Undergraduate Programs

The core courses of the civil engineering program ensure a sound scientific and analytical basis for professional studies through courses in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, environmental engineering, water resources management, structural analysis, systems analysis and mathematics. Fundamental concepts are applied to various fields of practice in both required and complementary courses.

By a suitable choice of complementary courses, students can attain advanced levels of technical knowledge in one or more areas of specialization. Alternatively, students may choose to develop their interests in a more general manner by combining complementary courses taken within the Department with courses offered by other departments or faculties.

To view the detailed course requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering, click here. The official course calendar of McGill University is readily available on the web as downloadable PDF files (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). For more information, select the following link to:


Beyond graduation

Career opportunities for civil engineers are very diverse. After graduation, many are often employed as technical specialists, and with increasing experience become managers and trouble shooters. Employment opportunities range from working on contract projects for individual companies such as consulting firms or construction companies, to working for municipalities that commission projects or for government agencies that oversee industries and communities. Many engineers also find careers working with financial institutions that fund projects or, in the spirit of entrepreneurship, establish their own companies. Assistance in your job search is provided by the McGill Engineering Career Centre.

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