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Municipal Engineering Technology

Harness technology to support municipal infrastructure.

Learn to combine practical problem-solving skills with in-depth knowledge of engineering, construction and technology.

Municipal 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.

Municipal engineering technologists provide technical support and services to engineers, architects and other professionals. Through this program, you will build the versatile skills and theoretical knowledge needed to pursue various careers in construction, design and supervision, highways and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, and environmental engineering and protection.

As part of your RRC Polytech education, you will gain industry experience through two co-op work experiences. These co-op opportunities will help you build relevant work experience, integrate experiential learning and create connections with industry partners and employers.

  • 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 Municipal Engineering Technology. Through this program, you will develop the technical and professional skills needed to succeed in a diverse array of private and public organizations.

TERM 4

Develop key aspects of civil/municipal construction and infrastructure related to design concepts, soil and water.

TERM 5

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

TERM 6

Integrate your co-op experience and deepen your knowledge by studying advanced design concepts, material properties and project management. Explore applied research opportunities.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Quality assurance inspector
  • Project co-ordinator
  • Construction inspector
  • Field technician
  • Materials testing technologist
  • Junior aggregate-testing technician
  • Junior civil distribution technologist
  • Concrete technician
  • Quality control technician
  • Project officer
  • CAD designer drafter (civil)
  • Field surveyor 
  • Construction surveyor
  • Materials testing technician
  • Civil quality representative
  • Site inspector
  • Geotechnical engineering technician

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.

Get ready to make a difference from day one, using state-of-the-art equipment to build critical technical skills.
Take your education to the field and practice important skills, like monitoring slope stability, using industry-standard equipment.
Take advantage of work-integrated learning opportunities to build experience, create industry connections and explore potential career paths.
Collaborate with passionate, industry-experienced instructors and learn to inspect site conditions.
Develop the knowledge and skills needed to monitor water and wastewater treatment plants.
Become a vital part of any team and learn to communicate professionally with stakeholders and external parties.
Get practical experience testing material and learn to ensure adherence to specifications and standards.
Learn industry standards and best practices for preparing and evaluating essential materials such as asphalt.
Build crucial project management skills and use scheduling software to oversee project estimates and administration.

Graduate Success

Municipal Engineering Technology graduates are creative problem-solvers equipped with the diverse skills and deep technical knowledge they need to succeed, lead and innovate in their field. Thanks to RRC Polytech’s experiential training, passionate instructors and co-op work experiences, our grads have access to a wide variety of career opportunities.

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.

91% – NEW GRADS HIRED

Our focus on industry-driven learning and co-op work opportunities ensures that you are career-ready and prepared to make a difference from day one. You’ll gain real work experience, connect with industry partners and meet potential employers – all before you graduate.

91% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

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.

$54K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

Our passionate instructors work with employers and industry contacts to ensure content is up to date and engaging. Take advantage of their personal industry experience and expertise to engage with real-world challenges and best practices.

“RRC Polytech has provided skilled people with the technical knowledge and problem-solving skills they need (to succeed).”

Jack Meseyton, CET, GSC – Vice President/CFO
E.F. Moon Construction Ltd.

“I look at the enrichment part of it, and it’s competition. The students can apply the skillsets they’re learning at the College, and the competition provides innovation.”

Robert Okabe C.E.T., FEC(Hon.), IntET(Canada), CEO and Registrar
Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba

“The knowledge and experience gained at RRC Polytech is immeasurable. The program content directly relates to all aspects of my work and what industry requires.”

Michelle Ewashko – Project Co-ordinator
Minty’s Moving Ltd.

“The courses were thorough and covered a wide range of technical information. Instructors were approachable, knowledgeable and highly skilled, and they support their students in every way.”

Reynand Coronel, AScT – Technologist
R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd

“A mix of in-class learning and workplace-environment training gave me an edge when looking for a job. The instructors are very knowledgeable in their profession and curriculum.”

Kevin Penner, CET – Project Manager
Harris Holdings Ltd.

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Municipal Engineering Technology student, you are a logical, detail-oriented person who enjoys using math, science and problem-solving skills. You are looking for a challenging and rewarding career pathway that offers various opportunities to learn, collaborate and produce excellent work. You enjoy working in an office and outdoors on a worksite, alone and as part of a team.

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

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Challenge-driven
  • Critical thinker
  • Ethical
  • Planner
  • Team-oriented

SKILLS

  • Communication
  • Lifelong learning
  • Mathematics
  • Organization
  • Problem solving

INTERESTS

  • Working outdoors
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Travel
  • Adventure
  • Construction
  • Engineering

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