Not sure whether you want a career in science or engineering? Analyze data or build solutions? The Science and Engineering Fundamentals (SEFD) program provides a taste of both worlds. In this preparatory program, you will gain exposure to a variety of areas in applied science and engineering technology, and explore career possibilities to help determine the area of study you’d like to further pursue.
Through practical hands-on learning labs, lectures and demonstrations, you will develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, communication, computer and applied mathematics – all fundamental to further education and careers in the fields of science and engineering.
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The fields of science and engineering technology are broad and diverse, from civil engineering and broader construction principles, to environmental and biomedical technology and mechanical and electromechanical technology, science and engineering technologists and technicians work in a wide range of occupations across many sectors within the economy.
This preparatory program explores three streams in science and engineering – Planning and Sustainability, Making Things Work and In the Laboratory. That means graduates will be equipped with the range of skills required to pursue further studies in science and engineering disciplines.
Our expert faculty members will make connections between programs and identify industry and career opportunities, enabling students to become familiar with different designations in these fields and make an informed program choice that supports their future career goals.
Students will spend more than 220 hours in the lab over eight months, gaining hands-on experience and exposure to the foundational principles of science and engineering. This will ensure they develop the fundamental knowledge and skills required for many two-, three- and four-year diploma, advanced diploma and degree programs in the Faculty of SEIT.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements. Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
Qualified graduates can go on to take a range of Durham College two- and three-year diploma and advanced diploma programs, as well as four-year SEIT degree programs. These include:
Visit the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Information Technology page for a list of all available programs.