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;
    • Waterpower
 

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 Engineering, MEng
UTSC, Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours BSc / Civil Engineering, 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), Honours 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

Note: please direct all admission inquiries to graduateadmissions@civ.utoronto.ca (not civ.gradprograms@utoronto.ca).

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
Bobicki, Erin - BASc, PhD
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
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
Hatzopoulou, Marianne - BSc, BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD, PhD
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
Meyer, David - PhD, PhD, 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
Passeport, Elodie - MSc, MSc, PhD
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)
Vanderburg, Willem - BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Vecchio, Frank - BASc, MEng, PhD, PEng
Warren, Lesley Alice - BSc, PhD
Windisch, Marianne Touchie - 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
Hazzard, James - BSc, PhD
Hoornweg, Daniel - BSc, MSc, PhD
Le-Tuan Pham, Anh - PhD
Seica, Michael - DipIng, PhD
Slack, Enid - 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 JDE1000H 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 JDE1000H 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 a total of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (four half courses). This includes at least one course (0.5 FCE) selected from the core course list. The remaining courses must be selected from the elective course list.

  • Core courses (complete at least one):

    • CHE1150H Industrial Water Technology

    • CIV1308H Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes

    • CIV1309H Biological Treatment Processes

    • CIV1311H Advanced and Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment

  • Elective courses (complete remaining courses):

    • CHE565H Aqueous Process Engineering

    • CHE1213H Corrosion

    • CHE1430H Hydrometallurgy Theory and Practice

    • CIV541H Environmental Biotechnology

    • CIV549H Groundwater Flow and Contamination

    • CIV550H Water Resources Engineering

    • CIV1303H Water Resources Systems Modeling

    • CIV1319H Chemistry and Analysis of Water and Wastes

    • CIV1330H Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health

    • CIV1399H Special Studies in Civil Engineering (for example, Water Sanitation and Hygiene; Treatment Wetlands; the topic is subject to obtaining approval from the student's graduate unit)

    • CIV1499H Special Studies in Civil Engineering (for example, Fundamentals of Acid Mine Drainage; the topic is subject to obtaining approval from the student's graduate unit).

    • JCC1313H Environmental Microbiology

    • JNC2503H Environmental Pathways

    • MIE1807H Principles of Measurements

    • STA1004H 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 APS1070H (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 APS1070H before taking any of the core courses.

Prerequisite Course

APS1070H Foundations of Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Core Courses

CHE1147H Data Mining in Engineering
ECE1513H Introduction to Machine Learning (exclusions: CSC411H, CSC2515H, ECE421H, ECE521H, ECE1504H)
MIE1624H Introduction to Data Science and Analytics
MSE1065H Application of Artificial Intelligence in Materials Design (exclusion: MSE1063H)

Elective Courses

APS502H, APS1005H, APS1017H, APS1022H, APS1040H, APS1050H, APS1051H, APS1052H, APS1053H, APS1080H,
CHE507H, CHE1108H, CHE1148H, CHE1434H,
CIV1504H, CIV1506H, CIV1507H, CIV1532H, CIV1538H
ECE537H, ECE1504H (exclusions: CSC411H, CSC2515H, ECE421H, ECE521H, ECE1513H), ECE1505H, ECE1510H, ECE1657H, ECE1778H, ECE1779H
MIE562H, MIE1413H, MIE1501H, MIE1512H, MIE1513H, MIE1517H, MIE1620H, MIE1621H, MIE1622H, MIE1623H, MIE1628H, MIE1653H, MIE1721H, MIE1723H, MIE1727H
MSE1063H (exclusion: MSE1065H).

 

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 (CIV1001H) or two-session (CIV1002Y) 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):

CIV575H Building Science
CIV576H Sustainable Buildings
CIV578H Design of Building Enclosures
CIV1282H Case Studies in Building Science
CIV1320H Indoor Air Quality
MIE507H HVAC Fundamentals.

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

CIV514H, CIV536H, CIV577H, CIV1279H, CIV1299H,
MIE515H, MIE1240H.

 

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 (CIV1001H) or two-session (CIV1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Concrete emphasis coordinator.

CIV514H, CIV517H, CIV1201H, CIV1250H, CIV1252H, CIV1260H, CIV1262H, CIV1275H, CIV1504H.

 

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 (CIV1001H) or two-session (CIV1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Construction Management emphasis coordinator.

APS1001H, APS1004H, APS1005H, APS1017H,
CIV1279H, CIV1281H, CIV1299H, CIV1307H, CIV1504H,
MIE562H, MIE1413H.

