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Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering

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Room C406A Colonel By Hall
770 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 6N5
Telephone: 562-5800 Ext. 6189
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The Institute

Director of the Institute: A. Ghani Razaqpur
Associate Director of the Institute: V. Garga

Established in 1984, the Institute combines the research strengths and resources of the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University and the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa. Programs leading to a Master of Engineering, a Master of Applied Science, and Ph.D. degrees are available through the Institute in a wide range of fields of civil engineering. Programs in transportation engineering, and in water resources engineering are centred at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, respectively. Programs in environmental, geotechnical, and structural engineering are available at both universities. Graduate students may pursue their research on either university campus, depending upon the choice of program and supervisor. Registration will be at the university to which the student's supervisor is affiliated. Requests for admission may be sent to the Director of the Institute. Graduate studies in Environmental Engineering are also available through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Environmental Engineering which offers graduate degrees in Environmental Engineering (

Members of the Institute

The "home" department of each member is indicated by (C) for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University and (O) for the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa.

  • A.O. Abd El Halim, Transportation management, airport design and planning, engineering economics, management pavements and materials (C)
  • A. A. Al Bakri, Transportation (C - Adjunct)
  • Kazimierz Adamowski, Hydrology, stochastic and statistical analyses (O)
  • John Adjeleian, Structures, building design and construction (C - Professor Emeritus)
  • A. Baskaran, Building science, computational fluid dynamics (O - Adjunct)
  • G.E. Bauer, Geotechnical engineering, soil improvement, earth retaining structures, in-situ testing (C - Adjunct)
  • J.J. Beaudoin, Cement chemistry, strength of composite materials (O - Adjunct)
  • M. Bruneau, Steel structures, earthquake engineering, Computer-Aided Design (O-Adjunct)
  • Pascale Champagne, Environmental engineering, passive treatment systems, acid mine drainage (AMD) mitigation, composting and solid waste management (C)
  • M.S. Cheung, Finite element analysis, bridge engineering (C/O - Adjunct)
  • S.E. Chidiac, Heritage structures, durability, mathematical modeling (C - Adjunct)
  • R.L. Droste, Environmental engineering, water and wastewater treatment (O)
  • S.M. Easa, Highway geometry, reliability concept, planning (C - Adjunct)
  • Erman Evgin, Finite elements, soil plasticity, environmental geomechanics (O)
  • G.Y. Felio, Performance and rehabilitation of urban infrastructure, water distribution system (C - Adjunct)
  • Leta Fernandes, Environmental engineering, agricultural waste management (O)
  • S. Fou, Seismic risk assessment and management (O - Adjunct)
  • R. Frenette, Water resources (O)
  • N.J. Gardner, Structures, reinforced concrete, earthquake engineering, construction loads (O)
  • V.K. Garga, Geotechnical engineering, dams, harbours, heavy foundations (O)
  • Lisa Graham, Environmental engineering, mobile and stationary source emissions (C - A djunct)
  • G.V. Hadjisophocleous, Fire safety engineering, fire risk analysis, fire modeling (C)
  • G.A. Hartley, Structural analysis, finite elements, boundary elements (C)
  • Yasser Hassan, Transportation planning and technology, geometric design, traffic safety, winter maintenance (C)
  • N.M. Holtz, Computer-aided structural engineering (C)
  • J.L. Humar, Structures, Earthquake engineering, Computer-Aided Design (C - Chancellor's Professor)
  • W.F. Johnson, Urban transportation planning and management (C - Adjunct)
  • Deniz Karman, Environmental engineering, motor vehicle emissions and urban air quality (C)
  • K.J. Kennedy, Environmental engineering, waste water treatment (O)
  • A.M. Khan, Transportation, systems planning, engineering and management (C)
  • Heng-Aik Khoo, Behaviour of pipelines, structural steel connections, constitutive relationships of material properties, composite materials (C)
  • D.T. Lau, Earthquake engineering, experimental and numerical methods for modeling of structures, performance assessment and field monitoring of bridges, liquid storage tank design (C)
  • K.T. Law, Geotechnical engineering, landslide study, in-situ testing, geoseismic hazards (C)
  • B. Martin-Perez, Structural engineering (O)
  • J.R. Mehaffey, Fire protection engineering (C - Adjunct)
  • E.H.H. Mohamed, Transportation engineering, pavement and materials (C - Adjunct)
  • M.E. Mohareb, Structural engineering (O)
  • R.M. Narbaitz, Solid waste management, ground water contamination (O)
  • Nove Naumoski, Earthquake engineering (O - Adjunct)
  • S. S. F. Ng, Structures, Numerical methods, dynamic behaviour (O - Professor Emeritus)
  • W.J. Parker, Environmental engineering, waste water treatment, fate of contaminants in engineered and natural systems, biological processes (C)
  • G.G. Patry, Wastewater treatment process simulation and control (O)
  • B.N. Persaud, Transportation, traffic engineering, highway safety (C - Adjunct)
  • A.G. Razaqpur, Concrete, finite elements, fibre reinforced polymers, bridges (C)
  • Murat Saatcioglu, Building structures, reinforced concrete, earthquake analysis and design (O)
  • J.J. Salinas, Building structures, wood engineering, structural reliability (C)
  • E.J. Schiller, Environmental engineering, water supply and irrigation (O)
  • Siva Sivathayalan, Geotechnical earthquake engineering, constitutive relations, liquefaction, laboratory testing, geofoams and geotextiles, static and dynamic behaviour of soils (C)
  • Yvan Soucy, Structural dynamics, modal testing and vibration-based health monitoring (C - Adjunct)
  • T.S. Sridhar, Environmental impact assessment, wastewater treatment, hazardous and radioactive waste, pollution control (C)
  • G.T. Suter, Structural engineering, masonry structures (C - Adjunct)
  • Hiroshi Tanaka, Structures, wind engineering (O)
  • D.R. Townsend, Water resource engineering, applied hydraulics, river engineering (O)
  • S.K. Vanapailli, Design and construction of waste management structures and critical state soil mechanics (O - Adjunct)
  • P.J. Van Geel, Environmental engineering, groundwater flow and contaminant transport, waste disposal (C)
  • M.A. Warith, Environmental engineering
  • (O - Adjunct)

