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School of Trades & Technology

Built Environment Engineering Technology (BEET)

From roads and buildings to machines and robotics, students in the Built Environment Engineering Technology (BEET) 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 
First Year

Fall Semester

  • CADD 101 - Drafting I
  • CADD 121 - CADD Applications I
  • CADD 122 - CADD Applications II
  • CADD 172 - Sustainability & Systems Thinking I
  • CADD 174 - CADD Labs
  • Math 150 - Technical Math

Winter Semester

  • CADD 102 - Drafting II
  • CADD 132 - Mechanical Design I - Applied Physics
  • CADD 151 - Technical Communications
  • CADD 161 - Civil Design I - Civil Design Fundamentals
  • CADD 173 - Construction Methods
  • CADD 182 - Building Design I - Building Systems

Second Year

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 - 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.                     

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