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.

Program Requirements

MEng students must successfully complete: 5.0 FCE’s (full credit equivalents) (10 half-credit) graduate courses (500- and 1000--level courses).  From these 10 half-credit courses:

  • 6 must be in the CivMin department (CIV, MIN, or CME course codes). APS1001 - Project Management, APS 1410 - Waterpower Essentials or APS 1411- Renewal of Waterpower Facilities may be counted towards this requirement.
    • 1 or 2 of these courses can be replaced with an MEng Project
  • 4 may be taken outside the CivMin department, and may include APS courses, courses from other engineering departments, or other faculties

Within the first session of study, an MEng student 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.

MEng course breakdown infographic

Technical Emphases

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

MEng students in CivMin are also eligible to pursue these emphases offered by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering:

Program Completion 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.

Full-time

  • Program Length: 3 sessions (12 months)
  • Typical course load: 4-5 courses in Fall, 4-5 courses in Winter, 1-3 courses in Summer
  • Program Time Limit: 9 sessions (3 years)

Extended Full-time

  • Program Length: 6 sessions (24 months)
  • Typical course load: 2-3 courses per session, maximum 6 courses per year
  • Program Time Limit:  9 sessions (3 years)

Part-time

  • Program Length: 9 sessions (36 months)
  • Typical course load: 1-2 courses per session, maximum 2 courses per session
  • Program Time Limit:  18 sessions (6 years)

Program Proposal

All MEng students are required to hand in a MEng Proposed Program of Study and Project Proposal to GB116 (or by email to meng.civmin@utoronto.ca) by the end of their first session of study. This form outlines your plan to meet program requirements, and specifies your intent to complete up to two specializations, a project, and other optional components of the MEng Program.

If you intend to request transfer credit, include this information on your proposal form and submit it along with an SGS Transfer Credit Request Form.

If you make changes to your program, you must submit a new MEng Proposed Program of Study and Project Proposal.

MEng to MASc Transfer

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.

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