FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS STREF-DP Structural Engineering Technology


  • 32-month diploma
  • Year 1 - general first year in Civil Engineering Technology (September start, 8 months long)
  • Years 2 & 3 - Structural Engineering Technology Option (Late October start, each 6 months long)
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Co-op work experience
  • Mandatory six-month work terms after Year 1 and Year 2
  • Laptop delivery
  • Possible Accreditation: Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM), Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT), Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) Engineering Licensee (Eng. L.)
The Certified Technicians and Technologists Association (CTTAM) has partnered with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) to create the Specific Scope of Practice License (Eng. L.).

As a certified Engineering Licensee, you will have the opportunity to practice engineering or geoscience within a limited scope of a specific discipline, even if you do not have an engineering or geoscience degree. With your RRC Polytech engineering technology diploma, you will need at least 5 years of work experience before applying (8 years total, includes schooling).

To find out more about this new license category, please go to the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba website at: http://www.enggeomb.ca/SSPL.html   


Structural engineering technologists provide technical support and services to engineers, architects, scientists, and other professionals. Since they study a broad range of content areas, they develop a diverse skill set making them employable in a wide variety of positions.

The Structural Engineering Technology program combines the skills and knowledge of structural design and analysis for careers in the built environment. You will learn the principles of structural and geotechnical analysis and how to design shallow and deep foundations or structural elements with reinforced concrete, steel, and timber. You will develop skills in project management, detailing, and computer-aided drafting, and become familiar with design codes and standards. The curriculum, created with input from industry partners, culminates in a capstone project where you make practical application of your knowledge to a real-world problem. The program provides opportunity for you to gain work experience in relevant industries through two co-op work terms.
You must register in and successfully complete Year 1 of Civil Engineering Technology. You can then enter Structural Engineering Technology in Year Two after your first six-month work co-op.

In the Structural Engineering Technology program, you take more advanced courses and build on the competencies you gained in your first year. The focus is on application in design and construction. Courses include subjects such as:
  • Timber, steel, masonry, and reinforced concrete design
  • Structural analysis
  • Soil mechanics
  • Structural detailing practices
  • Foundation design
  • Materials testing
An applied research project is incorporated into final term courses.

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