SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe will deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer.

Earn a diploma in construction engineering - 2020/2021

Successful major construction projects, built efficiently, safely, on time, and profitable, are the result of the work and collaboration of talented construction management teams. If you’re hungry for a career that puts you in charge, or if you’re eager to unleash your true earning potential, the Construction Engineering Technology program will open the doors to a satisfying career as a leader on a construction management team.

Knowledge and skills

In this diploma in construction engineering, you will develop the technical knowledge and skills required to oversee and manage the construction of residential, industrial, commercial and institutional projects - from the conceptual planning phase through to project completion and contract closeout. You'll learn hard skills to:

  • Estimate labour, material requirements and costs;
  • Write and understand contracts;
  • Evaluate a project's feasibility and establish target budgets;
  • Develop a site logistics plan and construction plan;
  • Schedule and manage construction projects;
  • Perform on-site field engineering, field inspections, and utilize the latest in on-site technology including digital takeoff platforms and construction-related mobile apps.

In this construction engineering program, you'll learn the soft skills required to be an effective, respected leader - both in the office and on site. As part of the program, you'll get incredible first hand experience in the construction industry with 12 full months of paid co-op, spread over four-month and eight-month work terms.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) requirements

Career opportunities

Construction management teams include quantity surveyors, estimators, project managers, risk managers, superintendents, schedulers, project coordinators, field coordinators and more, all of which will be possible career choices. Upon graduation, join a construction management team with a developer, general contractor, consultant, subcontractor or government organization. Alternatively, if you’ve been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, you may wish to start your own construction company. Your career in construction management is waiting.

Professional designations from your diploma in construction engineering

In addition to the incredible knowledge and experience you will gain over three years at Fanshawe, you will also be well-positioned following graduation to obtain several professional designations with multiple governing bodies in the construction industry. Once you have completed the necessary years of work experience in the industry, your education will provide you credit against your applications for the following designations:

Professional Designation Designation Description Issuing Body/Association
C.E.T. Certified Engineering Technologist Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
GSC Gold Seal Certified Canadian Construction Association (CCA)
PQS Professional Quantity Surveyor Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS)

 

CMY2 program progression

Fall (September) start date:

Fall Winter Summer
Start Level 1 Level 2 Co-op
Level 3 Level 4 Co-op
Co-op Level 5 Level 6
 

Admission Requirements - 2020/2021

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
- Mathematics ONE OF:
    -Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
    -Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    -Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    -Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    -Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C) (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) 
OR
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
- Mathematics ONE OF:
    -Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
    -Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    -Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    -Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    -Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C) (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
OR
Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above

Note:
  • Applicants who lack required courses may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.
  • *Students entering with Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) may be required to take additional preparatory mathematics as part of their program of study.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Construction Engineering Technology (C)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Summer employment in construction or related activity

Advanced Standing

  • Credit for any course in the program will be given to students who can demonstrate mastery of the course learning objectives.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Note:
  • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Construction Engineering Technology program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Construction Engineering Technology program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Construction Engineering Technology program.

