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Structural Engineering Technology

Raise up the world around you and help build structures that will stand the test of time.

Start a rewarding career and become part of the extraordinary structures that surround us. Learn the skills and knowledge you need to help plan, build and ensure the safety of the bridges we cross, the buildings that define our skyline and the places we call home.

Structural 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.

Learn to work in teams to design, plan and build the buildings and infrastructure that make up our world. Through the Structural Engineering Technology program, you will develop the technical and practical skills you need for a successful career in consulting, contracting, designing, fabrication or project management, whether you’re working in Manitoba or abroad.

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
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    32 months
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $19,500 – $21,600
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • 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 Structural 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.


Explore the National Building Code of Canada, expand your analysis skills and learn how materials like timber and concrete carry forces to the soil below.


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


Integrate your co-op experience, deepen your knowledge and strengthen your design skills while focusing on concrete elements, foundations and structural steel. Explore applied research opportunities.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Structural designer
  • Quality assurance inspector
  • Structural detailer
  • Building component fabricator
  • Draftsperson
  • Project/construction manager
  • Estimator
  • Structural analyst
  • Contract administrator
  • Product and technical salesperson
  • Materials tester
  • Research/independent laboratory tester


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.

Exterior of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Structural engineers and technologists play a vital role in planning and building iconic structures like the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Three engineers in safety vests walking through a construction site
Play a pivotal role in safety, ensuring structures are built according to code.
Engineers looking at blueprints at a construction site
Communicate professionally with peers across fields to create industry-standard drawings and construction documents.
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Collaborate with classmates and industry-experienced instructors to tackle real industry challenges.

Graduate Success

At RRC Polytech, we work directly with industry leaders to ensure your education is up-to-date, practical and aligned with industry needs. By combining these industry connections with experienced instructors, practical learning and co-op work opportunities, we ensure you have everything you need to succeed, innovate and achieve your career goals.

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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RRC Polytech programs provide practical, up-to-date course content, ensuring you thrive in the classroom and excel 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.


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 inspecting structure at a construction site


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.

Jared Akman

“RRC Polytech provides a bridge that connects students with the industry. It allows them to visualize their opportunities and access them with a lot less roadblocks.”

Jared Akman – Director of Operations
Akman Construction

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Structural Engineering Technology student, you are interested in construction and building design. You have a confident understanding of math and physics and enjoy focusing on details. As a structural technologist, you will work alongside engineers and other team members to solve problems, plan intricate projects and ensure structures stay safe and stand tall.

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


  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Logical thinker
  • Team-oriented
  • Technical thinker


  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Lifelong learning
  • Multi-tasking
  • Problem solving


  • Structural design / engineering
  • Steel structures
  • Concrete structures
  • Wood or timber structures
  • Construction management

All the Information You Need


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Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

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Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.

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Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

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Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

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Start Your Application

Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Funding Your Education

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and scholarships to help tackle your financial needs.

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

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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