For working civil engineers seeking to grow their knowledge at the graduate level, the course-based Civil Engineering MEng degree is the ticket – especially if they prefer course-based learning and aren’t interested in completing a thesis. They can finish their degree requirements in as little as one year, making this program among the fastest graduate degree options. Of the degree's required 10 courses, a maximum of two can be senior undergraduate level courses.
Admission to the course-based MEng is the typical path for students interested in the thesis-based MEng. Students may choose to work with a faculty member to develop a research project in place of the program's final four courses. With an approved research project in place, students then transfer into the thesis-based MEng.
This degree is available part-time.
Completing this program
Courses: Topics may include bituminous materials, theory of transport demand modelling, biological processes for wastewater treatment and more.
Environmental Engineering (Fall + Winter intake)
Project Management (Fall intake only)
Geotechnical Engineering (Fall + Winter intake)
Structures and Solid Mechanics (Fall + Winter intake)
Civil Engineer in public and private sectors, consulting industry, or management.
A course-based master’s degree in civil engineering is usually considered a final degree.
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.
A four year BEng or BSc degree in Science, Medicine, Kinesiology, or other Engineering from a recognized institution.
- C.V. or Resume
- Research Proposal
Students may be required to complete safety training in order to access labs.
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.
For admission on September 1:
- Canadians and permanent residents - apply by March 1 | submit all supporting documents by March 30
- International students - apply by March 1 | submit all supporting documents by March 30
For admission on January 1:
- Canadians and permanent residents- apply by July 1 | submit all supporting documents by July 30
- International students - apply by July 1 | submit all supporting documents by July 30
Learn more about this program
Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
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