In the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, we are committed to generating new knowledge and to finding real-world ways to apply it. We pride ourselves on nurturing a collaborative research environment and conducting multidisciplinary research with students, staff and faculty from the Schools of Architecture and Planning, and the Departments of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Biology.
There are currently four fields of study available to MASc and PhD students:
- Environmental & Water Resources Engineering (E&WR)
- Geotechnical Engineering (GEO)
- Structures, Mechanics & Construction Engineering (SM&C)
- Transportation Engineering (TRANS)
Because of the number of core faculty members with expertise in these four fields of study and their high degree of success in grant competitions, there is substantial research funding for the education and training of graduate students. The Department boasts two NSERC Industrial Research Chairs (IRCs) (Drs. P. Huck and M. Pandey), two Tier II NSERC Canada Research Chairs (CRC) (Drs. S. Tighe and S. Narasimhan), one Tier I NSERC CRC (Dr. C. Haas), and one endowed research chair and one junior chair (Norman W. McLeod) (Drs. S. Tighe and H. Baaj, respectively).
The Master of Applied Science (MASc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs focus on original engineering research with a faculty member. We suggest that you apply, upload all materials and then start the process of trying to make contact with faculty members in the research area(s) that you are interested in. You can contact a faculty member to be your prospective supervisor through our official form.
Research interests, current sources of research funding and selected publications are available by individual faculty member and can be viewed in the About Civil and Environmental Engineering section under "Our people".