The MEng in civil engineering is a course-based program that increases technical knowledge in the design of built facilities, their construction processes, their operation and maintenance and their impact on the surrounding environment. The Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, offers comprehensive programs in building and civil engineering. The program is designed to strengthen specific areas of knowledge gained at the undergraduate level and to provide an introduction to graduate research.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
In addition to the general admission requirements, the Gina Cody School (GCS) may require applicants to write the Engineering Writing Test (EWT) as a condition of admission to all graduate programs in Engineering and Computer Science. Depending on the result, students may be required to complete remedial English language courses in addition to their program requirements.
Engineering Writing Test (EWT). The Engineering Writing Test examines students’ ability to provide reasoned assessment of a short technical composition in English or French, and their ability to provide a qualitative account of quantitative or graphically presented data. The test is offered a number of times throughout the year. Based on their performance in the test, students may be asked to take remedial courses.
The Department offers two 45-credit programs leading to the MASc or MEng degrees with specialization in one of the following six branches:
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.
Students must complete 45 credits of 6000 or 7000 level courses. The courses must be selected as follows:
(1) 21 credits minimum
Chosen from one of the course groups in List B.
This set of courses may also include the project and seminar courses:
ENGR 6991 - Project and Report III (5 credits)
BCEE 6961 - Graduate Seminar in Building and Civil Engineering(1 credit)
ENCS 6931 - Industrial Stage and Training (9 credits)
(2) 12 credits minimum
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 Gina Cody School.
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
*Winter Application deadline has been extended to August 1.
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.
Research in civil engineering includes specialized areas of structures, bridge engineering, earthquake engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resources and environmental engineering.