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As part of your bachelor of engineering degree (BEng), you will have the opportunity to study transportation and water resources engineering, environmental impact assessment, structural steel and highway design, geospatial information systems and more. You will also participate in a design group project in collaboration with an industry partner, and have the opportunity to enroll in a two-year specialized structural engineering option or choose between the environmental or transportation streams in fourth year. It’s everything you need to embark on a rewarding career dedicated to improving the infrastructure that the world depends on.

A full description of each course can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

1. If you are entering your third year with a CGPA equal to or greater than 2.5, you will be automatically admitted to the option of your choice, provided that (i) you achieved a minimum grade of C- in your first attempt in each of the following courses: CVL 323, CVL 316, and CVL 400 for the civil engineering program and CVL 320, CVL 420, and CVL 434 for the structural engineering option and (ii) enrollment in either the civil engineering program or the structural engineering option does not exceed 60% of total students entering the third year.

2. The remaining students will be ranked according to their cumulative performance in their first attempt in the relevant courses (CVL 323, CVL 316, and CVL 400 for the civil engineering program and CVL 320, CVL 420, and CVL 434 for the structural engineering option), and admitted to the option of their first choice subject to enrollment limit of 60% of total students joining the third year.

3. Ranking of students and selection of students continuing in the civil engineering program or joining the structural engineering option will be finalized on May 31, 2019. Students who do not meet the above-mentioned criteria on, or before, May 31, 2019 will not be considered regarding their first choice of either the structural engineering option or the civil engineering program.

4. The above criteria are subject to change.

With courses designed to give you the knowledge you’ll need for the rest of your degree—no matter what engineering discipline you choose—first year is the foundation of your future success.

1st Semester

CEN 100 - Introduction to Engineering
CEN 199* - Writing Skills
CHY 102 - General Chemistry
MTH 140 - Calculus I
MTH 141 - Linear Algebra
PCS 211 - Physics: Mechanics

Liberal Studies: One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

* This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

2nd Semester

CPS 125 - Digital Computation and Programming
CVL 207 - Graphics
ECN 801 - Principles of Engineering Economics
MTH 240 - Calculus II
MTL 200 - Materials Science Fundamentals
PCS 125 - Physics: Waves and Fields

Your second year studies will continue to advance your understanding of foundational mathematics and engineering sciences. You’ll learn how to apply that knowledge to analyze and improve processes and systems, and to work with your peers to solve challenging civil engineering problems.

At the end of the second year, you will have the opportunity to continue in the regular civil engineering program or apply to enroll in a two-year specialized structural engineering option.

3rd Semester

CVL 300 - Environmental Science and Impact Assessment
CVL 320 - Strength of Materials I
CVL 323 - Fundamentals of Surveying
CVL 405 - Probability and Statistics for Engineers
MTH 425 - Differential Equations and Vector Calculus

4th Semester

CMN 432 - Communication in the Engineering Professions
CVL 316 - Transportation Engineering
CVL 400 - Hydrology and Water Resources
CVL 420 - Strength of Materials II
CVL 423 - Geology for Engineers
CVL 434 - Geotechnical Properties of Soils


All required core courses in 1st and 2nd semester are prerequisites to all required core courses in 3rd semester.

Third year is an exciting time, when the picture of your career comes into focus. During this phase of your degree in the regular civil engineering program, you will have the opportunity to attend courses in the environmental, geomatics, transportation and structural/materials areas. If you are enrolled in the two-year specialized structural engineering option, you will attend courses in advanced structural analysis, design of concrete, steel, concrete, wood and masonry, structural building systems, bridge design and construction, and renovation and repair of structures.

You will also start planning ahead for next year by exploring opportunities for professional experience via our co-operative internship program. (Participating in a co-operative internship will add one more year to your degree.) And you will decide which stream you wish to pursue in fourth year: environmental or transportation engineering.

5th Semester

CVL 352 - Geomatics Measurement Techniques
CVL 500 - Introduction to Structural Design
CVL 501 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
CVL 533 - Concrete Materials
MTH 510 - Numerical Analysis

Liberal Studies: One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

6th Semester

CVL 354 - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
CVL 601 - Wastewater Engineering
CVL 609 - Civil Engineering Systems
CVL 633 - Highway Materials
CVL 735 - Highway Design

Liberal Studies: One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.


Note:
 Students who have a clear academic standing may opt to enrol in the co-operative internship program. Eligible students should select WKT 90A/B on the course intention form.

In fourth year, the focus is on your career-readiness, as well as your own ideas and innovations. You will pursue either the environmental or transportation engineering streams (see below), and your courses will be geared specifically towards your chosen field. If you are enrolled in the structural engineering option, you will have the opportunity to attend courses in structural building systems, bridge design and construction, advanced concrete design, and renovation and repair of structures. Outside of the classroom, a world of opportunities awaits. You’ll work on a student design team and present your final project to industry representatives. Should you wish to pursue more advanced studies, your fourth year is also the ideal time to consider applying to our graduate studies program.

