Civil Engineering exists at the intersection of the human, built, and natural environments. Civil Engineers have historically been the professionals leading the design, construction, maintenance and eventual decommissioning of society's physical infrastructure, including: transportation networks, water supply and wastewater treatment systems, the structures for energy generation and distribution systems, buildings and other works, land and water remediation, and more.
Your work here will prepare you to create solutions that will directly impact quality of life everywhere: rebuilding deteriorating urban infrastructure; creating structures to withstand natural disasters; developing advanced technologies for complex transportation networks; supplying clean water and disposing of waste water; and building alternative energy systems.
You will learn in some of the world’s most advanced facilities. Your program begins with math, computing, chemistry, physics, applied structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, materials, surveying, geology, computer graphics and engineering ecology. Upper-year courses will provide hands-on experience, like our one-of-a kind land surveying camp north of Toronto. You’ll complete your program with a comprehensive design project that solves a real-world engineering problem. U of T’s Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering is consistently ranked number one in Canada and among the top 10 in the world.
These are the areas in which you can focus your studies:
- Buildings & Structures
- Subsurface Systems
- Construction Management
- Energy Use & Supply
- Water & Waste