The program information below is valid for the fall 2022 term (September 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022).

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.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Length of program 
    • Full-time: 4 terms (16 months)
    • Part-time: 8 terms (32 months)
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Professional
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Additional program information 
    • The University of Waterloo does not provide funding for MEng in Civil Engineering students, and the candidates are expected to be self-supporting.
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a 75% standing.
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score (only for those applicants who completed their degree outside of Canada and the United States).
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 

      academic or professional

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 8 one-term graduate level courses (0.50 unit weight) taken from the 500, 600 and 700 series courses (or courses acceptable for graduate credit).
    • At least 4 of the 8 required courses must be taken within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    • An English for Multilingual Speakers (EMLS) technical/professional writing course for Engineers is required for all students who were not English Language Proficiency (ELP) exempt at the time of admission.
    • A maximum of 2 500 level courses may be counted for credit.
    • The candidate must obtain a pass in all courses credited to their program, with a minimum overall average of 70% (a grade of less than 65% in any course counts as a failure).
    • At least half of the courses used for credit must normally be Faculty of Engineering courses.
  • Link(s) to courses