Programs & Courses

Built Environment Engineering Technology


About the Program

From roads and buildings to machines and robotics, students in the Built Environment Engineering Technology program will gain skills in drafting, engineering and design to create the products and places that move our world forward.

BEET studies the built environment through three core disciplines: mechanical design technology, civil design technology, and building design technology. This program focuses on the fundamental theories and concepts in these core disciplines while learning and applying current technology so that graduates are prepared to enter a professional career as an engineering technician.

Mechanical engineering technology: Mechanical products and devices such as; process plants, machines, robots, tools, and all the “things” people use.  

Civil engineering technology: Land development and infrastructure such as; roads, bridges, neighborhoods, parks, pipelines and all the “spaces” connecting people.  

Building design technology: Structures and buildings such as; houses, offices, stores, warehouses, schools, and all the “places” people live and work.

Students will learn to research, plan, design, construct and test with considerations for the relationship between the built environment and the natural environment. You’ll also learn how to develop standard engineering and architectural technical drawings, use 3D modeling, scanning and printing, and design, code, and create products.  

Creativity, curiosity and a clear understanding of computers, mathematics, and physics is an asset to anyone entering the BEET program. BEET graduates can apply for membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).


The BEET program is offered through Flexible Learning, which provides students the option to choose in-person or online learning, or a combination of both methods, for a highly customizable education experience.



High School Route

High school diploma with

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 
  • Physics 20

Mature Student (21 years of age)

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 
  • Physics 20


Fall Semester

CADD 101
Drafting I
CADD 121 CADD Applications I
CADD 172 Sustainability & Systems Thinking I
CADD 173
Construction Methods
CADD 174 CADD Labs
MATH 150
Technical Math
Winter Semester
CADD 102
Drafting II
CADD 122 CADD Applications II
CADD 132 Mechanical Design I - Applied Physics
CADD 151
Technical Communications
CADD 161 Civil Design I - Civil Design Fundamentals
CADD 182 Building Design I – Building Systems


Fall Semester
BEET 201
Digital Design/Presentation
BEET 231 Mechanical Design II
BEET 261 Civil Design II
BEET 271
Design Strategies
BEET 281 Building Design II
Winter Semester
BEET 232
Mechanical Design III
BEET 242 Piping & Control Systems
BEET 262  Civil Design III
BEET 272
Technical Design – Capstone
BEET 282 Building Design III


Graduates of the two-year BEET program will find job opportunities with consulting engineers, architects, land surveyors, oil and gas, mining and manufacturing, product and equipment design/manufacturing, and all levels of government. The multi-disciplinary engineering background in the program enables students to be employed in research, design, manufacturing and sales promotions, and graduates may become an important member of any team engaged in developing the sustainable processes, products and places that make up our world.

What is your education going to cost?

Our TUITION and FEES page provides a total cost estimate for your program including books and supplies and related expenses.

Looking for ways to help fund your education?

There are lots of options like student loans, scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding available.
Check out our FINANCIAL AID page for more information.

Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

The ACADEMIC CALENDAR has official information on transfer options for each program.
Please consult the calendar or meet with an academic advisor for more information.

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