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Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Learn how to use civil engineering to solve modern problems. We emphasize sustainability, the environment and civic engagement. Study today’s environmental challenges and engineer new solutions for a greener tomorrow.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op required


Apply to the Faculty of Engineering as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

If you're a high school student, you will declare Civil Engineering as your program after one year of full-time study.

If you're a transfer student, select Civil Engineering as your preferred program when you submit your application to UVic.

Areas of focus

  • Green structures and materials
  • Industrial ecology
  • Smart buildings, infrastructure and cities
  • Sustainable water


  • Construction and risk analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental engineer
  • Geophysicist
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Marine engineer
  • Municipal engineer
  • Policy maker
  • Project engineer
  • Project manager
  • Safety engineer
  • Structural designer

Sample courses

  • Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering - CIVE 210
  • Civil Engineering Materials - CIVE 285
  • Building Science Fundamentals - CIVE 295
  • Sustainable Design of Steel and Timber Structures - CIVE 351
  • Resilient Smart Cities - CIVE 411

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Providing you accurate application deadlines, tuition fee estimates, admission requirements, scholarships and transfer credit depends on your situation.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate that you are competent in the English language to attend UVic. If you’ve studied for at least four years at the high school or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction was in English, your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency. Learn about UVic’s English language requirements.

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You can start your online application to UVic by creating a new profile or using an existing one.

Program planning

Not sure if this program is the right fit? Our program worksheet might help. It tells you what courses you’ll need to take to complete the program.

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