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Students admitted to the Civil Engineering program from a Quebec CEGEP or with advanced credits in basic sciences and humanities may be admitted to the 7-semester program. Other students may be required to enrol in a pre-engineering year to satisfy these requirements and will be admitted to an 8-semester program.

The courses that must be satisfied to complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering are listed below. For a listing of the courses offered by our department, please refer to the Faculty of Engineering section of the 2016-2017 McGill University Calendar.

 

Note that courses must be taken in an appropriate sequence. For details, please download the recommended sequence of courses:

7 semester program 2015-2016.pdf

8 semester program 2015-2016.pdf

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Notes:

  • 1 credit (cr) is equivalent to 50 minutes of lecture time per week during a 13-week semester.
  • Not all courses are offered each semester or each year. Please consult Minerva to establish which courses are offered in a particular semester.

 

IMPORTANT:

Students should consult with their academic advisor at the beginning of each school year. This will prevent occurrence of problems that could result in an unnecessary delay in graduation. See Academic Advisors on the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program web page to determine the name of your advisor.

Please note that in the case of discrepancies between this web page and the 2016-2017 McGill University Calendar, the calendar is considered to be the official source of program information.

Pre-engineering courses (for students admitted to the 8-semester program)*

CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 4 Credits
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CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 4 Credits
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MATH 140 Calculus 1 3 Credits
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MATH 141 Calculus 2 4 Credits
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MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry 3 Credits
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PHYS 142 Electromagnetism & Optics 4 Credits
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PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves 4 Credits
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FACC 100 Intro to the Eng. Profession 1 Credits
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xxxx xxx Impact of Technology (3 cr)

xxxx xxx Humanities/Social Sciences #1 (3 cr)

 

Required engineering courses (89 credits)

Non-departmental courses (28 credits)

EPSC 221 General Geology 3 Credits
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MATH 262 Intermediate Calculus 3 Credits
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MATH 263 ODEs for Engineers 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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MATH 264 Adv Calculus for Engineers 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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MECH 261 Measurement Lab 2 Credits
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MECH 289 Design Graphics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FACC 300 Engineering Economy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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COMP 208 Computers in Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CCOM 206 Communication in Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Departmental courses (61 credits)

CIVE 202 Construction Materials 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 205 Statics 3 Credits
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CIVE 206 Dynamics 3 Credits
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CIVE 207 Solid Mechanics 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 208 Civil Engineering Sys Analysis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 210 Surveying 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 225 Environmental Engineering 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 290 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 302 Probabilistic Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 311 Geotechnical Mechanics 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 317 Structural Engineering 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 318 Structural Engineering 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 319 Transportation Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 320 Numerical Methods 4 Credits
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CIVE 323 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits
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CIVE 324 Sustainable Project Management 3 Credits
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CIVE 327 Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics 4 Credits
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CIVE 418 Design Project 4 Credits
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CIVE 432 Technical Paper 1 Credits
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FACC 400 Eng Professional Practice 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Complementary courses (21 credits)

Technical complementary courses (15 credits)

Fifteen credits (usually 5 courses) of technical complementaries must be completed. A minimum of six credits must be selected from list (a) below and the remaining credits are to be selected from list (a), (b) or other suitable undergraduate or 500 level courses. Courses are usually selected to acquire expertise in an area of specialization. Up to two technical complementary courses may be taken outside the Department, subject to approval by the student's advisor prior to registration.

(a) Design Technical Complementaries (minimum of 6 credits from this group)

CIVE 416 Geotechnical Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 421 Municipal Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 428 Water Resrces & Hydraulic Eng. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 462 Design of Steel Structures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 463 Design of Concrete Structures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 430 Water Treatment&Pollut Control 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 440 Traffic Engineering&Simulation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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(b) General Technical Complementaries (9 credits from list below and/or group) (a)

CIVE 433 Urban Planning 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 446 Construction Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 451 Geoenvironmental Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 460 Matrix Structural Analysis 3 Credits
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CIVE 470 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 512 Advanced Civil Engrg Materials 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 514 Structural Mechanics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 527 Renov&Preserv:Infrastructure 3 Credits
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CIVE 540 Urban Transportation Planning 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 546 Selected Topics in Civil Eng 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 550 Water Resources Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 555 Environmental Data Analysis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 560 Transportation Safety & Design 3 Credits
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CIVE 561 Urban Activity,Air Pol,&Health 3 Credits
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CIVE 572 Computational Hydraulics 3 Credits
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CIVE 573 Hydraulic Structures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 574 Fluid Mech of Water Pollution 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 577 River Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CIVE 584 Groundwater Engineering 3 Credits
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Non-technical complementary courses (6 credits)

Two additional courses (six credits -- one 3-credit course in humanities and one 3-credit course in impact of technology on society) are to be selected from the Faculty of Engineering section of the 2016-2017 McGill University Calendar in consultation with the student's academic advisor.

Total credits = 110 (excluding the pre-engineering program)