 

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

APS510H, APS530H, APS1420H, JCR1000Y (full-year course).

Group B

APS1015H, APS1020H, APS1024H, CHL5700H, CIV1399H, JMG2020H.

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

TEP1010H, TEP1011H, TEP1026H, TEP1027H, TEP1029H, TEP1030H, TEP1501H, TEP1502H, TEP1601H

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

APS1012H, APS1013H, APS1015H, APS1023H, APS1033H, APS1035H, APS1036H, APS1041H, APS1061H, APS1088H

Finance and Management

AER1601H, APS502H, APS1001H, APS1004H, APS1005H, APS1009H, APS1016H, APS1017H, APS1020H, APS1022H, APS1028H, APS1032H, APS1038H, APS1039H, APS1040H, APS1043H, APS1049H, APS1050H, APS1051H, APS1052H

Engineering and Society

APS510H, APS1018H, APS1024H, APS1025H, APS1031H, APS1034H, APS1101H, APS1420H.

 

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 (CIV1001H) or two-session (CIV1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Environmental Engineering emphasis coordinator.

CHE1134H, CHE1150H, CHE1180H, CHE1431H, CHE1432H,
CHL5903H,
CIV541H, CIV549H, CIV550H, CIV577H, CIV1303H, CIV1307H, CIV1308H, CIV1311H, CIV1319H, CIV1320H, CIV1399H,
ENV1001H, ENV1701H,
JCC1313H,
JNC2503H,
MIE1240H.

 

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

MSE1031H Forensic Engineering.

Elective Courses

AER1604H,
APS1034H, APS1039H, APS1040H, APS1101H,
BME1480H, BME1800H, BME1801H, BME1802H,
CHE561H, CHE568H, CHE1213H, CHE1431H, CHE1432H, CHE1434H, CHE1436H,
CIV510H, CIV518H, CIV1163H, CIV1171H, CIV1174H, CIV1190H, CIV1201H, CIV1279H, CIV1282H, CIV1422H, CIV1429H,
JMB1050H,
JNC2503H,
MIE507H, MIE533H, MIE566H, MIE1301H, MIE1303H, MIE1411H, MIE1414H, MIE1616H, MIE1708H, MIE1713H, MIE1714H, MIE1721H, MIE1723H, MIE1727H, MIE1804H,
MSE1015H, MSE1016H, MSE1022H, MSE1032H, MSE1067H.

 

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 (CIV1001H) or two-session (CIV1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Geomechanics emphasis coordinator.

CIV523H, CIV1404H, CIV1419H, CIV1420H, CIV1429H, CIV1498H, CIV1499H,
MIN540H, MIN565H.

 

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 (CIV1001H) or two-session (CIV1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Structural Engineering emphasis coordinator.

CIV510H, CIV514H, CIV515H, CIV517H, CIV518H, CIV519H, CIV1163H, CIV1164H, CIV1167H, CIV1169H, CIV1171H, CIV1174H, CIV1175H, CIV1180H, CIV1361H.

 

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

APS1032H Introduction to Energy Project Management
MIE515H Alternative Energy Systems
MIE1120H Current Energy Infrastructure and Resources.

Elective Courses

AER507H, AER1304H, AER1315H, AER1415H,
CHE568H, CHE1053H, CHE1118H, CHE1123H, CHE1142H, CHE1143H,
CIV575H, CIV576H, CIV577H, CIV1303H, CIV1307H,
ECE533H, ECE1030H, ECE1055H, ECE1057H, ECE1059H, ECE1085H, ECE1086H, ECE1092H, ECE1094H, ECE1476H,
MIE516H, MIE517H, MIE1128H, MIE1129H, MIE1130H, MIE1240H, MIE1715H,
MSE1023H, MSE1028H, MSE1058H.

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 (CIV1001H) or two-session (CIV1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Sustainable Urban Systems emphasis coordinator.

APS510H, APS1024H, APS1025H,
CIV514H, CIV516H, CIV531H, CIV575H, CIV576H, CIV577H, CIV1201H, CIV1252H, CIV1280H, CIV1303H, CIV1307H, CIV1535H,
ECE1092H,
ENV1001H,
MIE515H, MIE1120H, MIE1240H, MIE1715H.

 

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 (CIV1001H) or two-session (CIV1002Y) project (not listed below). Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the Transportation Engineering and Planning emphasis coordinator.

CIV516H, CIV531H, CIV536H, CIV1307H, CIV1506H, CIV1508H, CIV1532H, CIV1535H, CIV1536H, CIV1538H.

