Dec 08, 2021  
2015-2016 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar 
2015-2016 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering

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Department Head K. Novakowski
Chair of Undergraduate Studies P. Champagne
Undergraduate Assistant A. Gencarelli
Office Ellis Hall, Room 241
Telephone (613) 533-2122
Email or
Departmental Web Site
2nd Year Advisor M. Green
3rd Year Advisor A.M. da Silva
4th Year Advisor Y. Fillion

Civil Engineering focuses on the analysis, design, and improvement of the human environment—both natural and constructed. Our students will learn how the world works and will provide improvements in the overall quality of life, make better use of limited resources, develop sustainable technologies, and create attractive and functional places to live and work.

Civil Engineering at Queen’s University prepares students to identify emerging issues and develop innovative solutions to the numerous civil engineering, societal, and global challenges of the future.

The core undergraduate curriculum covers the key components of today’s Civil Engineering professions. The study of environmental and sustainability issues is integrated throughout the academic plan to better reflect that the assessment of these concerns is integral to all civil engineering projects. The first three years of our plan provide broad-based training in: mathematics; science (physics, chemistry & geology); fluid, structural and soil mechanics; materials (water, concrete, steel, soil & plastics); and engineering problem solving & design. Students in their fourth year are able to either specialize in an area of interest, or further diversify their training. Specialization can be under the themes of buildings & structures, water & the environment, or geoengineering. This student choice arises in the selection of: technical electives, topics for realistic design projects, areas to conduct advanced research, and practical industrial internships.


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