Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affi​liation

Applied Science and Engineering

Degree Programs

Civil Engineering

​MAS​c
Emphasis:
Sustainable Energy​​
​MEng
Emphases:​
Advanced Water Technologies and Process Design​​
Engineering and Globalization
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)
Forensic Engineering
Sustainable Energy
PhD
Emphasis:
​Sustainable Energy​

Cities Engineering and Management​

​​MEngCEM

​Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

  1. Engineering Education​
    • Civil Engineering, MASc, PhD
  2. Environmental Engineering (​admissions have closed)
    • Civil Engineering, MASc, MEng, PhD

Overview

The research conducted in the Department of Civil Engineering is addressing the need for innovative solutions to society’s needs, from the deep underground to the world’s tallest structures. The dedicated students, staff, and professors are pursuing exciting research ranging from nanoscale investigations into water contamination and concrete properties, to the large-scale tests of structures under full-scale simulated earthquakes, to development of real-time mass transit models to solve urban congestion. Research is informed by extensive collaboration and interaction with industry and government partners. Facilities and breadth of research expertise are among the best in the world, offering great opportunities for involvement in ground-breaking research. 

The Department of Civil Engineering is organized into five sections: Structural Engineering; Transportation Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Building Engineering and Construction Management; and Mining and Geomechanics. Graduate students are typically “based” in one of these five sections, but are encouraged to break out to other areas in their selection of courses and in seeking advice on research.

Contact and Address

Admission Inquiries

Web: www.civil.engineering.utoronto.ca
Email: graduateadmissions@civ.utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 946-8028
Fax: (416) 978-6813

Student Services Inquiries

Michael Godwin
Email: civ.gradprograms@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-5904

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto
Galbraith Building 35 St. George Street, Room 105
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4
Canada

Civil Engineering: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Abdulhai, Baher - BEng, MEng, PhD, PEng
Andrews, Robert - BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Andrews, Susan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Bentz, Evan - BASc, PhD, PEng
Christopoulos, Constantin - BE, MASc, PhD, PEng
Collins, Michael - BE, PhD, PEng
Drake, Jennifer Anne Pauline - BEng, MASc, PhD, PEng
El-Diraby, Tamer - BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
Gauvreau, Douglas Paul - BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
Ghafghazi, Mohsen - BSc, MSc, PhD
Grabinsky, Murray - BASc, MASc, PhD, Robert M Smith Chair in Geotechnical Mine Design and Analysis, PEng
Grasselli, Giovanni - PhD, PEng
Hadjigeorgiou, Ioannis (John) - DiplGeol, BASc, ME, DPhil, Pierre Lassonde Chair in Mining Engineering, PEng
Harrison, John Paul - BSc, MSc, PhD, W M Keck Chair of Seismology and Rock Mechanics
Hatzopoulou, Marianne - BSc, BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD, PhD, CRC
Hofmann, Ronald - BEng, MASc, PhD, PEng
Hooton, R Douglas - BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Karney, Bryan - BSc, MEng, PhD, PEng
Kennedy, Christopher - BEng, MEc, MBA, MASc, PhD, PEng
Kwon, Oh-Sung - BS, MS, MS, PhD, PEng
MacLean, Heather L - BASc, MASc, MBA, PhD, PEng
McCabe, Brenda - BSc, PhD, PEng
Mercan, Oya - BS, MS, PhD
Miller, Eric - BASc, MASc, PhD
Nurul Habib, Khandker - MS, PhD, PEng
Osman, Hesham - BSc, MSc, PhD
Packer, Jeffrey - BE, MSc, DSc, PhD, Bahen/Tanenbaum Chair in Civil Engineering, PEng
Panesar, Daman - BE, ME, PhD, Erwin Edward Hart Professor, PEng
Pierce, Matthew - BSc, MSc, PhD
Pressnail, Kim - BASc, PhD, PEng
Roorda, Matthew - BEng, MASc, PhD, CRC, PEng
Saxe, Shoshanna - MSc, PhD
Shalaby, Amer - BSc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Sheikh, Shamim - BSE, MASc, PhD, PEng
Siegel, Jeffrey Alexander - BS, MS, PhD
Sleep, Brent - BSc, MASc, PhD, PEng (Chair and Graduate Chair)
Vanderburg, Willem - BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Vecchio, Frank - BASc, MEng, PhD, Bahen/Tanenbaum Chair in Civil Engineering, PEng
Warren, Lesley Alice - BSc, PhD
Windisch, Marianne Frances - BASc, PhD
Xia, Kaiwen - BASc, MS, PhD, PEng
Young, R. Paul - BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng

