About

The Civil and Resource Engineering Department was created on July 1, 2005, after an amalgamation of the Departments of Civil Engineering and Mineral Resource Engineering (formerly Mining Engineering).  The Environmental Program joined the department on July 1, 2017.  The department continues to offer BEng, MASc, MEng and PhD degrees under the Civil Program, BEng, MASc and MEng under the Environmental Program and MASc, MEng and PhD degrees under the Mineral Resource Program.

Our programs


Civil Engineering  

The Civil Engineering Program is characterized by exceptional technical diversity, great breadth and depth of subject matter and a propensity for proactively addressing the practical needs of society. In our program, you'll become well-grounded in the basics of the discipline, which will allow you to consider various options for specialization. Our graduates go on to successful careers in engineering, business, and other occupations.

Environmental Engineering  

In the Environmental Engineering Program you will learn the fundamentals of characterizing and monitoring processes within environmental systems through measurement and analysis.  You will also gain firsthand experience in applying engineering design principles, biogeochemical analyses and environmental assessment techniques to the solution of specific environmental problems related to air, soil and water pollution control.

Mineral Resource Engineering

Would you like a career that involves hands-on outdoor work and common sense in a small closely-knit industry? Do you enjoy both teamwork and independence? Would you prefer a job that is a little different from those in other engineering disciplines? Do responsibility, travel and high salaries appeal to you? If so, you might be the right person for the Mineral Resource Program.

Why study Civil & Resource Engineering at Dalhousie?
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Whether you are interested in programs at the undergraduate or graduate level, learn more about why you should choose to study at Dalhousie.

  • "I choose Civil Engineering because it is the broadest of disciplines which will allow me to continue experiencing new challenges each day!"  C. McCarthy, BEng
  • "I choose Mineral Resource Engineering after hearing the phrase 'if it can't be grown, it must be mined'", C. Sharpe, BEng