Our civil engineering programs are leading-edge, tackling such topics as self-driving cars, 3D printing of buildings, use of drones for geotechnical and building assessment, dynamic response of soils and foundations, explosion resistance of structures, multi-hazard earthquake and fire protection of structures, and advanced dynamic computer modelling of historic buildings. Join us in making the next generation of infrastructure possible, allowing people to live, work and travel in comfort and safety!

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

The MASc is a thesis-based plan of study and the MEng is a course-based plan of study. Both the MASc and the MEng programs also offer a Specialization in Climate Change.

*Alternative program option for international students: We offer a Masters in Engineering Practice (Civil).

Capital Advantage

Carleton’s location in Ottawa gives our students and researchers access to excellent federal government labs at Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada and others. Our program is also offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering (OCICE) which allows students to seamlessly take courses at the University of Ottawa as part of their program requirements.

Fields of Specialization

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

Program Information

Length: 1 – 2 years

Entry Terms: , ,

Fall Application Deadline: March 1
(Students are encouraged to apply early but applications are welcome at any time prior to the start of the term.)

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Contact: gradadmineng@carleton.ca

Pathway Options: MASc: Thesis
MEng: Coursework,

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