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Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
University of Ottawa, Civil Engineering - Established in 1984, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Civil Engineering (OCICE) combines the research strengths and resources of the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University with that of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa.

About

University of Ottawa, Civil Engineering

Research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities; however, they must register at the “home university” of the thesis supervisor.

Members of the Institute are engaged in six main research fields: environmental engineering; fire safety engineering; geotechnical engineering; structural engineering; transportation engineering; and, water resources engineering. Additional information is posted in the departmental website.Most of the courses in the graduate programs are offered in English.

Research activities can be conducted either in English, French or both, depending on the language used by the professor and the members of his or her research group.In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English.

The program is governed by the regulations and procedures for Joint Graduate Programs and the general regulations of the graduate faculty at each of the two universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Deep Foundations
  • Site Improvements
  • Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils
  • Numerical Methods for Geothechnical Engineers
  • Ice Mechanics
  • Case Studies in Geothechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Pavements and Materials
  • Earth Retaining Structures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Hold an honours bachelor’s degree with specialization or a major in civil engineering, or in the sub-disciplines normally considered to be part of civil engineering;
  • Have a minimum average of B (70%) in their bachelor's degree;
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills;
  • Provide at least two confidential letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with the applicant’s work;
  • For admission to the MASc, identify at least one professor who is willing and available to act as thesis supervisor;
  • Be proficient (understand, speak and write) in English.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6420 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6420 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2729 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2729 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 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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