PhD in Civil Engineering

The PhD program in Civil Engineering is designed to train independent researchers. Our students are called upon to perform highly specialized and original research that makes a distinct contribution of knowledge to one of the major focus areas of our program: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Rock Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.

Under the direct supervision of one of our faculty members, our PhD candidates learn to review the state of current technical knowledge in an engineering research area, to identify strengths and weaknesses in this research and to devise a new research initiative to contribute to the area. Students must carry out this research project with objectivity and care, and they are expected to document and publish their results in internationally recognized journals and conferences.

Full details on the degree requirements can be obtained by viewing the Calendar entry.

Information for Prospective Students

  • Current research areas and professors: Research areas
  • Admission requirements, fees, on-line application form and more can be found at: PhD in Civil Engineering section in the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.
  • Financial Assistance

Information for Current Students

  • Procedures and forms
  • Program announcements

Contact Information
For information about the PhD program in Civil Engineering contact:

Ahmed Elshaer, PhD, P.Eng.
Graduate Coordinator, PhD in Civil Engineering
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext.7210
Office: CB 4053

Engineering Graduate Administrator
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext.7140
Office: CB 4067