Civil Engineering, M.Sc. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
12 months
26685 CAD/year
7943 CAD/year
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The Civil Engineering MSc program at Carleton University is offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering which gives students access to professors, courses and facilities at  and the University of Ottawa.


The Civil Engineering MSc at Carleton University is 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 Opportunities

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. 

Fields of Specialization

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

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

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

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  • International

    26685 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26685 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7943 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7943 CAD per year during 12 months.

Upper Years National: CAD 7,633

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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