Members Emeriti

Birkemoe, Peter - BS, MSc, PhD
Ganczarczyk, Jerzy - MSc, DSc, DrHab
Hauer, Ezra - BSc, MSc, PhD
Hurdle, Vanolin - BS, MEng, PhD
Mohanty, Bibhuti - BSc, MA, MTech, PhD
Selby, Kenneth - BASc, MBA, PhD
Soberman, Richard - BSc, SM, PhD
Steuart, Gerald - BSc, MS, PhD
Timusk, John - BASc, MASc, PhD
Will, George - BASc, MASc

Associate Members

Berube, Pierre - BASc, MASc, PhD
Bolton, James - BA, MA, PhD
Calvi, Gian Michele - MSc, PhD
Carey, Grant R. - BASc, ME, PhD
Fernandez, Eduardo - MS
Krol, Magdalena - BSE, ME, PhD

Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering MASc

​Master of Applied Science

Program Description

The MASc program includes a foundational base of graduate courses followed by a research thesis. Many research projects involve industrial partnerships and networking opportunities, project management experience, and collaboration with leading experts.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Civil Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of a mid B (3.0 out of 4.0, or 75%). Required grades must be achieved in each of the final two years of undergraduate study. Competitive admission averages are typically near or above 80% (A-).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • Students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in civil engineering may be required to take more than the usual time and number of courses.

Program Requirements

  • Each student, in consultation with a staff member at the beginning of the program, will establish the distribution of time between coursework and thesis or design project.

  • Coursework. Normally, students must complete a minimum of 2.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (five half courses).

  • Research thesis.

  • Students must participate in the non-credit seminar course JDE 1000H Ethics in Research during their first or second session of registration.

  • In addition to the core research area, students have the option of completing an emphasis in Sust​ainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Civil Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering MEng

​Master of Engineering

Program Description

The MEng program is course based and intended to provide continuing and advanced education for recent graduates and civil engineers in professional practice. The program can be taken on a full-time, extended full-time, or part-time basis.

 

Full-Time Option 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Civil Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of a mid-B (3.0 out of 4.0 or 75%). Required grades must be achieved in each of the final two years of undergraduate study.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements. 

  • Students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in civil engineering may be required to take more than the usual time and number of courses.

Program Requirements

  • Each student, in consultation with a staff member at the beginning of the program, will establish the distribution of time between coursework and thesis or design project.

  • Coursework. Normally, students must complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (10 half courses). Up to two half courses (1.0 FCE) may be replaced by a research/design project.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Water Technologies and Process Design; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Civil Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

3 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

 

Extended Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Civil Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of a mid-B (3.0 out of 4.0 or 75%). Required grades must be achieved in each of the final two years of undergraduate study.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements. 

  • Students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in civil engineering may be required to take more than the usual time and number of courses.

Program Requirements

  • Each student, in consultation with a staff member at the beginning of the program, will establish the distribution of time between coursework and thesis or design project.

  • Coursework. Normally, students must complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (10 half courses). Up to two half courses (1.0 FCE) may be replaced by a research/design project.

  • Students are expected to complete the requirements in six sessions (two years) and are limited to six half courses per year and three half courses per session.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Water Technologies and Process Design; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Civil Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

6 sessions extended full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

 

Part-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Civil Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of a mid-B (3.0 out of 4.0 or 75%). Required grades must be achieved in each of the final two years of undergraduate study.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements. 

  • Students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in civil engineering may be required to take more than the usual time and number of courses.

