In our Masters of Engineering: Cities Engineering and Management (MEngCEM) program, students prepare for a career in cities, addressing the various issues and growing needs of urban centres.
Cities are the economic engines of the world. Highly-skilled professionals, armed with both technical expertise and a fundamental understanding of the cross-disciplinary issues, are needed to help our cities tackle challenges to ensure the well-being of their inhabitants and economies.
Over 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in cities; by 2050 66 per cent of the world's population is projected to be living in a major urban hub. The health and wealth of nations is dependent on how well these cities function. Global urbanization, climate change, natural resources and sustainability are all factors urban centres must take into account while managing infrastructure and providing services for citizens.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between the systems and services of a city and its ability to generate prosperity and wealth.
- Improve specific analytic skills to assess the environmental, economic, political, and social risks which will impact policy regarding a city's critical infrastructure.
- Develop specialized management skills and evidence-based techniques that can be applied to address the unique challenges inherent in cities around the world.
In the 4-month full-time practicum component of the MEngCEM program, students engage with real city challenges, synthesize and apply their knowledge in an integrated way, and work with multidisciplinary teams. (see where some past practicums have been)
Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
- Academic requirements: completed an undergraduate degree, equivalent to a four year University of Toronto program, with a minimum final year GPA of: mid-B average (3.0/4.0 or 75%)
- Professional Experience: completed at least one year of work/professional experience. This can include co-op or practicum experience obtained during your undergraduate degree if the total duration was 12 months.
- English Language Requirements:
- If you have studied for at least 2 years (full-time) towards a degree program, in a country where English is the official first language (for example Canada, U.S.A, Australia or Britain) you may be exempt from the English Facility requirement.
- If you have not studied in an English speaking country for more than two years of full time study, you are required to take a test. This is a departmental requirement and there are no exceptions to this rule.The Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering accepts the following English Tests:
- 580 Paper Based Test and TWE 4.0
- 93 Internet Based Test and 22 writing and speaking.
- The TOEFL Institution Code for graduate studies at the University of Toronto is 0982-00
- 7.0 (Academic Test) with at least 6.5 for each component
- 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component)
- Academic Preparation Course, International ESL Program, University of Toronto
- A final grade of B in Level 60
- Please contact us if you are not sure if you have met this requirement.
- The application requires that you upload the following documents:
- Statement of interest
- Scanned copies of your academic transcripts
- We no longer require hard copies of transcripts to be sent to our office at the time of application.
- Provide contact information for your two referees:
- Referees will be contacted to upload their references directly to the website
- English Language Test score, if applicable (see departmental English policy here)
- Pay the Application Fee
- Your application will not be considered complete, or be reviewed, until you pay the application fee. The application fee is due by the application deadline.
link to SGS on-line application: https://admissions.sgs.utoronto.ca/apply/
Students will take 8 courses (4 core courses, 3 infrastructure engineering electives and 1 technology management elective) and complete a four-month practicum
CEM1001 - The Challenges of Urban Policy-Making
CEM1002 - Data Analytics and Cities
CEM1003 - Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity
CEM1004 - Cities as Complex Systems
CEM1000 - Practicum (see where some past practicums have been)
Infrastructure Engineering Specialization Areas
(choose 3 courses in 1 area)
|Course Code||Title & Description|
|Public Transit Operations and Planning|
|Freight Transportation and ITS Applications
|Airport Planning and Engineering
|Fundamentals of ITS and Traffic Management
|Transportation and Development
|Transportation Demand Analysis
|Transportation: Urban Operations Research
|New Topics In Civil & Mineral Engineering: Analytics For Transit and Mobility Networks
Technology Management Electives (choose one)
|Course Code||Title & Description|
|Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability of Engineering Activities
MEngCEM students can further customize their program by choosing to complete an optional emphasis.
We offer two delivery options to suit your circumstances and goals.
- The full-time option allows you to complete the program in 12 months.
- The extended full-time option allows you to take 24 months to complete the program (6 terms).
Core required courses are typically offered during the week between 9 and 5pm. Electives are sometimes offered on the weekend, evenings, online or in a compressed two-week period (in May or August). Click here to see the current timetable. A part-time option is not currently available for this program.
The practicum is four months long on a full-time basis.
All full-time graduate students are eligible to apply for Teaching Assistant (TA) paid positions with CivMin. TAs assist undergraduate and graduate course instructors with supervision of labs, leading tutorials and marking assignments and tests.
Apply for TA positions and view more job and volunteer opportunities on the Job Opportunities page.
MEngCEM to MASc
Some students who begin an MEngCEM degree may wish to further their studies with a research-based program (MASc and PhD). Students who are enrolled in the MEngCEM degree may be eligible to transfer to the MASc program in CivMin.
To transfer, students must first find a CivMin's faculty member who will agree to be their supervisor. Students should then discuss come to the Student Services Office to initiate the program transfer.
CivMin Grad Hub on Quercus is a central location where registered students can find relevant Departmental information and forms, and receive notifications about announcements and events.
School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
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Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
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Toronto, ON M5S 1A4