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

Cities are the economic engines of the world. Highly skilled professionals, armed with both technical expertise and a fundamental understanding of the cross-disciplinary issues, are needed to help our cities tackle challenges to ensure the well-being of their inhabitants and economies. In the Master of Engineering: Cities Engineering and Management (MEngCEM) program, students prepare for rewarding careers in government and the private sector, addressing the critical issues and growing needs of urban centres.

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 three continuous sessions or through an extended full-time (EFT) option over six sessions.

 

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

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 4.0 FCEs (eight half courses) consisting of

      • four core courses:

        • CEM 1001H The Challenges of Urban Policy-Making

        • CEM 1002H Data Analytics and Cities

        • CEM 1003H Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity

        • CEM 1004H Cities as Complex Systems

      • three infrastructure engineering electives in one of eight specialization areas (see course listing below)

      • one technology management elective (see course listing below).

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

Program Length

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

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

  • Students must successfully complete a total of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 4.0 FCEs (eight half courses) consisting of

      • four core courses:

        • CEM 1001H The Challenges of Urban Policy-Making

        • CEM 1002H Data Analytics and Cities

        • CEM 1003H Infrastructure and Urban Prosperity

        • CEM 1004H Cities as Complex Systems

      • three infrastructure engineering electives in one of eight specialization areas (see course listing below)

      • one technology management elective (see course listing below).

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

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years

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