Courses & Curriculum

Courses & Curriculum

The BASc in Civil Engineering is a four-year degree program, though many students choose to participate in the Professional Experience Year co-op program, so that they complete the program after five years.

*Check against Registrar's Office current Calendar

First Year Courses

Fall Session
APS100 - Orientation to Engineering
APS110 - Engineering Chemistry and Materials Science
APS111 - Engineering Strategies & Practice I
CIV100 - Mechanics
MAT186 - Calculus I
MAT188 - Linear Algebra

Winter Session
APS106 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming
APS112H1 - Engineering Strategies & Practice II
CHE112 - Physical Chemistry
CIV185 - Earth Systems Science
CIV191 – Introduction to Civil Engineering
MAT187 - Calculus II

Year 2

Fall Session
CIV201 - Introduction to Civil Engineering (3-day intensive field-based course)
CIV220 - Urban Engineering Ecology
CIV235 - Civil Engineering Graphics
CIV280 - Management of Construction
CIV282 - Engineering Communications I
CME210 - Solid Mechanics I
CME261 - Engineering Mathematics I
CME270 - Fluid Mechanics I

Winter Session
CIV209 - Civil Engineering Materials
CIV214 - Structural Analysis I
CIV250 - Hydraulics and Hydrology
CME259 - Technology in Society and the Biosphere I (previously APS301)
CME263 - Probability Theory for Civil and Mineral Engineers
CME262 - Engineering Mathematics II

Year 3

Fall Session
CME358Survey CAMP (Civil and Mineral Practicals) (2-week intensive field-based course in August)
CIV312- Steel and Timber Design
CIV331 - Transport I - Introduction to Urban Transportation Systems
CIV342 - Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
CIV375 - Building Science
CIV382 - Civil Engineering Communication Portfolio
CME321 - Geotechnical Engineering I
CME368 - Engineering Economics and Decision Making

Winter Session
CIV313 - Reinforced Concrete I
CIV324 - Geotechnical Engineering II
CIV332 - Transport II - Performance
CIV340 - Municipal Engineering
CIV380 - Sustainable Energy Systems
CIV382 - Civil Engineering Communication Portfolio
Complementary Studies Elective (CS) / Humanities and Social Sciences Elective (HSS)

Year 4

CIV498 - Capstone Design Project
Complementary Studies Elective (CS) / Humanities and Social Sciences Elective (HSS) (2)
Technical Electives (4)
Free Electives (3)

Complete details and information on electives is available through the academic calendar.

Technical Electives

Technical Electives allow students to gain a thorough understanding of a very specific topic of interest in Civil Engineering.  Students may wish to take a wide variety of Technical Electives from multiple research areas, and thus become well-versed in many areas of the discipline, or they may use the Technical Electives to pursue a deep understanding in one area.

Full list of technical electives


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