Program Overview

Construction Engineering Technology is a three-year advance diploma for students interested in overseeing the construction of residential, industrial and commercial projects. Students will learn to estimate project costs, develop a construction plan, schedule projects, and perform on-site inspections using the latest technology. Graduates will be prepared for their career by learning soft skills required to be an effective leader.

Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
90 weeks
Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
2023 September
Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
2023 September

Your Learning Experience

The Construction Engineering Technology program 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. 


Students within the advanced diploma will learn how to estimate labour, material and costs, write and understand contacts, establish a project’s budget, develop a site logistic plan, schedule and manage construction projects, and perform on-site field engineering, field inspections, and utilize the latest onsite technology. You'll also learn the soft skills required to be an effective, respected leader - both in the office and on-site.


Graduates will be well-positioned to obtain several professional designations with multiple governing bodies in the construction industry such as Certified Engineering Technologist, Gold Seal Certified, and Professional Quantity Surveyor.

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.

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)



Co-op Opportunities & Career Information

Co-Op Opportunities 

The Construction Engineering Technology  - Management program offers a co-operative education component, which provides students the opportunity to gain invaluable first-hand workplace experience in their chosen field. Here are some co-op jobs that have kick-started the careers of some Construction Engineering Technology  - Management students before even graduating! 

General Labourer

Work under a Project Superintendent or Foreman and contribute to ICI construction and maintenance projects in a hands-on capacity, learning about how the physical aspect of a construction project is undertaken.

Junior Estimator

Work under a Chief Estimator, Estimator, or a Project Manager, to  determine quantity and cost estimates for current projects and upcoming bids.

Construction Coordinator

Work under a project manager in a support role in all aspects of document management, presentation, and trade communication and coordination.

For more information regarding co-op, please check out our co-op site or contact the Co-op Office at to connect with a consultant.


Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Construction Engineering Technology - Management program will find employment with developers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, consulting firms, and government organizations in roles such as:


  • estimators
  • quantity surveyors
  • field coordinators
  • project coordinators
  • project managers
  • project superintendents
  • cost consultants
  • contract administrator
  • technical sales representative
  • construction managers
  • schedulers
  • general contractors
  • subcontractors
  • developers


Some graduates choose to start their own contracting or consulting firm, or to assume ownership of an existing company.


Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Construction Engineering Technology - Management program:

Project Manager 

Work with a Project Owner, Subcontractors, and Company Senior Management to award contracts, establish budgets, prepare forecasts and monthly reports,  procure materials, and monitor and control the financial aspects of a construction project.

Project Superintendent

Work with a Project Owner, Subcontractors, and Company Senior Management to manage, monitor, and control, the on-site execution of the work, safety, labour resources, direct costs and general expenses, schedule, and quality.



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


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*.


Construction Engineering - Management Program Coordinator:

Marc Milton


Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant with the following courses

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- Grade 12 Math (C or U) - MCT4C preferred*

* A minimum grade of 60% is required for Grade 12 Foundations for College Math (MAP4C). This math course may not provide adequate academic preparation for this program and therefore applicants with this course may be required to take additional preparatory Math as part of their program of study.

Students who do not meet the admission requirements are recommended for academic upgrading. A conditional offer may be possible with proof of enrolment. Alternatively, applicants may choose to do the one-year Pre-Technology preparatory program that provides all the admission requirements for this program.
International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS Academic Overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands
CAEL Overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands. score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic 53
Cambridge English Overall score of 169 with no language skill less than 162
ESL4/GAP5 Minimum grade of 80% in Level 8, 75% in Level 9, or 70% in Level 10
Duolingo Overall score of 105, with no score lower than 95


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Recommended Academic Preparation

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

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Summer employment in construction or related activity
Advanced Standing

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

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
  • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Construction Engineering Technology - Management 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 - Management program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Construction Engineering Technology - Management program.
Post-Admission Requirements

Post-Admission Requirements

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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.
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Tuition Summary


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*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.