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.


Rules Governing Specialization Status

  • Specialization is not a requirement for the MEng Degree.
  • To achieve a specialization, students must complete at least six of their ten courses from the list of qualifying courses.  These courses must be taken as part of the Masters Degree (500-level and 1000-level courses taken as an undergraduate student do not count).
  • For specialization in structural engineering, at least four courses should be 1000 level courses in the list of qualifying courses.
  • A one or two course project may be included as part of the six course requirement.  The topic of the project should be approved by the research section or specialty coordinator.
  • A project is not a requirement for a specialization.
  • Courses not included on the list of qualifying courses may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the research section or specialty coordinator.
  • No course or project can count toward more than one specialization.  A student wishing to complete a double major will have to complete a minimum of 12 courses.


Areas of Specialization

Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE) Certificate

Engineering and Globalization (Global) Certificate

Departmental Specializations

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