Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering

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The Master of Engineering (MEng) program is a course-based graduate program, which provides continuing and advanced education for recent graduates and engineers in professional practice.


CivMin's MEng program in civil engineering provides graduate students with the tools to succeed in professional practice. The program consists of coursework and an optional project conducted under the supervision of a CivMin faculty member. Students have the option to complete the MEng program on a full-time, extended full-time or part-time basis.

MEng students can customize their degree by choosing from multiple areas of emphasis.

CivMin also offers a research-based Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree, which is the usual path to the PhD program.

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Admission Requirements

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

  • Academic requirements:   an undergraduate degree, equivalent to a four year University of Toronto program, with a minimun final year GPA of: mid-B average (3.0/4.0 or 75%)

  • 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:
      • TOEFL
        • 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
      • IELTS
        • 7.0 (Academic Test) with at least 6.5 for each component
      • MELAB
        • 85
      • COPE
        • 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.


School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Application

  • The application requires that you upload the following documents:
    • Statement of interest
    • CV/resume
    • 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:


Application Deadlines

Program Requirements

  • MEng students must successfully complete:
    • ten graduate (500 and 1000 level) Half Credit Equivalent (.5 HCE) courses, according to the diagram below.
  • Students may request transfer credit for up to two previously completed graduate level courses (grade of at least B+) that were not used for credit towards a degree. The request should be made in the student's first session. Complete the Transfer Credit request form and submit to the Student Services Office at   Request must be accompanied by your M.Eng proposed program of study form.
MEng course breakdown infographic

Courses & Technical Emphases

View the Graduate Courses page to view graduate courses offered by the Department of CivMin. For accepted courses offered by the Engineering Faculty (APS courses) and other engineering departments, please see the area of emphasis section below.

MEng students can customize their program by choosing an optional area of emphasis, which will appear on their transcript (if all requirements are met), acknowledging the depth and focus of the student's studies.

Full-time, Extended Full-time & Part-time options

Students choose whether they want to complete the MEng program on a full-time, extended full-time or part-time basis at time of application. Please note that the program length can impact the length of an international student's work visa after graduation.


  • Typical Program duration: 3 sessions (12 months)
  • Typical course load: 4-5 courses per term
  • Total number of courses required: 5.0 full course equivalents (10 half courses)
  • Program start: September or January

Extended Full-time

  • Typical Program duration: 6 sessions (24 months)
  • Typical course load: 2-3 courses per term
  • Total number of courses required: 5.0 full course equivalents (10 half courses)
  • Program start: September or January


  • Typical Program duration: 9 sessions (36 months)
  • Typical course load: 1-2 courses per term (maximum 2 courses per term)
  • Total number of courses required: 5.0 full course equivalents (10 half courses)
  • Program start: September or January

Tuition Fees

View the U of T Student Accounts website for more information about fees, including a breakdown of mandatory and optional fees. Registered students should check their fee balance on their ACORN account.

Financing Your Degree

The MEng program is self-funded. Students may look to their home province for financial aid and visit the SGS website for financial aid and advising.

Teaching Assistantships

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.

MEng to MASc

Some students who begin an MEng degree may wish to further their studies with a research-based program (MASc and PhD). Students who are enrolled in the MEng 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 come to the Student Services Office to initiate the program transfer.


CivMinGSA is the graduate student association at CivMin. They host social, athletic, academic, and professional development events for all CivMin graduate students, aiming to enrich their professional and personal leadership experiences.

Helpful Links

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)

See our Frequently asked questions page


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