Graduate Students

Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering Graduate Students page. Please review this section for information regarding our program. Students may contact the graduate advisor directly at, telephone: 204-474-8596, or stop by the Civil Engineering office.


The Department of Civil Engineering offers programs of coursework and research leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering.

The objective of the M. Sc. and M. Eng. programs is to provide students with education beyond a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering to prepare them as specialized practicing engineers in the core civil engineering areas of environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, construction management and water-resources engineering. The Master’s-level programs involve a significant course component. The M. Eng. program is predominantly course-based and caters primarily to practicing engineers. The M.Sc. program involves a research project and associated thesis in which students must demonstrate self-study capabilities and general mastery of a specialized field of civil engineering.

The objective of the Ph. D. program in Civil Engineering is to provide students with in-depth and more specialized knowledge in their chosen areas and to prepare them for careers in academia and research. The Ph.D. degree must contribute to the creation of knowledge in the major field of study. Each Ph.D. candidate must demonstrate competence to complete a significant research project and present their findings. The material must be at a level that is acceptable for publication.