Civil Engineering Materials

Civil Engineering Materials, as a specialty within Civil Engineering, involves the analysis and investigation of the structure, properties, behaviour and usage of all types of materials used in Civil Engineering projects. The general emphasis of related research in the Department is on the relationship between the structure and the mechanical properties of Civil Engineering materials, especially Portland cement and concrete, timber and composites.

Programs Offered: MASc, PhD

Total Credit Requirements:

credits
MASc:

Core course requirement: 

1

Elective courses (minimum): 17
MASc thesis: 12
Total (minimum): 30
PhD1: Core course requirement: 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; up to 18 credits of coursework exemptions may be approved for courses taken through a Master's degree.

General Coursework Requirements

Coursework requirements fall into two categories:

  • Core course requirements are specific courses or combinations of courses that must be taken in the manner specified.
  • Elective course requirements. The remaining course credit requirements may be met by selecting courses from a list of Approved Elective Courses, from additional courses contributing to the core course requirement, or by securing Specialty Advisor / Supervisor approval for other courses.

Please see the MASc / PhD requirements pages 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 approval of transfer credits for the MASc program or of credit exemptions for the PhD program.

Specialization Coursework Requirements (MASc and PhD)

Core course requirement

CIVL 597-008 – Graduate Seminar (Materials)

Elective course requirements

Electives may be taken from the List of Approved Electives below, or other courses may be taken with approval of the Supervisor.


 

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 528

Advanced Concrete Technology

2

N/A1

CIVL 529

Condition Assessment & Rehab of Civil Infrastructure

2

1

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 2018/19.