Areas of Specialization
Considerable freedom exists for students to influence the nature of their program of study in the civil engineering program. All principal subjects of civil engineering are taught at McGill University but students may choose to concentrate in any one of the following areas through the selection of suitable complementary courses:
- Environmental Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
Students normally choose an area of specialization once they begin to select their technical complementary courses. This usually occurs in the last three semesters of their studies and should be done in consultation with a departmental advisor. Please note that not all technical complementary courses are offered each year. Please consult the Class Schedule section of Minerva to establish which courses are offered in a particular semester.
In addition to the areas of specialization listed above, a student may opt to complete one or more of the Minor programs offered to Engineering students. Following the completion of their undergraduate degrees, students may also choose to pursue graduate studies in their preferred area of specialization.