The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

Fields (areas of research)

  • Environmental and Water Resource Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structures, Mechanics and Construction Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Doctoral
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • A Master's degree, an 80% average in coursework and evidence of ability to pursue independent research.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      at least 2 academic.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 3 one-term (600 or 700 series) graduate level courses (0.50 unit weight) acceptable for graduate credit by the Department with an overall average of 70%.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Research Principles and Applications
    • Seminar attendance: students are required to attend 20 seminars (for example, Master’s Seminar, PhD Comprehensive Examination, Defense or External Seminar).
    • Students are also required to attend and complete the Graduate Skills Workshop.
  • PhD Comprehensive Examination
    • Satisfactory performance in a Comprehensive Examination. The examination consists of the following two parts:
      • An examination of the research proposal that the student intends to develop into a successful PhD research thesis.
      • An examination of the breadth of the student’s knowledge in the field of research.
  • PhD Thesis
    • Students must submit and orally defend a thesis, embodying the results of original research.