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What will I learn?

Civil engineering is a broad field encompassing several distinct areas of specialization. It is also the oldest of the engineering professions. Civil engineers work in all levels of government and for a wide variety of industries involved in the design, planning, managing and construction of highways, airports, harbours, dams, buildings, pollution control and so much more.

Civil engineering at Memorial

Memorial’s civil engineering program is unique for students hoping to work in the field of offshore oil and gas development due to the university’s proximity to the ocean. The civil engineering program at Memorial is co-operative education-based and offers well-balanced, diversified courses across a wide range of engineering specialties such as structural; construction; geotechnical; water resources; environmental; transportation; and offshore, coastal and ocean.

Career opportunities

A bachelor of engineering degree, with a major in civil engineering, prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • design engineer
  • project manager
  • cost estimator
  • piping designer
  • environmental consultant
  • building designer
  • project manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (5 years (1 year in Engineering One + 4 years in major))

Tuition fees
CAD$20,000.00 (US$ 15,070) per year
Start date

5 January 2023

Venue

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Memorial University of Newfoundland,

240 Prince Phillip Drive, S.J. Carew Building; EN4019,

ST.JOHN'S,

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL),

A1B3X5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment with a minimum band scores of between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking), with at least two band scores of 60 are the minimum requirements necessary for admission to the Marine Institute; A minimum score of at least 85 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB); Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) with a minimum band scores of 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing are required to satisfy Marine Institute English proficiency requirements; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 85.Grade requirement: Overall B average in the required subject areas at the grade 12 or equivalent level.

For international students

Applicants shall have completed the requirements for a recognized high school diploma or equivalent.

English Language Requirements:

Duolingo English Test (DET) - A minimum score of 115.

IELTS - A minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least a band 6 in reading and writing. General training results are not acceptable.

TOEFL - A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in reading and writing, and not less than 17 in listening and speaking.

(CAEL) Assessment - Minimum band scores between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (reading, writing, listening and speaking), with at least two band scores of 60.

Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE) - A minimum score of 58 in each of the reading, writing, listening and speaking components of the PTE is required.

CanTEST - Minimum band scores of 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing are required on the CanTest.

MELAB - A minimum score of 85 is required on the MELAB.

Application Deadline:

March 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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