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Graduate Studies

The Queen’s graduate programs in Civil Engineering are home to some of the finest minds in the fields of civil and environmental engineering. Students have the chance to study engineering in an environment where multidisciplinary research and activities are encouraged and facilitated.

 

Research activity in the Department is generally classified under two fields: Civil Engineering Environment and Civil Engineering Infrastructure. Environment encompasses the areas of Environmental, Geotechnical, Geoenvironmental and Hydrotechnical Engineering, while Infrastructure comprises the areas of Structural and Materials Engineering and Geotechnical Infrastructure.


The graduate program and research goals of the Department of Civil Engineering are consistent with the mission of both Queen's University and the civil engineering profession. These goals, which reflect the educational, professional and research needs of society and the environment are as follows:

 

  • to attract and educate students at the graduate level who, upon completion of their studies, will possess an advanced understanding of the state-of-the-art and state-of-practice within selected areas of the natural environment and infrastructure and will have the potential to be among the nation's best and whose excellence will be respected by the international community.

  • to advance the state-of-the-art and the state-of-practice through a combination of internationally recognized research in specific areas and nationally respected service to the profession, to government and industry, and to society in general.

 

Programs of Study

The Department of Civil Engineering offers programs leading to M.Eng, M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees; please see the information contained in the School of Graduate Studies and Research calendar for a complete description of the types of degree programs available, the requirements for each program, fees, and general admission requirements.

 

Applicants are accepted into a Masters (M.Eng or MASc) or Doctoral (PhD) program under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies and Research providing they also satisfy the requirements of the Department. Normally, the minimum Departmental requirements are a four-year Bachelor's degree with a standing in the mid B range (70% graduating average or a ranking in the top third of the graduating class where number grades are not available). Applicants with a Bachelors degree in a cognate science may be admitted, at the discretion of the department, to a M.A.Sc. degree program.

 

All research students must successfully complete CIVL 801 a non-credit course in laboratory safety, at the first opportunity after their initial registration.

Masters of Engineering
Masters of Engineering

The requirements for this program are 8 term length courses, of which one may be a term length project course. At least 4 term length courses must be taken from the department in which the student is registered; all courses will be entered as primary on the registration form. A maximum of 2 term length 400 series courses may be taken.

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Masters of Applied Science
Masters of Applied Science

The minimum requirements for completion are four graduate term length courses, research and thesis. The four courses must conform to the FEAS Graduate Council requirements.

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Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

The minimum FEAS Graduate Council requirements for the program are four term courses beyond the Master's degree, research and thesis, and a comprehensive examination. The objective of the comprehensive exam is to establish to the satisfaction.

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Graduate Courses
Graduate Courses

A comprehensive list of Graduate Civil Engineering courses.

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Application Process
Application Process

Information on the application process, language proficiency requirements and financial support

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