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As a student in the Civil Engineering (PhD Thesis) program, you'll get the chance to collaborate with some of the most creative and innovative researchers in Canada. The program is ideal for students seeking to do original research as they grow their skills by specializing in a sub-discipline of civil engineering. These currently include Biomechanics, Bituminous Materials, Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Structures and Solid Mechanics, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources, Energy and Environment (Interdisciplinary), and Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary). Students get to complete an in-depth, original research project related to their chosen sub-discipline, and write a corresponding thesis.
Civil Engineer in public/private sectors, consulting industry, Management, or scientist.
A PhD in civil engineering is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Two courses minimum; two professional development seminars
A minimum of 3.5 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.
An MSc or equivalent from a recognized institution.
Students may be required to complete safety training in order to access labs.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
Tests must have been taken within the last two years
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