U of T Civil + Mineral Engineering offers students the strengths and resources of two excellent programs.
BASc in Civil Engineering
Civil engineering focuses on the design, construction and maintenance of structures and infrastructure, from the deepest tunnels to the tallest buildings.
Students in the Civil Engineering program choose courses in areas like Structural Engineering; Transportation Engineering & Planning; Building Engineering; Geomechanics; andEnvironmental Engineering. In each of these areas, Toronto is a living lab for our students.
Your work here will prepare you to create solutions that will directly impact quality of life everywhere: rebuilding deteriorating urban infrastructure; creating structures to withstand natural disasters; developing advanced technologies for complex transportation networks; supplying clean water and disposing of waste water; and building alternative energy systems.
You will learn in some of the world’s most advanced facilities. Your program begins with math, computing, chemistry, physics, applied structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, materials, surveying, geology, computer graphics and engineering ecology. Upper-year courses will provide hands-on experience, like our one-of-a kind land surveying camp north of Toronto. You’ll complete your program with a comprehensive design project that solves a real-world engineering problem. U of T’s Department of Civil Engineering is consistently ranked number one in Canada and among the top 10 in the world.
BASc in Mineral Engineering
Everything that humans use is either caught, grown or mined. Mineral engineering is the applied science of our interaction with the planet.
What sets the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program apart is our broad approach to the discipline: here, you learn mineral exploration, mine design and management, mineral processing and mining finance.
Your courses will cover topics in chemical, civil, materials, mechanical and computer engineering, as well as math, physics and geology. You’ll be taught by researchers and engineering professionals working in the Lassonde Institute of Mining, a new $20-million international centre of excellence at U of T. Your degree will provide you with the expertise to lead the way in making mining more sustainable, safe and productive.
After first year, the class sizes are small, allowing for a strong sense of community. In fourth year, you’ll be part of a team of students and industry engineers tasked with finding a solution to a real-world engineering problem.
Toronto is the mining finance capital of the world. It’s also home to the largest group of mining company headquarters — 1,600 within five kilometres of campus. Our students are in demand and are usually in a position to choose from several attractive job offers upon graduation. Through the program, you’ll be able to focus on areas like: Mining & Geomechanics; Geological Engineering;Geotechnical; and Applied Geology.
You’ll find alumni of this program all over the globe, deep underground and in the skyscraper boardrooms of the world’s most powerful companies. They locate diamond deposits, find oil, build massive tunnels, crunch the numbers for multi-billion-dollar hydroelectric projects and design underground cities.