About the Program
Graduates will be able to assist and contribute in the various phases of engineering projects. The 2-year program or 2.5-year co-op program offers the student a thorough education in theoretical and practical applications in the broad field of civil engineering. Students have the opportunity to apply microcomputers and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) systems to civil engineering problems in the areas of:
- applied research
- structural design
- urban services design
- project management
- highway design
- pavement design
- geotechnical design
- foundation design
Faculty and students in the School of Applied Sciences and Technology are actively involved in applied research projects, working with industry partners to solve real business challenges.
Full-Time & Part-Time:
- The 1st and 2nd level courses are available during the day.
- Most of the 1st level and some of the 2nd level courses may also be available on evenings/weekends.
- Early admittance ensures course selection in full-load day classes.
- 1st level courses are available to Open Studies students.
Once you've been accepted into the Civil Engineering program you can apply for Transfer Credit by completing the Transfer Credit/Credential Payment form and including Proof of Payment and submitting to Dennis Davis, Chair, Civil Engineering Technology.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,167
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $1,800
Semester 2: $700
Semester 3: $700
Semester 4: $700
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 12 English
- Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or 80% in Math 30-2 or Applied Math 30
- One of: Science 30 or Physics 30
Competitive Entrance - 75% overall average
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
All applicants apply to the regular Civil Engineering Technology program. After the first semester, students have the option of applying to a work experience or co-op component. 30 students will be selected for the Co-Op Educational Stream based on academic achievement and need for work experience before graduation. After completing their first year of technical training, students accepted into the co-op program will undertake a work placement term. Co-op students will be placed with consulting engineering firms, civil engineering departments, and building and infrastructure contracting firms. The total length of the co-op program stream is 2.5 years (63 weeks academic training + 48 weeks work experience).
The scope of work may include planning, design, testing, inspection and supervision.
- Length: 48 weeks total work experience in 2 placements (each 24 weeks)
- Salary: Student salaries vary between $20 and $33 per hour.
- Dates: May through October
- Relocation: Placements are generally in and around the Edmonton area, but have been as far away as Terrace, British Columbia, and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Students are responsible for all travel, and room and board costs incurred during their work placement.
The first work placement will be followed by one 12-week semester and one 13-week semester of academic study, a second 6-month work placement and a final 8-week academic semester.
- Mike Epple, Instructor, Co-Op Coordinator
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 780.471.7416
Accreditation & Industry Certification
The program is nationally accredited in the following 7 major areas of study: applied research, foundation design, highway design, pavement design, project management, structural design and urban services design.
Program graduates are eligible for certification to the level of Technologist by the constituent associations of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT). In Alberta, this association is the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.