The majority of graduate programs are NOT impacted by recent government announcements about tuition increases.

PhD students from the rest of Canada will continue to pay Quebec fees.
International PhD fees will see the same 3% increase as Quebec fees.

Civil Engineering (PhD)

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering offered by the Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering is a research-intensive program that emphasizes enriching and forward-thinking learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in intellectual curiosity, information synthesis, and the presentation of complex topics to pursue professional opportunities in academia or industry.

Unique Program Features

  • Students obtain a deeper understanding of their area of specialty through courses selected with their supervisor;
  • Research in the Department can be grouped into four main areas: environmental engineering and water resources management, fluid mechanics and hydraulic engineering, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, as well as structural engineering and construction materials.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

PhD in Civil Engineering website

Department Contact

Graduate Program gradinfo.civil [at] (subject: PhD%20in%20Civil%20Engineering) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 January 15
WINTER February 15 July 15 October 15

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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