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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Calgary, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  30000Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Civil Engineering)

 3-4 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary

$ 10,904 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • University of Calgary offers 3-4 years of a PhD program in Civil Engineering.
  • Students can complete their degree in a maximum of 6 years.
  • This program is a thesis-based. Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
  • The program is delivered on-campus.
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of two courses and two professional development seminars.
  • In the Civil Engineering (PhD Thesis) program, students will get the chance to collaborate with some of the most creative and innovative researchers in Canada.
  • The program is ideal for students seeking to do original research as they grow their skills by specializing in a sub-discipline of civil engineering.
  • These currently include:
    • Biomechanics
    • Bituminous Materials
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
    • Structures and Solid Mechanics
    • Transportation Engineering
    • Water ResourcesEnergy and Environment (Interdisciplinary)
    • Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary).
  • Students get to complete an in-depth, original research project related to their chosen sub-discipline and write a corresponding thesis.
  • Students will complete both oral and written candidacy exams.
  • The University of Calgary ranked 6th by Research Infosource in 2018 and in Top 5 for research performance in Canada.
  • The Faculty of the department have received global recognition by winning awards like federal awards, Provincial awards, Indigenous awards, etc.
  • The average salary after this program goes to 129,217 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration3-4 years
Fees$ 32,712 for 3-4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 30)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary
Program Urlhttps://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/civil-engineering-doctor-philos...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a Masters's degree or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in business, and particularly in quantitative subjects such as Accounting, Economics, and Finance.
  • A GPA of at least 3.30/4.00 (B grade) is required to be eligible for this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution. 


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Study proposal: Document proposing a research project, generally in the sciences or academia, and generally constitutes a request for sponsorship of that research.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay stating the purpose of applying to a particular course at a particular university.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 30

Winter
Nov 30

Summer
Jul 30


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$10904$10904$10904

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 16,480

Ranking

Round University Ranking 2020

Ranked #225/ 750

Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships $52,637 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • The students need a study visa to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
  • A Study Visa is issued to students by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and authorizes an individual to study at a designated learning institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
  • The Visa is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University of Calgary 
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students registered as full-time and have a valid Study Visa, may work on-campus 

  • There is no legal restriction on the number of hours to work on-campus, so long as the student remains a full-time student can work on-campus. 
  • Students may also work more than one job. 

Off-Campus: Students are enrolled full-time, have a valid study permit, and are in a program that leads to a UCalgary degree that takes longer than 6 months to complete, they may be eligible to work off-campus.

  • The graduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions of Fall and Winter terms.
  • The undergraduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus full-time during scheduled breaks. 

Work Permit: A work permit that allows international students to work full-time while still being enrolled full-time. Students may only use this work permit to work full-time during their co-op/practicum terms in a work. 


Career and Placement after Course

Career opportunities are:

  • Civil Engineer in public/private sectors
  • Consulting Industry
  • Management
  • Scientist.


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