Note: Should you participate in a co-operative internship, your fourth year will be spent exclusively working in industry. You’ll complete the rest of your degree the following year, making your program five years in duration.

7th Semester

CVL 736 - Geospatial Information Systems

Required Group 1*: Students complete one Capstone Design Project from their selected stream:

CVL 71A/B - Environment Capstone Design Project
CVL 72A/B - Transportation Capstone Design Project

Professional: Students complete two courses from ONE of the streams listed below.

Liberal Studies: One course from the following:

ENG 503 - Science Fiction
GEO 702 - Technology and the Contemporary Environment
HST 701 - Scientific Technology and Modern Society
PHL 709 - Religion, Science and Philosophy
POL 507 - Power, Change and Technology

8th Semester

CEN 800 - Law and Ethics in Engineering Practice
CVL 650 - Satellite Geodesy
CVL 742 - Project Management

Required Group 1*: Students continue with the Capstone Design Project started in the fall term:

CVL 71A/B - Environment Capstone Design Project
CVL 72A/B - Transportation Capstone Design Project

Professional: Students must continue in the same stream started in 7th semester and complete one course listed in the streams below:


*CVL 71A/B and CVL 72A/B are two-term courses.

Fourth-Year Streams

Are you fascinated by how water affects every aspect of our lives (e.g. water supply and flooding) and how garbage is handled in our society? If so, consider the Environmental stream. As a graduate of this stream, you’ll be qualified for employment at leading Canadian and international engineering firms such as WSP Global Inc., AECOM, Stantech, as well as municipalities and government agencies, including the City of Toronto, Environment Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks. The skills you acquire can also be applied to other areas, such as land development and municipal infrastructure planning and management.

Dreaming of a career that transforms how we travel? The Transportation stream will give you the foundation you need to make an impact on the roads of today and tomorrow. As a graduate of this stream, you’ll be qualified for jobs with leading Canadian companies, municipalities and government agencies such as WSP, CIMA+, TTC, the City of Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, and the Ministry of Transportation. The skills you acquire can also be applied to other areas, such as project planning and business management.

Structural Engineering Option

The curriculum of the structural engineering option—which you may apply to at the end of second year—provides further focus on structural analysis, computer-aided structural analysis, structural building systems, bridge design and construction, renovation/repair of existing structures, and structural design of concrete, steel, timber and masonry. When you graduate from the structural engineering option, you will earn a BEng in civil engineering with a structural engineering option notation on your degree.

During this phase of your degree, you’ll focus on structural engineering principles. You’ll also start planning ahead for next year by exploring opportunities for professional experience via our co-operative internship program. (Participating in a co-operative internship will add one more year to your degree.)

5th Semester

CVL 313 - Structural Analysis
CVL 500 - Introduction to Structural Design
CVL 533 - Concrete Materials
CVL 600 - Foundation Engineering
MTH 510 - Numerical Analysis

Liberal Studies: One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

6th Semester

CVL 312 - Computer Aided Structural Analysis
CVL 410 - Structural Concrete Design I
CVL 411 - Structural Steel Design
CVL 609 - Civil Engineering Systems
CVL 633 - Highway Materials

Liberal Studies: One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.


Note:
 Students who have a clear academic standing may opt to enrol in the co-operative internship program. Eligible students should select WKT 90A/B on the course intention form.

In fourth year, the focus is on your career-readiness, as well as your own ideas and innovations. Your courses will continue to advance your knowledge of structural engineering while outside of the classroom, a world of opportunities awaits. You’ll work on a student design team and present your final project to industry representatives. Should you wish to pursue more advanced studies, your fourth year is also the ideal time to consider applying to our graduate studies program.

Note: Should you participate in a co-operative internship, your fourth year will be spent exclusively working in industry. You’ll complete the rest of your degree the following year, making your program five years in duration.

7th Semester

CVL 70A/B* - Structural Capstone Design Project
CVL 904 - Structural Concrete Design II
CVL 905 - Bridge Design and Construction
CVL 908 - Structural Building Systems

Liberal Studies: One course from the following:

ENG 503 - Science Fiction
GEO 702 - Technology and the Contemporary Environment
HST 701 - Scientific Technology and Modern Society
PHL 709 - Religion, Science and Philosophy
POL 507 - Power, Change and Technology

8th Semester

CEN 800 - Law and Ethics in Engineering Practice
CVL 70A/B* - Structural Capstone Design Project
CVL 742 - Project Management
CVL 900 - Pavement Design and Management
CVL 906 - Renovation/Repair of Existing Structures