Graduate programs

Explore our graduate programs

We partner with industry to advance research in areas ranging from transportation, geotechnical materials and water-resource engineering to natural resource extraction, risk analysis, and biomedical and environmental engineering. 

Master of Science (thesis-based)

The MSc (Eng) is typically the first step toward a career in research. The program is designed to give students the foundation they need for the rigorous world of academic research. Students take courses in civil engineering fundamentals and also produce and defend a thesis.

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Master of Engineering (course-based)

The course-based MEng program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. It can be completed in as little as one year, making it one of the fastest graduate degree options. Specializations are not available to students in the course-based MEng program.

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Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD is a research-based degree that usually takes three years of full-time study following a master's degree or four years following a bachelor's degree. Students are expected to grow their skills as they produce a significant original contribution to fundamental engineering knowledge. This degree is generally a requirement for a career in academia or government/industrial research, or as a chief science officer in an organization.

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Graduate specializations


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Bituminous materials

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Geotechnical engineering

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Materials engineering

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Project management

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Structures and solid mechanics

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Transportation engineering

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Water resources

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Environmental engineering

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Engineering, energy and environment

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Graduate student resources

Discover all of the ways to fund your graduate education and ensure your own success.

Sources of funding

Explore our scholarships, learn about grad student funding and assistantships, and search a list of external awards. 

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International students

Read about our international student admission requirements, funding options and support resources. 

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Indigenous students

Explore a breakdown of Indigenous award opportunities, internal and external scholarships and grad student funding.

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Graduate admission enquiries

Department of Civil Engineering

Mailing address:
ENF 262, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Street address:
622 Collegiate Place NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

Campus location:
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex (EN)


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