project that is both significant and relevant to your field of practice. You will manage and schedule the project with minimal direction. You will develop a presentation appropriate for an industry client and demonstrate the communication skills necessary to defend the technical specifications and the relevance of project in relation to the initial engineering problem.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online
SOIL 222
Geotechnical Design
4
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You will calculate subsurface soil stresses and deformation associated with imposed construction loads. You will design foundations and gravity walls. You will assess temporary cut slopes of excavations. You will evaluate the stability of soil slopes. You will discuss soil slope stabilization techniques.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): PAVE 223
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
STRU 241
Wood and Concrete Design
4
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You will study the design and analysis of timber components and structural reinforced concrete components using the Limit States Design Method in accordance with the National Building Code of Canada. You will become familiar with standard industry practices. You will be introduced to computer applications where appropriate.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): STRU 237
Equivalent Course(s): STRU 238, STRU 239
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
TCOM 104
Applied Research in Technology
2
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You will develop a technical proposal and apply advanced research skills to a technical problem. You will use the technical problem-solving process in an applied research project and present your research findings in a written report and oral presentation.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): TCOM 103 or ENGL 101
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 115, COMM 182, COMM 290, TCOM 239
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
TRAN 223
Transportation Engineering
4
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You will study the highway design standards including curve lengths and stopping sight distances. You will evaluate traffic volume counts, highway capacity analysis and intersection capacity and control.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): TRAN 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 5 Water Resources

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ENVR 232
Environmental Engineering
4
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You will be introduced to Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) including their components, processes and applicable regulations. You will study the effects of engineering projects and human activities on the biophysical and human environment. You will illustrate the aims and objectives of an EIA as they pertain to Canada and Saskatchewan. You will implement the stages of an EIA, which includes proposals, screening, scoping through to monitoring and compliance.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): WTER 231
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
HYDO 229
Hydrology 2
4
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You will study the prediction of flood events. You will estimate peak flows by applying a variety of techniques commonly used in engineering hydrology. You will discuss flood mitigation measures. You will calibrate and validate a hydrologic model that will be used to estimate a design flood.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): HYDR 221, HYDO 228, INST 231
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
MGMT 226
Project Management
3
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You will analyze the project management process. You will use industry standard construction documents to manage risk on a project. You will discuss jobsite safety procedures and documentation. You will practice scheduling, resource allocation and estimating. You will estimate cost for a small project. You will prepare a bid package for a small project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MGMT 103
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MUNI 220
Municipal Infrastructure
4
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You will plan and design municipal infrastructures. You will review existing design compliance with current development bylaws. You will design a storm and sanitary sewer for the given network.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): HYDR 221, CADD 125
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
PROJ 206
Capstone Project
2
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You will apply the engineering concepts and principles to develop a significant initiative or project. Working individually or in small groups, you will use interpersonal, problem solving, and project management skills to propose, conceptualize, design, and demonstrate an engineering project that is both significant and relevant to your field of practice. You will manage and schedule the project with minimal direction. You will develop a presentation appropriate for an industry client and demonstrate the communication skills necessary to defend the technical specifications and the relevance of project in relation to the initial engineering problem.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online
RVRS 220
River and Reservoir Engineering
4
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You will become familiar with how nature and humans interact with rivers. You will study how river geometry changes in response to changes in flow and sediment transport. You will analyze the impacts of human interaction on river regime. You will apply aspects of reservoir engineering including the morphology, operation and design of reservoirs.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): HYDR 221, INST 231
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
TCOM 104
Applied Research in Technology
2
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You will develop a technical proposal and apply advanced research skills to a technical problem. You will use the technical problem-solving process in an applied research project and present your research findings in a written report and oral presentation.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): TCOM 103 or ENGL 101
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 115, COMM 182, COMM 290, TCOM 239
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

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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 links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for the Arts and Sciences courses in this program. To discuss PLAR for other courses in this program, contact us at 1-866-467-4278 and ask for the Program Head of this program.


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.

Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Graduates with a cumulative GPA of 70% are eligible for entry into the Civil Engineering Bridging Program at Camosun College. After completion, students are qualified for entry into UBC Engineering Programs. 
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 
Graduates of this program may obtain advanced standing toward a degree in engineering.
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
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.

 

Civil Engineering Technologies: Water Resources

Graduates of this program may be eligible for admission to Lakeland College's Bachelor of Applied Science: Environmental Management (BAppSc) Degree program. 
Royal Roads University agrees to facilitate full block transfer of student(s) from Sask Polytech with appropriate prerequisite qualifications into BS Environmental Science and BS Environmental Mgmt (with the addition of 2 university level biology courses), BS Environmental Practice, and BA Environmental Practice.

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