Civil engineers design the infrastructure on which their communities depend, such as buildings and their foundations, bridges, canals, dams, transportation facilities, municipal sewer and water networks, and wastewater and solid waste treatment systems. 

Civil engineering students at the University of Ottawa can take advantage of world-class teaching laboratories, multimedia classrooms and outstanding computer facilities. Students develop expertise in computer applications, field and laboratory testing, and project management, and they are well-equipped to serve their communities upon graduation.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

French courses are available in first year and almost all of second year. Most third and fourth year courses are offered in English only.

To follow this option, students must complete the courses required for the BASc in Civil Engineering with the exception of the fourth-year courses which are replaced by the following courses.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements

BASc in Civil Engineering 196 Units
Compulsory Fourth-Year Courses:
CVG 4001Introduction to Civil Engineering Project3 Units
CVG 4113Hydraulics of Water Supply and Sewer Systems3 Units
CVG 4130Advanced Environmental Engineering3 Units
CVG 4133Solid Waste Management3 Units
CVG 4150Highway and Transportation Engineering3 Units
CVG 4175Field Investigations and Environmental Impact Assessment of Civil Engineering Projects3 Units
CVG 4907Civil Engineering Design Project3 Units
GNG 4170Engineering Law3 Units
3 course units of complementary studies electives3 Units
9 course units of technical electives in environmental or water resources engineering9 Units
Total: 132 Units