University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Civil Engineering

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Civil Engineering, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Civil Engineers


Our advanced training in Civil Engineering empowers graduates to contribute to the economic and social betterment of our society through sustainable design. Whether it’s the roads we drive on, the safe water we drink, the buildings we live and work in, or the rivers and lakes we enjoy, civil engineers impact many areas of our lives.

Graduates of our PhD program are extremely well prepared to make positive, sustainable contributions to our society through the application of the knowledge they gain. Their expertise in a chosen specialization of civil engineering is enhanced while taking four graduate courses as well as undertaking their research that advances the current state of knowledge in their chosen field. With the most advanced degree offered by the university, our PhD graduates will have the necessary research expertise to qualify them for successful careers in academia, advanced research institutes or the public and private sectors.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    To qualify for admission to the PhD in Civil Engineering program, you must normally have completed a master's-level degree in Engineering.

    Students in a master’s program who have achieved an average GPA of 4.0 in their last 60 credit hours of undergraduate studies may be allowed to transfer to the PhD program without being required to write a master’s thesis provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Completion of 6 graduate courses (18 credits) with a grade of A or better in each.
  • Satisfactory progress in the research program.
  • Written recommendation from the supervisor, the thesis advisory committee and a selection committee (appointed by the head).
  • Approval by the department and Faculty of Graduate Studies.

    The transfer must take place within 20 months of initial registration in the master's program. Following transfer, all the requirements of the doctoral program apply, including the completion of an additional 12 credit hours at the 7000 level.
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
      Qualification for admission to the civil engineering graduate program is contingent on first receiving tentative acceptance from an academic advisor who will accept you into their research group.

      In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on November 08, 2022