Cities Engineering and Management

Program Overview

Cities are the economic engines of the world. With over 50% of the world’s population now living in cities, the health and wealth of nations depend strongly on how well cities function. With global urbanization trends, climate change, limitations of natural resources, and sustainability concerns, urban centres around the world will encounter increasing challenges in managing their infrastructure and in delivering high levels of service to ensure the well-being of their citizens.

What is needed are professionals with both technical expertise and a fundamental understanding of the complex and cross-disciplinary issues facing cities. To proactively respond to this growing need, the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering offers the Master of Engineering in Cities Engineering and Management (MEngCEM) degree program.


Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application payment deadline MEngCEM:

1-Jun-2020

MEngCEM:

1-Apr-2020

Supporting documents deadline MEngCEM:

15-Jun-2020

MEngCEM:

15-Apr-2020

Minimum admission average MEngCEM:

Mid-B in final year of bachelor’s

MEngCEM:

Mid-B in final year of bachelor’s

Program length (full-time only) MEngCEM:

4 sessions

MEngCEM:

4 sessions


Master of Engineering in Cities Engineering and Management

Program Description

To proactively respond to the changing needs of cities, the MEngCEM program offers students a practicum to apply what they have learned in the classroom.

The MEngCEM program can be completed through full-time studies over four continuous sessions or through an extended full-time (EFT) option over three years.
 

Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Civil Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of mid-B (3.0 out of 4.0 or 75%). Competitive admission averages are typically near or above 80% (A–).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • Applicants with backgrounds in an applied science other than engineering may be admitted.

  • Applicants must have one year of work experience before admission to the program.

Program Requirements

  • The program requires completion of 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 10 half courses (5.0 FCEs)

    • 1.0 FCE Practicum typically completed during the Summer of Year 1.

  • The program consists of three required themes (see course list below):

    • Theme A Infrastructure Engineering: minimum of four half courses chosen from Theme A course list (2.0 FCEs); each student's course selection requires approval by the Program Director prior to enrolment

    • Theme B Cities as Complex Systems: four required half courses (2.0 FCEs)

    • Theme C Practicum: includes presentation and technical report (1.0 FCE)

  • Two half-course electives (1.0 FCE) chosen from either Theme A or B list of courses, or from the list of Technology Management courses below.

Registration Path to Completion

EFT Registration Option F​all Winter Summer
​Year 1
Theme B
Theme A
Theme A
Year 2
Theme A
Theme B
Theme C (Practicum)
Year 3
Theme B
Theme A
Theme A

Program Length

4 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)

Time Limit

3 years
 

Extended Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Civil Engineering's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of mid-B (3.0 out of 4.0 or 75%). Competitive admission averages are typically near or above 80% (A–).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • Applicants with backgrounds in an applied science other than engineering may be admitted.

  • Applicants must have one year of work experience before admission to the program.

Program Requirements

  • The program requires completion of 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 10 half courses (5.0 FCEs)

    • 1.0 FCE Practicum typically completed during the Summer of Year 2.

  • The program consists of three required themes (see course list below):

    • Theme A Infrastructure Engineering: minimum of four half courses chosen from Theme A course list (2.0 FCEs); each student's course selection requires approval by the Program Director prior to enrolment

    • Theme B Cities as Complex Systems: four required half courses (2.0 FCEs)

    • Theme C Practicum: includes presentation and technical report (1.0 FCE)

  • Two half-course electives (1.0 FCE) chosen from either Theme A or B list of courses, or from the list of Technology Management courses below.

Registration Path to Completion

EFT Registration Option F​all Winter Summer
​Year 1 Theme B Theme A Theme A
Year 2 Theme A Theme B Theme C (Practicum)
Year 3 Theme B Theme A Theme A

Program Length

9 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years



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