For working civil engineers seeking to grow their knowledge at the graduate level, the course-based Civil Engineering MEng degree is the ticket. If you prefer course-based learning and aren’t interested in completing a thesis, you can finish your degree requirements in as little as one year. If it’s flexibility you’re looking for, this degree is also available part time. It requires the completion of 10 courses, two of which can be senior undergraduate-level courses. Having a graduate degree in civil engineering will give you an advantage pursuing advanced careers in government, engineering consulting, construction and property development, the resource industries and public utilities, railroads, manufacturing and more. The variety of specializations that accompany this degree give you the option to take a deep dive into an area of particular interest.
Completing this program
Courses: A minimum of 10 courses, with subjects that include: Bituminous Materials, Computer Analysis of Structures, Structural Dynamics, Risk Analysis, Airport Planning and Engineering, Sustainable Infrastructure, Advanced Project Management, Theory of Transport Demand Modelling and more. 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 engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction, maintenance and decommissioning of a wide variety of public and private structures and facilities. They determine project requirements, identify construction specifications and procedures, and monitor project progress. Often, civil engineers supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers, oversee land surveys and construction work, approve survey and civil design work, undertake cost estimates, ensure building codes and other regulations are adhered to, and recommend building and construction materials. Civil engineers conduct feasibility studies, economic analyses, municipal and regional infrastructure studies and environmental impact studies. Eighty-three per cent of Alberta’s civil engineers work in professional, scientific or technical services, public works or construction.
A course-based master’s degree in civil engineering is usually considered a final degree.
1-2 years full-time; 6 years maximum; part-time available
No supervisor is required
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.
One official copy of your final transcript (and degree certificate if degree is not clearly stated on transcript) in signed, sealed envelope from institution attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the online application for initial evaluation purposes. Admission offers, however, are conditional upon receipt of official transcripts.
- Official transcripts can be mailed to us directly from the institution, or they can be mailed to you directly and you can send them to us yourself
- We will not accept unsealed official transcripts as official
Two references (academic references preferred, professional references accepted). Please provide the names and email addresses of your references in the online application. Addresses from general email providers will not be accepted (i.e. Hotmail , Yahoo, Gmail, etc.). All reference emails must come from an institution or company email address.
English language proficiency (ELP)
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ibt) score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based).
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version).
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59, or higher (academic version).
- Canadian Academic English Language test (CAEL) score of 70 with no section less than 60.
- Academic Communication Certificate (ACC) score of B+ in each course.
For admission on September 1:
- Canadians and permanent residents - apply by Apr. 15
- International students - apply by Apr. 15
For admission on January 1:
- Canadians and permanent residents- apply by Aug. 15
- International students - apply by Aug. 15
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Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
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