Civil Engineering : Admission Requirements
Applicants for admission whose first language is not English must meet the English Competency Requirement as specified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The minimum acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score for the Civil Engineering Program is 575 on the paper-based test or 90 on the Internet-based test (the minimum score for each section is Writing: 20; Speaking: 20; Reading: 20; Listening: 20). A minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. Even with passing TOEFL/IELTS scores, students may be required to take English language courses in addition to their other course work.
The admissions selection process is competitive. Not all students who meet the minimum requirements will be admitted. It is expected that around 15 students will be admitted to the program each year. On-line applications are submitted by following the links from <>. The Graduate Admissions and Records Office is the official depository for all applicant documentation. Additional information about graduate studies in the Program is made available at: <>.
Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. The minimum requirement for admission to the MASc is B+ (grade point average of 6.0 respectively on the University of Victoria scale of 9.0) for the last two years of university work.
The minimum requirement for admission to the doctoral program is a master’s degree in science or engineering. In exceptional cases, a student registered for a master’s degree may be allowed to transfer to the doctoral program without completing the master’s program.
Entry points to the program are September, January and May.