Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Course-based program

Program overview

Our MEng in civil engineering offers exciting opportunities to grow your technical knowledge and provide you with a competitive advantage in pursuing a civil engineering career. Our revised program gives students the flexibility of enhancing their skills in focused areas that help address the civil engineering challenges of today and tomorrow. This program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study, although part-time options are available. Our MEng program requires the completion of 10 courses that have been specifically developed to align with one of two focus areas or the project management specialization. Completion of a MEng graduate degree in civil engineering will give you an advantage in pursuing a career in various civil engineering sectors, such as engineering consultancy, project management and construction, sustainability and technology, government and policy makers, NGOs, resource industries and public utilities, railroads, manufacturing and more.

MEng Internship

This program offers an 8-to-16 month full-time paid internship with companies across Canada to help students gain engineering work experience in a diverse economy. Limited spots are available.

Learn more about this exciting internship opportunity by visiting the MEng Internship Page.

Completing this program

Two options are available within our MEng program, each of which require completion of 10 courses:

1. MEng in Civil Engineering

  • 6 core courses are required
  • 3 thematic courses are required
  • 1 option course is required

2. MEng in Civil Engineering Project Management Specialization

  • 4 core courses are required
  • 6 project management courses are required


Upon successful completion of the MEng in Civil Engineering graduates will have a balance of the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to work in civil engineering in Canada, and worldwide. 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.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

2 years full-time; 6 years maximum; part-time available.


No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

The MEng degree is self-funded by the student.

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

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Admission requirements


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 baccalaureate degree in civil engineering or environmental engineering is required for Civil Engineering – no specialization.

A four year baccalaureate degree in engineering is required for Civil Engineering – Project Management specialization.

Consideration may also be given for BSc degrees in other fields.

Work samples



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



Test scores


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:

*Please contact your program of interest if you have any questions about ELP requirements.


We encourage you to apply early as this program receives a high volume of applications and reaches capacity quickly. We send offers to qualified applicants on a rolling basis.

For admission on September 1:

  • March 15: Deadline for International applicants
  • May 8: Deadline for Domestic applicants

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Civil Engineering - MEng Program Office

Schulich School of Engineering
ENC 205, Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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