Civil Engineering

MEng, PhD

Program Overview

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University offers thesis-based graduate programs leading to master of engineering (MEng) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in Civil Engineering, as well as the related multidisciplinary fields of mechanics; structures and materials; and hydrotechnical and environmental engineering and applied science.
Graduate students in civil engineering can also access specialized facilities including a strength and concrete laboratory and a structural laboratory with a one metre-thick concrete floor for static and dynamic testing; a hydraulic laboratory with a 58-metre wave/towing tank; environmental laboratories; soil simulator; two wave/soil interaction tanks and a deep tank for acoustic work; an ice structures laboratory with cold rooms and specialized testing equipment; in-house facilities for model fabrication, custom welding and machining services and a geotechnical centrifuge operated by C-CORE.

Civil Engineering graduate studies may be pursued in many areas, including:

  • coastal
  • geotechnical
  • structural design and analysis
  • water resources
  • materials
  • hydraulics
  • hydrology
  • environmental engineering

Degree Requirements

The MEng program normally takes two years to complete and students are required to complete at least four courses, a seminar course and a thesis.

The PhD program usually takes three to four years to complete and comprises two courses beyond the master's level, completion of comprehensive examinations and a significant research thesis.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to a MEng program, the minimum requirements will normally be a second-class degree in an appropriate area of study from a university of recognized standing.

To be considered for admission to a PhD program, the minimum requirements will normally be a Master's degree from a university of recognized standing, in an appropriate area of study.

Information regarding the application process and procedure can be found here.