About Program Admission Requirements

Civil engineering is a driving engine of economic growth. From soaring skyscrapers and breathtaking bridges to innovative transportation systems and next-generation clean water technologies – the scope and impact of Civil Engineering is unparalleled. Whether it is designing roads, bridges & tunnels or making people safer by creating earthquake proof buildings, civil engineers have a wide variety of skills that make the world safer and more efficient.

What You’ll Learn

Civil Engineering students at Lassonde learn about structural and foundation design, transportation systems planning and design, water resources management, wastewater treatment, and environmental impact assessment. In addition, our graduates receive training in new emerging areas, such as innovative materials and construction technologies, infrastructure rehabilitation, computer-aided simulations, sustainability, natural hazards, and climate-change-driven engineering. 

Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of technical electives in Civil Engineering: 

  • Structural 
  • Geotechnical 
  • Hydrotechnical 
  • Transportation 
  • Environmental 

Professional experience through co-op option after second year can give you an early start towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer. 

Some Courses You’ll Take

  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Civil Engineering Graphics and CAD
  • Field Surveys
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering 
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering

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Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • construction and project manager
  • transportation planner
  • environmental regulator
  • municipal and sanitary engineer
  • structural and geotechnical engineer

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.