Buildings are an exciting and vital part of our physical environment. Not only must they provide shelter, but they must do it in a way which provides safe, healthy, and comfortable environments which can be built and operated within given cost guidelines. To achieve these goals buildings have become complex structures requiring teams of specialists. An important member of the design and construction team is the Architectural Engineering Technology program graduate.
The Architectural Engineering Technology program has been developed in response to provincial needs with input from professionals associated with the design and construction of buildings. Projects and assignments are designed to be as close as possible to the type of work graduates will encounter when entering the workforce.
Every effort is made to expose the student to the latest technology. Computers are used as a tool in problem solving in many technical courses. Microcomputers, computer aided drafting (CAD) equipment, and a variety of architectural and engineering software packages are made available to students to carry out their projects and assignments.
Graduates completing this program are automatically eligible for membership in the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL), as well as any similar association in Canada.
Upon completion of this program graduates may choose to further their education by completing a bachelor degree in technology or engineering at one of several institutions that have articulation agreements with College of the North Atlantic.
This program is accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada under the mandate of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists.
The academic credentials of graduates of accredited technology programs are recognized internationally by the signatories of the Sydney Accord. This provides graduates of the program with both national and international mobility for work and/or study.
As a graduate of the Architectural Engineering Technology program, graduates will have the knowledge and skill that will allow him/her to:
- Prepare complete sets of architectural drawings and related documentation for residential and commercial construction/renovation projects.
- Have a complete understanding of the basic architectural principles in building design and detailing.
- Apply the principles of building science and construction engineering to analyze and solve technical problems for construction projects.
- Understand the relationship between architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and environmental building systems.
- Apply the principles of project management to planning, scheduling, and monitoring of project development.
- Communicate effectively with clients, contractors, other building professionals and municipal authorities during the design and construction of the building project.
- Apply knowledge of applicable codes, zoning bylaws, and regulations to the building project.
consisting of Project Management Skills (theoretical and applied), Communication Skills (oral and written), Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical and Magnetic Theory, Engineering Graphics, Engineering Technology Awareness.
in various aspects (theory and principles) of the Architectural profession including building services, site supervision, project management and construction management.
in various aspects of working drawings, architectural utility systems, and architectural graphics layouts.
The need is growing for people trained in building technology. Graduates may find employment in a variety of areas such as architectural firms, engineering firms, government departments, crown corporations, construction firms, manufacturing industries, and supply and sales companies.
Graduates with two years of progressive work experience may be eligible to receive the designation of Professional Technologist (P. Tech) upon completion of a Professional Practice and Ethics Exam.
In addition to the formal courses listed in the program of studies, students in the Architectural Engineering Technology program are required to obtain a certificate of completion of Standard First Aid/Heart Start and WHMIS/OHS over their three-year period of studies.
*Students should be aware that additional fees may apply to external certifications.
Eligibility for admission to an Engineering Technology program requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):
i. English (2 credits) (minimum 60%) from: 3201
ii. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
Students who received a combined average of 70% in high school Academic Mathematics 2201 and 3201, or a pass in both high school
Advanced Mathematics 2200 and 3200 can be exempted from Math 1700. Students must apply for the exemption.
iii. Science (4 credits) two of which must be selected from:
Earth Systems: 3209
The remaining two Science credits to be chosen from the highest Science mark in level 1, 2 or 3.
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math (60% MINIMUM) MA1040
ii. Two Science courses chosen from one of the following three combinations:
It is strongly recommended that CAS students who intend to enroll in Engineering Technology programs complete both of the Chemistry courses and both of the Physics courses.
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Degree and Technical Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English (60% minimum) 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics (60% minimum) 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
iii. Science from one of the following sections:
a. Biology 1101, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
b. Chemistry 1102, 2102A, 2102B, 2102C, 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
c. Physics 1104, 2104A, 2104B, 2104C, 3104A, 3104B, 3104C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.