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  • Bridging ProgramEngineering Software Skills Enhancement

    More than 85% of program graduates have secured jobs as Electrical Designers, Project Managers, Architectural Technologists, Estimators, Construction Coordinators, and such, within 6 months of graduation.

  • “This Bridging Program helped me understand what is expected of an Engineer In Canada and brush up on my software skills. I owe the success of my current professional situation to the support of this program. I highly recommend it to other internationally trained engineers who have recently arrived in Canada.” – Suzie Bizarro, Civil Designer.

  • “This program is really awesome for engineers especially those who are new in Canada. This program gives a strong platform not only in education but also in professional networking.”

  • “This program gives us the latest and most relevant tools which are needed by the industry.  It can give a whole new direction for nternationally trained engineers. The topics covered in this program help us to get Canadian certification in our field.  Also, the dedication and effort put in by the Humber faculty members and other professional lecturers is the BEST.”

  • “The bridging program helped me touch base with my skills and identify which ones are transferable and helped me prepare myself to be integrated into the competitive Canadian market. The program also helped me to market myself to employers and showcased my qualifications and potential.”

Program Details

Humber offers a 15-week bridging program for internationally educated civil, mechanical and electrical engineers and architecture professionals with training in the latest technical and software skills in demand by Ontario employers.

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Benefits

  • Hands-on learning with the latest Engineering Software in the industry
  • Employment Advisors dedicated to helping you build your professional network
  • 45 hours of Project Management education recognized by the Project Management Institute for the purpose of PMP Certification
  • Courses instructed by industry professionals
  • Connections with hiring employers

Courses Can Include:

This course introduces students to construction estimating with the goal of preparing them to become estimators who are capable of making accurate and complete quantity take-offs and cost estimates for construction projects using MS Excel and other software. This course examines the principles and practices of measuring the quantities of materials and cost estimates required for a construction project. Particular emphasis will be placed on organization, accuracy, logical sequence and neatness of estimates. During the course, students are also introduced to computerized take-off and estimating using Timberline Estimating software.

This course is registered with Project Management Institute (PMI) and is eligible for 45 Professional Development Units (PDUs). This course will introduce the principles of professional project management. It is designed to develop a fundamental understanding of project management knowledge, processes, tools and techniques applicable to all types of projects in various industries. The course content is based on the latest edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). All nine knowledge areas will be covered and reinforced with real-life examples, case studies and exercises.

This course is an introduction to Building Information Modeling and covers the basic principles of Revit Architecture Technology and the Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach. The Revit Architecture 2012 software on Windows operating system will be demonstrated with extensive hands-on experience in a computer lab. Topics will include: advantages of BIM, file types and formats, BIM file management, the Revit interface, 3D modeling, material properties, linking and constraints, families and components, conceptual massing modeling, design options, adding architectural elements to massing models, sloped roofs, plotting graphic views and schedules.

Participants will use Civil, Mechanical or Electrical AutoCAD Software to create, edit and understand engineering drawings.

Civil CADD (computer-aided design) covers the fundamental skills and standards for creating, editing and understanding engineering drawings using AutoCAD.

Electrical AutoCAD software prepares the participant for 2D Engineering drawings for Electrical Control Systems using established procedures and practices.

AutoCAD Mechanical teaches the fundamentals of creating and customizing a typical mechanical detail drawing.   

This course is an introduction to the Ontario Building code (OBC) 2012 and provides an overview of legal, house structure, plumbing, HVAC and small buildings codes and regulations. The course includes various components of the OBC module workbooks created by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The course will help students to develop their skills in searching codes and utilizing data to gain a better understanding of code requirements particularly with respect to construction and health and safety elements.

This course provides students with core concepts and strategies to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment in Canada. The course highlights how these core concepts and strategies can be used in various LEED rating systems. It will provide an introductory level of familiarity with the LEED rating system and requirements for students who wish to continue their training in preparation for the LEED Professional Accreditation exam.

This course will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to market themselves to an employer and to effectively gain rewarding employment through resume writing support, interview practice, technical presentation practice and developed networking skills.  Canadian workplace culture and communications as well as the importance of soft skills will be emphasized. Participants will also explore the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and its relation to job search and career success via an introductory overview.

This course provides a structured approach to learning the principles and practical applications of digital logic used by computers, communication equipment and control systems. Connection of devices to input and output modules will be applied. Computer software will be used throughout the course for configuration, development, editing, documentation and monitoring of the application programs. Programming logic controllers to be studied are:  Allen-Bradley Compact Logix and SLC series, Omron CJ1M.

The goal of this course is to teach the student how to use SolidWorks automation software to build, and create drawings of, parametric models of parts and assemblies. Topics that are covered are: the user interface and basic menu commands; part design; assembly design and detail drawing creation.  

This course will introduce participants to the regulations pertaining to electrical power and distribution systems and corresponding safety standards for the installation and maintenance of electrical systems as specified in Canadian Electrical Safety Code. 

The course will include a brief overview of current Ontario Occupational Health and Safety legislation, WHMIS Regulations, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Participants will examine the application of the legislation and review the roles and responsibilities of government, employers, unions, and workers.

This course introduces you to REVIT MEP, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) program for people in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering fields. On completion of the course, you will acquire profieciency with the software to assist you with the design aspect of your profession.

This course will explore all of the basic elements in a typical blueprint. The students will be required to be fluent in reading plans, sections and be able to determine the integrity of the combination of drawings while identifying discrepancies. 

Admission Requirements

This program is open to internationally trained professionals who:

  • Are residents of Ontario
  • Are Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees or Canadian Citizens who are eligible to work in Canada
  • Have been in Canada 5 years or less
  • Have educational qualifications outside of Canada with a minimum equivalency to a 4-year Canadian Bachelors degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Architecture, or related
  • Have previous work experience outside of Canada in the Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Architectural field
  • Have a current Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment score at a minimum Level 7/8 (Consider OSLT if you do not meet this requirement)
  • Possess very good computer skills in MS Office

Funded by Government of Ontario and Government of Canada