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School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Construction Engineering Technology

Sep 08, 2020
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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
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Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 7 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

Students in the program can challenge courses in the program. If you have successful work experience in the Applied Financial Services field, and you can provide evidence of your skills and knowledge to meet learning outcomes for courses within the program, you may be able to challenge courses through PLAR.

For all course challenges, you must first apply to the program, be accepted and have paid your non-refundable tuition deposit. You can only receive credit for up to 50% of any NAIT credit program.

To learn more and to begin the process, read through the following

Students in the Construction Engineering Technology program can challenge courses in the program. If you have successful work experience in the Construction Engineering Technology field, and you can provide evidence of your skills and knowledge to meet learning outcomes for courses within the Construction Engineering Technology program, you may be able to challenge courses through PLAR.

For all course challenges, you must first apply to the Construction Engineering Technology program, be accepted and have paid your non-refundable tuition deposit. You can only receive credit for up to 50% of any NAIT credit program.

To learn more and to begin this process, please e-mail con@nait.ca

Use this checklist to keep track of all the steps you need to take.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Build your future

NAIT's Construction Engineering Technology program will provide you with a broad knowledge of the management, estimating and technical aspects of construction, with a primary focus on commercial and residential buildings and related support industries.

You'll develop your drawing interpretation, detail sketching and site surveying skills. You'll also be shown the ins and outs of project planning, contract administration and sub-trade coordination so you can advance your career into site leadership and project management.

The Construction Engineering Technology program works with a program advisory committee made up of industry experts who ensure the program provides students with the knowledge and skills currently required by employers. The program is also accredited by the Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certification program and by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

In this program, you'll develop a broad knowledge of management, estimating and the technical aspects of construction, with a prime focus on commercial and residential business and related support industries.

The comprehensive curriculum includes:

  • Building science
  • Construction management
  • Cost estimating and control
  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Structures
  • Contract law
  • Building design and regulations
  • Construction equipment and safety
  • Reports and presentations
  • Supervisory practices

Enter the workforce with confidence

The need continues to grow for qualified construction engineering technologists who have a solid understanding of all facets of construction, with emphasis on management and estimating.

Grads are in demand to fill a wide range of positions with construction firms, government agencies, property developers, construction firms, government agencies, property developers, consulting firms, and manufacturers and suppliers of construction materials and products.

The Construction Engineering Technology diploma program will prepare graduates to fill such roles as:

  • Project manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Project planner/scheduler
  • Site superintendent
  • Contract administrator
  • Safety officer
  • Estimator
  • Quality control officer

Become a trusted professional

Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Construction Engineering Technology. 

While enrolled in the program, you'll be eligible for student membership in professional associations. After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible for professional accreditation. 

You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management (BTech-CM). Diploma grads can earn a BTech-CM degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available. 

Learn more about NAIT's BTech-CM program

Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management

Take your career to the next level and earn this new post-diploma degree part time.

Become a certified engineering technologist

Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

Have questions? We've got answers 

Student Service Centre

  • Email: askNAIT@nait.ca
  • Phone: 780.471.NAIT (6248)
  • Toll free: 1.877.333.NAIT (6248)

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Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
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