2014/15 Program

Civil Engineering Technology

Our Program

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

In six semesters, Humber Civil Engineering Technology 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 management, laboratory soil testing and determining 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

Build a strong and stable career in engineering construction with a Civil Engineering Technology diploma from Humber.

Humber 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 contractor; builder/developer; architect; 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) operator; land or quantity surveying; environmental protection; and drinking water system operator.

Our Facilities

Humber’s 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, teaches students 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

Humber’s Civil Engineering Technology program features an optional civil field experience for a minimum of 400 hours, between second and third year. Students must successfully complete a career management workshop to help them develop effective job search skills prior to the field placement. Humber provides a range of services to support students, including working with business, industry and government to identify these opportunities.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

The Civil Engineering Technology program has met national technology accreditation requirements as defined by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) (cctt.ca) and has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

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

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit humber.ca/transferguide.

Admission Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U)
  • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Applicants who do not possess the required courses may complete admission testing to determine equivalencies. Invitation and booking of admission testing is done using the email address provided on the online application
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet applications is required. Students who lack the requisite computer skills will be required to take a computer course at their own expense. Students must have acquired these computer skills before the beginning of second semester

Note: For further information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.


The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is
• domestic $3,764.56
• international $13,900.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.
.  Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional field experience.

Alternative Course of Study

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


Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
CIVL 100 Engineering Physics
CIVL 101 Surveying 1
CIVL 110 Engineering Drafting and Sketching
CIVL 104 CADD Fundamentals
CIVL 105 Methods of Construction
WRIT 120 Technical Reading and Writing Skills
TMTH 102 Technical Mathematics 1: Civil Engineering

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
CIVL 201 Surveying 2
CIVL 152 Civil CADD 2
CIVL 150 Statics
CIVL 153 Construction Administration/Estimating
WRIT 220 Technical Workplace Writing Skills
GNED 101 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
TMTH 202 Technical Mathematics 2: Civil Engineering

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
CIVL 211 Matrix Algebra and Statistics
CIVL 210 Surveying 3
CIVL 200 Strengths of Materials 1
CIVL 212 Material Testing
CNST 551 Construction Administration Management
GNEDG000 General Education Electives

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
CIVL 250 Strengths of Materials 2
CIVL 252 CADD Structural Detailing
CIVL 255 Fluid Mechanics
CIVL 254 Soil Mechanics
CIVL 256 Water Supply Operations
CIVLG000 Civil Elective
GNEDG000 General Education Electives

Semester 5

Course Code Course Name
CIVL 300 Structural Analysis
CIVL 325 Geographic Information Systems 1
CIVL 330 Municipal Services
CIVL 333 Steel and Timber Design
CIVL 331 Infrastructure Rehabilitation
ENVI 502 Environmental Engineering

Semester 6

Course Code Course Name
CIVL 359 Municipal Services 2
CIVL 362 Technical Project
CIVL 351 Highway Technology
CIVL 358 Reinforced Concrete Design
CIVL 354 Geo Technology
CIVLG000 Civil Elective