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Graduate Studies Calendar 2020-2021 Program Descriptions Engineering, Civil ENCI
Engineering, Civil - ENCI
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Location: Schulich School of Engineering, Room F262
Program number: 403.220.5821
Fax: 403.282.7026
Email address: civgrad@ucalgary.ca
Web page URL: schulich.ucalgary.ca/civil

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MSc), thesis-based
Master of Engineering (MEng) thesis-based and course-based

Specializations:

MEng students may also elect to not have an area of specialization.

2. Admission Requirements

Master’s Programs
See Engineering Programs.

Doctor of Philosophy
See Engineering Programs.

4. Advanced Credit

The applicant must make advanced credit requests as part of the admission process. Credit will not be given for course work taken as part of another completed degree/diploma or for courses taken to bring the grade point average to a required level for admission.

5. Program/Course Requirements

Note: If the student does not consult the supervisor before selecting courses, Department approval may be withheld.

In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Schulich School of Engineering requirements, the Department normally requires:

Master of Engineering (course-based)

30 to 36 units of coursework, of which

  • a minimum of 15 units must be Civil Engineering specific graduate courses,
  • a maximum of 6 units can be senior (500-level) undergraduate courses from Civil Engineering,
  • a maximum of 12 units can be graduate courses from outside the Department, with no more than 6 units outside Engineering.

Any course that is not a Civil Engineering graduate course or a Core Engineering graduate course (Engineering 681, 682, 683, and 684) requires the approval of the Graduate Program Director.

Master of Engineering (thesis-based)

  • 18 to 24 units of coursework, of which
    • a minimum of 12 units must be Civil Engineering specific graduate courses,
    • a maximum of 3 units can be senior (500-level) undergraduate courses from Civil Engineering,
    • a maximum of 6 units can be graduate courses from outside the Department.
  • A thesis related to original analysis and/or design.

Any course that is not a Civil Engineering graduate course or a Core Engineering graduate course (Engineering 681, 682, 683, and 684) requires the approval of the Graduate Program Director.

Master of Science

a) A minimum of 12 units and a maximum of 24 units.

b) Research and thesis work as major components of the program.

Doctor of Philosophy

a) A minimum of 18 units beyond the baccalaureate.

b) A minimum of 6 units and a maximum of 18 units beyond the master's degree.

c) A detailed research proposal.

6. Additional Requirements

All Master of Science and Doctoral students must complete the professional development courses Engineering 601 and 603. These courses are in addition to the “Program/Course Requirements”.

All graduate students who require access to Civil Engineering laboratories are required to complete a Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) course and other required safety training courses.

7. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

See Section 5.

8. Time Limit

See Engineering Programs.

9. Supervisory Assignments

See Supervision in the Academic Regulations section of this calendar.

10. Required Examinations

PhD students must complete all candidacy requirements. For more information, see the website of the Department of Civil Engineering: schulich.ucalgary.ca/departments/civil-engineering.

See Engineering Programs for information on Thesis Examinations.

11. Financial Assistance

See Engineering Programs.