Courses

Construction Engineering Technology-2020/2021

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CONS-1078Construction Technologies 13
This course will introduce students to basic software and technologies being utilized by the construction industry. Students will be introduced to document writing, data management, drawing markup, and basic quantity surveying software.
MATH-1036Mathematics in Technology 13
Students explore the following topics: scientific notation, estimation, basic algebra, trigonometry and radian measure applications solutions of right triangles and carry out mathematical applications in Architectural, Civil and Construction Technology.
SFTY-1029Health & Safety3
This course will familiarize students with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Regulations, governing bodies, and safety best practices, relevant to the construction industry in the province of Ontario.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.
MATS-1028Methods & Materials 15
This course will introduce students to various types of commercial construction and associated materials. Investigations will include: soil excavations, below-grade concrete formwork and placement, and masonry.
WRIT-1039Reason & Writing 1-Technology3
This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
CONS-1059Quantity Surveying 13
This is an introductory course for the quantity surveying of simple commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings on a level site. Students will learn to apply the principles and rules for take-off, calculation of material areas and volumes, including the measurement of concrete quantities, and blueprint reading.
SURV-1010Construction Surveying 13
This course is an introduction to surveying basics and will enable the student to use the fundamental survey equipment required for construction site work. Exercises in level operation, distance measurement, angle layout and measurement, and note keeping will be undertaken on field sites.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ENVR-1017Sustainability in the Built Environment3
This is an introductory course that investigates sustainability in the built environment. Students will explore the topic as it applies to environmental stewardship, professional practices, and certifications as well as investigate sustainable building design, construction, and maintenance approaches and practices.
PLUM-1025Plumbing 12.5
The construction technologist must be able to work effectively with all of the trades on a construction project. This introductory level course will provide a basic understanding of ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) plumbing systems.
CONS-1060Quantity Surveying 24
In this course, students will prepare quantity surveys for residential and commercial projects. Quantities for concrete and formwork to foundations including stepped footings, column footings, and pilasters will be studied as well as concrete and formwork quantities for columns, beams, and suspended slabs. Takeoff of unit masonry construction and rough carpentry will be introduced.
SURV-3017Construction Surveying 22
Information from survey field notes is used to determine the design and layout of proposed buildings and related infrastructure. In this course, the student will use field notes to estimate excavation quantities and to calculate layout data. The calculated data will then be used in the field to layout a proposed building site applying the survey skills developed in the first semester.
MATH-1196Mathematics in Technology 22
This course reviews the fundamental arithmetic of percentages and covers the topics of simple and compound interest, annuities, amortization, sinking funds and depreciation. This course will also cover the fundamentals of descriptive statistics and introduction to probability.
MATS-1029Methods & Materials 25
This course will continue to expose students to the various methods of commercial construction and related materials. Above-grade concrete, structural steel and wood frames, exterior cladding including roofing, and interior finishes will be explored.
CONS-3047Construction Technologies 22
This course will engage students with construction technologies currently being utilized in the construction industry. Students will develop and employ drawing and modelling software in use on the modern construction site.
ENGR-1027Statics & Mechanics4
This structural theory course will examine the fundamentals of basic structural design. Design loads, properties of cross-sectional shapes and materials, and shear force and bending moments will be studied. In addition, students will design simple beams and columns.

Level 3
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CONS-3013Heavy Construction Quantity Surveying4
This is an introductory course for quantity surveying of civil projects. Students will learn to apply the principles and rules to calculate areas and volumes, and measure quantities for civil projects typically seen within commercial and residential land development. Division 32 Exterior Improvements and Divison 33 Utilities from MasterFormat will be referenced in this course.
LAWS-1030Contracts in Society3
This course will provide the student with an understanding of contractual rights and responsibilities in Canadian Society, as well as an historical understanding of the development of legal principles of contract law in Canada. This course will also focus on understanding the individual's relationship with others in society as governed by contract law.
CONS-1080Site Logistics 13
This course will introduce construction site planning and management skills with an emphasis on efficiency, safety, and quality during the mobilization, excavation, and superstructure work activities of a project. The student will investigate equipment options, formwork products, and labour unions, and how variants of each affect how a project site is planned to optimize production. Students will additionally be introduced to the concepts of quality and production resource monitoring and controlling on site. This course will develop site planning and management skills necessary to create basic site logistics and management plans for a construction project.
ELEC-1139Electrical 12
This electrical course will give the students a basic understanding of electrical installation requirements and electrical terminology as it applies to the construction trades.
ENGR-1028HVAC 12
The construction technologist must be able to work effectively with all of the trades on a construction project. This introductory level course will provide a basic understanding of ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) H.V.A.C. systems.
CONS-3026Quantity Surveying & Estimating 14
The purpose of this course is to continue to develop the student's knowledge of quantity surveying and the various techniques involved in completing an accurate quantity survey of a medium sized commercial building typically seen in the construction industry. In addition, students will develop basic unit rates for labour and material and apply these rates to estimate the probable cost of Division 03 Concrete, Division 04 Masonry and Division 31 Earthwork of MasterFormat.
ENGR-3017Wood Design3.5
This course introduces students to common wood frame construction methods currently in use in the building industry in Ontario. Traditional framing methods as prescribed in Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code are examined, in addition to the use of engineered wood products and pre-fabricated wood trusses. The importance of fasteners and bracing systems is considered.

