Civil Engineering

Carleton University

Master On Campus
12 months
15058 CAD/year
6590 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Our Civil Engineering programs at  are offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering which gives students access to professors, courses and facilities at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.


Our degree programs in Civil Engineering are jointly taught with the University of Ottawa through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering (OCICE). The MASc and PhD programs at Carleton University require the completion of a thesis while the MEng is predominately course-based with the option of a research project.

Career options

Our location in the nation’s capital allows for proximity to and collaboration with the National Research Council Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada, Heritage Conservation Directorate, Canada Green Building Council, Parks Canada and many heritage sites including the Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, Royal Canadian Mint, etc. Career opportunities are just around the corner. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Deep Foundations
  • Dam Engineering
  • Adsorption Separation Process
  • Site Improvements
  • Pile Dynamics
  • Behaviour of Soil and Rock
  • Soil Plasticity
  • Numerical Methods for Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils
  • Offshore Geotechnique
  • Ice Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours bachelor’s degree, or academic equivalent, in civil engineering or a related discipline, with an average of B+ or higher in discipline specific courses, and overall average of B- or higher. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15058 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15058 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6590 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6590 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National: $6,590 – $8,388
  • International: $15,058 – $21,448


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Civil Engineering
Carleton University


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