The Department of Civil Engineering focuses on internationally recognized research and nationally respected service to industry and society. We offer both research-based and coursework-based graduate programs designed to meet the research and professional needs of society and the environment.

Graduates of our programs come away with an advanced understanding of state-of-the-art and state-of-practice within selected areas of the natural environment and infrastructure.

Degree Offerings


Master of Engineering (MEng)

1 year: Course work and optional project

MEng Program Information

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

2 years: Course work and research thesis

MASc Program Information


Doctoral (PhD)

4 years: Course work, research thesis, and comprehensive oral examinations

PhD Program Information

Collaborative Programs

Our Facilities

The Department of Civil Engineering is home to the Coastal Engineering Laboratory, Kennedy Field Station, and the GeoEngineering Lab. These cutting-edge facilities allow us to offer unique hands-on learning experiences for our undergraduate students. They enable our world-leading faculty and graduate students to conduct research tackling the most pressing challenges facing modern societies. Our research activity is generally classified under the research areas of environmental, hydrotechnical, geotechnical, and structural engineering.