Course work and optional project
1 year
MEng students are self-funded

Program Overview

Enhance your technical and professional skills with our Master of Engineering program. This one-year, coursework-based professional program is designed to give engineering graduates a competitive edge in today’s job market.

The requirements for this program are 8 term length courses, of which one may be a term length project course. At least 4 term length courses must be taken from the department in which the student is registered; all courses will be entered as primary on the registration form. A maximum of 2 term length 400 series courses may be taken.

You do not require a supervisor to apply for and be admitted to the MEng program.

Admission and Application

4-year bachelor’s degree with a standing in the mid B range (70% graduating average or a ranking in the top third of the graduating class where number grades are not available).

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a cognate science may be admitted.

We consider your grades from all four years, but we look at your last two years in specific courses.

English Proficiency Requirements

For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.

To begin your application or learn more about the process, please review the School of Graduate Studies Application Guide.

Application Deadline: March 1

Notification of Acceptance: 2-3 months after we receive your full application.

Please note that the deadline for a complete application to be considered for the MEng program is March 1 of each year without exception. Admission to the MEng program is restricted to September only of each academic year, and the department reserves the right to limit the number of new MEng students accepted each year.


Students enrolled in the MEng program receive no funding support of any kind from the department (e.g., TA, GRF, internal scholarships).


Career Opportunities

A master’s degree in Civil Engineering can open many doors in your career. Many of our MEng students choose to continue their academic inquiry with a MASc or PhD. Our master’s students are equipped with a strong foundation for careers in:

  • Academia and Research
  • Consulting
  • Public sector
  • Manufacturing
  • Policy and Governance
  • Civil engineering in the public domain
  • Law

Program Contact

Graduate Assistant
Debbie Ritchie
613-533-000 ext. 79359
Ellis Hall, Room 241