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Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Location

Location

  • Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
  • Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 492
  • 817 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal, QC H3A 0C3
  • Canada
  • 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

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, or environmental 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

Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Revision, October 2012. Start of revision.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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 iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve an overall or total score of not less than 92, with each component score (i.e., Writing, Reading, Speaking, Listening) not less than 20. The test is administered by the Educational Testing Service and is available throughout the world. The results reach McGill approximately eight weeks after the test is taken. It is the student's responsibility to make the necessary arrangements with the examining board to write the test in the country of residence. Full information about the test and a registration form may be obtained by writing to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Box 6191, Princeton, New Jersey 08540-6151, USA (www.ets.org/toefl).

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See Application Procedures (for All Admissions Starting Summer 2013) for detailed application procedures.

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: March 15
Winter: Oct. 15 Winter: Sept. 15 Winter: Oct. 15
Summer: Jan. 15 Summer: Jan. 15 Summer: March 15

Revision, October 2012. End of revision.

Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics Faculty

Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics Faculty

Chair
V.T.V. Nguyen
Chair of Graduate Program
G. McClure
Emeritus Professors
P.J. Harris; B.Sc.(Manit.), M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.), F.E.I.C., F.C.S.C.E., Eng.
M.S. Mirza; M.S., B.Eng.(Karachi), M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.), F.E.I.C., F.C.S.C.E., F.A.C.I., Hon.F.I.E.P., Eng.
S.B. Savage; B.Eng.(McG.), M.S.Eng.(Cal. Tech.), Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.S.C.
Professors
V.H. Chu; B.S.Eng.(Taiwan), M.A.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(MIT), Eng.
D. Mitchell; B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.), F.A.C.I., Eng.
V.T.V. Nguyen; B.M.E.(Vietnam), M.C.E.(A.I.T.), D.A.Sc.(Montr.), Eng.
J. Nicell; B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D.(Windsor), P.Eng.
A.P.S. Selvadurai; M.S.(Stan.), Ph.D., D.Sc.(Nott.), F.E.I.C., F.I.M.A., F.C.S.C.E., P.Eng.
S.C. Shrivastava; B.Sc.(Eng.)(Vikram), M.C.E.(Del.), Sc.D.(Col.)
Associate Professors
L. Chouinard; B.Ing., M.Ing.(Montr.), B.C.L.(McG.), Sc.D.(MIT), Eng.
S.J. Gaskin; B.Sc.(Eng.)(Qu.), Ph.D.(Cant.), Eng.
R. Gehr; B.Sc.(Eng.)(Witw.), M.A.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.), P.Eng.
S. Ghoshal; B.C.E.(India), M.S.(Missouri), Ph.D.(Carn. Mell), P.Eng.
G. McClure; B.Ing.(Montr.), S.M.C.E.(MIT), Ph.D.(Montr.), Eng.
M.A. Meguid; B.Sc.(Cairo), M.Sc., Ph.D.(W. Ont.), P.Eng
C. Rogers; B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc.(Wat.), Ph.D.(Syd.), P.Eng.
Y. Shao; B.Sc., M.S.(Tongji), Ph.D.(N'western), P.Eng.
Assistant Professors
A.J. Boyd; B.Sc.Eng.(New Br.), M.A.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.), P.Eng., F.A.C.I.
N. Eluru; B.Sc.(Indian IT), M.Sc. Ph.D.(Texas-Austin)
D. Frigon; B.Sc., M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Ill.-Urbana-Champaign)
T. Gleeson; B.Sc.(Vic., BC), M.Sc.(S. Fraser), Ph.D.(Qu.)
M. Hatzopoulou; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Beirut), Ph.D.(Tor.)
D. Lignos; B.Sc.(Nat. Tech., Athens), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Stan.)
J. Liu; BE/ME(China), ME(Rensselaer Poly.), Ph.D.(Purd.)
L. Miranda-Moreno; B.Sc., M.Eng.(Mexico), Ph.D.(Wat.)
Adjunct Professors
S. Babarutsi, R. Edwards, J. Hadjinicolaou, J. Hawari, A. Keane, Z. Lounis, P. Lundahl, C. Manatakos, T.S. Nguyen, P. Rodrigue, S. Scola, W. Taylor, M. Villeneuve, J. Vrana

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Civil Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

For more information, see Master of Science (M.Sc.); Civil Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

The program consists of a minimum of 45 credits, of which, depending on the student's home department, a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 may be allotted to the research project. The balance of 30 to 40 credits is earned by coursework. The Department also allows students to complete the program using a minimum of 45 credits of coursework only. The ...

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Engineering (45 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Civil Engineering

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Civil Engineering .

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