Program Requirements

  • Each student, in consultation with a staff member at the beginning of the program, will establish the distribution of time between coursework and thesis or design project.

  • Coursework. Normally, students must complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (10 half courses). Up to two half courses (1.0 FCE) may be replaced by a research/design project.

  • Students are limited to four half courses per year and two half courses per session. Students normally complete the requirements in nine sessions.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Water Technologies and Process Design; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see in the Civil Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

9 sessions

Time Limit

6 years 

Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering PhD

​Doctor of Philosophy​

Program Description

The PhD program is designed for outstanding individuals interested in a rewarding career in fundamental or applied research. This program involves advanced courses and an intensive research program culminating in a thesis.

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of three routes: 1) following completion of an MASc degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry; 2) transfer from the University of Toronto MASc program; 3) direct entry following completion of a bachelor’s degree.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Civil Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of B+ (3.3 out of 4.0 or 78%). Required grades must be achieved in each of the final two years of undergraduate study. Competitive admission averages are typically near or above 80% (A-).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • Applicants must satisfy the department of the ability to undertake advanced research.

  • Admission directly from a bachelor's degree is permitted in exceptional cases.

  • If a student transfers from a master's degree program to a PhD program, courses taken during the master's program may be applied to the PhD program.

Program Requirements

  • Students with an MASc degree (or equivalen​​t in the same area of study) must complete a minimum of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (four half courses).

  • Students with an MEng degree must complete a minimum of 4.5 FCEs (nine half courses). Up to 3.0 FCEs (six graduate half courses) may be used from the MEng program towards the PhD course requirements.

  • Students enrolled in the MASc degree program who transfer to the PhD program must complete a total of 4.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (nine half courses).

  • For direct-entry students, more FCEs may be required depending on the student's background preparation. It is normally expected that at least one of the half courses will be taken outside of the student's principal area of research.

  • Comprehensive examination after completing most of the coursework and preferably within one year after first enrolment in the PhD program. This examination consists of a four- to five-day take-home written examination, followed approximately a week later by an oral examination. The examination is administered by a Comprehensive Examination Committee created and supervised by the department's Graduate Studies Committee.

  • Residence. Students normally must spend at least two academic years of their program on campus on a full-time basis.

  • The academic program must be approved by the department's Graduate Studies Committee during the student's first session.

  • Students must participate in the non-credit seminar course JDE 1000H Ethics in Research during their first or second session of registration.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see det​ails​ in the Civil Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.​​

Program Length

4 years full-time; 5 years transfer-from-master's; 5 years direct-entry

Time Limit

6 years full-time; 7 years transfer-from-master's; 7 years direct-entry

Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases

​Emphasis: Advanced Water Technologies and Process Design (MEng only)​

MEng students must successfully complete two core courses (1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE]) and two specialized courses (1.0 FCE).

  • Two core courses (1.0 FCE):

    1. CHE 1150H Industrial Water Technology

    2. ​​​at least one of the following (any of the other three can count as a specialized course):

      • CIV 541H Environmental Biotechnology
      • CIV 1308H Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes
      • CIV 1311H Advanced and Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment and
      • CIV 1319H Chemistry and Analysis of Water and Wastes.
  • Two specialized courses selected f​rom th​e following (1.0 FCE):

    • CHE 565H Aqueous Process Engineering

    • CHE 1213H Corrosion

    • CHE 1430H Hydrometallurgy Theory and Practice

    • CIV 549H Groundwater Flow and Contamination

    • CIV 550H Water Resources Engineering

    • CIV 1303H Water Resources Systems Modeling

    • JNC 2503H Environmental Pathways

    • MIE 1807H Principles of Measurements

    • STA 1004H Introduction to Experimental Design

    • or one of the remaining courses from item 2.

​Upon successful completion of the emphasis requirements and the successful completion of the MEng degree requirements, t​he student will receive a Letter of Completion.​

 

Emphasis: Engineering and Globalization​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete four half courses (2.0 full-course eq​uivalents [FCEs]) from the following lists, with at least two half courses (or one full course) taken from Group A.

