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State-of-the-art learning facilities
Many undergraduate courses in civil engineering have laboratory components. These labs provide hands-on experience for our students and take place in specialized laboratories, including:
- engineering mechanics laboratory,
- structural and materials testing laboratories,
- hydraulics laboratory,
- geotechnical laboratory,
- environmental engineering laboratory,
- computer laboratories.
Students can choose up to five technical electives in their program. Technical elective courses focus strongly on the design component of engineering education. Our program integrates design into many courses and the design experience culminates in a Capstone Design Project.
Our Co-op/IIP program is available to incorporate valuable work experience into the program. The Co-op/IIP program involves the addition of three to four work terms, totaling twelve to sixteen months of paid engineering work experience.
Professional jobs waiting for you after graduation
Civil engineers work as engineering designers and engineering consultants at government agencies, construction firms, and oil and gas companies, just to name a few. 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.
Diverse extracurricular activities
The Department of Civil Engineering and the Price Faculty of Engineering have many ways for students to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Each year our students participate and successfully compete in team competitions across Canada, North America and the world. Student groups are a great way to meet other engineering students and to develop strong social circles while gaining experience and knowledge. The Faculty has over 25 groups that students can choose to participate in.
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is one of five undergraduate engineering majors that can be pursued after a common year of foundation studies.
Expected duration: 4 to 5 years
Graduates of the civil engineering program are academically qualified to register as Engineers-in-Training in engineering licensing bodies in Canada. The civil engineering program is designed to give students a broad knowledge of engineering principles and professional practice.
The program has a strong core component that provides exposure to a range of areas in civil engineering, including – but not limited to – the design of buildings and bridges; the design of facilities and methods for treatment of water, waste water and solid waste; the design of foundations, earthworks and river bank protection; transportation planning; the design of roads and pavement; the design of hydraulic structures such as sewers, canals, and spillways; and the management of surface and ground water.
In the last years of the program, there are many opportunities for specialization through selection of technical elective courses, including an environmental option.
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Learning beyond the classroom
Every student in Engineering has opportunities to apply the theoretical foundations of classroom learning to real-world design problems throughout the program.
In the Co-operative Education and Industrial Internship Program (Co-op/IIP), you can complement your study with paid work experience. Competition, representational, and special-interest societies allow you to connect with fellow students with shared interests. And student exchange programs let you complete part of your degree at one of several partner universities around the world.
In order to gain admission into civil engineering, all applicants must first complete a minimum eight of the preliminary year engineering courses. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Direct Entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college. Direct entry applicants apply to the preliminary year and require the following:
- Manitoba high school graduation including 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S,G, or U
- A minimum average of 80% over the following, with no less than 70% in each of English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Chemistry 40S and Physics 40S.
Advanced entry applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in the preliminary year program, another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution, including several required courses.
If you do not meet the requirements for direct or advanced entry into the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, you can apply for admission to University 1, the Faculty of Science, or another program.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
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University of Manitoba
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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
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Department of Civil Engineering
Room E1-368 Engineering & Information Technology Complex
15 Gillson St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6