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:
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
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 or with partial prerequisites are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed holistically. Missing prerequisites will be added to their program.
Admission 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.
Prerequisites for all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: CHEM 202-NYA; MATH 201-NYA and 201-NYB and 201-NYC; PHYS 203‑NYA and 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. Missing prerequisites will be added to their program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
University transfer students
Prerequisites 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 may be considered on a course‑by‑course basis.
Canadian High School, International Baccalaureate
and Bacc. Francais Students
Students 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.
Prerequisites for all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: Math and Physics (Chemistry if Physics not offered)
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.
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: