Prospective Graduate Students
About Our Graduate Programs
Making a difference
Employment opportunities for civil and environmental engineers are numerous. Our society cannot function without safe and efficient infrastructure such as: housing, airports, roads, bridges, power plants, dams and railroads, which are all designed, built and maintained by civil engineers. Civil engineers and environmental engineers also make a difference in their ability to predict and develop strategies for minimizing damage caused by natural disasters and extreme weather events. They design and build new and environmentally sustainable waste disposal sites for the world's growing population.
Western Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduates
The broad and comprehensive education Western Civil & Environmental
Engineering students receive allows them to secure employment in a wide
range of sectors including consulting, municipalities, provincial and
federal governments, resource
companies, and even space exploration. A civil engineering degree from Western opens doors to leadership and entrepreneurship possibilities and career opportunities in many professions.
Areas of Research for Graduate Studies
- Environmental and Water Resources
- Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
- Response to Natural Disaster Mitigation
- Structural and Infrastructural
- Wind Engineering and Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Prospective and interested candidates may contact the department at:
Civil Graduate Office
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9
Tel: (519) 850-2943
Fax: (519) 661-3942
An application generally requires the following:
- A completed application form
- Two letters of recommendation. Requests for Recommendation Letters will automatically be sent to references named in the Application Form.
- One set of official academic transcripts
- Recent proof of English language proficiency if applicable
- Graduate application fee of $100 (Canadian).
The following are recommended timelines by which to submit your application to allow for processing time for your intended term of admission.
Term Domestic International January 1 Novermber 1st August 15th May 1 March 1st December 15th September 1 July 1st April 15th
Please note that due to the large number of applications that we receive we cannot provide detailed advice to prospective applicants prior to the above application procedure being followed.
In order to qualify for funding, MESc applicants (based on final two years of Undergraduate degree) and PhD applicants (based on all graduate degree program final grades) must have a 78% entrance GPA, based on North American Grade Conversion Standards. Please see the following link for GPA estimates: (Note: admission still requires faculty supervision, and, if applicable, sufficient English Language Proficiency Test Scores; see webpage links for more information).
are not elligible for funding and must have an entrance GPA (based on final two years of Undergraduate
degree) of 70% to be eligible for admission.