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:
- 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. 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)
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.
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.
- 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.