Program overview

Having your pick of a wide range of exciting fields of study is what makes the Civil Engineering (MSc Thesis) program attractive to students. They can specialize in one of several sub-disciplines, including Biomechanics, Bituminous Materials, Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Structures and Solid Mechanics, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources, Energy and Environment (Interdisciplinary), and Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary). After completing an in-depth, original research project related to their chosen sub-discipline, students get to write a corresponding thesis, allowing them to gain in-depth knowledge and research experience.

Specializations

  • Avalanche Mechanics (not available)
  • Biomechanics
  • Bituminous Materials
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Structures & Solid Mechanics
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources
  • Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary)
  • Energy and Environment (Interdisciplinary)
  • Project Management

Outcomes and next steps

Civil Engineer in corporate or government sectors, consulting industry, Management, or scientist.

A master’s degree in civil engineering will give you the pre-requisite for a Ph.D.

Degree at a glance

  • Completion requirements: Thesis-based
  • Courses: Four courses minimum; two professional development seminars
  • Class delivery: Classroom
  • Commitment: Two years full-time; four years maximum
  • Supervisor: A supervisor is required, but is not required prior to the start of the program
  • Fees and funding: Flat annual fee; guaranteed funding

Supervisors

A supervisor is required for this program. Students are not required to identify potential supervisors prior to applying to the program.

Completion requirements

Courses
  • Topics may include bituminous materials, the theory of transport demand modeling, biological processes for wastewater treatment and more.
Thesis
  • Students will be required to submit and defend an original thesis.
Professional Development Seminars
  • Students take two professional development seminars on communication styles, presentation skills and more.

Admission requirements and information

Requirements for the Civil Engineering Program
GPA
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
Minimum education
  • A four year BEng or BSc degree in Science, Medicine, Kinesiology, or other Engineering from a recognized institution.
Work samples
  • None
Safety Training
  • Students may be required to complete safety training in order to access labs.
Documents
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Research Proposal
Reference letter
  • Two
Test scores
  • None
English language proficiency

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL score of 86 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (Academic version)
  • MELAB score of 80, or higher
  • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of B, C, C (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency)
  • Tests must have been taken within the last two years
Deadlines

For admission on September 1

  • Canadian and permanent resident
    • March 1: Application deadline
    • March 30: Supporting documentation deadline
  • International
    • March 1: Application deadline
    • March 30: Supporting documentation deadline

For admission on January 1

  • Canadian and permanent resident
    • July 1: Application deadline
    • July 30: Supporting documentation deadline
  • International
    • July 1: Application deadline
    • July 30: Supporting documentation deadline

For admission on May 1

  • Canadian and permanent resident
    • November 1 Application deadline
    • November 1 Supporting documentation deadline
  • International
    • November 1 Application deadline
    • November 30 Supporting documentation deadline

If you’re not a Canadian or permanent resident make sure to read and learn about international specific requirements.

Tuition fees and funding

All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.

Fees

Estimate for full-time students

Canadian and permanent resident International student

General fees

12 months of study

$1,843 CAD $1,843 CAD

Tuition fees

First 12 months of study

$5,593 CAD $12,695 CAD

Total fees

For the first year of studies

$7,436 CAD

$14,538 CAD

General fees and program fees
  • General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
  • Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
  • Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
  • International Continuing Fees: $3,693 CAD
  • Continuing fees apply after the first full year of studies.
Funding availability
  • Students not holding scholarships currently receive financial assistance totaling $16,000 plus tuition fees.

Fees listed here are estimates only and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.

Fees are subject to change.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 19, 2019
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