Civil and Mineral Engineering

Civil and Mineral Engineering: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affiliation

Applied Science and Engineering

Degree Programs

Civil Engineering

MASc

  • Emphasis:
    • Sustainable Energy
 

MEng

  • Emphases:
    • Advanced Water Technologies;
    • Analytics;
    • Building Science;
    • Concrete;
    • Construction Management;
    • Engineering and Globalization;
    • Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE);
    • Environmental Engineering;
    • Forensic Engineering;
    • Geomechanics;
    • Structural Engineering;
    • Sustainable Energy;
    • Sustainable Urban Systems;
    • Transportation Engineering and Planning
 

PhD

  • Emphasis:
    • Sustainable Energy

Cities Engineering and Management​

MEngCEM

​Combined Degree Programs

UTSC, Environmental Biology (Specialist), Honours BSc / Civil Engineering, ​MEng​​
UTSC, Environmental Biology (Specialist Co-op), Honours BSc / Civil Engi​neering, MEng
UTSC, Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours BSc / Civil En​gineering, MEng
UTSC, Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours BSc / Civil Engineering, MEng
UTSC, Environmental Geoscience (Specialist), Honours BSc / Civil Engineering, MEng
UTSC, Environmental Geoscience (Specialist Co-op), Honours BSc / Civil Engineering, MEng
UTSC, Environmental Physics (Specialist), Honours BSc / Civil Engineering, MEng
UTSC, Environmental Physics (Specialist Co-op), Hon​ours BSc / Civil Engineering, MEng​​

Collaborative Specializations

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

Overview

The research conducted in the Department of Civil and Mineral 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 and Mineral Engineering is organized into five interdisciplinary research themes: Cities & Infrastructure; Complex Systems; Energy & Environment; Mining & Subsurface Systems; and Transformative Technologies. These themes encompass the traditional civil engineering areas of Structural Engineering; Transportation Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Building Engineering and Construction Management; and Mining and Geomechanics.

Contact and Address

Admission Inquiries

Web: civmin.utoronto.ca
Email: graduateadmissions@civ.utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-3099
Fax: (416) 978-6813

Student Services Inquiries

Colleen Kelly
Email: civ.gradprograms@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-5904

Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
Galbraith Building 35 St. George Street, Room 116
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4
Canada

Civil and Mineral Engineering: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Abdulhai, Baher - BEng, MEng, PhD, PEng
Andrews, Robert - BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Andrews, Susan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Azhari, Faezeh - BEng, 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
Esmaeili, Kamran - BSc, MSc, PhD
Gauvreau, Paul - BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
Ghafghazi, Mason - BSc, MSc, PhD
Goodfellow, Sebastian - MASc, PhD
Grabinsky, Murray - BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Grasselli, Giovanni - PhD, PEng
Hadjigeorgiou, John - DiplGeol, BASc, ME, DPhil, 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, Erwin Edward Hart Professor, 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
Packer, Jeffrey - BE, MSc, DSc, PhD, PEng
Panesar, Daman - BE, ME, PhD, PEng
Peterson, Karl - BS, MS, PhD, PEng
Posen, I. Daniel - BA, MSc, MRes, PhD
Pressnail, Kim - BASc, PhD, PEng
Roorda, Matthew - BEng, MASc, PhD, 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)
Taylor, David - PhD, PhD, PhD
Vanderburg, Willem - BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Vecchio, Frank - BASc, MEng, PhD, PEng
Warren, Lesley Alice - BSc, PhD
Windisch, Marianne - BASc, PhD
Xia, Kaiwen - BASc, MS, PhD, PEng
Young, 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, Bibhu - 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

Bergerson, Joule A. - BSc, MEng, MS, PhD
Gruber, Stephan - DrRerNat
Guo, Yiping - BSc, MASc, MSc, PhD
Magnan, Robert - BEng, MASc
Metcalfe, Murray - MS, PhD
Pantazopoulou, Stavroula - BEng, MSc, PhD, PhD
Papa, Fabian - BASc, MASc, MBA
Rezazadeh Azar, Ehsan - PhD
Seica, Michael - DipIng, PhD

Civil and Mineral 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 Sustainable 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 and Mineral 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; Analytics; Building Science; Concrete; Construction Management; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); Environmental Engineering; Forensic Engineering; Geomechanics; Structural Engineering; Sustainable Energy; Sustainable Urban Systems; or Transportation Engineering and Planning 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; Analytics; Building Science; Concrete; Construction Management; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); Environmental Engineering; Forensic Engineering; Geomechanics; Structural Engineering; Sustainable Energy; Sustainable Urban Systems; or Transportation Engineering and Planning 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; Analytics; Building Science; Concrete; Construction Management; Engineering and Globalization; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE); Environmental Engineering; Forensic Engineering; Geomechanics; Structural Engineering; Sustainable Energy; Sustainable Urban Systems; or Transportation Engineering and Planning as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Civil Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

9 sessions

Time Limit

6 years

Civil and Mineral 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 equivalent 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 details 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 and Mineral Engineering: Civil Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases

Emphasis: Advanced Water Technologies (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):

    • CHE 1150H Industrial Water Technology

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

      • CHE 565H Aqueous Process Engineering

      • CIV 541H Environmental Biotechnology

      • CIV 549H Groundwater Flow and Contamination

      • CIV 550H Water Resources Engineering

      • CIV 1303H Water Resources Systems Modeling

      • CIV 1308H Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes

      • CIV 1311H Advanced and Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment

      • CIV 1319H Chemistry and Analysis of Water and Wastes

      • CIV 1399H Special Studies in Civil Engineering (e.g., Water Sanitation and Hygiene; Treatment Wetlands; the topic is subject to obtaining approval from the student's graduate unit)

      • CIV 1499H Special Studies in Civil Engineering (e.g., Fundamentals of Acid Mine Drainage; the topic is subject to obtaining approval from the student's graduate unit).

  • Two specialized courses selected from the following (1.0 FCE):

    • CHE 1213H Corrosion

    • CHE 1430H Hydrometallurgy Theory and Practice

    • JCC 1313H Environmental Microbiology

    • JNC 2503H Environmental Pathways

    • MIE 1807H Principles of Measurements

    • STA 1004H Introduction to Experimental Design.

Enrolment Contact

Enrolment in the emphasis is permitted at any time during the MEng program. After students are admitted to the normal MEng program, students may contact Prof. Ron Hofmann, (416) 946-7508.

Upon successful completion of the emphasis requirements and the successful completion of the MEng degree requirements, students will receive a transcript notation from the Faculty Graduate Studies office (subject to Prof. Hofmann’s recommendation).

 

Emphasis: Analytics (MEng only)

To be admitted to the emphasis in Analytics, MEng students must first successfully complete a prerequisite course APS 1070H (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]).

Subsequently, to earn the emphasis, students must successfully complete four additional half courses (2.0 FCEs) from the list of core courses or elective courses. These must include at least one core course; the remaining courses must be selected from the list of elective courses.

Students must have completed the prerequisite course APS 1070H before taking any of the core courses.

Prerequisite Course

APS 1070H Foundations of Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Core Courses

CHE 1147H Data Mining in Engineering
ECE 1513H Introduction to Machine Learning (exclusions: CSC 411H, CSC 2515H, ECE 421H, ECE 521H, ECE 1504H)
MIE 1624H Introduction to Data Science and Analytics
MSE 1065H Application of Artificial Intelligence in Materials Design (exclusion: MSE 1063H)

Elective Courses

APS 502H, APS 1005H, APS 1017H, APS 1022H, APS 1040H, APS 1050H, APS 1051H, APS 1052H, APS 1053H
CHE 507H, CHE 1108H, CHE 1148H, CHE 1434H
CIV 1504H, CIV 1506H, CIV 1507H, CIV 1532H, CIV 1538H
ECE 537H, ECE 1504H (exclusions: CSC 411H, CSC 2515H, ECE 421H, ECE 521H, ECE 1513H), ECE 1505H, ECE 1657H, ECE 1778H, ECE 1779H
MIE 562H, MIE 1413H, MIE 1501H, MIE 1512H, MIE 1513H, MIE 1620H, MIE 1621H, MIE 1622H, MIE 1623H, MIE 1628H, MIE 1653H, MIE 1721H, MIE 1723H, MIE 1727H
MSE 1063H (exclusion: MSE 1065H).

