Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Civil Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Description: Engineering touches everyone’s lives in so many ways. When you take an elevator, get in a car, make a phone call or send an email, you are experiencing just a tiny fraction of the work engineers are responsible for. The opportunities in engineering are virtually limitless, allowing you to pursue a career in almost any field, in any industry, in any location around the world.

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 nfrastructure 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.

URL: Civil Engineering – Earth and Environment Option (BEng) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 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,Environmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

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.