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Students enrolled in the MEng program have the flexibility to choose from a wide variety of courses, but many also choose to specialize. Specializations do not appear on the student transcript, but the Department will issue a letter of completion upon request.

Specialization is not a requirement for the MEng Degree.

The Department of Civil Engineering has established the following areas of specialization for students who wish to focus their studies on one area.

  • Building Science
  • Concrete
  • Construction Management
  • Geomechanics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Sustainable Urban Systems
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering and Planning
  • Advanced Water Technologies & Process Design
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The MEng program consists of 10 one-semester courses, 6 of which have to be from the Department of Civil Engineering. The remaining 4 can be from outside of the Department, and two of these can be from outside of the Faculty of Applied Science of Engineering or outside of the University of Toronto. MEng students also have the option of doing a 1 or 2 term project, which counts toward your 6 Civil courses. APS courses, offered by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, are counted as part of your 4 courses outside the Department.

Canada requirements for international students

Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students. 

The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant. 

IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain. 

University requirements

Program requirements

Minimum Requirements: A mid-B average (75% or international equivalent) in each of the final two full years of your bachelor degree plus English Language Requirements. Sucessful applicants typically have an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. We do consider applications on a case by case basis and if you do not have a Civil Engineering degree, the Admissions Committee will look at your proposed area of study (structures, environmental, transportation, ect.) and your academic history, and determine whether you have an adequate background for the program. English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 580

U of T is committed to the financial support of graduate students in doctoral-stream programs. For eligible students, funding packages consist of an amount equal to the cost of academic tuition fees plus a $15,000 stipend.

Students in professional master's and doctoral programs typically self-fund their educational expenses through a variety of programs including student loans, student line of credit, and employment income. Students may also be eligible for a limited number of graduate awards made available through their graduate units and various external agencies.


Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus.

The University of Toronto is committed to being an internationally significant research university, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of excellent quality. U of T is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice.

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