Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Lassonde School of Engineering

From soaring skyscrapers and breathtaking bridges to innovative clean-water technologies— the impact of Civil Engineering on the world is immense. The mission statement of civil engineers is to build a better quality of life while safeguarding the environment. Whether you are designing transportation systems, earthquake-resilient structures and foundations or protecting our natural and built environment, civil engineers help create vibrant and sustainable communities.

Our Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). .

What You’ll Learn
As a Civil Engineering student at Lassonde, you'll learn about structural and foundation design, transportation systems planning and design, water resources management, wastewater treatment and environmental impact assessment. In addition, you'll receive training in new emerging areas, such as innovative materials and construction technologies, infrastructure rehabilitation, computer-aided simulations, sustainability, natural hazards and climate-change-driven engineering. 

You can choose from a wide range of technical electives in Civil Engineering including: 

After second year, you can pursue co-op opportunities, gaining professional experience to get a head start towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer. 

Some Courses You'll Take 
Civil Engineering Materials
Civil Engineering Graphics and CAD
Field Surveys
Introduction to Environmental Engineering 
Fluid Mechanics
Soil Mechanics
Environmental Geotechnics
Computer Aided Structural Analysis
Environmental Impact Assessment

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Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
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Program Details

Offered by

Lassonde School of Engineering

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Experiential Education

Co-op or internship

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Summer entry