Civil Engineering Technology (2015/16 Program)

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Program Length: 

Six semesters, beginning in September, including an optional field experience after semester four

Contact Information: 

Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4952

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
– Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,860.82
– international $14,200.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional field experience.

Our Program

Humber’s Civil Engineering Technology diploma program provides you with the skills needed to gain a career in the growing field of building planning and technology.

In six semesters, our graduates learn to design and construct municipal infrastructure, including concrete, steel and timber structures.

Learn how to:

– produce plans for subdivisions, highways and sites by using electronic surveying and global positioning equipment
– use computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software and structural analysis software to draw, design, and produce graphics for the construction of bridges, buildings and dams
– design and operate drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, as well as water distribution and sewage collection systems
– project manage, laboratory soil test and determine construction material suitability.

At Humber, you will learn from industry experts, many who work with Greater Toronto Area construction and engineering firms. Our industry partners provide placement opportunities and guidance on how to make the curriculum current and relevant. Humber has a strong reputation in the civil engineering industry, giving you an edge in the employment market.

Your Career

Our graduates may choose to work in the public or private sectors of industry. They work for a number of different employers including municipalities, engineering consulting firms, general contractors, builder/developers, architects, land or quantity surveyors, and environmental agencies. Career options include working as structural designers, project and/or construction managers, inspectors, contract administrators, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) operators, land or quantity surveying, environmental protection, and drinking water system operators.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Our program has met national technology accreditation requirements as defined by the Can - adian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Civil Engineering Technology program as meeting the academic requirements for certification in the technologist category.

Our Facilities

Our Civil Engineering Technology facilities include well-equipped laboratories and cutting-edge computer programs and equipment at Humber’s North Campus in Toronto. A new steel teaching aid, donated by an industry association and steel companies, shows how the wide variety of structural steel shapes come together and are joined to form the frameworks in buildings, towers, bridges and other edifices, which dot the landscape of Canada. Learning is based on lectures, seminars, small groups, team assignments and labs.

Work Placement

Our program features an optional civil field experience for a minimum of 400 hours, between second and third year. If you choose to participate, you must successfully complete a career management workshop to help develop effective job search skills prior to the field placement. We provide a range of services to support you, including working with business, industry and government to identify placement opportunities.

Alternative Course of Study

Humber also offers the following programs: Architectural Technology program 03371 and Design Foundation 09151.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit for detailed information.

List of Courses
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
CIVL 200 Strengths of Materials 1
CIVL 207 Material Testing
CIVL 208 Construction Administration Management
CIVL 211 Matrix Algebra and Statistics
CIVL 251 Advanced Surveying
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 4
Course Code Course Name
CIVL 250 Strengths of Materials 2
CIVL 252 CADD Structural Detailing
CIVL 254 Soil Mechanics
CIVL 255 Fluid Mechanics
CIVL 256 Water Supply Operations
Select 1 of the following courses
CIVL Civil Elective
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 5
Course Code Course Name
CIVL 300 Structural Analysis
CIVL 319 Geographic Information Systems 1
CIVL 320 Municipal Services
CIVL 322 Steel and Timber Design
CIVL 323 Infrastructure Rehabilitation
CIVL 324 Environmental Engineering
Semester 6
Course Code Course Name
CIVL 351 Highway Technology
CIVL 352 Technical Project
CIVL 354 Geo Technology
CIVL 358 Reinforced Concrete Design
CIVL 359 Municipal Services 2
Select 1 of the following courses
CIVL Civil Elective