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Civil Engineering

Future Students

Prospective Students


Welcome to our department. We encourage you to discover the challenges and excitement in Civil Engineering and how our undergraduate and graduate programs will prepare you for a rewarding career in this dynamic profession.

Our departmental philosophy of "Building Partnerships" links students, staff, faculty, alumni, and industry into an internationally recognized team of people to provide a first class educational, research, and development enterprise. As a major part of this philosophy, we present the Department of Civil Engineering's Engineering Forum, a weekly presentation and discussion series aimed at increasing awareness and debate of both research initiatives and practical applications in engineering.


Queen's Civil Engineering Responding to the Challenge

Civil Engineering is a challenging profession with a broad field of study.

We have developed an innovative program with a choice of emphasis on either the infrastructure or the environmental fields.

We have redesigned our courses:

  • to encourage self learning,
  • to develop a strong base of infrastructure and environmental knowledge,
  • to emphasize communication, leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills, and,
  • to develop positive attitudes and values towards environmental, social and professional ethics.

Courses are interesting and challenging with an emphasis on small class sizes and individual attention. Through the introduction of "short courses" we are able to provide our students intensive sessions in such subjects as problem solving, project management, teamwork and leadership, and communications. Experts from industry are invited to take part in all courses, giving the student the benefit of "real life" experience.

We have established the "Department of Civil Engineering Job Network" to help students achieve their career goals by increasing their exposure to industry and giving them access to a large variety of national and international engineering companies. Our coordinator actively recruits Civil Engineering companies and helps students with cover letters and resumes. It is important to us that our education is as practical as it is academic. In addition, we offer an internship program that gives you the opportunity to work in industry after second or third year for a 12 to 16 month period.

For additional information on Queen's Civil Engineering, please feel free to contact:
Dr. Kent Novakowski
Head of the Department
Department of Civil Engineering
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2127
Email: kent.novakowski@queensu.ca