Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
- Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
- Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 492
- 817 Sherbrooke Street West
- Montreal QC H3A 0C3
- Telephone: 514-398-6858
- Fax: 514-398-7361
- Email: gradinfo [dot] civil [at] mcgill [dot] ca
- Website: www.mcgill.ca/civil
About Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Advanced courses of instruction and laboratory facilities are available for Engineering graduate students who wish to proceed to the degrees of M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D.
Graduate studies and research are at present being conducted in the fields of structures and structural mechanics; infrastructure rehabilitation; risk engineering; fluid mechanics and hydraulics; materials engineering; soil behaviour; soil mechanics and foundations; water resources engineering; environmental engineering; and transportation engineering.
M.Eng. in Civil Engineering
The master's degree can be pursued as a research degree (thesis) or as a coursework-based degree (project). The thesis degree is for those who wish to undertake research while the project degree is for those who wish to have a broader and more specialized training in civil engineering.
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)|
|Students obtain a deeper understanding of their area of specialty through courses selected with their supervisor. A two- to three-semester independent research project is undertaken in the field of structures and structural materials; infrastructure rehabilitation; risk engineering; fluid mechanics and hydraulics; materials engineering; soil behaviour; soil mechanics and foundations; water resources engineering; environmental engineering; and transportation engineering.|
|Master of Science (M.Sc.); Civil Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)|
|Candidates with a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than Engineering, such as Science or Arts, may be accepted into an M.Sc. program in the Department. Such students would typically study in the fluid mechanics, water resources, environmental engineering, or transportation engineering areas, and would follow the thesis option program.|
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)|
|This is primarily a coursework degree with a small independent project.|
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Engineering (45 credits)|
|This program is offered to students with a university undergraduate degree in engineering who desire graduate education in the environmental engineering field. This non-thesis option is within the context of the existing M.Eng. (project option) programs currently offered in the Departments of Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences); Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; and Mining, Metals, and Materials Engineering. This program emphasizes interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge courses, practical applications in diverse environmental contexts, and functional skills needed for solving environmental problems through a wide range of technical and non-technical courses offered by collaborating departments and faculties at the University. Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in engineering. The Environmental Engineering option is administered by the Faculty of Engineering. Further information may be obtained from the Program Coordinator, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics.|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Civil Engineering|
|Research can be conducted in the fields of structures and structural mechanics; infrastructure rehabilitation; risk engineering; fluid mechanics and hydraulics; materials engineering; soil behaviour; soil mechanics and foundations; water resources engineering; environmental engineering; and transportation engineering.|
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
The general rules of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies apply and are detailed in Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures. The minimum academic standard for admission is a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0/4.0 in a recognized program. Alternatively, an equivalent grade point average of no less than 3.2/4.0 over the last two years of the program will be accepted.
Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must write the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language; preferably the Internet-based test) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Ph.D. applicants must achieve a minimum overall score of 92 (or minimum 580 on the paper-based test), with a minimum score of 20 for each component (i.e., Writing, Reading, Speaking, Listening); or, achieve a minimum band score of 7 for the IELTS in order to apply. Master's applicants must achieve an overall minimum TOEFL score of 86 (or minimum 567 on the paper-based test), with a minimum score of 20 for each component; or, achieve a minimum band score of 6.5 for the IELTS in order to apply. Test results reach McGill approximately eight weeks after the test is taken; please note that it is the student's responsibility to make the necessary arrangements with the examining board to write the test in his/her country of residence. Full information about the test, and a registration form, may be obtained by consulting the TOEFL or the IELTS websites.
The application deadlines listed here are set by the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.
|Fall: Jan. 15||Fall: Jan. 15||Fall: Jan. 15|
|Winter: Oct. 15||Winter: Sept. 15||Winter: Sept. 15|
|Summer: N/A||Summer: N/A||Summer: N/A|
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- M.H. Wong Building
- 3610 University Street
- Montreal QC H3A 0C5
- Telephone: 514-398-4494
- Fax: 514-398-6678
- Email: gradinfo [dot] chemeng [at] mcgill [dot] ca
- Website: www.mcgill.ca/chemeng
About Chemical Engineering
The Department offers programs leading to the Master of Engineering and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
The Department's offices and research laboratories are located in the M.H. Wong Building. Collectively, 17 members of the academic staff conduct research programs in almost all areas of modern chemical engineering, drawing upon theoretical, computational, and experimental methodologies. The Department's faculty have been well supported by government programs (e.g., NSERC, FQRNT, CIHR, CFI, and CRC) and industry through research partnerships and contracts. Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and we attract outstanding graduate students from all over the world. Our main current research areas are briefly described below.
Advanced materials and polymers – The Department has an internationally recognized research program in structural, functional, and biological materials, spanning synthesis, characterization, processing, and modelling activities, with strong links to academic, government, and industrial research centres. Areas include plasma processing (e.g., nanofluids, carbon nanotubes, advanced coatings) and polymeric or “soft” materials research (e.g., self-assembling or structured materials; complex fluids; liquid crystals; colloids and soft composites; and novel polymerization methods). Applications of the research are targeted toward the development of next-generation, high-density storage media, functional coatings, electronic devices, composite fluids and “smart” materials, to name but a few.
Biomedical engineering and biotechnology – The majority of professors in the Department are involved with biological engineering. This is a very broad research area that includes biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Biotechnology is an integrated approach of combining life sciences (e.g., biochemistry and cell biology) with process engineering, design, and scale-up principles. This is the use of biological systems or living organisms to do practical things and manufacture valuable products such as biohydrogen, drugs, therapeutics, polymers, and surfactants. Biomedical engineering combines the principles of engineering with medicine as well as life sciences and biology. Examples of this include drug delivery methods, biomedical devices, cardiovascular and other biomechanics, biomaterials for applications such as artificial implants, and products such as bacteriophages for alternative treatment techniques.
