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MSc in Civil Engineering (TB)

The MSc in Civil Engineering program has three options: the MSc (thesis), the course-based MSc (project), and course-based MSc (paper). All MSc degree options require completion of 5 full-course equivalent (FCE) courses as further defined under each option.

Students from the course-based options may be invited to convert to the thesis option. In exceptional cases, students in the thesis-based option may be permitted to convert to one of the course-based options. Changing options requires the submission and approval of a Graduate Request for Program Change/Withdrawal.

The option pursued will be noted on the student’s official transcript.

 

(A) Thesis-Based
The requirements for the MSc (thesis) program consist of 4 half-courses (2 FCEs), a seminar course (0.5 FCE) and a thesis (2.5 FCEs).

MSc (thesis) students must take at least three half-courses from the list of approved Civil Engineering courses. One of the four half-courses of the program can be a reading course (Engineering 5739), a graduate course from another program, or a senior undergraduate course, providing it has not been taken before and providing it is approved by the supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator. The student’s choice of courses must be approved by the graduate supervisor and the Graduate Program Coordinator.

 

(B) Course-Based with Project
The requirements for the MSc (project) program consist of 7 half-courses (3.5 FCEs), a seminar course (0.5 FCE) and a project (1.0 FCE).

MSc (project) students must take at least 2.5 FCEs of engineering courses with at least 2 FCEs from the list of approved Civil Engineering graduate courses. The remaining 1 FCE of the 3.5 FCEs may be taken from another existing graduate program at Lakehead University. Outside of other engineering programs, these courses typically include graduate level mathematics, science or business courses. One half-course of the 3.5 FCEs may be a reading course (Engineering 5739) or a senior undergraduate half-course that has not previously been taken. The student’s choice of courses must be approved by the graduate supervisor and the Graduate Program Coordinator. 

 

(C) Course-Based with Paper
The requirements for the MSc (paper) program consist of 8 half-courses (4.0 FCEs), a seminar course (0.5 FCE) and a paper (0.5 FCE).

MSc (paper) students must take at least 2.5 FCEs of engineering courses with at least 2 FCEs from the list of approved Civil Engineering graduate courses. The remaining 1.5 FCEs of the 4.0 FCEs may be taken from another existing graduate program at Lakehead University. Outside of other engineering programs, these courses typically include graduate level mathematics, science or business courses. One half-course of the 4.0 FCEs may be a reading course (Engineering 5739) or a senior undergraduate half-course that has not previously been taken. The student’s choice of courses must be approved by the graduate supervisor and the Graduate Program Coordinator. 

 

Civil Engineering Graduate Courses:

Engineering 5151 - Geoenviromental Engineering
Engineering 5190 - Modeling Techniques in Water Resources
Engineering 5191 - Stochastic and Statistical Methods in Water Resources
Engineering 5390 - Computer Applications in Traffic Engineering
Engineering 5391 - Highway Safety
Engineering 5451 - Physicochemical Treatment Processes
Engineering 5590 - Advanced Foundation Engineering
Engineering 5591 - Soil Properties and Behaviour
Engineering 5592 - Finite Element Analysis for Civil Engineering Applications
Engineering 5593 - Structural Design for Fire Resistance
Engineering 5594 - Advanced Structural Steel Design
Engineering 5595 - Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Engineering 5596 - Condition Assessment of Structures
Engineering 5597 - Advanced Rock Mechanics
Engineering 5598 - Computer-integrated Construction Engineering
Engineering 5691 - Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering
Engineering 5739 - Reading Course

 

Seminar, Thesis, Project, Paper

Engineering 5891 - Seminar Civil Engineering
Engineering 5901 - Master’s Thesis
Engineering 5804 - Master’s Project
Engineering 5835 - Master’s Paper

 

Business Courses:

Business 5016 - Operations Management
Business 5031 - Business Law
Business 5035 - Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Other Business courses may be selected with permission of the Instructor/Faculty as well as the approval of the graduate supervisor and the Graduate Program Coordinator.

 

Non-Engineering Courses:

Non-Engineering courses may be selected with permission of the Instructor/Faculty as well as the approval of the graduate supervisor and the Graduate Program Coordinator.