What will I learn?

Civil Engineering Technologists play an important role in the efficient and sustainable operation of our cities and infrastructure. They are core members of the teams that plan, design, construct, and maintain buildings, roads, bridges, sewers, and water distribution systems. These systems keep our transportation systems operating, water flowing and provide safe structures for private and public services.

With a focus on municipal engineering, structural design, water resources and surveying this three-year advanced diploma provides a strong foundation in core civil engineering subjects. The course work provides a balanced education in engineering theory, combined with practical work in laboratories and in the field.


During your time in the program, you'll study and work in classrooms and labs that are equipped with industry-standard software and equipment to help you develop the skills required to be successful in your career as a Civil Engineering Technologist.

You will learn:

Computer-assisted drafting (CAD), plan reading and drawing visualization.
Practical construction layout, topographic surveying and the application of electronic surveying (Total stations) and global positioning systems (GPS).
Properties of building materials, construction inspection methods and geotechnical analysis.
Asset management and project scheduling, estimating and management.
Design of structures in steel, timber, masonry and concrete.
Planning and design of municipal services, potable water, storm water and wastewater management systems.

In your final term, you will complete a four-week work placement with a local employer which will provide you with valuable industry experience to begin your career. Many graduates gain full-time employment with their placement employer upon graduation.


Graduates typically gain employment all over eastern Ontario, including Kings­ton, Ottawa, and Toronto, with some accepting positions across Canada, in the U.S., and internationally.

Recent graduates of the program have found employment as:

  • Construction project supervisors
  • Construction inspectors
  • Engineering design technologists
  • Drafting technologists
  • Survey technologists
  • GIS technologists
  • Materials and testing technologists
  • Project coordinators
  • Quality control administrators
  • Site engineering technologists

Common employers are:

  • Civil construction and surveying firms
  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Facilities management
  • General contracting
  • Highways and transportation
  • Municipal government engineering or operations departments
  • Public and private utilities

Which department am I in?

St. Lawrence College

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$14,600.00 (8,57,814) per year
Ancillary Fees: CAN $2,102.25. Tuition fees are subject to change pending confirmation of provincial Ministry Funding rates for 2021-2022.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


Kingston Campus

100 Portsmouth Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K7L 5A6, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

Grade 12 English at the C or U level
Grade 12 Math at the C or U level (or MCR3U); MCT4C Recommended

English Language Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): A minimum score of 78 on the internet-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test

IELTS (International English Language Test Service): A minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each section

CAEL (Canadian Adult English Language Assessment): An overall score of 60 is required

EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency): A minimum score of Pre-1 is required

MELAB: A minimum score of 80 is required

PTE: Pearson Test of English Language scores of 55 or higher is required

Cambridge English: Test scores of 173 of higher is required


About St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College in South Eastern Ontario is ideal for international students looking for an immersive Canadian educational experience.

  • SLC has welcomed thousands of International students
  • Professors at SLC are experts in their industries
  • Excellent support services to help students feel at home
  • Welcoming community and social environment