Our Department

Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia, an engineering department widely recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to society.

Civil engineering is an exciting profession that makes a significant and visible impact on society and the daily lives of people. Public demand is high for safe and effective infrastructure including safe supplies of drinking water, sustainable transportation systems, and structures such as school buildings and bridges that are durable under normal conditions while safe under extreme events involving natural or man-made disasters.  Our alumni are leaders in the profession who in their various capacities contribute to enhancing our society and addressing many of the challenges that it faces.      

We are a large civil engineering department with a broad educational program to serve the diverse needs of undergraduate and graduate students. We offer all primary areas of study in civil engineering to both undergraduate and graduate students, including Civil Engineering Materials, Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering and Transportation Engineering. Our renowned faculty in all the above fields of study provide the leadership in educational and research activities of the department with the support of our dedicated staff. We are particularly proud of our close relationships with industry and government.

We hope that you will explore our website and find informative and interesting information about the Department of Civil Engineering. We would also welcome your comments and feedback. Please feel free to contact us if you have any unanswered questions.

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