Master's Degree

Admission R equirements

The normal requirement for admission to a master's program is a bachelor's degree with at least high honours standing in civil engineering.

1. Graduates from engineering programs other than civil engineering, or Honours science programs with a mathematics content equivalent to the civil engineering program will have to take a minimum of four qualifying undergraduate civil engineering courses in their area of graduate specialty.

2. Graduates from other science programs will have to take all the core engineering undergraduate mathematics courses in addition to the requirements specified in (1) above.

The undergraduate courses required will be specified in the Certificate of Admission.

Undergraduate civil engineering courses will not be accepted towards a graduate degree. Graduate students may still be required to take undergraduate courses for credit to fulfil the admission requirements.

No more than one half of the program credit requirements or that stipulated in the regulations of the university in which the student is registered, whichever is less, can be transferred at admission. At least one half of the course work must be taken at the Institute.

Program Requirements

Study at the master's level can be pursued through either a thesis leading to a M.A.Sc. or a project and course work option leading to a M.Eng. At Carleton University, 1.0 credit typically comprises three hours of lectures or seminars a week for two terms, or the equivalent. At the University of Ottawa, 1.0 credit is one hour of instruction per week for one term.

Requirements are stated in terms of Carleton University credits.

The requirements for the master's degree by thesis (M.A.Sc.) are:

  • Three (3.0) course credits
  • Thesis equivalent to three (3.0) course credits
  • Participation in the civil engineering seminar series
  • Successful oral defe nce of the thesis

The requirements for the master's degree by course work (M.Eng.) are:

  • Four and a half (4.5) course credits
  • A project equivalent to one and a half (1.5) course credits

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

The normal requirement for admission into the Ph.D. program is a master's degree with thesis in civil engineering. Students who have been admitted to a master's program may be permitted to transfer into the Ph.D. program if they show outstanding academic performance and demonstrate significant promise for advanced research.

