Civil Engineering

At the Department of Civil Engineering, you will receive the education you need to shape the world we live in. From designing, managing and maintaining flood defence systems, bridges, buildings, water treatment facilities, highways and more, you are pursuing a profession that will challenge you to keep the world’s crucial infrastructure safe and efficient, and adapt it to meet the demands of the future. 

As an undergraduate civil engineering student, you will study how environmental, geomatics, geotechnical, structural, and transportation engineering come together. In your upper years, you’ll choose to specialize in structural, environmental, or transportation engineering with courses in project management, structural design, transportation planning, and solid waste management. In your final year, you’ll work on a student design team and present your final projects to industry representatives. 

The Civil Engineering BEng degree program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. 

Structural Engineering Option 

In the second year, the curriculum of the structural engineering option provides further focus on structural analysis, computer-aided structural analysis, structural building systems, bridge design and construction, renovation/repair of existing structures, and structural design of concrete, steel, timber and masonry. When you graduate from the structural engineering option, you will earn a BEng in civil engineering with a structural engineering option notation on your degree. 

“During my internship at EllisDon, I got to work on bridges around the city. The experience enhanced my understanding of my undergrad curriculum and strengthened my technical knowledge vastly. Most importantly, it gave me a taste of the real world, as well as confidence in my choice of career path.”

Fares Abd Elsamad
Civil Engineering ‘19

Area of Study

  • Structural engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Transportation engineering

Career Path

  • City planning
  • Consulting
  • Offshore construction
  • Infrastructure design
  • Power and water supply
  • Project management
  • Waste treatment facility design
  • Sustainable construction