Programme Requirements | Civil Engineering

Programme of Study

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree programme in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.

Course of Study

The prescribed course of study for Civil Engineering is set out in the Programme Outline Tables listed below. The student must review the course descriptions to see if they have the preconditions to register in specific courses. Students must have the required prerequisites or the agreement of the Department.

Programme Requirements

This is a 51.5 credit programme, including the core courses for engineering programmes. The course numbers which are in "italic" are part of the core courses for engineering programmes.

Fall
(Year 1)
Winter
(Year 1)
Fall
(Year 2)
Winter
(Year 2)
ENE100 ENE100
(cont'd)
HIE207 HIE203
MAE101 MAE101
(cont'd)
MAE226 MAE227
PHE104 PHE104
(cont'd)
PHE205 MAE209
CCE101 CCE101
(cont'd)
CEE215 POE205
PSE103 MAE119 CEE265 GEE231
CSE101 GEE167 GEE293 CEE235
      GEE291
6 credits 6 credits 6 credits 6 credits
Fall
(Year 3)
Winter
(Year 3)
Fall
(Year 4)
Winter
(Year 4)
PSE301 CEE305 HIE289 Footnote 2 PSE401
CEE303 CEE311 CEE405 HIE271
CEE317 CEE313 CEE415 CEE485
CEE355 CEE319 CCE417  
CEE360 CEE343 CEE443  
CEE385 CEE363 Footnote 1 CEE457  
MEE315 CEE387 CEE493 CEE493
(cont'd)
  CEE393 Footnote 1   2 credits Footnote 3
7 credits 6.5 credits 7 credits 6.5 credits

Laboratories and Equipment

Introduction

The laboratory experiments and exercises are designed to provide the students with practical experience in handling field, office and laboratory equipment used in the civil engineering profession.

The teaching laboratories provide equipment to permit groups of three or four students to conduct experiments in structural engineering, soil mechanics, pavement materials, asphalt technology, hydrology, water supply, wastewater treatment, and environmental engineering; and to conduct exercises in surveying, photogrammetry and traffic engineering.

The Department's equipment includes:

Structural Engineering

Six electronic data acquisition systems with PC's; MTS loading system with 1000 kN, 500 kN, 2 @ 250 kN, 100 kN and 50 kN capacity pistons; various reaction frames including one 1000 kN 4 column load reaction frame; numerous universal testing machines of 900 kN, 600 kN, 250 kN and 100 kN capacities and one 810 MTS 250 kN unit; one impact tester, four bench torsion testing instruments; three bench tension testing instruments; one electric concrete mixer; one screening plant; one vibrating table; one 1350 kN concrete cylinder testing machine; two environment-controlled rooms.

Geotechnical Engineering

Soil testing drive rods and sampling spoons; Atterberg limit testing devices; sieves, hydrometers, and specific gravity apparatus; standard and modified Proctor compaction apparatus; Harvard miniature compaction apparatus; CBR equipment; consolidometers; unconfined, direct shear and triaxial test apparatus; seismic refraction surveying apparatus; computerized electronic data acquisition systems; temperature & humidity controlled chamber; rigid and flexible wall permeaters; pressure plate and pressure membrane extractors; 50,000 kg shaking table.

Transportation Engineering

Apparatus for solubility, specific gravity, flash point, penetration, distillation, viscosity and ductility tests for bituminous materials, Marshall asphalt test equipment. Los Angeles abrasion machine, polished stone value machine, portable skid-resistance tester and extensive equipment for testing road aggregates. Traffic counters and associated equipment.

Environmental Engineering

Instruments to determine water pH, turbidity, colour, specific ion concentration and bacteriological quality; balances; instruments for pollution studies including colorimetric and spectrophotometric devices; apparatus for wastewater analysis including BOD, COD, nutrient enrichment and toxicity, temperature controlled rooms; atomic absorption spectrophotometer with flame and furnace for trace metals analysis; TOC analyzer; two ion chromatographs; three gas chromatographs, mass selective detector, to scan samples for organic contamination; neutron activation for metal analysis. Instruments to study pipe flow, open channel flow, ground water flow and hydrological phenomena. Laboratory and field equipment for vadose zone and groundwater investigations. Laboratory and field equipment for surface water quality and ecological studies.

Geomatics

Real-time and post-analytical differential GPS receiver equipment; total station, electronic and optical surveying equipment; photogrammetric stereoscopes and parallax measurement equipment.

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