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Civil Engineering Technology

Limited seats for Fall 2024

Learn to design the systems and infrastructures that fuel our economy and foster growth.

Build versatile skills and train for a career as an engineering technologist in one of several specialized fields: architectural engineering, environmental engineering, municipal engineering, structural engineering or geomatics technology.

Civil engineering technologists provide technical support and services to engineers, architects, scientists and other professionals. The Civil Engineering Technology program covers a broad range of content, allowing you to develop a diverse skillset with a multitude of career and employment options.

All students in the program share a common first year in which they build fundamental skills, develop theoretical knowledge and use state-of-the-art software and equipment to explore different aspects of civil engineering. Students then choose one of five specialization programs to pursue until graduation.

With work opportunities integrated into the curriculum – including two paid co-op terms – you gain valuable experience, build your industry network and prepare yourself for a career after graduation.  

  • Program Type
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
    In-person hybrid
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    32 months
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $19,100 – $21,600
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Choose Your Specialty

Graduate From One of Our Specialization Programs

After completing the first year of Civil Engineering Technology, you will select a program specialization to pursue until graduation. These specializations have their own specific diploma, curriculum, knowledge focus and career opportunities.

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Architectural / Engineering Technology

Explore engineering and architectural systems and pursue careers in building systems design and construction, computer-aided design and drafting, site inspection and supervision, project and administration management, technical sales and support, building sciences and environmental systems.

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Environmental Engineering Technology

Study environmental technology principles and applications to pursue careers in water resources, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, reuse and recycling, workplace health and safety, integrated project management and quality control.

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Geomatics Technology

Build the skills to pursue a career in surveying, including civil works design and construction, computer-aided surveying applications and drafting, mapping, photogrammetry and cartography, land surveying and measurement and technical sales and support.

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Municipal Engineering Technology

Study the principles and skills required to pursue careers in civil works and municipal infrastructure construction and design, computer-aided design and drafting, project inspection, testing and supervision, construction administration, project management and technical sales and support.

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Structural Engineering Technology

Develop knowledge of structural analysis and design to pursue careers in building systems construction and design, computer-assisted design and drafting, site inspection and supervision, materials testing, construction and project management and technical sales and support.

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Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In the first year of this program, you will develop foundational knowledge from all areas of the Civil Engineering Technology program. Afterwards, you will pursue versatile skills, specialized knowledge and potential career paths in a specialization program of your choice.


Develop fundamental math, science, communication and computer skills and explore surveying and computer drafting programs.


Build on your knowledge and explore more advanced topics in math, science, communications, surveying and computer drafting.


Gain valuable work experience and industry connections through a paid co-op placement. Upon successful completion of your first year, choose your specialization.

Term 4

Begin training in your chosen specialization: Architectural/Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering Technology, Geomatics Technology, Municipal Engineering Technology or Structural Engineering Technology.


Complete a paid co-op placement focused on your specialization to further your work experience, meet potential employers and expand your industry connections.


Deepen your knowledge, explore applied research opportunities and graduate from your chosen specialization.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Contractor
  • Project manager
  • Estimator
  • Geotechnical engineering technician
  • Product and technical salesperson
  • Building component fabricator
  • Site remediator
  • Health and safety officer
  • Construction/legal land surveyor
  • Site logistics coordinator
  • Survey crew chief
  • Municipal asset manager
  • Building and site inspector
  • Research/independent laboratory tester
  • Materials tester
  • Draftsperson
  • Structural designer
  • Structural detailer
  • Water/wastewater treatment officer
  • Solid waste manager


What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with 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.

Civil engineering students learning how to use surveying equipment
Civil Engineering Technology students learn to use survey equipment through practical lessons and co-op work experiences.
Construction workers working at a construction site
Gain vital industry experience and build your professional network through co-op work terms with industry partners.
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Learn industry-standard techniques using state-of-the-art software and graduate career-ready, equipped to innovate from day one.
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Learn to read and create blueprints.
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Explore a variety of specialized streams and skills through the Civil Engineering Technology program, including environmental engineering technology.
Civil engineering student using surveying equipment
Develop versatile knowledge and skills, such as surveying, before pursuing a related specialization like geomatics technology.
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The skills built in this program offer opportunities in various industries, including municipal, structural and architectural/engineering technology.
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Study at the Notre Dame Campus, RRC Polytech’s largest campus.
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Engage in two, six-month paid co-op terms. Gain work experience in your field before graduating and improve your chances of landing your dream job.
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Sharpen your technical skills, master time management and improve your teamwork abilities by working on projects with state-of-the-art equipment.

Graduate Success

Students in the Civil Engineering Technology program explore the design, construction and maintenance of built and natural environments, including roads, water supplies, infrastructure projects and building systems. As a result, graduates develop a versatile range of knowledge and become a vital part of the civil engineering field.

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.

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Civil Engineering Technology’s co-op terms allow you to gain vital career-related work experience, develop industry connections, meet potential employers and connect theory to practice – all before graduating.


RRC Polytech programs combine in-depth theoretical study with practical training and vital work experience to ensure you graduate confident and ready for your career. As you build your skills, various student resources are here to support your growth, from your first class to your first job.

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Engineers looking around at a construction site


Civil Engineering Technology grads develop an up-to-date and versatile set of skills and practical knowledge. As a result, our grads have the skills to quickly start their careers, adapt to new technologies, pursue exciting opportunities and become leaders across multiple industries.

“I am grateful to RRC Polytech for giving me the opportunity to try out different lines of work within my profession, better preparing me for my career and guiding me to a career path that I enjoy.”

Oliver Yoko – Technical Assistant
City of Winnipeg
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“The Civil Engineering Technology program set me up with two great co-op work placements, which prepared me for an amazing career in water monitoring at Environment and Climate Change Canada.”

Mélan Howe – Development Review Specialist
Government of Manitoba

“I was in my forties when I attended RRC Polytech and specialized in Environmental Engineering Technology. The program gave me the confidence I needed for career success.”

Johanne Mallord – Water Treatment Operator
City of Winnipeg

“What I learned most at RRC Polytech was the confidence to know what I’m doing and to know that I’m doing it correctly”

Ceilidh Houston – Project coordinator
Transcona Roofing

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Civil Engineering Technology student, you’re interested in exploring different aspects of building design, construction, infrastructure and our natural or built environment. You also have an aptitude for math, science and computers.

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


  • Challenge-driven
  • Detail-oriented
  • Logical thinker
  • Team-oriented
  • Technical thinker


  • Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Problem-solving
  • Research
  • Time management


  • Construction
  • Design
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Geomatics (surveying)
  • Computers
  • Mathematics

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We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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