Civil Engineering Technology Excellent job placement rates. 12 months of relevant experience. Be ready to take on responsibility in this high-demand field!

General information

Program code
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

Students in this program prepare for success in the rapidly evolving and growing industry of civil engineering. Students are exposed to the construction of roads, bridges, sewers, water mains, and other infrastructure; are introduced to cost estimation; and experience field work, material testing, and project management. The application of codes and standards, site management techniques, and related computer technologies to integrated work placements prepares students to work with engineers, designers, and construction project managers as an integral part of the engineering team.

Industry support

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The Civil Engineering Technology program at Georgian College has developed a strong connection with the City of Barrie over a number of years. Together with the college and others, the City has advised on the creation of new curriculum and continued improvement of existing program outcomes that meet the needs in both the public and private sectors of civil engineering. With this partnership, the City of Barrie offers many co-operative work terms to our civil students, helping them to develop in their profession. The City of Barrie is a valuable contributor and partner to prepare students to gain full-time employment upon graduation.


This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian's commitment to quality in co-op education.

CAFCE accreditation logo

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics.

Applicants to this program may benefit from also having the following:
• Grade 12 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Physics (SPH4C, SPH4U, SPH3U) or Chemistry (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U)
• Grade 11 or 12 College or University Technological Design (TDJ3M, TDJ4M)
• Grade 11 or 12 College Manufacturing Engineering Technology (TMJ3C, TMJ4C)
• Basic computer literacy in spreadsheets and word processing.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Civil Engineering Technology articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • MATH1028 Mathematics for Constructions
  • SURV1001 Civil / Construction Surveying
  • COMP1056 Civil Engineering Graphics
  • CONS1003 Construction Practices
  • MENG2003 Statics
  • COMP1057 CAD / Civil Construction
  • CONS1004 Construction Practices and Design: Material Testing
  • CIVL1001 Quantity Estimation and Drawing Review
  • SURV1003 Civil/Construction Surveying 2
  • CIVL2001 Geotechnical Analysis and Geosynthetics
  • MENG2007 Strength of Materials
  • CONS2003 Construction Practices and Design: Municipal and Provincial Codes and Standards
  • CONS2000 Construction Practices:Methods
  • SURV2003 Introduction to GIS and Geospatial Technology
  • COMP2124 Introduction to 3D Drafting
  • CONS2001 Construction Practices: Building Systems
  • CONS2008 Site Development
  • CONS2004 Construction Practices and Design: Highways
  • MGMT2002 Project Management
  • CIVL2002 Stormwater Management / Best Management Practices
  • CONS3000 Structural Analysis: Beams and Columns
  • COMP3032 3D CAD Civil / Construction
  • CONS3007 Construction Practices and Design: Structural Steel
  • CIVL3000 Heavy Construction Estimating: Computer Applications
  • MGMT3013 Project Management for Civil Construction
  • CONS3012 Numerical Analysis
  • CONS3006 Construction Practices and Design: Reinforced Concrete
  • MGMT3014 Contract Law and Ethics
  • CIVL3001 Estimating: Cost Analysis
  • CONS3013 Construction Practices and Design: Highways 2
  • TECR3009 Technical Project: Civil
  • CIVL1002 Physics for Civil Engineering
  • SURV3001 Advanced GIS and New Technologies for Civil

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

  • COOP1028 Civil Engineering Work Term 1
  • COOP2023 Civil Technology Work Term 2-3