Program Curriculums


Core engineering program

A substantial part of the work in first and second year is made up of courses common to all 10 engineering disciplines. You will apply to your preferred discipline in the winter term of first year and the elective classes taken in second year will depend on your selected discipline.

Complementary studies

Also an important part of the curriculum is a series of complementary studies classes. The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) requires that an accredited undergraduate engineering degree program must include a minimum of one half year of Complementary Studies which appropriately complement the technical content of the engineering curriculum.

Course requirements

(revisions to course requirements are sometimes necessary, therefore, please contact the department for the most up-to-date requirements)

Civil Engineering: Infrastructure option

As a co-op student, you will complement your studies with at least 12 months of a paid work term. Work terms begin in your third year and can last for 16 months. See more information on applying to co-op.

Program schedule

Fall Winter Summer
  • CHEM 1021 Eng. Chemistry I
  • ENGI 1103 Eng. Design & Graphics 1
  • MATH 1280 Engineering Math I
  • PHYC 1190 Intro. Physics I
  • ENGM 1081 Computer Programming
  • CPST 1103 Technical Communications I
  • CHEM 1022 Eng. Chemistry II
  • ENGI 1203 Mechanics I: Statics
  • MATH 1290 Engineering Math II
  • PHYC 1290 Intro. Physics II
  • ENGM 1041 App. Linear Algebra
  • CPST 1203 Technical Communications II
Free
  • ECED 2000 Electric Circuits
  • ENGI 2102 Thermo-Fluid Eng. 1
  • A three credit hour writing course
  • ENGM 2101 Applied Vector Calculus
  • ENGM 2032 Applied Prob & Stats.
  • IENG 2005 Engineering Economics
  • ENGI 2203 Eng. Design II
  • ENGM 2022 Applied Diff. Equations
  • ENGI 2204 Mechanics of Materials
  • MINE 2200 Intro. Geology for Engineers
  • ENGI 2103 Thermo-Fluid Eng. II
  • HSTC 1801 History of Eng. II
Free
  • CIVL 3101.03 Soil Mechanics
  • CIVL 3300.03 Hydraulics
  • CIVL 3451.03 Water Quality & Treatment
  • CIVL 3505.03 Structural Systems I-Form and Analysis
  • CIVL 3705.03 Mechanics of Structural Materials & Components
  • CIVL 3830.03 Surveying & Applied Geomatics
  • CIVL 3200.03 Transportation Engineering
  • CIVL 3310.03 Engineering Hydrology
  • CIVL 3515.03 Structural Systems II-Loads & Behaviour
  • ENGM 3052.03 Applied Numerical Methods
  • CIVL 3725.03 Construction Materials & Methods
  • CIVL 3840.02 Professional Practiice In Civil Engineering

Work Term Begins for Co-op Students
  • CIVL 4111.03 Geotechnical Engineering
  • CIVL 4515.03 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CIVL 4525.03 Design of Steel Structures
  • CIVL 4702.02 Senior Project I
  • Technical elective
  • Technical elective
  • CIVL 4711.02 Construction Planning
  • CIVL 4703.03 Senior Project II
  • CPST 3030.03 Engineering in Society II
  • Technical elective
  • Technical elective
  • Technical elective
 

Technical electives

Total of five (minimum of four) electives may be chosen from the following courses (schedule permitting):

CIVL 4200.03 Transportation Systems
CIVL 4250.03 Highway Engineering
CIVL 4350.03 Hydraulic Engineering
CIVL 4410.03 Engineering Hydrogeology
CIVL 4431.03 Water Distribution & Sewerage Systems
CIVL 4440.03 Water & Wastewater Treatment
CIVL 4460.03 Solid Waste and Landfill Engineering
CIVL 4542.03 Applications of Finite Element Method
CIVL 4560.03 Special Topics in Structural Systems
MINE 4100.03 Mining Geotechnique

Total of one elective may be chosen from the following courses (schedule permitting):

ENGM 4675.03 Risk Assessment Management
ERTH 3500.03 Geoscience Info Management
IENG 4558.03 Project Management

Other courses require Department approval.

How to apply for co-op

You must be a current Dalhousie student to apply for co-op. Visit the For Current Students section for information on applying to co-op.

Civil Engineering: Earth & Environment option

As a co-op student, you will complement your studies with at least 12 months of a paid work term. Work terms begin in your third year and can last for 16 months. See more information on applying to co-op.

