Civil Engineering

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Civil engineering focuses on the design, construction and maintenance of structures and infrastructure, from the deepest tunnels to the tallest buildings.

Students in the Civil Engineering program choose courses in areas like Structural Engineering; Transportation Engineering & Planning; Construction Management; Building Science; Mining & Geomechanics; and Environmental Engineering. In each of these areas, Toronto is a living lab for our students.

Your work here will prepare you to create solutions that will directly impact quality of life everywhere: rebuilding deteriorating urban infrastructure; creating structures to withstand natural disasters; developing advanced technologies for complex transportation networks; supplying clean water and disposing of waste water; and building alternative energy systems.

You will learn in some of the world’s most advanced facilities. Your program begins with math, computing, chemistry, physics, applied structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, materials, surveying, geology, computer graphics and engineering ecology. Upper-year courses will provide hands-on experience, like our one-of-a kind Civil and Minerals Practical Camp north of Toronto. You’ll complete your program with a comprehensive design project that solves a real-world engineering problem. U of T’s Department of Civil Engineering is consistently ranked number one in Canada.

First Year Courses

  • Calculus I and II
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Engineering Strategies & Practice I and II
  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Materials Science
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mechanics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Seminar: Orientation to Engineering

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