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 
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a 75% standing.
    • Students who do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for admission to a probationary program depending on their academic background. The admission requirements are at least a 78% standing in their last year of study or at least 3 years work experience with an overall average in their Bachelor's degree of 70%.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      at least 2 must normally be from academic sources.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 4 one-term courses (0.50 unit weight) (500, 600 or 700 series) acceptable for graduate credit by the Department with an overall average of at least 70%.
    • Only 1 500 level course may be counted for credit.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Master's Seminar
    • Students must present a seminar on a chosen thesis topic.
  • Research Principles and Applications
    • Seminar attendance: students are also required to attend 10 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.
  • Master’s Thesis
    • Submission and acceptance of a thesis embodying the results of the student’s research. The thesis is supervised by a faculty advisor, examined by a committee including two or more other members, and placed on display in the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Office.