Undergraduate Civil Engineering Programme


Programme of Study


The baccalaureate degree programme in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.

Course of Study

The prescribed course of study for Civil Engineering is set out in the Programme Outline Tables listed below. The student must review the course descriptions to see if they have the preconditions to register in specific courses. Students must have the required prerequisites or the agreement of the Department.

Programme Requirements

B.Eng. Civil Engineering

A 51.5 credit programme, including the core courses for engineering programmes.

Semester Fall
year 1
year 1
year 2
year 2
  • ENE100
  • PSE103
  • CSE101
  • CCE101
  • MAE101
  • PHE104
  • ENE100 (cont'd)
  • MAE119
  • GEE167
  • CCE101 (cont'd)
  • MAE101 (cont'd)
  • PHE104 (cont'd)
  • HIE207
  • MAE226
  • PHE205
  • CEE215
  • CEE265
  • GEE293
  • HIE203
  • POE205
  • MAE209
  • MAE227
  • GEE231
  • CEE235
  • GEE291
Semester total 6 credits 6 credits 6 credits 6 credits
Semester Fall
year 3
year 3
year 4
year 4
  • PSE301
  • CEE303
  • CEE317
  • CEE355
  • CEE360
  • CEE385
  • MEE315
Semester total 7 credits 6.5 credits 7 credits 6.5 credits

Laboratories and Equipment


The laboratory experiments and exercises are designed to provide the students with practical experience in handling field, office and laboratory equipment used in the civil engineering profession. The teaching laboratories provide equipment to permit groups of three or four students to conduct experiments in structural engineering, soil mechanics, pavement materials, asphalt technology, hydrology, water supply, wastewater treatment, and environmental engineering; and to conduct exercises in surveying, photogrammetry and traffic engineering. The Department's equipment includes:

Structural Engineering
Six electronic data acquisition systems with PC's; MTS loading system with 1000 kN, 500 kN, 2 @ 250 kN, 100 kN and 50 kN capacity pistons; various reaction frames including one 1000 kN 4 column load reaction frame; numerous universal testing machines of 900 kN, 600 kN, 250 kN and 100 kN capacities and one 810 MTS 250 kN unit; one impact tester, four bench torsion testing instruments; three bench tension testing instruments; one electric concrete mixer; one screening plant; one vibrating table; one 1350 kN concrete cylinder testing machine; two environment-controlled rooms.
Geotechnical Engineering
Soil testing drive rods and sampling spoons; Atterberg limit testing devices; sieves, hydrometers, and specific gravity apparatus; standard and modified Proctor compaction apparatus; Harvard miniature compaction apparatus; CBR equipment; consolidometers; unconfined, direct shear and triaxial test apparatus; seismic refraction surveying apparatus; computerized electronic data acquisition systems; temperature & humidity controlled chamber; rigid and flexible wall permeaters; pressure plate and pressure membrane extractors; 50,000 kg shaking table.
Transportation Engineering
Apparatus for solubility, specific gravity, flash point, penetration, distillation, viscosity and ductility tests for bituminous materials, Marshall asphalt test equipment. Los Angeles abrasion machine, polished stone value machine, portable skid-resistance tester and extensive equipment for testing road aggregates. Traffic counters and associated equipment.
Environmental Engineering
Instruments to determine water pH, turbidity, colour, specific ion concentration and bacteriological quality; balances; instruments for pollution studies including colorimetric and spectrophotometric devices; apparatus for wastewater analysis including BOD, COD, nutrient enrichment and toxicity, temperature controlled rooms; atomic absorption spectrophotometer with flame and furnace for trace metals analysis; TOC analyzer; two ion chromatographs; three gas chromatographs, mass selective detector, to scan samples for organic contamination; neutron activation for metal analysis. Instruments to study pipe flow, open channel flow, ground water flow and hydrological phenomena. Laboratory and field equipment for vadose zone and groundwater investigations. Laboratory and field equipment for surface water quality and ecological studies.
Real-time and post-analytical differential GPS receiver equipment; total station, electronic and optical surveying equipment; photogrammetric stereoscopes and parallax measurement equipment.
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