Faculty of Engineering - Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Program description

Civil engineers plan, design, supervise construction, manage, and maintain facilities that are familiar to most people. They are involved with infrastructure and environmental projects such as bridges, dams, highways, water and waste-water treatment plants, airports, and flood control systems. Civil engineers increasingly use new technologies such as Geographical Information/Positioning Systems, advanced materials, remote sensing and monitoring in their projects.
Courses include engineering materials, fluid mechanics, structural design, infrastructure engineering and construction management, finite element method, application of geographic information systems, economics, transportation planning, environmental analysis and design, hydrology, and technology and society.


Program options

Degree options

B.Sc. Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering - 4 years
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering (Environmental Option) - 4 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Engineering materials
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Structural design
  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Finite element method
  • Application of geographic information systems
  • Transportation planning
  • Watershed processes
  • Hazardous waste
  • Geotechnical engineering

Co-op options
Co-op opportunities are available to Civil Engineering students


Professional opportunities

Civil engineers work as consultants, for government agencies, construction firms, and oil and gas companies, among others.
There are opportunities for international development and community work, and civil engineers find long-term employment in stable industries at the forefront of innovative applications of advanced technology.



Admission Requirements

Visit the Engineering Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.


What is unique about this program at the U of M?

The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board has fully accredited the program, and this accreditation is recognized as equivalent in seven countries outside Canada. The U of M is the home of the National Centre of Excellence on Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures (ISIS Canada). Students have access to computer labs and well-equipped facilities such as the Hydraulics Research and Testing Laboratory. Students participate, and perform well in several technical society competitions, and have been successful in national scholarship and other competitions.


Important links

Faculty of Engineering 
Civil Engineering
Graduate Studies