McGill University

Civil Engineering

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
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.
URL:Civil Engineering at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $45,656
Careers:Civil Engineers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • 2 of  Grade12 Chemistry 
  • 3 of  Grade12 Mathematics 
  • 3 of  Grade12 Physics 

Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM); Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ); Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT).

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Proficiency in English: The language of instruction at McGill University is English. All students whose mother tongue is not English or who have not completed high school in English, must show proficiency in English.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 01, 2020