Program Requirements

At Carleton University, 1.0 credit typically comprises three hours of lectures or seminars a week for two terms, or the equivalent. At the University of Ottawa, 1.0 credit is one hour of instruction per week for one term.

Requirements are stated in terms of Carleton University credits.

  • A minimum of two and a half (2.5) course credits
  • Participation in the civil engineering seminar series
  • Successful completion of written and oral comprehensive examinations in subject areas determined by the student's advisory committee
  • Successful completion of a thesis proposal examination
  • Thesis
  • Successful oral defence of the thesis. The examination board for all theses will include an external examiner, and, when possible, professors from both departments.
  • Subject to approval of his/her advisory committee, a Ph.D. student may take, or be required to take, courses in other disciplines.

Students who have been permitted to transfer into the Ph.D. program from a master's program without having completed the master's degree will require five (5.0) course credits for the Ph.D. degree which include transfer of credits from the incomplete master's program.

Graduate Courses

In all programs, the student may choose graduate courses from eith er university with the approval of the adviser or the advisory committee. Graduate courses are listed below, grouped by subject area. Course descriptions may be found in the departmental section of the calendar concerned. All courses are of one term duration. The codes given in parentheses are those used by the University of Ottawa. Courses beginning with "CIVE" and «ENVE» are offered at Carleton University and those beginning with "CIVJ" and «ENVJ» are offered at the University of Ottawa. Not all courses listed are necessarily given during one academic year.

