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Get your doctorate at Lassonde

The graduate program in the Department of Civil Engineering fosters research in infrastructure, resilience, and sustainability through the established sub-disciplines of Structures, Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-Environmental and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources, and Transportation.

Cutting edge research is being carried out in our state-of-the-art facilities, which are located in the new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. The facilities include a 350m2 Structures Laboratory that houses a 6 m-high L-shaped reaction wall. In addition, our facilities include over 400m2 of dedicated laboratory space to conduct research in Transportation and Construction Materials, Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. Our graduate students also have access to a Computational Modelling Lab.

Detailed information on Program Requirements can be found in the Civil Engineering Calendar.

Option 1: MASc in Civil Engineering from York

Must complete 3 one-term courses

REQUIREMENTS

2 Technical Elective courses & 1 Open Elective course

2 Technical Electives

Technical electives can be selected from courses in Civil Engineering that are outside of the subdiscipline. They can also be from courses offered by other graduate programs within the Lassonde School of Engineering or from courses offered by the Graduate Program in Environmental Studies or by the Graduate Program in Geography.

1 Open Elective

An open elective can either be another technical elective or can be selected from courses offered by other York University Faculties.


*maximum of two directed reading courses

*These Three required courses must be different from those taken by students as part of the student’s Masters degree program

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for the PhD degree also include non-credit complementary activities.

Graduate Seminar Series in Civil Engineering

GS/CIVL 6000

Students are required to register in the Graduate Seminar Series course for every term during their study period. Each student must attend a minimum of ten graduate seminars and give at least two graduate seminars based on the student’s research project over the duration of the degree.

PhD dissertation in Civil Engineering

GS/CIVL 6001

Students are required to register in the PhD dissertation course for every term during their study period.

Option 2: MASc in Civil Engineering (or closely related discipline) NOT from York.

Must complete 3 one-term courses

REQUIREMENTS

1 Technical Elective course

Technical Elective

Technical electives can be selected from courses in Civil Engineering that are outside of the subdiscipline. They can also be from courses offered by other graduate programs within the Lassonde School of Engineering or from courses offered by the Graduate Program in Environmental Studies or by the Graduate Program in Geography.


*maximum of two directed reading courses

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for the PhD degree also include non-credit complementary activities.

Graduate Seminar Series in Civil Engineering

GS/CIVL 6000

Students are required to register in the Graduate Seminar Series course for every term during their study period. Each student must attend a minimum of ten graduate seminars and give at least two graduate seminars based on the student’s research project over the duration of the degree.

Engineering Ethics

GS/ENG 6000

All students are also required to take a non-credit course on engineering ethics offered by the Lassonde School of Engineering.

PhD dissertation in Civil Engineering

GS/CIVL 6001

Students are required to register in the PhD dissertation course for every term during their study period.

Option 3: A PhD student who transferred from MASc to PhD within York.

Must complete 2 one-term courses

REQUIREMENTS

1 Technical Elective course & 1 Open Elective course

Technical Electives

Technical electives can be selected from courses in Civil Engineering that are outside of the subdiscipline. They can also be from courses offered by other graduate programs within the Lassonde School of Engineering or from courses offered by the Graduate Program in Environmental Studies or by the Graduate Program in Geography.

Open Electives

An open elective can either be another technical elective or can be selected from courses offered by other York University Faculties.


*maximum of two directed reading courses

*These two required courses must be different from those taken by students as part of the student’s Masters degree program

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for the PhD degree also include non-credit complementary activities.

Graduate Seminar Series in Civil Engineering

GS/CIVL 6000

Students are required to register in the Graduate Seminar Series course for every term during their study period. Each student must attend a minimum of ten graduate seminars and give at least two graduate seminars based on the student’s research project over the duration of the degree.

Engineering Ethics

GS/ENG 6000

All students are also required to take a non-credit course on engineering ethics offered by the Lassonde School of Engineering.

PhD dissertation in Civil Engineering

GS/CIVL 6001

Students are required to register in the PhD dissertation course for every term during their study period.