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Architectural Engineering Technician

Architectural Engineering Technician

Learn all aspects of sustainable building design, construction and inspection.

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Start Date:
2 Years
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Waitlist
Ivany Campus (classes in Ivany Campus) • Dartmouth Part time • In-class Seats available

Program Overview

Build your portfolio to succeed in three major areas of the construction industry: building design, construction and inspection. You experience all design aspects of commercial and residential buildings, including architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical. You explore and consider the impact of building design and construction on the environment while learning to prepare architectural and engineering design drawings, cost estimates, material specifications and technical reports. You also acquire important computer skills such as computer-aided drafting (CAD), Building Information Modelling (BIM), word-processing and spreadsheets. An Architectural Engineering Technician is a job for a reliable and responsible person with good problem-solving skills and a natural curiosity for all aspects of building.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 12 English; Academic Grade 12 Math; and Academic Grade 11 Physics.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • If you do not have the required academic credits, NSCC offers a variety of credit courses through the Academic & Career Connections program.

Choose NSCC

  • Learn from faculty who are industry professionals with engineering, contracting and architectural design experience.
  • Earn recognized credentials – This program is accredited with the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB), a standing committee of The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT). CTAB accreditation means that this program has been evaluated against standards designed by industry leaders across Canada and is recognized internationally. Graduates may be eligible for membership with TechNova, the certifying organization for Engineering and Applied Science Technicians and Technologists in Nova Scotia.
  • This program can be completed on a part-time basis with flexibility to customize a class schedule that fits your needs. Most courses are offered during the day and a select few may be available online.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates have been successful in securing employment with engineering and architectural firms, steel fabricators, government, construction contractors, material suppliers and manufacturers. Many graduates enter the industry as engineering assistants, technicians, CAD drafters, junior estimators, inspectors and code enforcement or project coordinators, while others pursue careers as technical sales representatives for construction-related projects and services.

Part-time Study

  • This program is available for part-time study.
  • When applying for part-time study, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • Once admitted, you are referred to a campus for course selection.
  • The time to complete the program through part-time study will vary and depend on the schedule you choose and the number of courses you complete each term.
  • Tuition for part-time study is calculated on a per-course basis and is paid at the beginning of each term.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Online Courses – Some courses are available online.
  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) – in a field related to your program – between your first and second year.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
AETE 1021   Architecture I
AETE 1022   Specification Writing and Contracts
AETE 3014   Architecture II
AETE 3015   Architectural Estimating I
AETE 3017   Architecture III
AETE 3018   Architectural Estimating II
AETE 3100   Work Experience
BIMT 1001   Concepts in Building Information Modelling (BIM)
CADD 1010   Computer Aided Drafting I
CADD 1020   Computer Aided Drafting II
CADD 3010   Computer Aided Drafting III
CADD 3020   Computer Aided Drafting IV
CMTG 1021   Construction Materials I
CMTG 1022   Construction Practices
CMTG 1023   Construction Materials II
COMM 1245   Technical Communications I
COMM 2245   Technical Communications II
DRAF 1001   Introductory Drafting
ENGI 1002   Structural Design I
ENGI 1003   Electrical Services I
ENGI 1004   Mechanical Services I
ENGI 1005   Structural Design II
ENGI 1006   Electrical Services II
ENGI 1007   Mechanical Services II
ENGI 1009   Strengths of Materials
ENGI 1014   Physics
ENGI 1115   Engineering Problems and Statics (A)
ENVI 1010   Building Information Modelling I
ENVI 3010   Building Information Modelling II
ENVI 3020   Building Information Modelling III
MATH 1014   Technical Mathematics I
MATH 1015   Technical Mathematics II
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1022   Introduction to Fall Arrest and Protection
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection
SURV 1001   Surveying

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Next Steps

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