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SchoolThe University of British Columbia - Vancouver
LocationVancouver, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 44,882
Full-time Graduate: 9,981
DegreeBachelor
Honours
Co-op
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  • 3 of  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry 
Prerequisites Notes
  • Graduation from high school
  • Minimum of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or their equivalents)
  • At least six academic/non-academic Grade 12 courses (recommended, but not required)
Cost
International: $54,987

This estimate represents the tuition for the first year.
Scholarships2 scholarship(s)
DescriptionCivil engineers shape the world we live in by analyzing, planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining the “built” environment. In this program, you’ll take courses and complete lab work in topics such as soil mechanics and foundation design, construction management, design of steel, concrete and timber structures, as well as municipal infrastructure design, coastal engineering and environmental impact studies.

Civil Engineering provides you with a foundation in basic sciences and specific civil engineering skills. The first year Engineering program and the second year Civil Engineering program include fundamental courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and structures. In the third and fourth years, the curriculum largely consists of civil engineering courses in various sub-disciplines including Environmental, Geotechnical, Hydraulics, Structures, and Transportation Engineering. Laboratory work is carried out in the third and fourth years. In your final year, you will work in groups on a design or laboratory project. A number of technical elective courses in the final year allow you to take additional courses in a preferred area of civil engineering.
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