Level 4
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
LAWS-3001Construction Contracts & Specifications4
This course will introduce the student of Construction Technology to various types of construction contracts and specifications thus finalizing the process covered in LAWS1030. The student will examine, interpret and analyze numerous construction contract documents. The student will understand the contract documents and roles of the various parties to a construction contract, and in each case, the parties' rights and obligations under various contractual arrangements.
ENGR-3018HVAC 22
This mechanical course is a continuation of HVAC 1 which will provide the student with an understanding of the design and installation of mechanical systems and equipment used in commercial projects.
CONS-3027Quantity Surveying & Estimating 24
This course is a continuation of Quantity Surveying and Estimating 1 and covers the construction details found in more complex buildings. Students expand their knowledge on the development of unit prices and estimating for Division 03 Concrete in addition to completing an accurate quantity survey for items within Division 05 Metals, Division 08 Openings and Division 09 Finishes of MasterFormat.
ENGR-3019Concrete Design3.5
This course examines the properties of plain and reinforced concrete structures. Foundation and wall components will be sized using Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code. Footings, one-way slabs, and beams will be designed based upon Part 4 of the Ontario Building Code. Various applications of concrete utilization will be discussed.
CONS-3050Site Logistics 23
This course will build on the construction site planning and management skills introduced in the previous semester. It will emphasize on efficiency, safety, and quality during the building envelope, interior finishes, construction peak, and de-mobilization work activities of a project. The student will investigate equipment options, access and egress measures, safety systems, green building techniques, and how variants of each affect how a site is planned to optimize production. Students will additionally investigate and plan how quality and production resources will be monitored and controlled on their own site. This course will develop site planning and management skills necessary to create complex site logistics and management plans for a construction project.
ECON-1022Building Economics 14
The design and construction of buildings does not occur without considering feasibility and investment aspects. This course will provide the student with the fundamentals of real estate transactions, project financing, interacting with municipalities, preliminary project design, and preliminary budget estimates. Mortgage calculations, zoning, title searches, and the use of historical construction data, will also be studied.

Level 5
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CONS-3010Building Science2
In this course students will build on topics introduced in the Methods and Materials courses. Students will investigate building science in residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings. Topics will include building envelope design, innovations in building envelope products, sound transmission and attenuation, fire rated assemblies, indoor air quality, building automation systems, energy consumption, and building commissioning. Students will look at how green building techniques, Net Zero, and LEED, affect a building's design, function, and turnover. It will build on the students knowledge of applicable building codes and standards related to the aforementioned.
MGMT-3080Construction Management 14
In this course, students will build upon concepts taught in previous terms to examine the principles and techniques required to successfully manage the construction of a commercial/industrial building. Company/project organization structures, prime contracts, subcontracts, job site set up, insurance, bonding, materials handling, labour relations, sub trade co-ordination and shop drawings will be studied. Scheduling including CPM networks, Gantt charts, manpower allocation and cash flow projections will be reviewed.
COMM-5005Technical Report Prod for Bldg Tech'y2
This course requires the student to perform primary and secondary research in the production and presentation of various types of formal reports. The presentation includes designing a persuasive oral presentation.
ELEC-5041Electrical Estimating2
This is a cumulative course building upon concepts taught in Electrical 1 and other courses in previous levels. This course will give the student an understanding of how these various concepts relate to electrical installation requirements and electrical terminology as it applies to construction, and especially as it applies to commercial and industrial electrical installations.
CONS-5019Quantity Surveying & Estimating 34
In this course, students will prepare a complete estimate for a medium sized commercial or industrial building. Emphasis will be placed on quantity take-off and pricing in the following trade areas: Division 01 General Requirements, Divison 03 Concrete, Division 06 Wood, Plastics and Composites and Division 07 Thermal and Moisture Protection of MasterFormat. In addition, estimate summarization and tender document preparation will be reviewed.
COMP-1500Computer Estimating 11
This course is an introduction to CostX estimating software. Students will learn how to use the software to complete detailed, accurate, and structured on-screen-takeoff for a construction project.
ENGR-5014Steel Design3
This course examines various structural aspects of steel building construction, under Part 4 of the Ontario Building Code. Topics include; conventional steel framing versus rigid frames, decking, OWSJ, beams, columns, connections, bracing systems, cold formed steel framing, as well as cladding systems. Review of case studies related to structural failures will be included as part of course studies.
ECON-5005Building Economics 24
This course will provide the student with the skills and tools required to analyze cost, forecast cost and develop budgets for building development and construction projects as related to various phases of preliminary design.

