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Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng. Co-op Optional) - Civil Engineering McMaster University




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Civil Engineering is the technology of planning for, and safely designing, constructing, maintaining, and rehabilitating community infrastructure. Civil engineers design and construct many facilities that are critical to our society.

Civil Engineering addresses the interaction of people with the built and natural environment. Engineers use established theories, techniques, and emerging technologies to understand and solve complex problems.

What makes this program unique?

  • Relevancy of our innovative research to Canadian communities
  • Dedication of our faculty and staff, and quality of our teaching
  • Emphasis on sustainability extending into many facets of our curriculum and our research programs
  • We produce leaders in the field of Civil Engineering through high quality education, community engagement and leading edge training

Civil Engineering is comprised of the following specialty areas:

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Environmental & Water Resources Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

Co-op and Experiential Learning

Experiential learning provides students with hands-on opportunities beyond the traditional lecture-style format to gain valuable experience.

Engineering Co-op Program

The Engineering Co-op Program is an optional program which provides you with the opportunity to work in real engineering positions before you graduate. The Undergraduate Co-op Program is administered by the Engineering Co-op and Career Services Department (ECCS).

Career Paths

  • Design and construction of buildings and infrastructure systems
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Environmental and water resources engineering
  • Education
  • Government
  • Consulting
  • Industry
  • Construction

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng. Co-op Optional) - Civil Engineering.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$49,941.00 (27,65,183) per year


08-Sep-20, 06-Jan-21


Faculty of Engineering

1280 Main Street West,


Ontario (ON),

L8S 4L7, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete Grade 12 high school diploma equivalent to Canadian qualification.

Admission to Level II Engineering programs requires completion of all 31 units of required Engineering I courses. Students must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0. All programs have limited enrolment; should there be more applicants than the limiting number in any program, admission to that program will be based on the students Cumulative Grade Point Average.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS - International English Language Testing System (Academic): 6.5 Overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); results valid for 2 years

CAE - Cambridge English Advanced: 190 Overall with minimum score of 180 in each component; valid for 2 years

PTE - Pearson Test of English Academic: 60 Overall with minimum score of 60 in Writing and Speaking; valid for 2 years

CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language: 70 Overall with no component score below 60; valid for 2 years

MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 85 Overall valid for 2 years; Minimum 80 in each of the three required components; Minimum 3 in optional speaking component (Required).

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language IBT: 86 Overall with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); valid for 2 years

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