Program schedule:

Fall Winter Summer
  • CHEM 1021 Eng. Chemistry I
  • ENGI 1103 Eng. Design & Graphics 1
  • MATH 1280 Engineering Math I
  • PHYC 1190 Intro. Physics I
  • ENGM 1081 Computer Programming
  • CPST 1103 Technical Communications I
  • CHEM 1022 Eng. Chemistry II
  • ENGI 1203 Mechanics I: Statics
  • MATH 1290 Engineering Math II
  • PHYC 1290 Intro. Physics II
  • ENGM 1041 App. Linear Algebra
  • CPST 1203 Technical Communications II  
Free
  • ECED 2000 Electric Circuits
  • ENGI 2102 Thermo-Fluid Eng. 1
  • A three credit hour writing course
  • ENGM 2101 Applied Vector Calculus
  • ENGM 2032 Applied Prob & Stats.
  • IENG 2005 Engineering Economics
  • ENGI 2203 Eng. Design II
  • ENGM 2022 Applied Diff. Equations
  • ENGI 2204 Mechanics of Materials
  • MINE 2200 Intro. Geology for Engineers
  • ENGI 2103 Thermo-Fluid Eng. II
  • HSTC 1801 History of Eng. II
Free
  • CIVL 3101.03 Soil Mechanics
  • CIVL 3300.03 Hydraulics
  • CIVL 3451.03 Water Quality & Treatment
  • CIVL 3505.03 Structural Systems I-Form and Analysis
  • CIVL 3705.03 Mechanics of Structural Materials & Components
  • CIVL 3830.03 Surveying & Applied Geomatics
  • CIVL 3200.03 Transportation Engineering
  • CIVL 3310.03 Engineering Hydrology
  • CIVL 3515.03 Structural Systems II-Loads & Behaviour
  • CIVL 3725.03 Construction Materials & Methods
  • ENGM 3052.03 Applied Numerical Methods
  • CIVL 3840.02 Professional Practice in Civil Engineering

Work Term begins for Co-op Students
  • CIVL 4440.03 Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • CIVL 4702.02 Senior Project I
  • ENVE 4772.03 Environmental Assessment & Management
  • Technical elective
  • Technical elective
  • Technical elective
  • CIVL 4410.03 Engineering Hydrogeology
  • CIVL 4703.03 Senior Project II
  • CPST 3030.03 Engineering in Society II
  • CIVL 4711.02 Construction Planning
  • Technical elective
  • Technical elective
 

Technical electives

Total of five (minimum of four) electives may be chosen from the following courses (schedule permitting):

CIVL 4200.03 Transportation Systems
CIVL 4359.03 Form and Process in Alluvial Channels
CIVL 4350.03 Hydraulic Engineering
CIVL 4431.03 Water Distribution & Sewerage Systems
CIVL 4460.03 Solid Waste and Landfill Engineering
CIVL 4111.03 Geotechnical Engineering
MINE 4100.03 Mining Geotechnique
MINE 4815.03 Mining and the Environment


Total of one elective may be chosen from the following courses (schedule permitting):

ENGM 4675.03 Risk Assessment Management
ERTH 3500.03 Geoscience Information Management
IENG 4558.08 Project Management
PLAN 4106.03 Transportation Planning

Other courses require Department approval.

How to apply for co-op

You must be a current Dalhousie student to apply for co-op. Visit the For Current Students section for information on applying to co-op.

Environmental Engineering

As a co-op student, you will complement your studies with at least 12 months of a paid work term. Work terms begin in your third year and can last for 16 months. See more information on applying to co-op.

Program schedule:

Fall Winter Summer
  • CHEM 1021 Eng. Chemistry I
  • ENGI 1103 Eng. Design & Graphics 1
  • MATH 1280 Engineering Math I
  • PHYC 1190 Intro. Physics I
  • ENGM 1081 Computer Methods
  • CPST 1103 Technical Communications I
  • CHEM 1022 Eng. Chemistry II
  • ENGI 1203 Mechanics I: Statics
  • MATH 1290 Engineering Math II
  • PHYC 1290 Intro. Physics II
  • ENGM 1041 App. Linear Algebra
  • CPST 1203 Technical Communications II  
Free
  • ECED 2000 Electric Circuits
  • ENGI 2102 Thermo-Fluid Eng. 1
  • A three credit hour writing course
  • ENGM 2101 Applied Vector Calculus
  • ENGM 2032 Applied Prob & Stats.
  • IENG 2005 Engineering Economics
  • ENGI 2203 Eng. Design II
  • ENGM 2022 Applied Diff. Equations
  • ENGI 2204 Mechanics of Materials
  • MINE 2200 Intro. Geology for Engineers
  • ENGI 2103 Thermo-Fluid Eng. II
  • HSTC 1801 History of Eng. II
Free
  • CIVL 3101.03 Soil Mechanics
  • CIVL 3300.03 Hydraulics
  • CIVL 3451.03 Water Quality & Treatment
  • ENVE 3461.03 Environmental Measurement & Analysis
  • ENVE 3251.03 Environmental & Industrial Microbiology
  • CIVL 3830.03 Surveying & Applied Geomatics
  • ENGM 3052.03 Applied Numerical Methods
  • CIVL 3310.03 Engineering Hydrology
  • LAWS 2800.03 Introduction to Environmental Law
  • ENVE 3500.03 Air Quality
  • CIVL 4460.03 Solid Waste & Landfill Engineering
  • CIVL 3840.02 Professional Practice in Civil Engineering