Group A

APS 510H, APS 530H, APS 1420H, GLA 1000H, JCR 1000Y (full-year course)

Group B

APS 1015H, APS 1020H, APS 1024H, CHL 5700H, JMG 2020H

Note: Students who choose to pursue an MEng project in their home department that aligns with the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN)'s disciplinary focus, as deemed by the CGEN Director, may count the project as one required Group B course.

 

Emphasis: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Enginee​ring (ELITE)​​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete any four of the following courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]):

Leadership

APS 1010H, APS 1011H, APS 1026H, APS 1027H, APS 1029H, APS 1030H, APS 1501H

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

APS 1012H, APS 1013H, APS 1015H, APS 1023H, APS 1033H, APS 1035H, APS 1036H, APS 1088H

Finance and Management

APS 502H, APS 1001H, APS 1004H, APS 1005H, APS 1009H, APS 1016H, APS 1017H, APS 1020H, APS 1022H, APS 1028H, APS 1032​H, APS 1038H, APS 1039H, APS 1040H

Engineering and Society

APS 510H, APS 1018H, APS 1024H, APS 1025H, APS 1031H, APS 1034H, APS 1420H​, JMG 2020H​​​

 

Emphasis: Forensic Engineering (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete four courses (one core course and three elective courses).  

Core Course

MSE 1031H

Elective Courses

APS 540H, APS 1034H, APS 1039H, APS 1040H,
BME 1800H, BME 1801H, BME 1480H,
CHE 561H, CHE 568H, CHE 1213H, CHE 1431H, CHE 1432H, CHE 1434H,
CIV 510H, CIV 518H, CIV 1163H, CIV 1171H, CIV 1174H, CIV 1190H, CIV 1201H, CIV 1279H, CIV 1282H, CIV 1422H, CIV 1429H,
JMB 1050H, 
JNC 2503H, 
MSE 1015H, MSE 1016H, MSE 1022H, MSE 1032H,
MIE 566H, MIE 1224H, MIE 1301H, MIE 1303H, MIE 1411H, MIE 1414H, MIE 1616H, MIE 1713H, MIE 1714H, MIE 1721H, MIE 1723H, MIE 1727H, MIE 1804H. 

 

​Emphasis: Sustainable Energy (MASc, MEng, PhD)

MASc, MEng, and PhD students must successfully complete:

  • At least three half courses (1.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from the course lists below.

  • A thesis in an area of relevance to sustainable energy with approval of the Institute of Sustainable Energy steering committee.

​MEng students must successfully complete:

  • ​​​​​​​Four courses (2.0 FCEs) from the following lists below, of which at least one (0.5 FCE) must be a core course.

Core Courses

APS 1032H,
MIE 515H, MIE 1120H

​Elective Courses

AER 507H, AER 1304H, AER 1315H, AER 1415H,
CHE 568H, CHE 1053H, CHE 1118H, CHE 1123H, CHE 1142H, CHE 1143H,
CIV 575H, CIV 576H, CIV 577H, CIV 1303H, CIV 1307H,
ECE 533H, ECE 1030H, ECE 1055H, ECE 1057H, ECE 1085H, ECE 1086H, ECE 1092H, ECE 1094H,
MIE 516H, MIE 517H, MIE 1128H, MIE 1129H, MIE 1130H, MIE 1240H, MIE 1715H,
MSE 1022H, MSE 1023H, MSE 1028H, MSE 1058H​.

Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Courses

Not all courses are given every year. Some courses may require a prerequisite. Please consult the department.

