Civil Engineering Materials

Civil Engineering Materials, as a specialty within Civil Engineering, involves the analysis and investigation of the structure, behaviour and properties, and usage of all types of materials in Civil Engineering works. Students who undertake a degree in the Civil Engineering Materials program will take departmental graduate courses in structures, solid mechanics, portland cement and concrete, and courses from other department. Such courses constitute a skeleton program to which other specialized courses that meet both the requirements of the Materials program and the individual student’s interests and needs can be added.

Civil Engineering Materials Course Requirements

Programs Offered: MASc, PhD

Total Credit Requirements:

MASc:

Core courses: 

1

Elective courses (minimum): 17
MASc thesis: 12
Total (minimum): 30
PhD1: Core courses: 1
Elective courses (minimum): 29
PhD thesis: 0
Total (minimum): 30

1Note: for the PhD degree, credits shown are for all coursework beyond the Bachelor’s degree level.

Specific Course Requirements

These are given in the following table for both programs in the specialization – the MASc and PhD programs.  Courses to be taken include Core Courses that must be completed and Approved Elective Courses that contribute to the remaining course credit requirement.  Please see MASc requirements or PhD requirements as appropriate for the associated coursework regulations.  These include the need for the Coursework Plan to be approved by the Research Supervisor or Specialty Advisor prior to registering in courses, specific registration/attendance requirements re. CIVL 597, requirements for the approvals of prior course / transfer credits or course exemptions (PhD program only), and the selection of elective courses.

 

Core Courses

Credits 

Term

CIVL 597-008

Graduate Seminar (Materials)

1

1 & 2

 

Total core-course credits:

1

 

 

Approved Elective Courses

Credits 

Term

CIVL 507

Dynamics of Structures I

3

1

CIVL 508

Dynamics of Structures II

3

2

CIVL 513

Concrete Structures

3

2

CIVL 514

Advanced Topics in Concrete Structures

3

N/A1

CIVL 527

Specialized Concretes

2

N/A

CIVL 528

Advanced Concrete Technology

2

N/A

CIVL 529

Condition Assessment & Rehab of Civil Infrastructure

2

1

CIVL 533

Energy Theorems of Structural Mechanics

3

N/A

CIVL 537

Computational Mechanics I

3

1

CIVL 538

Computational Mechanics II

3

2

MTRL 571

Advanced Nanofibre Technology

3

2

MTRL 585

Topics in Fracture Mechanics

3

1

MTRL 594

Advanced Composite Materials

3

1

Approved Undergraduate Electives:

 

 

MTRL 394

Polymer and Polymer Matrix Composites

4

2

 

1N/A – not offered in 2017/18.