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Civil Engineering (PhD)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
4 years
90 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer

Program overview

The PhD program in Civil Engineering is the highest-level degree offered in the field, allowing students to gain expertise through intensive research. You will increase your analytical knowledge through a combination of specialized courses and a research thesis completed under the supervision of one of our faculty members. The objective of the PhD program is to train highly qualified researchers who will contribute to technological innovation in the discipline and the university's department through research and development. Where possible, research of interest to the industry is encouraged.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission on a full-time basis

  • Master’s degree or equivalent with high standing in engineering or computer science, or in a cognate discipline.
  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree will, in general, be considered for admission to a master’s program only. After completion of a minimum of one term of full-time study in the Master's degree, they may, upon application, be recommended by the Department and approved by the GCS Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for admission to a PhD program.

Admission on a part-time basis

  • Master’s degree with high standing in engineering, computer science or a cognate discipline.

Proficiency in English

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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Tuition & funding

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