Requirements

Master of Applied Science (MASc) and PhD

Master of Engineering (MENG)


Minimum GPA requirements for domestic (including the USA) students are here

Minimum GPA requirements for international students are here

For students from UBC's undergraduate prorgram, we require a minimum GPA in the third and fourth-year courses of 76%. 


*Applicants with a degree that is not in Civil Engineering should be aware that, at the time that a recommendation for admission is made, the Speciality Advisor / Research Supervisor will be requested to provide a justification regarding the suitability of the applicant for pursuing a graduate degree in civil engineering.  [However, students should not communicate with the relevant Specialty Advisor / Research Supervisor regarding this justification, unless invited to do so.]  Affected students should not communicate with the relevant Specialty Advisor / Research Supervisor regarding this justification, unless invited to do so; instead, they may write to grad-applications@civil.ubc.ca, providing whatever justification is considered to be relevant.

**For applicants whose degrees are from countries other than Australia, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, UK, USA, Zaire, Zimbabwe and the English speaking countries of the West Indies, you are required to submit an official English language test score, typically TOEFL or IELTS. The following are the minimum test scores to be considered for admission into any of the graduate programs at the Department of Civil Engineering at UBC:

*** For the Master of Engineering (MENG) program. The application system will require you to complete all three fields of referee email addresses. Please enter your actual referee’s email address in the first field, and populate the second and third fields with a placeholder email address. Use your own email address or type grad-applications@civil.ubc.ca. If the system asks you for further detail about the second and third referees, write N/A in all fields.

 

TOEFL iBT:

Total

Reading

Listening

Speaking

Writing

100

21

22

21

25

 

IELTS:

Total

Reading

Listening

Speaking

Writing

7.0

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

 

Please note:

  • The Department will not accept letters from granting institutions stating that the medium of instruction is English.
  • If your transcripts state that the medium of instruction was English then you do not need to provide the results of an English proficiency exam.
  • Score reports more than two years old will not be accepted.
  • We only require you to submit official hard copies of transcripts and or your IELTS if you have been recommended for admission to the program. If you are recommended you will receive an email from the department requesting your official documents. All the details you need, mailing address etc. will be contained in the email. 
  • We cannot accept IELTS/TOEFL scores after the application deadline. Once that deadline date has passed you will not be able to upload any documents.