Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Program in Civil Engineering (AECIVBASC)

Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Shayni Curtis-Clarke
Room GB116, Galbraith Building
(416) 978-5905

Associate Chair, Undergraduate
Professor Evan Bentz

Civil Engineering exists at the intersection of the human, built, and natural environments. Historically, civil engineers have been the professionals leading the design, construction, maintenance and eventual decommissioning of society's physical infrastructures, including transportation networks, water supply and wastewater treatment systems, structures for energy generation and distribution systems, buildings and other works, land, and water remediation and more.

Although civil engineering is a highly technical profession, responsible engineering requires that engineers understand the impact of their decisions and their constructed works on society at large, including issues of environmental stewardship and life-cycle economic responsibility. For example, significant proportions of the world's energy and raw materials production go into the construction and operations of our buildings and transportation systems. Civil engineers have a significant role to play in making these systems more sustainable for future generations. The undergraduate program is designed to complement technical training with learning opportunities that address these challenges.

Students enhance their undergraduate experience through a number of enriched programs. The Department's undergraduate courses have been deliberately sequenced so that students can take advantage of the minors in bioengineering, environmental engineering or sustainable energy; the certificate programs in preventative engineering and social development or in entrepreneurship, innovation and small business; co-op work opportunities through the Professional Experience Year Co-op Program; and post-graduate academic opportunities through the Jeffrey Skoll BASc / MBA Program or through fast-tracked Master's degree programs.

Graduate Program in Civil Engineering

Qualified candidates may apply for graduate studies in the MEng, MASc and PhD Programs. The MEng program is course-based (although a one or two course-equivalent projects may be taken), whereas the MASc and PhD programs are research-intensive and require a thesis. More information about the Department's graduate programs will be provided in information sessions and can be found online at