 

Emphasis: Waterpower (MEng only)

See amendment made on September 13, 2021. 

MEng students must successfully complete four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs], including one core course. The remaining coursework may be taken from the following lists.

Core Course

APS1410H Waterpower Essentials (pending approval).

Group A (complete at least one)

APS1411H (prerequisite: APS1410H),
CIV550H.

Group B (complete at least one)

AER1410H,
APS1024H, APS1032H,
CIV514H, CIV523H, CIV580H, CIV1001H, CIV1163H, CIV1171H, CIV1252H, CIV1275H, CIV1279H, CIV1281H, CIV1303H, CIV1399H, CIV1420H,
CIV1XXXH Design of Hydro and Wind Electric Plants (pending approval)
ECE514H, ECE533H, ECE1049H, ECE1059H, ECE1093H, ECE1094H,
ENV1001H, ENV1701H, ENV1703H,
MIE1201H, MIE1207H, MIE1210H, MIE1222H, MIE1241H.

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

APS1012H
Managing Business Innovation and Transformational Change
APS1043H Writing Your Own Patent Application
APS1070H
Foundations of Data Analytics and Machine Learning
CIV1001H
MEng Project I
CIV1002Y
MEng Project II
CIV1099H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering
CIV1289H The Business of Knowledge in Civil Engineering
CIV1504H
Applied Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineering
CIV1539H
Evaluation of Civil Engineering Systems
CIV1540H Urban Operations Research

Building Engineering

CIV514H
Concrete Technology
CIV536H
Urban Activity, Air Pollution, and Health
CIV575H
Building Science
CIV576H
Sustainable Buildings
CIV577H
Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
CIV578H
Design of Building Enclosures
CIV580H
Engineering and Management of Large Projects
CIV1201H
Concrete Technology and Non-Destructive Testing Principles
CIV1240H Building Performance Assessment (prerequisite: CIV375, CIV575, or instructor approval)
CIV1250H
Instrumentation Techniques in Concrete Technology
CIV1252H
Repair and Maintenance of Concrete Structures
CIV1260H
Chemistry of Cements and Concrete (prerequisite: CIV514H)
CIV1262H
Microscopy Applied to Concrete and Geomaterials
CIV1275H
Construction Modeling Methods
CIV1278H
Pre-Project Planning and Constructability Analysis
CIV1279H
Construction Contract Documents
CIV1280H
Building Envelope Design
CIV1281H
Asset Management
CIV1282H
Case Studies in Building Science
CIV1298H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering
CIV1299H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering

CIV541H
Environmental Biotechnology
CIV549H
Groundwater Flow and Contamination
CIV550H
Water Resources Engineering
CIV1302H
Low Impact Development and Stormwater Systems
CIV1303H
Water Resources Systems Modelling
CIV1307H
Life Cycle Assessment of Engineering Activities
CIV1308H
Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes
CIV1309H
Biological Treatment Processes
CIV1311H
Advanced and Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment
CIV1319H
Chemistry and Analysis of Water and Wastes
CIV1320H
Indoor Air Quality
CIV1321H Large Scale Infrastructure and Sustainability
CIV1330H
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health
CIV1399H Special Studies in Civil Engineering

Geomechanics

CIV521H
Rock Mechanics
CIV523H
Geotechnical Design
CIV1404H
Material Fracture Dynamics: Experimental Methods
CIV1420H
Soil Properties and Behaviour
CIV1421H
Continuum Mechanics of Fluids and Solids
CIV1422H
Dynamic Response of Engineering Materials
CIV1429H
Advanced Rock Engineering: Rock Engineering in Fractured Rock Masses
CIV1430H Engineering Rock Mechanics
CIV1499H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering
CME500H
Fundamentals of Acid Rock Drainage
MIN511H
Integrated Mine Waste Engineering
MIN540H
Borehole Geophysics for Engineers and Geoscientists
MIN565H
Design and Support of Underground Mine Excavations

Structural Engineering

CIV510H
Solid Mechanics II
CIV514H
Concrete Technology
CIV515H
Introduction to Structural Dynamics
CIV517H
Prestressed Concrete Structures
CIV518H
Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures
CIV519H
Structural Analysis II
CIV1163H
Mechanics of Reinforced Concrete
CIV1164H
Bridge Engineering
CIV1167H
Advanced Structural Dynamics
CIV1169H
Advanced Topics in Building Design
CIV1171H
Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design
CIV1174H
Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics
CIV1175H
Design of Tubular Steel Structures
CIV1180H
Advanced Modeling Methods for Seismic Performance Assessment of Structures
CIV1190H
Structures Under Blast and Impact
CIV1199H
Special Studies in Civil Engineering
CIV1361H
Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures

Transportation Engineering and Planning

CIV516H
Public Transit Operations and Planning
CIV531H
Transport III — Planning
CIV1505H
Transportation Research Seminar
CIV1506H
Freight Transportation and ITS Applications
CIV1507H
Public Transport
CIV1508H
Airport Planning and Engineering
CIV1532H
Fundamentals of ITS and Traffic Management
CIV1535H
Transportation and Development
CIV1536H
Modelling Transport Emissions
CIV1538H
Transportation Demand Analysis
CIV1599H 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:

        • CEM1001H The Challenges of Urban Policy-Making

        • CEM1002H Data Analytics and Cities

        • CEM1003H Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity

        • CEM1004H 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:

        • CEM1001H The Challenges of Urban Policy-Making

        • CEM1002H Data Analytics and Cities

        • CEM1003H Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity

        • CEM1004H 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

CEM1001H
The Challenges of Urban Policy-Making
CEM1002H
Empirical Study of Cities
CEM1003H
Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity
CEM1004H
Cities as Complex Systems
CEM1000Y
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

ECE568H Computer Security Planning
ECE1508H Special Topics in Communications
ECE1518H Seminar in Identity, Privacy, and Security
ECE1776H Computer Security, Cryptography, and Privacy

Communications Networks

ECE1508H Special Topics in Communications
ECE1520H Data Communications I
ECE1524H Service Provider Networks
ECE1541H Communication Networks I
ECE1545H Bridges and Routers Planning
ECE1548H Advanced Network Architectures

Environmental Issues for Health Cities

CHE1433H Air Dispersion Modelling
CIV549H Groundwater Flow and Contamination
CIV1303H Water Resources Systems Modelling
CIV1308H Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes
CIV1309H Biological Treatment Processes
CIV1311H Advanced and Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment
CIV1330H Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health

Operations Research

MIE1603H Integer Programming
MIE1616H Research Topics in Healthcare Engineering
MIE1620H Linear Programming and Network Flows
MIE1621H Non-Linear Optimization
MIE1721H Reliability
MIE1723H Engineering Asset Management
MIE1727H Quality Assurance I

Resilience of Critical Infrastructure

APS1024H Infrastructure Resilience Planning
APS1025H Infrastructure Protection
APS1031H Infrastructure Planning
URD1044H Urban Design and Development
URD2041H Business and Land Use Planning in Real Estate Development

Sustainable Energy Systems

APS510H Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems
ECE1092H Smart Grid Case Studies
MIE515H Alternative Energy Systems
MIE1120H Current Energy Infrastructure and Resources
MIE1240H Wind Power
MIE1715H Life Cycle Engineering

Transportation

CIV516H Public Transit Operations and Planning
CIV531H Transport III — Planning
CIV1506H Freight Transportation and ITS Applications
CIV1508H Airport Planning and Engineering
CIV1532H Fundamentals of ITS and Traffic Management
CIV1535H Transportation and Development
CIV1538H Transportation Demand Analysis
CIV1598H Special Studies in Civil Engineering — Transportation: Urban Operations Research

Urban Structures

APS1024H Infrastructure Resilience Planning
APS1025H Infrastructure Protection
CIV576H Sustainable Buildings
CIV1164H Bridge Engineering
CIV1167H Advanced Structural Dynamics
CIV1169H Advanced Topics in Building Design
CIV1252H Repair and Maintenance of Concrete Structures

Technology Management Course Electives

The course list is subject to change.

APS1001H
Project Management
APS1005H
Operations Research for Engineering Management
APS1009H
Natural Resources Management
APS1012H
Managing Business Innovation and Transformational Change
APS1015H
Social Entrepreneurship
APS1016H
Financial Management for Engineers
APS1017H
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
APS1024H
Infrastructure Resilience Planning
APS1025H
Infrastructure Protection
APS1031H
Infrastructure Planning
APS1036H
Formative Experiential Entrepreneurial Learning (FEEL)
APS1037H
Infrastructure Engineering in Remote First Nation Communities in Ontario
APS1038H
Strategic Sustainability Management for Businesses and Products
APS1039H
Enterprise Risk Management
APS1040H
Quality Control for Engineering Management
APS1088H
Business Planning and Execution for Canadian Entrepreneurs
APS1202H
Engineering and Sustainable Development
CHE1435H
Fundamentals of Aerosol Physics and Chemistry
CIV1307H
Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability of Engineering Activities
TEP1010H Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership