Graduate Studies – Technical Emphases


Advanced Water Technologies & Process Design

Through the Emphasis in Advanced Water Technologies & Process Design, students are able to gain in-depth knowledge of water treatment methods and design of treatment processes.

This specialization is administered by another department in the Faculty, please see this page for course requirements and additional information.

Analytics

Analytics covers a range of methodologies, from descriptive to predictive to prescriptive approaches.

This specialization is administered by another department in the Faculty, please see this page for course requirements and additional information.

Building Science

Complete at least 6 courses (3.0 FCE) with a combination of core and elective courses as detailed below.  One or two of the optional courses may be a 1-term (CIV1001H) or 2-term (CIV1002Y) project (not listed below).  Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the emphasis coordinator.

Core Courses:

(take at least 4)

CIV575H - Studies in Building Science
CIV576H - Sustainable Buildings
CIV578H - Design of Building Enclosures
CIV1282H- Case Studies in Building Science
CIV1320H - Indoor Air Quality
MIE507H - HVAC Fundamentals

Elective Courses:

(others can be approved by emphasis coordinator)

CIV514H - Concrete Technology
CIV536H - Urban Activity, Air Pollution and Health
CIV577H - Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
CIV1279H - Construction Contract Documents
MIE515H - Alternative Energy Systems
MIE1240H - Wind Power

See descriptions and current timetable

Concrete

Complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 FCE), one or two of which may be a 1-term (CIV1001H) or 2-term (CIV1002Y) project. Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the emphasis coordinator.

 

CIV514H - Concrete Technology
CIV517H - Prestressed Concrete
CIV1201H - Concrete Technology and Non-Destructive Testing Principles
CIV1250H - Instrumentation Techniques for Cement and Concrete Researchers
CIV1252H - Infrastructure Renewal
CIV1260h - Chemistry of Cements and Concrete
CIV1262H - Microscopy Applied to Building and Geomaterials
CIV1504H - Applied Probability and Statistics in Civil Engineering

See descriptions and current timetable

 

Construction Management

Complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 FCE), one or two of which may be a 1-term (CIV1001H) or 2-term (CIV1002Y) project. Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the emphasis coordinator.

APS1001H - Project Management
APS1004H - Human Resources Management: An Engineering Perspective
APS1005H - Operations Research for Engineering Management
APS1017H - Supply Chain Management and Logistics
CIV580H - Engineering and Management of LArge Projects
CIV1275H - Construction Modelling Methods
CIV1279H - Construction Contract Documents
CIV1281H LEC0101 - Special Studies in Civil Engineering - Asset Management: Quantitative tools and methods
CIV1299H - Special Studies in Civil Engineering - Intro to Construction Claims
CIV1299H LEC0909 - Special Studies in Civil Engineering - The Business of Selling Civil Engineering Knowledge
CIV1307H - Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability of Engineering Activities
CIV1504H - Applied Probability and Statistics in Civil Engineering
MIE562H - Scheduling
MIE1413H - Statistical Models in Empirical Research

See descriptions and current timetable

Engineering and Globalization (Global)

Every day, people in the developing world struggle to obtain many of the things that most of us in Canada take for granted, like clean water, safe shelter, and basic health care. Engineering students can make a difference. But to tackle these complex challenges effectively often requires a different mindset and a different set of skills. Through the Emphasis in Engineering and Globalization, and other initiatives, the Centre for Global Engineering aims to develop these capabilities in our students. The emphasis offers an innovative curriculum that enables our students to leverage their engineering knowledge and talent for maximal impact on issues of global importance. We develop the wide range of professional skills necessary to address the evolving technological challenges in an increasingly global society.

Course requirements and additional information

Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)

Engineering practice today demands a breadth of skills: not only technical, but also an understanding of leadership, finance and business, management, entrepreneurship and innovation. Engineers often appreciate the importance of such skills only after they join the workforce.

The Emphasis in ELITE offers University of Toronto MEng students a broad range of courses in these topics. The first of its kind in Canada, the ELITE Emphasis is targeted at engineers seeking to develop a more well-rounded skill set.

Course requirements and additional information

Environmental Engineering

Complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 FCE), one or two of which may be a 1-term (CIV1001H) or 2-term (CIV1002Y) project. Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the emphasis coordinator.