 

​Emphasis: Building Science (MEng only)​

MEng students must successfully complete at least six half courses (3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) with a combination of core and elective courses as detailed below. One or two of the optional courses may be a one-session (CIV 1001H) or two-session (CIV 1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Building Science emphasis coordinator.

Core Courses (take at least four):

CIV 575H, CIV 576H, CIV 578H, CIV 1282H, CIV 1320H,
MIE 507H.

Elective Courses (others can be approved by the emphasis coordinator):

CIV 514H, CIV 536H, CIV 577H, CIV 1279H, CIV 1299H,
MIE 515H, MIE 1240H.

 

Emphasis: Concrete (MEng only)​

MEng students must successfully complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs], one or two of which may be a one-session (CIV 1001H) or two-session (CIV 1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Concrete emphasis coordinator.

CIV 514H, CIV 517H, CIV 1201H, CIV 1250H, CIV 1252H, CIV 1260H, CIV 1262H, CIV 1275H, CIV 1504H.

 

Emphasis: Construction Management (MEng only)​

MEng students must successfully complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs], one or two of which may be a one-session (CIV 1001H) or two-session (CIV 1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Construction Management emphasis coordinator.

APS 1001H, APS 1004H, APS 1005H, APS 1017H,
CIV 1279H, CIV 1281H, CIV 1299H, CIV 1307H, CIV 1504H,
MIE 562H, MIE 1413H.

 

Emphasis: Engineering and Globalization​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from the following lists, with at least two half courses (or one full course) chosen 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.

Students who complete the requirements of the emphasis in Engineering and Globalization and wish to obtain a notation on their transcript should contact the Faculty Graduate Studies office.

 

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

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

Leadership

TEP 1010H, TEP 1011H, TEP 1026H, TEP 1027H, TEP 1029H, TEP 1030H, TEP 1501H, TEP 1502H

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

APS 1012H, APS 1013H, APS 1015H, APS 1023H, APS 1033H, APS 1035H, APS 1036H, APS 1041H, APS 1061H, APS 1088H

Finance and Management

AER 1601H, 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, APS 1049H, APS 1050H, APS 1051H, APS 1052H

Engineering and Society

APS 510H, APS 1018H, APS 1024H, APS 1025H, APS 1031H, APS 1034H, APS 1420H​.

 

Emphasis: Environmental Engineering (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs], one or two of which may be a one-session (CIV 1001H) or two-session (CIV 1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Environmental Engineering emphasis coordinator.

CHE 1134H, CHE 1150H, CHE 1180H, CHE 1431H, CHE 1432H,
CHL 5903H,
CIV 541H, CIV 549H, CIV 550H, CIV 577H, CIV 1303H, CIV 1307H, CIV 1308H, CIV 1311H, CIV 1319H, CIV 1320H, CIV 1399H,
ENV 1001H, ENV 1701H,
JCC 1313H,
JNC 2503H,
MIE 1240H.

 

Emphasis: Forensic Engineering (MEng only)

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

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 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: Geomechanics (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs], one or two of which may be a one-session (CIV 1001H) or two-session (CIV 1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Geomechanics emphasis coordinator.

CIV 523H, CIV 1404H, CIV 1419H, CIV 1420H, CIV 1429H, CIV 1498H, CIV 1499H,
MIN 540H, MIN 565H.

 

Emphasis: Structural Engineering (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs], one or two of which may be a one-session (CIV 1001H) or two-session (CIV 1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Structural Engineering emphasis coordinator.

CIV 510H, CIV 514H, CIV 515H, CIV 517H, CIV 518H, CIV 519H, CIV 1163H, CIV 1164H, CIV 1167H, CIV 1169H, CIV 1171H, CIV 1174H, CIV 1175H, CIV 1180H, CIV 1361H.

 

Emphasis: Sustainable Energy (MASc, MEng, PhD)

MASc and PhD students must successfully complete:

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

  • A thesis towards their degree on a topic related to sustainable energy. Topics must be approved by the steering committee of the Institute of Sustainable Energy. Contact: Mandeep Rayat.

