Civil Engineering

Masters of the built environment

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Population growth, climate change, and aging infrastructure are some of the big challenges that today’s civil engineers tackle in the quest for smart cities and a sustainable future. As a civil engineer, you’ll lead the creation, maintenance, and management of the large-scale infrastructure we all depend upon.

During your six paid co-op work terms, you can test drive different career options. Work for major construction and engineering companies, get experience with local or provincial governments, or spend a term abroad.

This is a degree with lots of flexibility. You’ll have access to a wide range of electives, allowing you to customize your education to suit your interests and career goals.

By the end of your degree, you’ll be ready to design, analyze, construct, and manage everything from airports and skyscrapers to bridges, transportation networks, municipal water systems, and more.

Program highlights

  • Develop solutions for a better tomorrow. At Waterloo, you'll have access to high-tech simulation labs where you’ll learn how to test risks before any shovels hit the ground.
  • Your urban playground. Learn to design and build structures that stand the test of time, including roads, landscaping structures, pavement, and bridges.


Why Waterloo Engineering?

Population growth, climate change, and aging infrastructure are some of the big challenges that today's civil engineers tackle in the quest for smarter cities and a sustainable future. As a civil engineer, you'll lead the creation, maintenance, and management of the large-scale infrastructure we all depend upon.


What will you learn?

During your first year, you'll take a mix of engineering and math courses. In upper years, most of your classes will be in Civil Engineering.

Learn more about courses you'll take for your Civil Engineering degree.


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Admission requirements

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including

  • Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Admission averages: Individual selection from the mid- to high 80s

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How to apply

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