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Engineering/Architecture Skills Enhancement - Bridging Program

Program Code: EED1

Credential: Certificate of Achievement

Program Length: 15 weeks

Streams: Civil Engineering & Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Start Date:

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Any further inquiries related to the program will be addressed via the pre-registration platform on an individual basis.

Please review the info available on the website and use the link below to pre-register.


The program is competitive; the number of applications exceeds the seat allocation for the program
and we had waitlists for the previous cohorts. Early registration is recommended.




Program Contact

416.675.6622 ext. 5346


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.


  • Hands-on learning with the latest Engineering/Architecture 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
  • Engineering/Architecture students in this program may be eligible to receive One (1) free year of membership with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)
  • Guidance with licensing/certification

Your Career

Graduates of the Engineering/Architecture bridging program have secured jobs as Electrical Designers, Project Managers, Architectural Technologists, Estimators, Construction Coordinators, and such, upon completion of the program.


“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.”


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 blended course (in-class and online) 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.

Sustainable building design strives to balance environmental responsibility, resource efficiency, occupancy comfort, and well-being, community development and the economics of building construction and operation.

Students will learn sustainable building design principles including energy-efficient building design, building commissioning, energy modeling, LEED and other rating systems, and bio-inspired building design. Students will participate in sustainable building design projects (currently active on the market) as a class exercise.

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, Refugee Claimants, Convention Refugees or Canadian Citizens
  • Do not have work experience in Canada at a level commensurate with their international education/experience
  • Have educational qualifications outside of Canada with a minimum Canadian equivalency to a Canadian degree/diploma 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
  • Do not have their highest level of education from a Canadian educational institution
  • 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

Fees & Financial Aid

(For those who qualify, the program is eligible for full reimbursement through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program)