Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering


Program Overview

The current world faces challenges with a wide range of public infrastructure issues due to their complex interaction, deterioration due to aging, and the impacts of climate change. There is also a high demand for updating public infrastructure systems and for developing more sustainable ones under climatic change conditions in Canada and worldwide. This course-based master’s program will equip the graduates with necessary skills to develop, operate and maintain sustainable infrastructure systems for the communities. Target areas for the program include but are not limited to pavements, buildings, bridges, dams, drinking water, drainage and sewer systems, waste management, and power supply facilities. The following topics will be covered in detail in different courses of the program:

  • Overview of civil infrastructure system
  • Analysis and design aspects of infrastructure components covering structural, geotechnical, water resources, environmental and transportation engineering related issues
  • Life cycle cost assessment
  • Asset management
  • Infrastructure condition assessment
  • Reliability assessment of existing infrastructure and its component
  • Repair and rehabilitation of deteriorating infrastructure
  • Climate change impact on infrastructure planning design and maintenance
  • Asset management tools (GIS and other software)

The program is intended for graduates and working professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills relating to sustainable infrastructure development. The graduates from the program can contribute to the society through working with municipalities, provincial and federal governments, civil and environmental engineering companies in Canada and worldwide.

The program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. The duration of the full-time program is normally 1 – 2 years. 

Course Requirements

The total credit requirement to complete this course-based program is 30 credit hours and will be taken from the following three groups.

Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering Projects (six credit hours)
ENGI 970A Sustainable Infrastructure Project A (zero credit hour)
ENGI 970B Sustainable Infrastructure Project B (six credit hours)

Five core courses (three credit hours each)
ENGI 9710 – Civil Infrastructure System
ENGI 9740 – Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
ENGI 9750 – Advanced Topics in Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete
ENGI 9797 – Climate Change and Water Resources Sustainability
ENGI 9799 – Sustainable Infrastructure Management

Three elective courses from the following list (three credit hours each)
ENGI 9116 – Reliability Engineering
ENGI 9605 – Water and Wastewater Treatment
ENGI 9622 – Environmental Statistics
ENGI 9641 – Sustainable Solid Waste Engineering and Management
ENGI 9340 – Material Degradation in Process Facilities
ENGI 9793 – Corrosion Performance in Concrete Structures
ENGI 9629 – Environmental Policy and Regulations
ENGI 9626 – Environmental Management System
ENGI 9411 – Probabilistic Methods in Engineering
ENGI 9501 – Finite Element Analysis with Engineering Applications
ENGI 9560 – Applied Remote Sensing
ENGI 9625 – Environmental Impacts of Offshore Oil & Gas Operations
ENGI 9723 – Soil Properties and Behaviour
ENGI 9520 – Solid and Structural Mechanics
ENGI 9794 – Special Topics Course - Advanced Concrete Materials
ENGI 9755 – Advanced Topics in Precast and Prestressed Concrete
ENGI 9790 – Subsea Pipeline Engineering
ENGI 9855 – Energy and the Environment

Students who take more than the required number of core or elective courses of this program will be charged tuition fee as per university policy for each additional course completed.

Admission Requirements

Admission is competitive and selective. Applicants must have a minimum second-class four-year Bachelor’s Degree in engineering preferably in civil, environmental, mechanical, chemical or in a related discipline from a university of recognized standing.

Intake: Fall & Winter each year.

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