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Master of Engineering [M.Eng] (Civil and Environmental Engineering Science)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus
 Course Based

Field of Study

$ 6,327 

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Program Description

  • MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering Science at the University of Alberta allows students to complete this course in 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus course-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The department provides various three types of degree programs such as:
    • Master of Science (MSc, Thesis-Based)
    • Master of Engineering (MEng, Course-Based)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Thesis-Based)
  • The Master of Engineering is a course-based program that requires a minimum of 24 credits (eight single-term graduate courses), of which 15 credit (five single-term courses) should be in the student’s major field of interest, plus a project.
    • University provides the flexibility to complete the program in a minimum of 9 months and a maximum of 4 years.
    • The Faculty of Engineering's mission is to:
      • produce engineering graduates and to produce graduates who can be leaders in engineering design and research.
      • produce nationally and internationally recognized engineering research.
      • provide high-quality service to the engineering profession and the external community.
    • Students have the opportunity to enroll in many student-run clubs and competitions, which allow students to build their engineering skills and gain hands-on experience.
    • Students can apply for scholarships, fellowships, awards, and grants both internally and externally. 
    • The faculty had the honor of being awarded numerous prestigious awards, including five NSERC Industrial Research Chairs, Nanofibre Research Chair in Forest Products, etc.
    • The Faculty of Engineering is widely recognized as one of the top engineering schools in Canada, with globally renowned professors, state-of-the-art labs and teaching spaces, and areas of research.
    • Job opportunities after MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering Science are Civil Engineer, Engineer, etc and the average salary goes up to 52,000 USD.
    • The Department and School:
      • house the largest river-ice research group in Canada
      • has the largest and oldest petroleum engineering program in the country
      • offer the only accredited petroleum engineering undergraduate degree
      • have students from more than 40 countries studying and conducting research.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Master
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 28,812 for 2 years
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 15)
    Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must complete a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering field from a recognized institution.
    • A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the most recent two-years of full-time study (or equivalent) is required.
    • Students must hold an English Language Proficiency test score.

    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 (60% marks) in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
    • Students must have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) in the recent 2-years of full-time study.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • Transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
    • Reference Form/Letter: Three reference forms and letters of recommendation completed and uploaded by referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) directly to the online portal.
    • Three Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Feb 15

    Scores Required

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition fees$6327$6327$6327$6327
    Health and wellness$420$900$900$900
    Health and wellness$456$91$91$91
    Total fees$7203$7203$7203$7203

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 10,800
    Food$ 2,700


    Times Higher Education 2020

    Ranked #126/ 801

    Engineering [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
    UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
    Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
    Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
    Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
    Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
    FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
    Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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    VISA & Work Study


    • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
    • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
    • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
      • Application for Study Permit
      • Letter of acceptance
      • Proof of financial support
      • Passport photos
      • an Entry Visa to enter the country
      • Visa to study or work in the country
      • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country

    Work Study

    Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

    On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible career opportunities are:

    • Civil Engineer
    • Engineer
    • Environmental Engineer

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