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Architectural / Engineering Technology

Become the technological touchpoint of the construction industry.

Combine your practical problem-solving skills with in-depth knowledge of architecture, engineering, construction and technology to help plan, support and supervise building projects.

Architectural/Engineering Technology is a specialization program. Students interested in this program must apply to and complete the first common year of the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Architectural engineering technologists are a vital part of the construction process, providing technical support and services to engineers, architects and other professionals.

Through the Architectural/Engineering Technology program, you will explore engineering and architectural construction systems and build the technical and problem-solving skills needed to work as an architectural engineering technologist. You will develop your knowledge of engineering principles and construction practices to pursue careers in building system construction and design, computer-aided design and drafting, site inspection and supervision, construction project and administration management, technical sales and support, building sciences and environmental systems.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    32 months
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

After completing Civil Engineering Technology’s first year (Terms 1 to 3), you can choose to specialize in Architectural/Engineering Technology. Through this program, you will develop the versatile technical and professional skills needed for a successful career in architectural engineering technology.

TERM 4

Develop specialized architectural engineering technology knowledge, such as structural design, building science, computer-aided drafting and project management.

TERM 5

Complete a paid co-op placement focused on Architectural/Engineering Technology to further develop your work experience, meet potential employers and expand your network.

TERM 6

Deepen your knowledge by studying advanced concepts, such as materials testing, management and engineering economics. Explore applied research opportunities.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Architectural technologist
  • Contract administrator
  • Estimator
  • Project management – consulting/contracting
  • Site supervisor
  • Building envelope specialist
  • Building inspector
  • Building commissioning technician/technologist
  • Energy advisor
  • CAD technician
  • Permit technician
  • Code advisor/analyst
  • Construction product technical representative
  • Green building professional (LEED)
  • Energy modeller
  • Commissioning agent

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Explore and collaborate on building systems, strategies and technical design scenarios in small, focused classes.
Collaborate with industry partners to support the development of new construction technologies and products.
Develop durable building design strategies through theoretical learning, case studies and experiential testing.
Discover industry standards for building systems design and construction, contract administration and project management.
Investigate the impact of building construction and operational lifecycles on occupants, society and the environment.

Graduate Success

Graduates of the Architectural/Engineering Technology program are vital contributors to all aspects of the construction industry. Grads develop versatile, practical skills and can adapt to multiple career paths and fields of interest.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

96% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

Architectural/Engineering Technology graduates have a diverse range of skills and employment opportunities. Their in-depth knowledge and work experience allow them to continue their lifelong learning journey and collaborate professionally with their peers, regardless of the interest area they pursue.

$47K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

RRC Polytech programs provide relevant, practical and up-to-date course content, ensuring you thrive, both in class and in the workplace. Our co-op placement program engages you with industry, connects you to employers and gives you real work experience – all while you study.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our passionate instructors ensure content is up to date and engaging, using their personal industry experience to expose you to real industry challenges and best practices. Applied research opportunities help you build practical skills and industry connections through collaborative work experiences.

“At RRC Polytech, I was taught by instructors who had real-world industry experience. That experience gave me a head start, showing me what I could expect after graduation.”

Derek Ryall – Senior Architectural Technologist
Stantec

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As an Architectural/Engineering Technology student, you are passionate about making a difference in the built environment. You enjoy organizing large, complex projects and appreciate the challenge of designing and constructing buildings. You also enjoy focusing on fine details, working with building systems and solving diverse design challenges.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Both introverts and extroverts
  • Challenge-driven
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Time management

INTERESTS

  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Sustainability
  • Drafting
  • Project management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Design
  • Environment

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