Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science - Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Why study civil engineering?
Protect water resources. Design buildings, bridges and tunnels. Improve transportation and traffic flow. As a civil engineer, your expertise in urban and environmental planning lets you guide municipalities to create the structures and systems that have a positive impact on everyday community life.
Choose to specialize in Civil Infrastructure, Environmental or Construction Engineering and Management. In our state-of-the-art labs designed for water management, soil mechanics or surveying, you will get practical experience with the tools and equipment you will use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
- Plan and execute the construction of complex facilities such as buildings, bridges, dams and tunnels
- Develop strategies to manage water resources, transportation and waste disposal
- Conduct environmental impact assessments and assist urban planners
Our program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and you’ll graduate eligible to become a registered professional engineer.
A Bachelor of Engineering degree takes a minimum of four years (119 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
After the successful completion of first year core courses, students may choose to take one of three specialization options:
- Civil Infrastructure Option
- Environmental Option
- Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Option
- Cegep Students including Three-Year Technical DEC:
- CHEM-101 or 202-NYA;
- MATH-103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC
- PHYS-101 or 203-NYA and 201 or 203-NYB
- Non-Cegep Students:
- Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I
Particular attention is paid to grades in mathematics, sciences and courses applicable to the intended program of study. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be reviewed holistically.
- Students will be required to take and complete all prerequisite program requirements during their first year of study.
- Any missing prerequisites will be added onto the program at Concordia.
- Applicants from a three-year technical DEC may be eligible for transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
- Minimum of 65% for exemptions for Math and Physics. Students with grades of less than 65% in prerequisite courses will be asked to repeat those courses in addition to the program.
Minimum Cut-off Averages
(Minimum Cut-Off Averages: Should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool )
- Cegep: Overall CRC 24.00
- Canadian/U.S. High Schools & International Secondary Schools: 80% or B- equivalent
- External Transfers: Minimum 2.5 GPA (Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis or by challenge exams.)
- International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points and completion of mathematics and sciences at the Higher Level
- Bacc. Français: Overall 11/20 – Completion of Série S (Sciences)
Make sure you also meet Concordia's minimum admission requirements.
- Civil Engineering Drawing and Design
- Structural Analysis
- Design of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures
- Introduction to Environmental Engineering
- Soil Mechanics
Applying to the Engineering co-op program gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a co-op student, you will work for engineering firms where you may:
- Study the geometric and pavement design of roads
- Assess building equipment and systems;
- Inspect various construction sites
Civil engineering alumni have established careers in the consulting engineering, construction, industrial or government sectors. Others move into research and development or teaching. Some graduates have been hired by:
- Ministry of Transport Quebec.