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Civil Engineering - MEng at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering
Admit term(s)

Fall (September - December)

Winter (January - April)

Spring (May - August)

Application and document submission deadline(s)

February 1 (for admission in September)* 

June 1 (for admission in January of the following year)*

October 1 (for admission in May of the following year)*

Delivery mode On-campus
Program type Master's, Professional
Length of program 16 months (full-time); 32 months (part-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Coursework

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*NOTE: If the posted application deadline has passed, domestic applicants and international applicants with minimal visa processing times are encouraged to contact for alternate deadline information.

What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission 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 or United States).
    • GRE is waived as a requirement for Fall 2024, Winter 2025 and Spring 2025 admission cycles*

Application materials

  • Resume

  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)

  • References

    • Two references are required from academic or professional sources
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 80 (writing 22, speaking 20, reading 20, listening 18), IELTS 6.5 (writing 6.0, speaking 6.0)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?

    This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. *Updated January 2024 - waiving GRE requirement. 

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