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About this course

Students prepare for careers as civil engineering technicians who typically work under the direct supervision of a project engineer. The program environment emulates a civil engineering/surveying firm, giving students practice in many aspects of the profession, including defining project requirements, conducting survey/field work, field engineering, construction staking, designing, estimating, modeling and client presentations. Instruction includes computer-aided design, the preparation of engineering calculations, and coordinate systems which include lengths, directions, slopes, bearings areas, volumes, weights densities, moments, forces, reactions, flows, and loads. Students learn to use a variety of computer software application packages, including, but not limited to Word, Excel, Civil 3D, CadrePro, Hydrafl ow and SurvCE.

Entry Requirements

International students are also required to have a command of English in order to be admitted directly into career training programs at Bates. Please send English proficiency scores as part of your application. We accept the following tests:

  • TOEFL Score of 61 (iBT) /173 (CBT) /500 (PBT)
  • IELTS Score of 5.5
  • ELS - Completion of Level 109
  • STEP EIKEN Grade 2A (Minimum)

Program Prerequisites: COMPASS Pre-algebra 55, Reading 80, or transition from basic studies.