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Graduate Program

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a broad programme of graduate studies in Civil Engineering. Our faculty members conduct research in areas of computational mechanics/finite element analysis, bridge engineering, building systems/building science, earthquake engineering/structural dynamics, environmental hydraulics/water resources, geomechanics, GIS applications/urban systems and sustainability, masonry/concrete/composite materials, and structural retrofit/rehabilitation, material durability/service life modelling. In particular, our fields of study at the Master's and Ph.D. levels are in computational mechanics, water resources and environmental engineering and structures. Please note that we are not offering Transportation Engineering at this time.

Degrees Available:

Master's of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) Thesis: Research programme requiring the completion of the equivalent of 4 half graduate level courses plus presentation and defence of a thesis embodying results of an original investigation is required. This program is intended mainly for full-time candidates but may be taken on a part-time basis.

Master's of Engineering (M.Eng) Project: Course and project programme requiring the completion of the equivalent of 6 half graduate level courses plus presentation of a report demonstrating ability to carry out independent study and reach a satisfactory conclusion is required. This program is primarily intended for part-time M.Eng. candidates but may be taken by full-time students.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Equivalent of 4 half courses beyond the Master's degree and successful defence of a thesis is required. Candidates are required to pass a Comprehensive Examination. Under some circumstances, arrangements can be made with the Department for part-time Ph.D. study.

To apply to any of the three degrees listed above please click here


Post-Degree Studies:A post-degree student is one who holds a university degree and has been given permission to take a specific graduate course, but has not be admitted to a graduate program. To apply please click here.