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About the Program

From soaring skyscrapers and breathtaking bridges to next-generation clean water technologies, earthquake-resilient buildings and innovative transportation systems – the scope and impact of Civil Engineering is unparalleled. Civil Engineering is a driving engine of economic growth; it plays a huge role in the sustainable development of mineral and energy sources as well as protecting our natural and built environment.

Civil Engineering students at Lassonde learn about structural and foundation design, transportation systems planning and design, water resources management, wastewater treatment, and environmental impact assessment. In addition, our graduates receive training in new emerging areas, such as innovative materials and construction technologies, infrastructure rehabilitation, computer-aided simulations, sustainability, natural hazards, and climate-change-driven engineering.

Our aim is to graduate civil engineers with exceptional technical skills, strong communication and entrepreneurial skills, a passion for social justice and environmental stewardship.

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Skills You’ll Gain

  • Engineering design skills through a series of dedicated design courses
  • Strong field application skills developed in labs spanning structural, geotechnical, hydrotechnical, transportation, and environmental disciplines
  • Field surveying experience
  • Capstone design course in the graduating year focusing on real-life civil engineering projects delivered in association with industry partners

Some of our Co-op Employers

  • Ellis Don
  • Hatch
  • Kenaidan
  • Metrolinx
  • Miller Group
  • Suncor Energy
  • Region of Peel
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)

Program Highlights

We will get you started with the basics in geomatics, surveying and mapping, navigation, sensors, and measurements to assist in building a strong foundation in the discipline.
In the third and fourth year, you will take Geodesy, Advanced Surveying, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Measurement Theory and Estimation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Survey Law and Land Registration Systems, Advanced 3D Techniques, Mobile GIS and Location-based Services, Sensor Integration and Advanced Field Surveys courses. You will learn and use advanced state-of-the-art instruments while putting your professional skills to the test.
To top it off, the co-op program after second year allows you to gain professional experience, giving you a head start towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer.

Careers in Geomatics Engineering:
Professional Engineer (with international mobility)
Geospatial Engineer
Mission Systems Engineer
Navigation and Position Systems Engineer
Mobile Mapping Specialist
Cadastral Land Surveyor

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Featured Courses

A selection of courses from our Civil Engineering experience

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Maheen

'19 Civil Engineering

My Life at Lassonde

Passionate About:
Math, science, construction and development of residential homes, being engaged in initiatives that raise awareness of global issues

My Lassonde Journey:
Co-op/Internship Student-of-the-Year award
Co-op at Metrolinx on Regional Express rail and other infrastructure projects
Co-Founder, Civil Engineers of Lassonde student club
Advisor, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering York chapter

Life Beyond Lassonde:
Civil Engineer in Training, Hatch
Rail and transit industry
My own construction company

Explore Your Passion. Find out more about our School and our programs.

Enhance your Civil Engineering experience

Available for all of our Engineering programs

Co-op

Work a minimum of 12 months up to a maximum of 20 months while on co-op. You can earn up to 1 year of qualified experience towards your PEng.

Dual Degree

Add a BA in International Development Studies. Available for all of our Engineering programs

BEST Certificate

Through entrepreneurial, academic and experiential achievements during your time at Lassonde, you can earn the BEST Certificate.

Sample First-Year Schedules

ENGINEERING – YEAR ONE COMMON CORE – FALL TERM

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Applied CalculusRenaissance Engineering IEngineering Mechanics
Applied CalculusApplied Linear AlgebraRenaissance Engineering IApplied Calculus
Applied Linear AlgebraRenaissance Engineering IEngineering MechanicsApplied Linear Algebra
Engineering MechanicsEngineering Mechanics
Computational Thinking Through MechatronicsComputational Thinking Through MechatronicsComputational Thinking Through Mechatronics
Computational Thinking Through MechatronicsEngineering Mechanics
• Class • Lab • Tutorial

ENGINEERING – YEAR ONE COMMON CORE – WINTER TERM

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Materials Science for EngineersRenaissance Engineering IIElectricity, Magnetism & Optics
Applied Calculus IIRenaissance Engineering IIApplied Calculus IIRenaissance Engineering IIApplied Calculus II
Object Oriented ProgrammingObject Oriented ProgrammingMaterials Science for EngineersObject Oriented Programming
Electricity, Magnetism and OpticsMaterials Science for EngineersElectricity, Magnetism & OpticsElectricity, Magnetism & Optics
Discrete Mathematics OR The Earth EnvironmentDiscrete Mathematics OR The Earth EnvironmentDiscrete Mathematics OR The Earth Environment
The Earth EnvironmentObject Oriented ProgrammingMaterials Science for EngineersElectricity, Magnetism & Optics
• Class • Lab • Tutorial

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