Level 6
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MGMT-5085Construction Management 23
In this course, students will further examine construction management principles and techniques. Change notices, progress billings, inspections/testing, claims/disputes, cost controls and project close out procedures will be studied. Students will also use the "Microsoft Project" scheduling software package.
PLUM-5009Plumbing Estimating2
This is a cumulative course building upon concepts taught in Plumbing 1 and other courses in previous levels. This course teaches the student how these various concepts come together for plumbing estimating. Topics include plumbing and/or hot water heating materials, and pricing selection from a common trade source. Specific methodology is used to conform with trade related procedure.
ENGR-5015HVAC Estimating2
This course will provide the student with an introduction to estimating materials and labour for sheet metal work and duct systems for heating and ventilating systems. Specific estimating handbooks for mechanical contractors will be used.
COMP-5067Computer Estimating 22
This course will expand on the student's knowledge of CostX estimating software. Students will learn how to use the software's workbook features to develop a construction cost database which, coupled with the student's takeoff skills, will be used to complete an estimate for a medium-sized commercial project.
SURV-5006Construction Surveying 32
This course reviews the three basic plane surveying applications of measurement: measuring or establishing distances, angle measurements using a theodolite and determining elevations using an automatic level and laser level. Exercises will also be assigned to introduce coordinate trigonometry, the application of the Total Station and the calculation of angles and distances for building layouts.
CONS-5036Construction Technologies 33
This course will engage students with different software and technological devices in use and emerging on the modern construction site. Students will interact throughout the campus landscape and facilities as if they were a "mock" construction site, using mobile applications, exploring virtual reality and augmented reality, and the latest in construction technologies.
CONS-5020Quantity Surveying & Estimating 44
In this course, students will prepare a complete estimate for a commercial residential building. Emphasis will be placed on quantity take-off and pricing for all trade divisions, subtrade quotation review and analysis will be discussed. In addition, pricing of project general expenses, estimate summarization, and tender document preparation will be performed.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 6 General Education Credits -
Normally taken in Levels 3 and 4

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 35 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2020/2021

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program will find employment with general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, building developers and government departments as superintendents, field engineers, expeditors, quantity surveyors, estimators, inspectors, schedulers, or contract and project managers. The opportunity to start a contracting or consulting firm or to assume an existing company also exists.

More Information - 2020/2021

A Co-operative Education Program
A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma Program
Program Code: CMY2
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
September Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

Contact

Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology: 519-452-4414

Program Description

The program provides the technical knowledge and skills required to manage the construction of industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings from the planning stage through to completion. Studies include construction materials and methods, construction equipment, surveying, project management, scheduling, estimating, building economics, and construction contracts. Twelve months of co-operative work experience is an integral part of the program.

Other Information

  • The program is fully accredited by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Partial accreditation has been awarded by the Canadian Construction Association's Gold Seal Program and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

Co-operative Education

This three-year program has three co-operative work terms.  Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma.  More information about Co-operative Education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op.

Learning Outcomes

  1. develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the construction engineering field.
  2. comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  3. complete duties and assist in monitoring that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the construction engineering field.
  4. promote and carry out sustainability practices* in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. facilitate the collaboration and interaction among project stakeholders* to support construction engineering projects*.
  6. collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. coordinate and facilitate the collecting, processing, interpreting and application of survey/geomatics and layout information* to implement construction projects*.
  8. select and use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support the design and construction of projects.
  9. analyze and solve technical problems related to the design and implementation of construction projects* by applying engineering concepts, technical mathematics* and building science*.
  10. schedule, coordinate and monitor the progression of construction projects* by applying principles of construction project management.
  11. prepare estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity, tenders and bids.
  12. perform, coordinate and facilitate quality control* testing and monitoring of equipment, materials and methods involved in the implementation and completion of construction projects*.
  13. apply teamwork, leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete work on construction projects*.

Program Pathways

For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.

Program Details

More details

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2019 September
London
Closed
2020 September
London
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2019 September
London
Closed
2020 September
London
Open
Program Code
CMY2

Construction Engineering Program Coordinator:

Marc Milton

Delivery
Co-op
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Duration
90 weeks

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