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    • Price Faculty of Engineering
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    • Master of Science (MSc)
    • Master of Engineering (MEng)

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    Expected Duration

    • 18 months (MEng)
    • 2 years (MSc)

Program details

The civil engineering department offers programs of coursework and research leading to Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees.

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

While both programs offer graduate-level training in the field, the MEng program is industrially-oriented and aimed at practicing engineers who wish to continue their studies on a broad basis, while the MSc degree is attained through coursework and thesis.

Master of Science

MSc students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework, complete a thesis, make an oral presentation on the completed thesis to the examining committee, and pass an oral examination.

Master of Engineering

MEng students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, consisting of 24 credit hours of coursework (at least 18 of which must be at the 7000 level) plus an additional 6 credit hours for the MEng project and report.

Research areas

While collaboration between different research areas, departments and faculties is encouraged, our department has been broken down into seven main areas:

  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Structures
  • Transportation
  • Water resources
  • Construction engineering and management
  • Masonry and cementitious materials

Admission requirements

To qualify for the Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Civil Engineering program, you must have a minimum of:

  • a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.

In exceptional cases, based on the candidate's professional experience, this requirement may be waived upon the recommendation from the department.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

The civil engineering master's programs accept applications for Fall, Winter and Summer admission. Applications are submitted online and must include the following before they will be reviewed by the admissions committee:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Uploaded copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

To find an advisor, explore the Department of Civil Engineering's faculty and staff page and contact a faculty member whose research interests align with your own. Please note that your advisor must hold a PhD or equivalent and be a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (typically includes academic staff holding a rank of assistant professor or above).

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Application deadlines

Canadian and US applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Fall 2021 June 1, 2021 Apply for Fall 2021 (Canada/US)
Winter 2022 October 1, 2021 Apply for Winter 2022 (Canada/US)
Summer 2022 February 1, 2022 Apply for Summer 2022 (Canada/US)
Fall 2022 June 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (Canada/US)

International applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Winter 2022 July 1, 2021 Apply for Winter 2022 (International)
Summer 2022 November 1, 2021 Apply for Summer 2022 (International)
Fall 2022 March 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (International)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Price Faculty of Engineering
Room E2-290 Engineering & Information Technology Complex
15 Gillson St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6

Phone: 204-474-9809
Fax: 204-275-3773