As a program where students can complete degree requirements in as little as one year, the Civil Engineering MEng Thesis is the fastest graduate degree option we offer. It is ideal for working professional civil engineers seeking to hone their skills. It bridges the gap between the MSc and MEng (course-based) programs, allowing students to complete a minimum of 6 courses and maximum 8 courses, of which no more than two courses can be senior undergraduate. Students are also required to complete a thesis. The program has both part-time and full-time options. Please note that courses are often not scheduled for evenings/weekends.
Students in the thesis-based MEng are typically first admitted to the MEng course-based program. Students may choose to work with a faculty member to create a mini research project in place of the final four courses they would otherwise need to complete the MEng course-based program. Once the research project plan has been developed, the student switches into the MEng thesis-based program.
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuing Fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply after the first full year of studies.
Funding is not available for this program; however, we encourage students to apply to any internal/external awards and scholarships for which they may be eligible. See: http://www.grad.ucalgary.ca/awards
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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