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Civil Engineering (PhD)


Next enrollment cycle

January 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

This is a Research based Program.

An applicant for admission to graduate studies leading to the PhD degree in Civil engineering must normally be a graduate of a recognized university with a master's degree in applied science (MASc) or the equivalent.

Applicants with degrees in related fields will be considered but will normally require strengthening of their background in Civil engineering.

Our objective is to attract the best students and to educate them in the rigors of scientific research.

We provide a scholarly and dynamic environment with attention to scientific discipline, detail and accuracy.


Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field

Minimum TOEFL:

  • M.A.Sc., Ph.D.: IBT-83
  • MEng: IBT-92
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearson: 65
    Additional Requirements
  • Additional requirements for these programs tend to vary, please contact the department to which you are applying to for a detailed list of additional requirements.

Additional Requirements (MEng only)

  • Non-Consolidated Academic Transcript
  • Backlog Certificate
  • Resume/CV
  • Upon acceptance of an offer of admission a deposit of $4000 is due within 21-days. Please refer to the information on deposits included with your offer.

All courses listed will not necessarily be offered in any given year.

  • CIVL-8006. Life Cycle Thinking for Engineering Projects
  • CIVL-8020. Building Information Modeling
  • CIVL-8200. Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity
  • CIVL-8210. Finite Element Methods for Solids and Structures
  • CIVL-8250. Theory of Stability
  • CIVL-8310. Prestressed Concrete
  • CIVL-8330. Structural Dynamics
  • CIVL-8340. FRP Reinforced Concrete Structure
  • CIVL-8390. Advances in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Applications
  • CIVL-8410. Hydrology
  • CIVL-8420. River Mechanics
  • CIVL-8430. Ground Water Contamination
  • CIVL-8440. Advanced Hydromechanics
  • CIVL-8460. Sediment Transport
  • CIVL-8595. MASc Graduate Seminar
  • CIVL-8900. Special Topics In Civil Engineering
  • CIVL-8960. Major Paper
  • CIVL-8970. Thesis
  • CIVL-9595. PhD Graduate Seminar
  • CIVL-9980. Dissertation
  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: PhD Engineering
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total
  • $ 9883.36
  • Base Tuition
  • Base Tuition -  $ 2393.10 - Assessed each term

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