General Interest

APS 1012H Management of Innovation and Change in Engineering
​CIV 1001H
MEng P​roject I​
​CIV 1002Y
MEng Project II​
​CIV 1099H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering​
​CIV 1504H
Applied Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineering​
​CIV 1539H
Evaluation of Civil Engineering Systems​

Building Engineering

​CIV ​514H
C​oncrete Technology​
​CIV 575H
Building Science​
​CIV 1201H
Concrete Technology and Non-Destructive Testing Principles​
CIV 1250H
Instrumentation Techniques in Concrete Technology​
​CIV 1252H
Repair and Maintenance of Concrete Structures​
CIV 1260H Chemistry of Cements and Concrete (prerequisite: CIV 514H)
CIV 1262H Microscopy Applied to Concrete and Geomaterials
​CIV 1275H
Construction Modeling Methods​
​​​​CIV 1278H
​Pre-Project Planning and Constructability Analysis
​CIV 1279H
Construction Contract Documents​
​CIV 1280H
Building Envelope Design​
​CIV 1281H
Asset Management​
​CIV 1282H
Case Studies in Building Science​​
​CIV 1283H
Civil Informatics​
CIV 1299H​
​Special Studies in Civil Engineering​

Environmental Engineering

​CIV 540H​
Treatm​ent Processes​
​CIV 549H
​Groundwater Flow and Contamination
​CIV 550H
Water Resources Engineering​
​CIV 1303H
Water Resources Systems Modelling​
​CIV 1307H
​Life Cycle Assessment of Engineering Activities​​
​CIV 1308H
Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes​
​CIV 1309H
Biological Treatment Processes​
CIV 1311H​
​Advanced and Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment​​
​CIV 1319H
​Chemistry and Analysis of Water and Wastes
​CIV 1320H
​Indoor Air Quality
​​​CIV 139​9H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering​

Geomechanics

​CIV 523H
Geotechn​ical Design​
​CIV 529H
Rock Engineering​
​CIV 1404H
​Material Fracture Dynamics: Experimental Methods
​​CIV 1420H
Soil Properties and Behaviour​
​CIV 1421H
Continuum Mechanics of Fluids and Solids​
​CIV 1422H
​Dynamic Response of Engineering Materials​​
​CIV 1429H
​Advanced Rock Engineering: Rock Engineering in Fractured Rock Masses​​
​​CIV 1499H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering​​

Structural Engineering

​CIV 510H
Solid M​echanics II​
​CIV 513H
Collaborative Engineering and Architectural Design Studio
CIV 517H​
​Prestressed Concrete Structures
​CIV 518H
​Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures
​CIV 519H
Structural Analysis II​
​CIV 1163H
​Mechanics of Reinforced Concrete
​CIV 1164H
Bridge Engineering​
CIV 1167H
Advanced Structural Dynamics​
​CIV 1169H
Advanced Topics in Building Design
​CIV 1171H
Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design​
​CIV 1174H
​Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics
​CIV 1175H
Design of Tubular Steel Structures​
​CIV 1180H
​Advanced Modeling Methods for Seismic Performance Assessment of Structures
​CIV 1185H
Seismic Design with Supplemental Damping and Isolation Systems​
​CIV 1190H
​Structures Under Blast and Impact
​CIV 1199H
​Special Studies in Civil Engineering
​CIV 1361H
​Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures

Transportation Engineering and Planning

​CIV 531H
​Transport III​—Planning
​CIV 533H
Transport Operations​
​CIV 1505H
​Transportation Research Seminar
CIV 1506H​
Freight Transportation and ITS Applications​
​CIV 1507H
Public Transport​
​CIV 1508H
Airport Planning and Engineering​
​CIV 1520H
​Travel Survey Methods
​CIV 1532H
Fundamentals of ITS and Traffic Management​
​CIV 1535H
Transportation and Development​
​CIV 1538H
​Transportation Demand Analysis
​CIV 1540H
​Urban Transportation Networks
​CIV 1599H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering​

Civil Engineering: Cities Engineering and Management MEngCEM

Master of Engineering in Cities Engineering and Management

Program Description

To proactively respond to the changing needs of cities, the MEngCEM program offers students a practicum to apply what they have learned in the classroom.

The MEngCEM program can be completed through full-time studies over four continuous sessions or through an extended full-time (EFT) option over three years.

 

Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Civil Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of mid-B (3.0 out of 4.0 or 75%). Competitive admission averages are typically near or above 80% (A-).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • Applicants with backgrounds in an applied science other than engineering may be admitted.

  • Applicants must have one year of work experience before admission to the program.

