The Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, offers comprehensive programs in building and civil engineering. The aim of these programs is to advance the body of technical knowledge in the planning and design of built facilities, their construction processes, their operation and maintenance, and their interaction with, and impact on, the surrounding environment.
The MEng program is course-based program designed to provide students with an opportunity to strengthen, in some specific area or areas, the knowledge gained at the undergraduate level, and to provide a significant introduction to research.
Applicants to the Master of Engineering may apply to the Industrial Experience option in the industrial milieu through the Institute for Co-operative Education.
Structural Engineering (E06, E31, E32)
Water Resources (E04, E33)
Geotechnical Engineering (E35)
Transportation (E03, E34)
Environmental Engineering (E36, E37)
Construction Management (E21, E24)
Applicants lacking the appropriate background will be required to enrol in an extended program of specified courses. These courses are in addition to the regular 45-credit program.
Requirements for the Degree
Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete successfully a minimum of 45 credits. For specific program requirements, refer to the relevant departmental entry in the following pages. Each individual program of study must be approved by the student’s department.
Transfer Credits. Student may be granted transfer academic credits for, in general, not more than 12 credits taken in approved graduate studies prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credits must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at Concordia University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission. Effective 2013/1 summer terms, transfers between all ENCS Master’s programs will be considered option changes. All course grades (A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, F, and Fail/Absent (F/ABS) and any of their notations, e.g., REPT, REPL, /IP, /INC, etc.) for approved courses from the original program are transferred to the new option and included in the GPA. Courses with DISC, MED, PEND, and REJ are not transferred.
Other Courses. A limited number of credits are recognized toward the Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering degree for courses taken under the heading Impact of Engineering on Society and for cognate courses taken from the MBA program. For details refer to the relevant departmental entry in the following pages.
Cross-Registration. A student in the program wishing to take courses under the cross-registration scheme must first obtain approval of the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee.
Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 term (5 years).
Admission Requirements. Applicants to the MEng Program must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in architecture with high engineering content may also be considered for the MEng program. Such students will be required to enrol in an extended program. The Faculty Graduate Studies Committee will determine the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require an applicant to take specified undergraduate courses in order to qualify for acceptance. Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. An ability to write simple programs in a standard computer language will be assumed. Students lacking this skill will be required to register for the appropriate course. This course will be taken in addition to regular degree requirements.
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.
Students must complete 45 credits of 6000 or 7000 level courses. The courses must be selected as follows:
A minimum of 21 credits chosen from one of the Course Groups in List B. This set of courses may also include the project and seminar courses ENGR 6991, BCEE 6961 or the industrial training course ENCS 6931.
Note: Students who have taken ENCS 6931 cannot take any of the following three courses: ENGR 6971, ENGR 6981 or ENGR 6991; and vice-versa.
A minimum of 12 credits chosen from those Course Groups of List B other than the group chosen in (1) above. These groups of courses could include special program courses put on for or by a given industry in conjunction with the Faculty.
A maximum of 12 credits chosen from the Engineering Courses section including E72 (MBA courses).
List B: Course Groups in Civil Engineering Program
Group 1 - Environmental Engineering and Water Resources:
Topic Areas: E04, E33, E36, E37
Group 2 - Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering:
Topic Areas: E03, E34, E35
Group 3 - Structural Engineering:
Topic Areas: E06, E31, E32
Group 4 - Construction Management:
Topic Areas: E21, E24
Research in civil engineering includes specialized areas of structures, bridge engineering, earthquake engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resources and environmental engineering.