Civil Engineering


  • The MASc is a research-based program in which you complete four graduate level courses and a thesis.
  • You will need an advisor and will conduct research under your advisor’s supervision.
  • This program is designed to be completed in two years.
  • Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available by application.
  • Continuation of your education is possible with this degree.


  • An MEng Degree may be awarded upon successful completion of a total of eight courses (the MEng has no research component/thesis/work with a faculty supervisor). Of these eight courses:
    • Five courses must be from the student's department (major; civil)
    • Plus three required courses: Engineering Technical Communications, Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Project Management (to be taken in the first or second semester of the program)
    • Co-op program is optional and students must apply for admission in their first study term.
  • No funding or scholarships are available.
  • Please also review the MEng program website for admission availability and requirements.


  • An applicant for admission to graduate studies leading to the PhD degree in Civil engineering must normally be a graduate of a recognized university with a master's degree in applied science (MASc) or the equivalent.
  • Applicants with degrees in related fields will be considered but will normally require strengthening of their background in Civil engineering.
  • Our objective is to attract the best students and to educate them in the rigors of scientific research.
  • We provide a scholarly and dynamic environment with attention to scientific discipline, detail and accuracy.

Research Areas and Facilities 

  • Structural engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Steel, concrete and composite properties
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Air pollution
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Water resources and infrastructure
  • Climate change impact and adaptation
  • Intelligent transportation systems

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall: 

MASc and PhD: July 1  (Scholarship deadline: May 1)

MEng: refer to the MEng program website for admission availability.

Deadline for Winter: 

MASc and PhD: November 1 (Scholarship deadline: September 1)

MEng: refer to the MEng program website for admission availability.

Deadline for Summer: 

MASc and PhD: March 1 (Scholarship deadline: January 1)

MEng: refer to the MEng program website for admission availability.

English Language Proficiency requirements:

MEng: refer to the MEng program website for requirements.

Minimum TOEFL:

M.A.Sc., Ph.D.: IBT-83

Minimum IELTS: 6.5

Minimum Pearson: 65

Additional Requirements

Additional requirements for these programs tend to vary, please contact the department to which you are applying to for a detailed list of additional requirements. 

Additional Requirements (MEng only)

Non-Consolidated Academic Transcript

Backlog Certificate

Upon acceptance of an offer of admission a deposit of $4000 is due within 21-days. Please refer to the information on deposits included with your offer. Refer also to the MEng program website for admission availability and requirements

General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Funding (research based programs only)

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MEng: refer to the MEng program website