Requirements

To be considered for admission into any of our graduate programs (MEng, MASc, PhD) we normally require a four-year bachelor degree in Civil Engineering.  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.]

 

For students from the undergraduate program at UBC we require a minimum GPA in the third and fourth-year courses of 76%. If you are an international student you can check the grade requirements here.

 

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:

 

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.