Civil Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Course-based program

Program overview

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.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

One year full time; six years maximum


No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

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

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 BEng or BSc degree in Science, Medicine, Kinesiology, or other Engineering from a recognized institution.

Work samples



  • C.V. or Resume
  • Research Proposal

Reference letters


Test scores


Safety Training

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


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

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

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Schulich School of Engineering

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

Visit Schulich School of Engineering's website