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Submitted by nnreimer.local on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:31am

Civil engineering involves the design, construction and maintenance of almost every aspect of our man-made and natural environments. It’s a diverse field with many great opportunities.

Primarily, civil engineers work on civil infrastructure, such as highways, railways, airports, transit systems, bridges, tunnels, and other structures. They are also becoming increasingly involved in biomedical projects and are playing a key role in the search for solutions to the environmental challenges that affect existing infrastructure and industries.

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What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Minors

Minor in Transportation Engineering
The program focuses on highway planning and engineering, accident analysis and prevention, and public transit system planning. Students learn skills necessary to plan transportation systems.

Minor in Structural Engineering
Students learn the skills required to plan and design a range of structures, including buildings, bridges, dams and storage facilities.

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED)
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

Interdisciplinary specializations

Biomedical Engineering Specialization (BMES)
This unique, faculty-wide program integrates the study of complex living systems with engineering principles. Students learn how to apply these traditional principles and analysis to human health and medicine.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Energy and Environment Specialization (ENEE)
This program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students learn about the direct and indirect impact energy-related activities have on the environment and how to understand, avoid, reduce and solve potential problems.

Visit the Energy and Environment website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent.  All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admissions requirements, visit our high-school students page.
For international admission requirements, visit the international studentspage.

You can find general information on our main admissions page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles, and design. Learn more about first-year common core.

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g., civil engineering. In the civil engineering program, students study the following:

  • material properties
  • project management
  • environmental engineering

Students can choose from 18 available option courses and do a full-year design project in their final year of study. Students can also spend one or two semesters abroad studying at one of the department's partner institutions in Europe, Hong Kong or Australia.

What are the career opportunities?

Civil Engineering graduates have one of the most diverse engineering degrees and, as a result, have a variety of career choices. Civil engineers can work in construction, transportation, water and sewage system management, environmental protection and rehabilitation, and a wide range of other sectors.

For more information

Department of Civil Engineering

Telephone: (403) 220-5821

Student Enquiries

Engineering Student Centre
SB 149
Telephone: (403) 220-5732
Email: engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Visit the Department of Civil Engineering web page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Fax: 403-284-3697 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Additional resources

View course listings in the University of Calgary Calendar.
See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer by visiting Discover Engineering Online.

What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Minors

Minor in Transportation Engineering
The program focuses on highway planning and engineering, accident analysis and prevention, and public transit system planning. Students learn skills necessary to plan transportation systems.

Minor in Structural Engineering
Students learn the skills required to plan and design a range of structures, including buildings, bridges, dams and storage facilities.

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED)
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

Interdisciplinary specializations

Biomedical Engineering Specialization (BMES)
This unique, faculty-wide program integrates the study of complex living systems with engineering principles. Students learn how to apply these traditional principles and analysis to human health and medicine.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Energy and Environment Specialization (ENEE)
This program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students learn about the direct and indirect impact energy-related activities have on the environment and how to understand, avoid, reduce and solve potential problems.

Visit the Energy and Environment website.
View program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent.  All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admissions requirements, visit our high-school students page.
For international admission requirements, visit the international studentspage.

You can find general information on our main admissions page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles, and design. Learn more about first-year common core.

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g., civil engineering. In the civil engineering program, students study the following:

  • material properties
  • project management
  • environmental engineering

Students can choose from 18 available option courses and do a full-year design project in their final year of study. Students can also spend one or two semesters abroad studying at one of the department's partner institutions in Europe, Hong Kong or Australia.

What are the career opportunities?

Civil Engineering graduates have one of the most diverse engineering degrees and, as a result, have a variety of career choices. Civil engineers can work in construction, transportation, water and sewage system management, environmental protection and rehabilitation, and a wide range of other sectors.

For more information

Department of Civil Engineering

Telephone: (403) 220-5821

Student Enquiries

Engineering Student Centre
SB 149
Telephone: (403) 220-5732
Email: engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Visit the Department of Civil Engineering web page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Fax: 403-284-3697 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Additional resources

View course listings in the University of Calgary Calendar.
See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer by visiting Discover Engineering Online.