Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Civil Engineering, General
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Description: Civil engineering deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the infrastructure of human civilization. Civil engineers are engaged in addressing two fundamental questions. First, how do we protect our society and its infrastructure from the impacts of the natural environment? Second, what are the impacts of society and its infrastructure on our natural environment? The infrastructure considered may be at the feasibility or the design stage, or already in existence.

In this option the following aspects of civil engineering receive some emphasis: environmental engineering, water and wastewater treatment, water resources and hydrogeology, geoenvironmental engineering, and waste management.

The Faculty of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Engineering Co-operative Education program (BEng Co-op) that allows students to alternate career focused work terms with study terms and receive a Co-op degree designation upon graduation. Co-op enables students to apply what they learn in class to real-world work situations and then apply what they learn at work to their classroom studies, thereby enriching their learning. It also helps students to learn more about their career options by test-driving different work environments before they graduate. Graduation from this program requires satisfactory performance in both areas.

URL: Civil Engineering – Earth and Environment Option (BEng) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,024

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Civil Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12; Physics 12; Chemistry 12; and one other acceptable university-preparatory course at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    A student must apply to be admitted into one of the engineering disciplines. Application must be made by April 30 of any year, for conditional acceptance into year two of a specified engineering program. Every engineering discipline has a defined maximum enrollment; therefore places are assigned on a competitive basis. The criterion for this competition is the average grade over all credits completed to date in the core curriculum of the Diploma of Engineering. The procedure is as follows: 1. By April 30, each student must specify ordered preferences for five engineering disciplines. The application is for conditional acceptance into year two of an engineering discipline. 2. Any student who has completed all of the entry requirements for an engineering discipline, with a GPA of 3.30 or better, will be guaranteed a place in that engineering discipline. 3. In a single competition, students with a GPA greater than or equal to 2.00 and less than 3.30 will be assigned conditional places (year two) in engineering disciplines, proceeding in strict order of GPA, subject to discipline capacities. 4. Any student with a GPA of less than 2.00 will not be admitted to a discipline.