Civil Engineering Software Courses
AUTOCAD 2D and 3D
Prerequisites: Blue Print Reading
This course helps students learn the fundamental concepts and how to create and edit professional looking 2D Drawings and workflow for creating 3D models, and present design using Visualization Tools. Even students with no previous CAD experience can progress quickly through this course which is arranged in a natural sequence that is easy to understand. Students immediately apply what they have learned from brief theory presentations in hands-on exercises using supplied drawing files. These exercises include step-by-step instructions along with clearly illustrated screen captures. Students will be required to complete an AutoCAD project that develops their skills as a competent CAD technologist or designer using AutoCAD.
Upon completion of this comprehensive AutoCAD subject, a student will be able to create basic and advanced 2D drawings using the AutoCAD drawing and editing tools, design, edit and present 3D models, organize drawing objects on layers, add text and basic dimensions, and prepare drawings to plot.
Prerequisites: computer literacy, road/highway geometric design
In this course students will learn how to work with real world scenarios in civil engineering and learn the required knowledge and skills needed for the following: organization of project data; working with points efficiently; how to create and analyze surfaces, alignments, profiles, corridors & cross-sections, ponds and lagoons; how to perform grading and volume calculation tasks; and layout pipe networks. This course also teaches civil engineers and surveyors to take advantage of AutoCAD Civil 3D’s interactive and dynamic design functionality. During this course, students will develop their working knowledge and gain comprehensive experience with the real world scenarios. Students will be required to complete a Civil 3D project that develops their skills as a competent and competitive civil designer using Civil 3D.
Prerequisites: computer literacy and OSSD/equivalent
Topics covered in this course include the basic concepts and operations of ArcGIS Desktop, such as map design, map templates, reports and graphs, Geodatabase, GIS data import/export, digitizing, geocoding, spatial data processing, etc. Selected advanced cartographic concepts and techniques are also introduced. Students will be able to test the skills attained in this course through the assignments that comes with ArcGIS Desktop.
Students will also learn the concepts in Cartography and Geography, develop the skills to use ArcGIS Desktop, digitize scanned maps, geocode addresses, design maps with reports and graphs, process geospatial datasets, and apply them in daily GIS-related work environments. This course will cover some of the most important advanced ArcGIS Desktop topics. A GIS project is integrated into this course in order to give students the opportunity to apply GIS fundamentals and advanced features through a project.
Prerequisites: computer literacy, road/highway geometric design
This course emphasizes on road design using the InRoads software, while taking into consideration, the different types of design parameters such as: digital terrain models (DTM), horizontal and vertical alignments, profiles, and cross sections. This course will provide students with the knowledge of generating a road design with ease, by linking all the critical components in an effective way to reduce the project preparation time with production of professional drawings. This course also focuses on the most important and effective advanced skills using InRoads. You will be given an opportunity to apply basic and advanced InRoads skills in a road design project. This course will develop your competency as a civil technologist and/or civil designer
MicroStation 2D and 3D
Prerequisites: Blueprint reading and computer literacy
In this course, students will learn basic and advanced drafting skills using MicroStation software which is very popular and in demand by employers. Students will learn the multiple options that are available in MicroStation for use in drawing 2D and 3D objects. Students will also learn how to produce professional drawings with a high rate of accuracy. Additionally, students will learn the various methods of transferring information from MicroStation to other compatible components such as Bentley Systems and other design software. During this course, students will develop their working knowledge and gain comprehensive experience with the real world scenarios. They will be required to complete a MicroStation project that will develop their skills as a competent and competitive CAD technologist or designer using MicroStation.
Project Management Using Primavera
Prerequisites: Work experience in engineering and computer literacy
This course is designed to give students the project management tools for usability, power, and flexibility in order to manage projects more efficiently and effectively. Users of Primavera stay informed and can control project work, schedules, and finances, and be more productive through the integration of powerful reporting, guided planning, and flexible tools. Effective project management will be taught by tracing and rectifying the issues, understanding and analyzing “what-if” scenarios, and controlling the cost of the project.
Prerequisites: computer literacy and blueprint reading
This course introduces students to the building information modeling system. Topics in this subject cover fundamentals of Revit Architecture and advanced features. Students will learn the Revit basics such as how to create walls, floors, roofs and stairs, how to document the model for construction, and how to integrate annotations into a building information model. Some advanced Revit topics are also discussed in this subject. This course also teaches the students the most important and effective advanced skills using Revit Architecture. Students will be given an opportunity to apply basic and advanced Revit Architecture skills in a project. This will develop their competency as a technologist and/or Revit Architecture designer.
Prerequisites: Structural Analysis, computer literacy
From model generation, analysis and design, to visualization and result verification, STAAD Pro is the professional choice for steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and cold-formed steel design of low and high-rise buildings, culverts etc. Students will learn the procedures for analyzing and designing civil structural members such as beams, trusses, frames, slabs etc. for both concrete and steel structures. After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to model the structure as web joist, castellated beams, floors, slabs, and shear wall etc. using STAAD Pro.
Structural Design Project
Prerequisites: Structural Analysis and Steel Structural Design and STAAD Pro
This course is designed for students who already have structural design education and experience, but lack engineering experience in North America. This course will provide the student with a design practice opportunity by having the student participate in a real structural design project. In this project, a group of students will form a design team. Each student will play as a team member and will complete a part of the design task independently. Students will complete a set of construction drawings and all the supporting technical documents. Once this training is complete, students will be able to master structural design procedures, usage of design software, and be able to work in North America as a structural designer or technologist.
Transportation and Traffic Engineering with Synchro
Prerequisites: Computer literacy, college or university graduates in engineering or science
This program prepares students with analytical planning and design skills for the job market in transportation & traffic engineering within the private and public sectors. Students will gain hands-on software skills in transportation & traffic engineering. Students will also learn the common professional techniques by using relevant industry guidelines, manuals, and recommended documents.
The course includes training using Synchro, highly-used software in transportation & traffic engineering. It also provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with relevant manuals and guidelines in the transportation & traffic engineering industry. For those students who desire additional practical experience, they can elect to take the second subject of this course: a transportation industry-based project. This project provides an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned.
The program is suitable for professionals looking to upgrade their skills in transportation & traffic engineering, looking for a career in transportation & traffic engineering or are new immigrants in Canada with a desire to enter the transportation & traffic engineering job market.
Traffic Planning Project with Synchro
Prerequisites: Transportation and Traffic Engineering with Synchro, Transportation and Traffic Engineering Software Course
This subject will provide students with a great opportunity to apply the transportation and traffic engineering knowledge and skills with Synchro to complete a project from the transportation and traffic industry. Students are required to complete the project with some supervision of the project instructor.