​MEng students must successfully complete:

  • Four half courses (2.0 FCEs) from either of the following lists below, including at least one core course (0.5 FCE).​

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, CHE 1150H,
CIV 575H, CIV 576H, CIV 577H, CIV 1303H, CIV 1307H,
ECE 533H, ECE 1030H, ECE 1055H, ECE 1057H, ECE 1059H, 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​.

Students who complete the requirements of the emphasis in Sustainable Energy will receive a notation on their transcript from the Faculty Graduate Studies Office following a recommendation from the Institute of Sustainable Energy. Contact: Mandeep Rayat.

 

​Emphasis: Sustainable Urban Systems (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs], one or two of which may be a one-session (CIV 1001H) or two-session (CIV 1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Sustainable Urban Systems emphasis coordinator.

APS 510H, APS 1024H, APS 1025H
CIV 514H, CIV 516H, CIV 531H, CIV 575H, CIV 576H, CIV 577H, CIV 1201H, CIV 1252H, CIV 1280H, CIV 1303H, CIV 1307H, CIV 1535H,
ECE 1092H,
ENV 1001H,
MIE 515H, MIE 1120H, MIE 1240H, MIE 1715H.

 

Emphasis: Transportation Engineering and Planning (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs], one or two of which may be a one-session (CIV 1001H) or two-session (CIV 1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Transportation Engineering and Planning emphasis coordinator.

CIV 516H, CIV 531H, CIV 536H, CIV 1307H, CIV 1506H, CIV 1508H, CIV 1520H, CIV 1532H, CIV 1535H, CIV 1536H, CIV 1538H.

Civil and Mineral 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
Managing Business Innovation and Transformational Change
APS 1070H
Foundations of Data Analytics and Machine Learning
CIV 1001H
MEng Project 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
Concrete Technology
CIV 536H
Urban Activity, Air Pollution, and Health
CIV 575H
Building Science
CIV 576H
Sustainable Buildings
CIV 577H
Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
CIV 578H
Design of Building Enclosures
CIV 580H
Engineering and Management of Large Projects
CIV 1201H
Concrete Technology and Non-Destructive Testing Principles
CIV 1240H Building Performance Assessment (prerequisite: CIV375, CIV575, or instructor approval)
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 1298H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering
CIV 1299H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering

CIV 541H
Environmental Biotechnology
CIV 549H
Groundwater Flow and Contamination
CIV 550H
Water Resources Engineering
CIV 1302H
Low Impact Development and Stormwater Systems
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 1399H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering

Geomechanics

CIV 521H
Rock Mechanics
CIV 523H
Geotechnical Design
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
CME 500H
Fundamentals of Acid Rock Drainage
MIN 511H
Integrated Mine Waste Engineering
MIN 540H
Borehole Geophysics for Engineers and Geoscientists
MIN 565H
Design and Support of Underground Mine Excavations

Structural Engineering

CIV 510H
Solid Mechanics II
CIV 514H
Concrete Technology
CIV 515H
Introduction to Structural Dynamics
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 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 516H
Public Transit Operations and Planning
CIV 531H
Transport III—Planning
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 1536H
Modelling Transport Emissions
CIV 1538H
Transportation Demand Analysis
CIV 1599H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering

Civil and Mineral Engineering: Cities Engineering and Management MEngCEM

Master of Engineering in Cities Engineering and Management

Program Description

Cities are the economic engines of the world. Highly skilled professionals, armed with both technical expertise and a fundamental understanding of the cross-disciplinary issues, are needed to help our cities tackle challenges to ensure the well-being of their inhabitants and economies. In the Master of Engineering: Cities Engineering and Management (MEngCEM) program, students prepare for rewarding careers in government and the private sector, addressing the critical issues and growing needs of urban centres.

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 three continuous sessions or through an extended full-time (EFT) option over six sessions.

