Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering, 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.

Materials Engineering Course Guidelines

Prior to registering for courses, students should consult with their research supervisor or the specialty advisor.

 

M.A.Sc.:

Core Credits

(1)

 

 

Elective Credits

(17)

 

 

Thesis Credits

(12)

  (CIVL 599C)

 

Total Credits

(30)

 

 

 

 

 

Ph.D.:

Core Credits

(1)

 

 

Elective Credits

(29)

 

 

Thesis

(0)

  (Must register for CIVL 699)

 

Total Credits

(30)

  (Minimum required beyond Bachelor’s degree)

 

Students must register for a minimum of 12 credits of Civil Graduate Level Courses (500-level and above, excluding M.A.Sc. thesis credits).  There is only one required core course for students in Materials.  Programs will be tailored to fit the needs of each individual; however, it is expected that courses will be selected primarily from the following courses:

Core Courses (required)
Credits
Term

CIVL 5971

Graduate Seminar

1

1/2

1Students register only once for the course, but must attend seminars for the duration of their program.

Approved Civil 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

Not offered

CIVL 527

Specialized Concretes

2

Not offered

CIVL 528

Advanced Concrete Technology

2

Not offered

CIVL 529

Condition Assessment & Rehabilitation of Civil Infrastructure

2

1

CIVL 533

Energy Theorems of Structural Mechanics

3

Not offered

CIVL 537

Computational Mechanics I

3

1

CIVL 538

Computational Mechanics II

3

2

Approved Non-Civil Courses
Credits
Term

MTRL 394

Polymer and Polymer Matrix Composites

4

2

MTRL 585

Topics in Fracture Mechanics

3

1

MTRL 594

Advanced Composite Materials

3

2

MTRL 571

Advanced Nanofibre Technology

3

2