Civil engineering

Faculty: Engineering and Applied Science Campus: St. John's
Department: Civil Engineering Degree: Bachelor of engineering
Length: Five years (Engineering One + four years in civil engineering major) Practical experience: up to two years of real engineering work experience
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Civil engineering is a broad field encompassing several distinct areas of specialization. It is also the oldest of the engineering professions. Civil engineers work in all levels of government and for a wide variety of industries involved in the design, planning, managing and construction of highways, airports, harbours, dams, buildings, pollution control and so much more.

Civil engineering at Memorial

Memorial’s civil engineering program is unique for students hoping to work in the field of offshore oil and gas development due to the university’s proximity to the ocean. The civil engineering program at Memorial is co-operative education-based and offers well-balanced, diversified courses across a wide range of engineering specialties such as structural; construction; geotechnical; water resources; environmental; transportation; and offshore, coastal and ocean.

Admission requirements

To apply for admission into the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, indicate bachelor of engineering in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, you will also need to meet the admission requirements set out by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Career opportunities

A bachelor of engineering degree, with a major in civil engineering, prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • design engineer
  • project manager
  • cost estimator
  • piping designer
  • environmental consultant
  • building designer
  • project manager

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.