Graduate Diploma On Campus

Civil Engineering Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

24 months
18241 CAD/year
5142 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Civil Engineering Technology program from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) uses math, science and technical communication skills to design and manage the construction of buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects.


The Civil Engineering Technology program from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) will prepare you to become a civil engineering design and construction professional. You will receive courses in math, construction management, structural design, geotechnical engineering, material science, urban services, water resources, transportation infrastructure and technical communications.

In the labs, you will build a house, explore the strength of building materials, mix and test concrete and asphalt samples, and discover the importance of soil mechanics to building projects. In class, the program combines theoretical training, applied skills and laptop delivery modules.

This diploma program is two years in length, consisting of four 15-week semesters. The first two semesters are common to all students in the program. In the fourth semester, you will have the ability to specialize in Construction Management or Municipal Engineering. If an option is oversubscribed, selection is based on the first-year cumulative grade point average.

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n): 

  • civil engineering design technologist 
  • traffic technologist 
  • building inspector 
  • materials testing technologist 
  • estimator 
  • construction project coordinator 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Concrete Technology
  • Construction Practices Theory
  • Applied Digital Technologies
  • Civil Engineering Statics
  • Civil Surveying
  • Math for Engineering & Tech 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.


61 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, AND
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or at least 75% in English Language Arts 30-2, AND
  • At least 60% in Science 30 or Physics 20.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.
  • SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18241 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18241 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5142 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5142 CAD per year during 24 months.

Construction Management Major per year

  • National: $4,898
  • International: $17,704

Municipal Major per year

  • National:  $4,898
  • International: $17,704

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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