|Field of Study:||Civil Engineering, General
|Description:||Civil engineers use and develop modern technology to meet the needs of our changing society. Concerns for environmental quality, energy conservation, infrastructure restoration and public safety now shape the role of civil engineers. The introduction of advanced materials, computer-aided and communication-based technologies for planning, design and management is changing the way civil engineers practice. In the area of environmental protection, civil engineers continue their longstanding work on water and waste treatment and management for growing urban populations and industries, but today they also focus on areas such as ecosystem restoration, waste reduction, recycling and air pollution abatement.
The core courses of the civil engineering program at McGill 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.