Geotechnical and Soils
CIVE 5209 (CVG 7100)
CIVE 5300 (CVG 7101)
CIVE 5500 (CVG 7104)
CIVE 5501 (CVG 7105)
CIVE 5502 (CVG 7106)
CIVE 5503 (CVG 7107)
CIVE 5504 (CVG 7108)
CIVE 5505 (CVG 7109)
CIVE 5800 - CIVE 5804 (CVG 7305-7309)
(CVG 5100) CIVJ 5000 Deep Foundations
(CVG 5103) CIVJ 5003 Dam Engineering
(CVG 5106) CIVJ 5006 Site Improvements
(CVG 5108) CIVJ 5008 Pile Dynamics
(CVG 5171) CIVJ 5102 Strength and De-formation Behaviour of Soil and Rock
(CVG 5174) CIVJ 5104 Soil Plasticity
(CVG 5177) CIVJ 5107 Offshore Geotechnique
(CVG 5178) CIVJ 5108 Ice Mechanics
Structural Engineering
CIVE 5101 (CVG 7120)
CIVE 5102 (CVG 7121)
CIVE 5103 (CVG 7122)
CIVE 5104 (CVG 7123)
CIVE 5105 (CVG 7124)
CIVE 5106 (CVG 7137)
CIVE 5200 (CVG 7138)
CIVE 5203 (CVG 7125)
CIVE 5204 (CVG 7126)
CIVE 5205 (CVG 7127)
CIVE 5206 (CVG 7128)
CIVE 5208 (CVG 7130)
CIVE 5600 (CVG 7131)
CIVE 5601 (CVG 7140)
CIVE 5602 (CVG 7141)
CIVE 5605 (CVG 7143)
CIVE 5606 (CVG 7144)
CIVE 5607 (CVG 7145)
CIVE 5609 (CVG 7170)
CIVE 5610 (CVG 7171)
CIVE 5611 (CVG 7173)
CIVE 5612 (CVG 7174)
CIVE 5613 (CVG 7172)
CIVE 5614 (CVG 7175)
CIVE 5705 - CIVE 5709 (CVG 7300-7304)
(CVG 5142) CIVJ 5201 Advanced Structural Dynamics
(CVG 5143) CIVJ 5202 Advanced Structural Steel Design
(CVG 5144) CIVJ 5300 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
(CV G 5145) CIVJ 5203 Theory of Elasticity
(CVG 5146) CIVJ 5302 Numerical Methods of Structural Analysis
(CVG 5147) CIVJ 5204 Theory of Plates and Shells
(CVG 5148) CIVJ 5305 Prestressed Concrete Design
(CVG 5150) CIVJ 5206 Advanced Concrete Technology
(CVG 5153) CIVJ 5209 Wind Engineering
(CVG 5155) CIVJ 5306 Earthquake Engineering
(CVG 5156) CIVJ 5301 Finite Element Methods I
(CVG 5157) CIVJ 5303 Finite Element Methods II
(CVG 5158) CIVJ 5307 Elements of Bridge Engineering
(CVG 5154) CIVJ 5308 Random Vibrations
(CVG 5159) CIVJ 5309 Long Span Structures
CIVE 5303 (CVG 7103)
CIVE 5304 (CVG 7150)
CIVE 5305 (CVG 7151)
CIVE 5306 (CVG 7152)
CIVE 5307 (CVG 7153)
CIVE 5308 (CVG 7154)
CIVE 5309 (CVG 7155)
CIVE 5401 (CVG 7156)
CIVE 5402 (CVG 7159)
CIVE 5403 (CVG 7158)
CIVE 5805- CIVE 5809 (CVG 7310 - 7314)
Water Resources
(CVG 5111) CIVJ 5501 Hydraulic Structures
(CVG 5112) CIVJ 5502 Numerical Modeling in Water Resources
(CVG 5119) CIVJ 5803 Computational Hydraulics
(CVG 5120) CIVJ 5506 Water Resources Systems
(CVG 5122) CIVJ 5508 Groundwater and Seepage
(CVG 5123) CIVJ 5509 Advanced Topics in Hydrology
(CVG 5125) CIVJ 5601 Statistical Methods in Hydrology
(CVG 5126) CIVJ 5602 Stochastic Hydrology
(CVG 5127) CIVJ 5603 Hydrologic Systems Analysis
(CVG 5128) CIVJ 5604 Water Resources Planning and Policy
(CVG 5131) CIVJ 5606 River Engineering
(CVG 5135) CIVJ 5608 Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries
(CVG 5140) CIVJ 5607 Irrigation and Drainage
ENVE 5001 (CVG 7160)
ENVE 5101 (EVG 7101)
ENVE 5102 (CVG 7161)
ENVE 5103 (CVG 7162)
ENVE 5104 (EVG 7104)
ENVE 5201 (EVG 7201)
ENVE 5202 (EVG 7202)
ENVE 5203 (CVG 7164)
ENVE 5301 (EVG 7301)
ENVE 5302 (CVG 7163)
ENVE 5303 (EVG 7303)
ENVE 54 01 (EVG 7401)
ENVE 5402 (EVG 7402)
ENVE 5701 - ENVE 5705 (ENV 7301-7305)
(CVG 5130) ENVJ 5900 Wastewater Treatment Process Design
(CVG 5132) ENVJ 5901 Unit Operations of Water Treatment
(CVG 5133) ENVJ 5906 Solid Waste Disposal
(CVG 5134) ENVJ 5907 Chemistry for Environ-mental Engineering
(CVG 5135) ENVJ 5608 Water Supply and Sani-tation in Developing Countries
(CVG 5136) CIVJ 5904 Water and Wastewater Treatment Laboratories
(CVG 5137) CIVJ 5905 Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Analysis
(CVG 5179) ENVJ 5908 Anaerobic Digestion
(CVG 5180) ENVJ 5909 Biological Nutrient Removal
Directed Studies and Seminars
CIVE 5906 (CVG 6108)
CIVE 5907 (CVG 6109)
CIVJ 6000 (CVG 6300) - CIVJ 6020 (CVG 6320) Advanced Topics
Projects and Theses
CIVE 5900
CIVE 5909
CIVE 6909
(CVG 6000) Civil Engineering Report
(CVG 7999) M.A.Sc.Thesis
(CVG 9998) Comprehensive Exam (Ph.D.)
(CVG 9999) Ph.D. Thesis
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