Civil and Environmental EngineeringWestern Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete my degree?

Each degree varies in length and by type of study. The MEng Degree program generally takes 1 year to complete as a full time student. Our research degrees (MESc and PhD) take longer as they involve intensive research and the presentation of a final thesis. The MESc Degree program takes approximately 2 years to complete. The PhD Degree program takes approximately 4 years.

 

Where can I find information about my degree program?

Information about each degree program is available on our Degrees page. For more information, click the name of the degree to be taken to that specific page: MEng, MESc, PhD.

 

What Health and Safety training am I required to complete?

All graduate students are required to complete the following training within the first two months of study. Failure to do so can result in your student account being sealed. To unseal your account, you will be required to pay a $48 fee and show proof that you completed all required training.

MEng MESc PhD

WHMIS 2015
Training available on OWL

WHMIS 2015
Training available on OWL

WHMIS 2015
Training available on OWL

Western Employee Health and Safety Orientation
Training available on OWL

Western Employee Health and Safety Orientation
Training available on OWL

Western Employee Health and Safety Orientation
Training available on OWL

 

Safe Campus
Training available on OWL

Safe Campus
Training available on OWL

 

General Laboratory Safety Training
Training sessions are available at the start of each term. Students must then complete the online training on OWL

General Laboratory Safety Training
Training sessions are available at the start of each term. Students must then complete the online training on OWL

 

Laboratory Access and Safety Orientation Form

Laboratory Access and Safety Orientation Form

 

Workplace Hazards Communication Form

Workplace Hazards Communication Form

 

What is Civil Seminar?

The Civil Seminar series is a weekly seminar taking place during the Fall and Winter terms on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in SEB 1200.  Each seminar features a different speaker (external, internal and student presenters) and research area.  Student presenters are eligible to claim $300 towards conference expenses and are judged as part of the Civil Seminar Series competition, the top prize of which is $300.  Here are the Rules and Regulations and the current schedule. 

 

Where can I find information about my degree program?

Information about each degree program is available on our Degrees page. For more information, click the name of the degree to be taken to that specific page: MEng, MESc, PhD.

 

I'm going to be away from campus for a few weeks, is there anything I need to do?

Any student who will be away from campus for more than 2 weeks must complete a Student Vacation form. Even if you are away from campus for research or to complete work required as part of an NSERC IPS, you still must complete this form and submit it to the Graduate Office before you leave. 

How much is tuition?

Tuition and fee amounts are posted at the start of each term in your student centre.  A detailed breakdown of tuition fees is also available from the Office of the Registrar

 

I'm graduating this term - now what?

Congratulations! Make sure that you enroll for graduation via the Student Center before the end of term.  This will ensure your final grades are submitted on time and your name is included for Convocation.  

For more information about what you should do beofre you graduate, click here.  

For more information about Convocation, please visit the Convocation website