Civil Engineering Technology: Highway and Municipal

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Highway and Municipal specialists help create the most efficient path from Point A to Point B. You'll learn civil engineering technology fundamentals, innovative design skills, highway construction planning, and water and sewerage system operation. Many courses in your first year are common with other technology programs and provide flexibility for credit transfer. As the population continues to grow, efficient roads and drinking water systems remain vital.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

    Profile I

  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Pre-calculus 110
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112
      • Total of two (2) sciences, including at least one (1) from the following:
        • Biology 112 or 122
        • Chemistry 112 or 122
        • Physics 112 or 122 (recommended)

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

      Career Possibilities

      As a graduate of this program, you could be employed as a civil engineering technologist in fields like highway and transportation engineering, surveying, construction supervision and environmental protection. Our grads find careers at engineering consulting firms, construction and survey companies, public works, transportation and government departments.

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      NOC Codes

      2153 - Urban and land use planners
      2231 - Civil engineering technologists and technicians
      2254 - Land survey technologists and technicians

      What you will learn

      • Highway Design and Engineering
      • Water Systems
      • Sanitary and Storm Systems
      • Geotechnical Design
      • Environmental Planning
      • Materials Technology
      • Engineering Science
      • Surveying
      • Computer and Software Applications
      • Health and Safety
      • Mathematics
      • Technical Writing
      • Construction Management

      Specific Considerations

      Local campuses can provide information on courses that provide the prerequisites for technology programs at NBCC. Many universities give credits for courses completed in this program, however, assessment is normally completed on an individual basis.

      This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).


      Organization: CCTT - Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
      Accreditation Period: 2013
      Information: The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists accredits this program at the technologist level

      External Certifications

      Civil Engineering Technology: Highway and Municipal graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

      Institution: New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT)
      External Certification: Engineering All - NBSCETT
      Information: Certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists with two years of acceptable work experience.


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