Master of Engineering in Cities Engineering and Management (MEngCEM)

 Sina Azizi Soldouz, a MASc candidate (R) and supervisor Professor Khandker Nurul Habib (Lt) pose for a photo at Yonge Street and Dundas Street in downtown Toronto on Tuesday, June 10, 2019. A survey of pedestrians with sight loss was conducted in collaboration with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) under the title Understanding the impact of connected and automated vehicles for pedestrians with sight loss – a policy framework.
PHOTO: Phill Snel, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering/ U of T

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

See the MEngCEM Lookbook for a detailed look at the program, past practicums and career options



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)