Work Term begins for Co-op Students
  • MINE 4300.03 Optimization Methods in Mining & Civil Engineering
  • CIVL 4440.03 Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • ENVE 4772.03 Environmental Assessment & Management
  • ENVE 4401 Design Project for Environmental Engineering
  • Technical Elective I
  • Design Elective I
  • CIVL 4410.03 Engineering Hydrogeology
  • CPST 3030.03 Engineering in Society II
  • Design Elective II
  • ENVE 4402 Design Project for Environmental Engineering II
  • Technical Elective II

 

 

Technical electives

ENVE 4641.03 Contaminant Fate and Transport
CIVL 4200.03 Transportation Systems
CIVL 4111.03 Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL 4431.03 Water Distribution & Sewerage Systems
ERTH 3500.03 Geoscience Information Management
CIVL 4359.03 Form and Process in Alluvial Channels
IENG 4558.03 Project Management
ENVS 4002.03 The Science of Wetland Ecosystems



Design electives

ENVE 4641.03 Contaminant Fate and Transport
CIVL 4200.03 Transportation Systems
CIVL 4111.03 Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL 4431.03 Water Distribution & Sewerage Systems
MINE 4100.03 Mining Geotechnique
CIVL 4350.03 Hydraulic Engineering

Other courses require Department approval.

How to apply for co-op

You must be a current Dalhousie student to apply for co-op. Visit the For Current Students section for information on applying to co-op.

Mineral Resource Engineering

As a co-op student, you will complement your studies with at least 12 months of a paid work term. Work terms begin in your third year and can last for 16 months. See more information on applying to co-op.

Program schedule:

Fall Winter Summer
  • CHEM 1021 Eng. Chemistry I
  • ENGI 1103 Eng. Design & Graphics I
  • MATH 1280 Engineering Math I
  • PHYC 1190 Intro.  Physics I
  • ENGM 1081 Computer Programming
  • CPST 1103 Technical Communications I
  • CHEM 1022 Eng. Chemistry II
  • ENGI 1203 Mehanics I: Statics
  • MATH 1290 Engineering Math II
  • PHYC 1290 Intro. Physics II
  • ENGM 1041 App. Linear Algebra
  • CPST 1203 Technical Communications II
Free
  • ENGM 2101 Vector Calculus
  • ENGM 2032 Probability & Statistics
  • ECED 2000 Electric Circuits
  • ENGI 2102 Thermo-Fluids I
  • A three credit hour writing course
  • IENG 2005 Engineering Economics
  • ENGI 2203 Design II
  • HSTC 1801 History of Engineering II
  • ENGM 2022 Differential Equations
  • MINE 2200 Intro. Geology for Engineers
  • ENGI 2204 Mechanics of Materials
  • ENGI 2103 Thermo-Fluid Eng. II
Free
  • CIVL 3101 Soil Mechanics I
  • CIVL 3830 Surveying & Applied Geomatics
  • MINE 3520 Introductory Mining Engineering
  • MINE 3530 Mineral Processing
  • MINE 3605 Mining Geology I
  • MINE 3620 Petroleum Engineering
  • MINE 3600 Equipment Selection & Materials Handling
  • MINE 3611 Rock Mechanics
  • MINE 3612 Rock Penetration & Fragmentation
  • MINE 4100.03 Mining Geotechnique
  • MINE 4706 Mining Geology II
  • MINE 4711 Mine Ventilation & Environment Control

Work Term Begin for Co-op Students

  • MINE 4300.03 Optimization Methods in Mining & Civil Eng.
  • MINE 4750 Senior Design I
  • MINE 4815 Mining and the Environment
  • MINE 4835 Mineral Economics & Mine Production
  • Technical Elective I
  • Technical Elective II
  • CPST 3030 Engineering in Society II
  • MINE 4710 Mine Excavations Systems
  • MINE 4850 Senior Design II
  • LAWS 2800.03 Intro. to Environmental Law
  • Technical Elective III

 

 

 

 

Technical electives - choose three Technical Electives(schedule permitting)

TABLE 1
A minimum of two (2) courses must be completed from Table 1  
MINE 4801.03 Advanced Topics in Rock Mechanics
MINE 4820.03 Surface Mine Slope Stability
MINE 4821.03 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
TABLE 2   
One (1) course can be taken from Table 2
CIVL 4111.03 Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL 4410.03 Engineering Hydrogeology
ENVE 4772.03 Environmental Assessment Manag
MINE 4816.03 Mining Engineering Project
IENG 4558.03 Project Management and Control
Other approved technical elective (contact Department for approval)

NOTES:

  • Not all of the technical elective classes will be offered each year.
  • Other courses require department approval.

How to apply for co-op

You must be a current Dalhousie student to apply for co-op. Visit the For Current Students section for information on applying to co-op.


Questions?

Civil Engineering  Advisor Dr. Nouman Ali 494-3970 nouman.ali@dal.ca
Environmental Engineering Advisor Dr. Rob Jamieson 494-6791 jamiesrc@dal.ca
Mineral Resource Engineering Advisor Dr. Andrew Corkum 494-3929 andrew.corkum@dal.ca