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.
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:
Learn how to 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 Engineers Canada and you’ll graduate eligible to become a registered professional engineer.
In the third year of study, students may choose to take one of three specialization options:
Civil Infrastructure Option
In civil infrastructure option students learn the design of foundations and superstructures as encountered in bridges and highways, industrial and residential buildings, airport runways, dams, urban transportation systems, and transit terminals.
In environmental engineering, emphasis is based both on the design of systems for water supply, water treatment, soil treatment, wastewater treatment, and waste management, as well as on the design of physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes encountered in these systems.
Construction Engineering and Management Option
Construction engineering and management gives students a specialized focus on planning, design, and the execution of construction projects with due consideration to project costs. The design experience gained in the construction engineering and management courses is applied to both the design of civil infrastructures and environmental engineering design projects.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed holistically.
Students with partial prerequisites are still welcome to apply and will be considered holistically. Any missing prerequisites will be added to the program at Concordia.
Admission to Engineering and Computer Science programs is based on applicants' overall CRC, including above-average grades in mathematics and physics, and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.
Prerequisite classes for all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: 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
Cegep applicants completing a three-year technical DEC in a related field are eligible for admission if they meet the overall CRC requirements. They will be asked to complete the missing prerequisite classes as part of their program.
Applicants from a three‑year technical DEC may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
University transfer students
Prerequisite classes for all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I
Transfer credits: Transfer credits may be considered on a course‑by‑course basis.
All other students
Students from Canadian High Schools, U.S. High Schools, IB schools and Bacc. Français schools will be assessed according to their educational background. Some or all prerequisites will be added to the program at Concordia. IB Standard Level courses (SL) are not eligible for exemptions. Students from Bacc. Français schools with Série ES may be considered for admission to some programs.
Minors: Engineering students are able to add a minor in another discipline once they have completed at least 21 credits and if they maintain a GPA of 2.70. Refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for details.
Minimum cut-off averages
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. As our programs are competitive, applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Quebec Cegep (CRC): Overall CRC: 24.000, with above average grades in mathematics and physics
Canadian High Schools: Overall: 80%, with 80% in mathematics and physics
U.S. High Schools: Overall: B- / 2.70 GPA, with B- / 2.70 GPA in higher level mathematics and physics
University Transfers: Overall: 2.50/4.30 GPA with B- average in each of mathematics and physics
International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points, with a minimum of 4 points in each of mathematics and physics.
Higher Level preferred but Standard Level acceptable.
Bacc. Français: Overall: 12/20 of Série S (Sciences), with 12/20 in each of mathematics and physics/chemistry
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: