Civil Engineering

  • Degrees Offered: MEng, MScE, PhD
  • Application Deadline:
    • February 01, Fall Admission
    • June 01, Winter Admission
    • October 01, Summer Admission
    • Late applications may be considered subject to availability of space and suitable funding. For more information, please contact a program assistant within Civil Engineering.
  • Study Options: MEng: Course work and report; MScE & PhD: Thesis, Dissertation
  • Duration (full-time attendance): One-two years (MEng); Two years (MScE); Four years (PhD)
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer

With roots dating back to 1854, UNB’s Civil Engineering department has a long and prestigious history. Our graduate program has helped hundreds of students cement the necessary engineering skills to plan, design and manage the essential infrastructure of modern society.

From highways and bridges to water treatment plants and energy-efficient buildings, UNB provides our graduates with a solid foundation to build exciting careers with consulting engineering companies, NGOs, provincial and federal government agencies, and academic and research organizations around the world.

The program generally has between 40 and 60 graduate students conducting research in all the major sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering. MEng students often complete their program on a part-time basis.

Research Areas

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Engineering Materials and Infrastructure Renewal
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water and Environmental Engineering

Research Chairs: M. Patrick Gillin Chair in Construction Engineering and Management; D.C. Campbell Chair in Highway Construction and Pavement Research

Current Faculty and Research

Feel free to view the faculty directory for more information regarding faculty members. 

  • Construction Engineering and Management  (Measuring construction industry performance; Advanced information and communication technologies; Adoption of management and technological innovations) | Jeff Rankin, Lloyd Waugh
  • Geotechnical Engineering  (Unsaturated soil mechanics; Estimation of mechanical properties of unsaturated soils; Ground improvement techniques; Slope stability; Soil-structure interactions) | Won Taek Oh, Kaveh Arjomandi
  • Engineering Materials and Infrastructure Renewal (Development of rapid testing methods for cement and concrete materials; Repair of concrete structure deterioration; Use of lithium and high-calcium fly ash in concrete; Service-life prediction of concrete structures) | Michael Thomas
  • Structural Engineering (Structural health monitoring; Probabilistic structural analysis; Reliability based design of structures; Serviceability behaviour of concrete structures; Explosive resistant structures; Extreme loads on structures and non-structural building elements; Experimental testing of structures) | Kaveh Arjomandi, Peter Bischoff, Alan Lloyd
  • Transportation Engineering  (Transportation and traffic planning; Road safety; Rural, community, and shared transportation systems; Pavement design, construction, and rehabilitation; Pavement asset management; Economics of sustainable development and transportation systems) | Eric Hildebrand, Trevor Hanson, Xiomara Sanchez, Yuri Yevdokimov
  • Water and Environmental Engineering (Environmental hydraulics; Lake and river hydrodynamics; Sediment transport; Groundwater flow and contaminant transport; Surface water/groundwater interactions; Anaerobic membrane bioreactors for industrial wastes; Biological wastewater treatment; Solid waste management; Municipal infrastructure) | Katy Haralampides, Kerry MacQuarrie, Kripa Singh, Bruce Wilson

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants are encouraged to review our website and may wish to contact faculty members about potential research and funding opportunities.
  2. All applicants should hold an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.3 (B average, or upper second class standing). PhD applicants typically hold a Master’s degree from an accredited university.
  3. Applicants are required to submit an application, including a statement describing their research interests.
  4. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed:
    • International English language testing system (IELTS) = Band 7.5
    • Paper-based TOEFL = 580
    • Internet-based TOEFL = 92
    • Michigan test = 85%
  5. International applicants: Include a copy of your GRE results if you have completed the exam. GRE results are required for applicants applying for the Construction Engineering Management area. 

Contact Us

For more information, contact Joyce Moore, Graduate Program Asssistant.

Related: Department of Civil Engineering

              Civil Engineering Information Sheet