CHE1134H - Advances in Bioengineering
CHE1150H - Industrial Water Treatment
CHE1180H - Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development
CHE1431H - Environmental Auditing
CHE1432H - Technical Aspects of Environmental Regulations
CHE2504H - Industrial Pollution Prevention
CHL5903H - Environmental Health
CIV541H - Environmental Biotechnology
CIV549H - Groundwater Flow and Contamination
CIV550H - Water Resources Engineering
CIV577H - Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
CIV1303H - Water Resources Systems Modelling
CIV1307H - Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability of Engineering Activities
CIV1308H - Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes
CIV1311H - Advanced and Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment
CIV1319H - Chemistry and Analysis of Water and Wastes
CIV1320H - Indoor Air Quality
CIV1399H LEC0101 - Special Studies in Civil Engineering - Large Scale Infrastructure and Sustainability
CIV1399H LEC0808 - Special Studies in Civil Engineering - Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Global Health
ENV1001H - Environmental Decision Making
ENV1701H - Environmental Law
JCC1313H - Environmental Microbiology
JGE1212H - Fate of Contaminants in the Environment
JNC2503H - Environmental Pathways
MIE1240H - Wind Power

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Forensic Engineering

Forensic engineers are trained to logically investigate and analyse data from disasters, accidents and failures, and present an unbiased assessment of what the underlying cause may have been using deductive methodologies.

The Emphasis in Forensic Engineering creates a unique opportunity for students to gain specialized expertise and recognition for a personal and professional commitment to enhanced engineering investigation skills that will compliment design skills learned in other courses. Forensic engineers investigate accidents and failures commonly causing personal injury and/or monetary loss—the consequences of which are normally dealt with in a court of law.

Course requirements and additional information

Geomechanics

Complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 FCE), one or two of which may be a 1-term (CIV1001H) or 2-term (CIV1002Y)  project. Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the emphasis coordinator.

CIV521H - Rock Mechanics
CIV523H - Geotechnical Design
CIV1404H - Numerical Methods in Geomechanics
CIV1420H - Soil Properties and Behaviour
CIV1429H - Advanced Rock Engineering: Fractured Rock Masses
CIV1498H LEC0101 - Specials Studies in Civil Engineering: Constitutive Modelling in Geomaterials
CIV1499H LEC0909 - Special Studies in Civil Engineering: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
MIN540H - Borehole Geophysics for Engineers and Mineral Geoscientists
MIN565H - Design and Support of Underground Mine Excavations

See descriptions and current timetable

Structural Engineering

Complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 FCE), one or two of which may be a 1-term (CIV1001H) or 2-term (CIV1002Y) project. Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the emphasis coordinator.

CIV510H - Solid Mechanics II
CIV514H - Concrete Technology
CIV515H - Introduction to Structural Dynamics
CIV517H - Prestressed Concrete
CIV518H - Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures
CIV519H - Structural Analysis II
CIV1163H - Mechanics of Reinforced Concrete
CIV1164H - Bridge Engineering
CIV1167H - Advanced Structural Dynamics
CIV1169H - Advanced Topics in Building Design
CIV1171H - Principles of Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design
CIV1174H - Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics
CIV1175H - Design of Tubular Steel Structures
CIV1180H - Advanced Modelling Methods for Seismic Performance Assessment of Structures
CIV1190H - Structures Under Blast and Impact
CIV1361H - Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures
MIE1303H - Fracture Mechanics

See descriptions and current timetable

Sustainable Energy

Issues of energy production and consumption, and the associated environmental impacts, top many lists of global challenges for the 21st century. Engineering leadership is key to the development and implementation of sustainable energy technologies to address these challenges.

Course requirements and additional information

Sustainable Urban Systems

Complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 FCE), one or two of which may be a 1-term (CIV1001H) or 2-term (CIV1002Y) project. Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the emphasis coordinator.

APS510H - Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems
APS1024H - Infrastructure Resilience Planning
APS1025H - Infrastructure Protection
CIV514H - Concrete Technology
CIV516H - Public Transit Operations and Planning
CIV531H - Transport Planning
CIV575H - Studies in Building Science
CIV576H - Sustainable Buildings
CIV577H - Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
CIV578H - Design of Building Enclosures
CIV1201H - Concrete Technology and Non-Destructive Testing Principles
CIV1252H - Infrastructure Renewal
CIV1280H - Building Envelope Design
CIV1303H - Water Resources Systems Modelling
CIV1307H - Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability of Engineering Activities
CIV1399H - Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
CIV1535H - Transportation and Development
ECE1092H - Smart Grid Case Studies
ENV1001H - Environmental Decision Making
MIE515H - Alternative Energy Systems
MIE1120H - Current Energy Infrastructure and Resources
MIE1240H - Wind Power
MIE1715H - Lifecycle Engineering

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Transportation Engineering and Planning

Complete six of the following technical courses (3.0 FCE), one or two of which may be a 1-term (CIV1001H) or 2-term (CIV1002Y) project. Other courses may be considered but will require approval of the emphasis coordinator.

CIV516H - Public Transit Operations and Planning
CIV531H - Transport Planning
CIV536H - Urban Activity, Air Pollution and Health
CIV1307H - Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability of Engineering Activities
CIV1506H - Freight Transportation and ITS Applications
CIV1508H - Airport Planning and Engineering
CIV1520H - Travel Survey Methods
CIV1532H - Fundamentals of ITS and Traffic Management
CIV1535H - Transportation and Development
CIV1536H - Modelling Transport Emissions
CIV1538H - Transportation Demand Analysis

See descriptions and current timetable