Why Choose Queen's?

Facts on CIVIL ENGINEERING at Queen's as you select your program of study

What we do:

Our department focuses on the human environment, natural and built.

We want to understand how the world works so that we can improve quality of life, make better use of limited resources, develop sustainable technologies, create attractive places to live and work and provide improvements in the quality of life of those less fortunate.

Who we are:

Our faculty includes engineers, biologists, chemists, oceanographers, mathematicians, and hydrogeologists

Our students become design engineers, engineering and management consultants, academics, physicians, lawyers, researchers, and entrepreneurs.

Our graduates work in consulting, construction, manufacturing, design, and financial firms all over the world. They run their own businesses, small and large. They teach. They invent new products, formulate policy, and make important discoveries about the world around us and take positions in government and non-profit organizations.

Our activities combine many disciplines. Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds but share a common interest in interactions between people and their environment.

Our students have many interests but form a close-knit group. They come to us because they want to build things, because they like technology but care about the environment, because they want a solid preparation in fundamentals with lots of context and a chance to design and play with gadgets. Most of all, they want to help others. An education in Civil Engineering provides a good foundation for careers in engineering design, education, law, medicine and public health.

Our faculty, research and teaching staff is comprised of some of the finest minds in the fields of civil and environmental engineering. Along with the best students from around the world and a professional administrative staff, they work together to create an energetic, creative and dynamic Department.

Why study civil engineering at Queen's

  • The world-renowned yet approachable faculty might be a key factor.
  • The chance to study engineering where multidisciplinary research and activities are is encouraged and facilitated.
  • Knock on any door, and it will open

Our aim is to train students to take leadership roles in identifying emerging issues in these fields and to develop innovative solutions to the engineering challenges of the future. Our undergraduate curriculum covers the key components of today's civil and environmental engineering profession. These include the static and dynamic behavior of anthropogenic structures, construction materials, and geotechnical materials; the workings of the natural environment, how it affects societal infrastructure, as well as how human activities affect the environment; and elements of design and its philosophy. Because civil and environmental engineers are called upon to work on large projects of an interdisciplinary nature, it is our mission to train students to be able to apply a diverse set of skills to solve complex problems, to work in teams and communicate effectively, and to uphold ethical standards of professional practice.

The Department of Civil Engineering is offering an innovative new curriculum. Our new program was developed with a shared vision between our students, faculty, and industry partners to enable our students to build a solid foundation in engineering fundamentals, while also being adaptive to meet future and emerging needs in the diverse and adapting fields of civil engineering.

Our courses are designed to increase student knowledge, but also to help develop problem solving and engineering design skills. We emphasise the development of career success skills, like communication, leadership and teamwork and positioning our students to emerge as leaders in their fields. In another unique approach, we integrate the study of environmental and sustainability issues throughout the program to better reflect that the assessment of these concerns are integral to all civil engineering projects.

For more information, please contact:
Angela Brown Tel: (613) 533-2000 ex: 74227