International Masters in Civil Engineering (ICME)

International Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering/Laurea Magistrale in Civil Engineering dual degree program

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides students with a unique opportunity to study in Italy. This dual-degree program includes the exchange of students who will achieve two degrees from two universities, each of which has established research programs. Windsor and Udine, Italy, share a close bond as Twin Cities; a bond that is further strengthened through this program.

The Windsor-Udine dual degree program offers a post-graduate Masters level, international engineering education that addresses challenges and new strategies in construction, infrastructure, city planning, traffic, and other areas in Civil Engineering. While earning a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Windsor and a Laurea Magistrale degree from the Udine, students will receive professional training and the practical experience necessary to work in a competitive global environment.

This program is designed to be completed in two years with University of Windsor students beginning in September of each year. Applications are due by March 1st of the year you intend to start. This dual-degree program enriches students' educational experiences. There is a major benefit to having an international outlook on the education of engineers who develop new products for these global markets.

  • For applicants whose native language is not English, an English language proficiency test score (TOEFL - 237/92, MELAB - 80, CAEL - 70, IELTS - 6.5) is required
  • Additional requirements for these programs tend to vary, please contact the Program Coordinator or Civil Graduate Secretary for more information.
  • Scholarships (NSERC/OGS)
  • Graduate Assistantship
  • Research Assistantship
  • IMCE Entrance Scholarship
  • Lectures/laboratories/design projects/internships
  • Research thesis
  • Offered jointly at UWindsor and University of Udine campus in Udine, Italy.
  • Students will study at their home institution for the first year and become exchange students at the other host institution for the final year.
  • Three terms in Canada and two semesters in Italy


UWindsor Students

Udine Students

Year 1



Jan - Feb


Application to the ICME Program

Mar 1

Application to the ICME Program


Mar - Apr


Candidate Interviews


Candidate Interviews


May 1

Application to Udine


Jun 30


Thesis topic selection


Begin program at UWindsor

Begin program at UWindsor

Year 2




Uwindsor student has completed:

  • 3 courses at UWindsor
  • 2 sessions of Graduate Seminar
  • Thesis proposal
  • Substantial thesis progress and travels to Italy

Udine student has completed:

  • 3 courses at UWindsor
  • 1 Graduate Seminar
  • Thesis research and returns to Italy

Year 3



Oct - Feb


Thesis defense


Progress seminar: At this point, they have completed:

  • 5 courses at Udine
  • Balance of thesis work



Return to Windsor to defend thesis


Program coordinator:

Dr. Niel Van Engelen
Assistant Professor
519-253-3000 ext. 2509
Office: 3062 CEI


Civil Graduate Secretary:

Elizaveta Gorshkova
519-253-3000 Ext. 2552
Office: 3067 CEI