Energy – Energy usage has increased significantly since the steam engine launched the Industrial Revolution. This is due to our ever-growing human population, increased production of consumer goods, and rising use of energy-intensive devices such as automobiles, cell phones, computers, and climate comfort units. Instability in oil production and the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels is forcing scientists to find new resources and develop new technologies to keep pace with elevating energy demands. The Chemical Engineering Department at McGill University has an extensive research effort related to energy including hydrogen production from microbial conversion of waste streams and electrolysis of water; hydrogen storage and molecular modelling of hydrogen storage; hydrogen fuel cells and solid oxide fuel cells; methane recovery, storage, and transportation using gas hydrates; and oil and gas flow assurance; as well as plasma technology to produce nanomaterials for energy conversion/storage devices.
Environmental engineering – Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to protect the environment and remediate contaminated sites. Chemical and environmental engineers develop and design processes to provide healthy air, water, and soil. They also develop green products and sustainable processes. Using their background in process engineering, environmental chemistry, earth sciences, and biology, engineers have to meet the current and future challenges in protecting, managing, and restoring the environment. Ongoing research in the area of environmental engineering in our department includes the study of wastewater treatment processes; biodegradation of emerging pollutants; advanced oxidation processes; transport and fate of waterborne contaminants; production of alternative fuels; environmental nanotechnology for remediation of contaminated soils and waters; green chemistry for safer products and processes; and development of biosensors for pollutant detection.
Plasma science and engineering – Plasma is often called the fourth state of matter, being the result of raising a gas to such an energy level that it contains conducting particles such as electrons and ions. While most of the universe is in a plasma state, plasmas on earth are relatively uncommon. Plasma science and engineering research examines the use of the plasma state to produce physical and chemical changes to matter (bulk and surfaces). Plasmas may be in non-equilibrium, a state in which the overall gas is at low temperature and only the electrons are very energetic, or in the equilibrium state, where the temperature of all constituents is essentially equal and may range from thousands to tens of thousands of Kelvins (e.g., the sun’s surface is in a plasma state, at a temperature of about 6,000K). Non-equilibrium plasmas are used in such applications as the deposition of coatings and functionalization of surfaces, the treatment of cells, and the treatment of harmful gases and liquids. Thermal plasmas are used in the synthesis of advanced materials such as nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, and coatings, as well as in the treatment of toxic and persistent wastes and metallurgical processing. Both thermal and non-thermal plasmas are currently used and studied in the McGill Plasma Laboratory, which forms one of the founding groups of the Plasma-Québec Centre.
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Chemical Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)|
|The M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering (Thesis) is a research-oriented degree that allows the candidates to refine their skills by expanding their knowledge of chemical engineering through coursework and a research thesis under the supervision of a Faculty member (professor). The M.Eng. (Thesis) program offers advanced training in not only fundamentals but also research methods and is, therefore, the more suitable option for those whose primary interest is research. Graduates of this degree either pursue a Ph.D. or work in industry.|
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Chemical Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)|
|The M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering (Non-Thesis) is a course-oriented degree, which includes a short project completed under the supervision of a Faculty member (professor). Through the program, graduate students can advance their knowledge in various chemical engineering disciplines through coursework and technical training.|
|Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Chemical Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Engineering (45 credits)|
|The M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering (Non-Thesis) – Environmental Engineering is a specialized version of the M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering (Non-Thesis). This inter-departmental graduate program leads to a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. The objective of the program is to train environmental professionals at an advanced level. The program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering. This Non-Thesis degree falls within the M.Eng. and M.Sc. programs which are offered in the Departments of Bioresource, Chemical, Civil, and Mining, Metals and Materials Engineering. The Environmental Engineering program emphasizes interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge, practical perspective and awareness of environmental issues. It is a course-oriented degree, which includes prescribed courses related to environmental engineering and a short project completed under the supervision of a Faculty member (professor). Graduate students can specialize in environmental engineering through this program offered in collaboration with the McGill School of Environment.|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Chemical Engineering|
|The Ph.D. is a research degree requiring few courses and an extensive thesis, conducted under the supervision of a Faculty member (professor), that makes a distinct contribution to knowledge. The Ph.D. program prepares candidates for a career in teaching, research and/or development and graduates are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting research. McGill also offers various workshops that provide general, transitional, and professional skills development opportunities, preparing candidates for various career options following the Ph.D.|
Chemical Engineering Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
Admission to graduate studies requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (or equivalent) for the complete bachelor's program, or a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 (or equivalent) in the last two years of full-time studies in an undergraduate program. Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 90 on the Internet-based test with each component score not less than 20 (577 on the paper-based test) prior to admission.
M.Eng. (Thesis), M.Eng. (Non-Thesis)
Admission requires a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering or science disciplines.
Admission requires a master's degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university. Students in the Department's M.Eng. (Thesis) program may petition to transfer to the Ph.D. program after one year without submitting the master’s thesis following a formal “fast-track” procedure. At their request, applicants (without a master's degree) with exceptionally high Academic Standing and outstanding research potential will be considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. program.
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
See Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.
The application deadlines listed here are set by graduate departments, and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.
|Fall: Jan. 15||Fall: Jan. 15||Fall: Jan. 15|
|Winter: Oct. 15||Winter: Sept. 15||Winter: Same as Canadian/International|
|Summer: Jan. 15||Summer: Jan. 15||Summer: Jan. 15|
Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.
Application Deadlines differ for International and Canadian (and Permanent Resident) students to allow time to obtain a visa.