Program Requirements

  • The program requires completion of 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows: 

    • 10 half courses (5.0 FCEs) 

    • 1.0 FCE Practicum typically completed during the Summer of Year 1.

  • The program consists of three required themes (see course list below):

    • Theme A Infrastructure Engineering: minimum of four half courses chosen from Theme A course list (2.0 FCEs); each student's course selection requires approval by the Program Director prior to enrolment

    • Theme B Cities as Complex Systems: four required half courses (2.0 FCEs)

    • Theme C Practicum: includes presentation and technical report (1.0 FCE)

  • Two half-course electives (1.0 FCE) chosen from either Theme A or B list of courses, or from the list of Technology Management courses below.

Registration Path to Completion

EFT Reg​istration Option
F​all
Winter
Summer
​Year 1
Theme B
Theme A
Theme A
Year 2
Theme A
Theme B
Theme C (Practicum)
Year 3
Theme B
Theme A
Theme A

Program Length

4 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)

Time Limit

3 years

 

Extended Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Civil Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of mid-B (3.0 out of 4.0 or 75%). Competitive admission averages are typically near or above 80% (A-).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • Applicants with backgrounds in an applied science other than engineering may be admitted.

  • Applicants must have one year of work experience before admission to the program.

Program Requirements

  • The program requires completion of 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows: 

    • 10 half courses (5.0 FCEs)

    • 1.0 FCE Practicum typically completed during the Summer of Year 2.

  • The program consists of three required themes (see course list below):

    • Theme A Infrastructure Engineering: minimum of four half courses chosen from Theme A course list (2.0 FCEs); each student's course selection requires approval by the Program Director prior to enrolment

    • Theme B Cities as Complex Systems: four required half courses (2.0 FCEs)

    • Theme C Practicum: includes presentation and technical report (1.0 FCE)

  • Two half-course electives (1.0 FCE) chosen from either Theme A or B list of courses, or from the list of Technology Management courses below.

Registration Path to Completion

EFT Reg​istration Option
F​all
Winter
Summer
​Year 1 Theme B Theme A Theme A
Year 2 Theme A Theme B Theme C (Practicum)
Year 3 Theme B Theme A Theme A

Program Length

9 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

Civil Engineering: Cities Engineering and Management MEngCEM Courses

Courses must be approved by the Program Director.

Theme A

Eligible courses include graduate courses with course prefixes as follows: AER, BME, CHE, CIV, ECE, MIE, and MSE, including some courses at the 500 level.

Theme B

Required Courses

​CEM 1001H
The Challenges of Urban Po​licy-Making (Core)​
​CEM 1002H
Empirical Study of Cities (Core)​
​CEM 1003H
Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity (Core)​
​CEM 1004H
Cities as Complex Systems (Core)​​
CEM 1005H​
Integrative Decision Making for Cities (Core) Theme C​
​CEM 1000Y
Cities Engineering and Management Practicum (required)​

Technology Management Course Electives (Course List is Subject to Change)

​APS 1001H
Project Ma​nagement​
​APS 1005H
​Operations Research for Engineering Management
​APS 1009H
​Natural Resources Management
​APS 1010H
​Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership
​APS 1012H
​Management of Innovation in Engineering
APS 1015H​
Social Entrepreneurship​
​APS 1016H
Financial Management for Engineers​
​APS 1017H
Supply Chain Management and Logistics​
​APS 1024H
​Infrastructure Resilience Planning
​APS 1025H
​Infrastructure Protection
​APS 1031H
​Infrastructure Planning​
APS 1036H​
​Formative Experiential Entrepreneurial Learning (FEEL)
APS 1037H​ Infrastructure Engineering in Remote First Nation Communities in Ontario
APS 1038H​ Strategic Sustainability Management for Businesses and Products
APS 1039H​ Enterprise Risk Management
APS 1040H Quality Control for Engineering Management
​APS 1088H
Business Planning and Execution for Canadian Entrepreneurs​
​APS 1202H
Engineering and Sustainable Development​
​CHE 1435H
Fundamentals of Aerosol Physics and Chemistry
​CIV 1307H
​Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability of Engineering Activities​