 

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

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 4.0 FCEs (eight half courses) consisting of

      • four core courses:

        • CEM 1001H The Challenges of Urban Policy-Making

        • CEM 1002H Data Analytics and Cities

        • CEM 1003H Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity

        • CEM 1004H Cities as Complex Systems

      • three infrastructure engineering electives in one of eight specialization areas (see course listing below)

      • one technology management elective (see course listing below).

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

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 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

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 4.0 FCEs (eight half courses) consisting of

      • four core courses:

        • CEM 1001H The Challenges of Urban Policy-Making

        • CEM 1002H Data Analytics and Cities

        • CEM 1003H Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity

        • CEM 1004H Cities as Complex Systems

      • three infrastructure engineering electives in one of eight specialization areas (see course listing below)

      • one technology management elective (see course listing below).

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

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years

Civil and Mineral Engineering: Cities Engineering and Management MEngCEM Courses

Courses must be approved by the Program Director.

Core Courses

CEM 1001H
The Challenges of Urban Policy-Making
CEM 1002H
Empirical Study of Cities
CEM 1003H
Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity
CEM 1004H
Cities as Complex Systems
CEM 1000Y
Cities Engineering and Management Practicum

Infrastructure Engineering Course Electives

Students must choose three courses in one of the following specialization areas: Cyber Security, Communications Networks, Environmental Issues for Healthy Cities, Operations Research, Resilience of Critical Infrastructure, Sustainable Energy Systems, Transportation, Urban Structures.

The course selection (subject to change) in each infrastructure engineering specialization area is:

Cybersecurity

ECE 568H Computer Security Planning
ECE 1508H Special Topics in Communications
ECE 1518H Seminar in Identity, Privacy, and Security
ECE 1776H Computer Security, Cryptography, and Privacy

Communications Networks

ECE 1508H Special Topics in Communications
ECE 1520H Data Communications I
ECE 1524H Service Provider Networks
ECE 1541H Communication Networks I
ECE 1545H Bridges and Routers Planning
ECE 1548H Advanced Network Architectures

Environmental Issues for Health Cities

CHE 1433H Air Dispersion Modelling
CIV 549H Groundwater Flow and Contamination
CIV 1303H Water Resources Systems Modelling
CIV 1308H Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes
CIV 1309H Biological Treatment Processes
CIV 1311H Advanced and Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment

Operations Research

MIE 1603H Integer Programming
MIE 1616H Research Topics in Healthcare Engineering
MIE 1620H Linear Programming and Network Flows
MIE 1621H Non-Linear Optimization
MIE 1721H Reliability
MIE 1723H Engineering Asset Management
MIE 1727H Quality Assurance I

Resilience of Critical Infrastructure

APS 1024H Infrastructure Resilience Planning
APS 1025H Infrastructure Protection
APS 1031H Infrastructure Planning
URD 1044H Urban Design and Development
URD 2041H Business and Land Use Planning in Real Estate Development

Sustainable Energy Systems

APS 510H Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems
ECE 1092H Smart Grid Case Studies
MIE 515H Alternative Energy Systems
MIE 1120H Current Energy Infrastructure and Resources
MIE 1240H Wind Power
MIE 1715H Life Cycle Engineering

Transportation

CIV 516H Public Transit Operations and Planning
CIV 531H Transport III — Planning
CIV 1506H Freight Transportation and ITS Applications
CIV 1508H Airport Planning and Engineering
CIV 1532H Fundamentals of ITS and Traffic Management
CIV 1535H Transportation and Development
CIV 1538H Transportation Demand Analysis
CIV 1598H Special Studies in Civil Engineering — Transportation: Urban Operations Research

Urban Structures

APS 1024H Infrastructure Resilience Planning
APS 1025H Infrastructure Protection
CIV 576H Sustainable Buildings
CIV 1164H Bridge Engineering
CIV 1167H Advanced Structural Dynamics
CIV 1169H Advanced Topics in Building Design
CIV 1252H Repair and Maintenance of Concrete Structures​

Technology Management Course Electives

The course list is subject to change.

APS 1001H
Project Management
APS 1005H
Operations Research for Engineering Management
APS 1009H
Natural Resources Management
APS 1012H
Managing Business Innovation and Transformational Change
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
TEP 1010H Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership