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Civil Engineering

As a civil engineer, you will help people get where they need to go and design the spaces where everyone lives, works and plays. You will learn how to design and maintain buildings and other infrastructure essential to modern society while applying the principles of environmentally responsible development.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
Prince George
153 credits,  4 Years,
Part-time available
Experiential Learning
Co-op,  Undergraduate Research Experience
Honours Option

Program Details

Build a foundation in sciences, engineering design process and environmental issues in your first two years. In the final two years, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of civil engineering, including further exposure to practical engineering problems through a capstone design project. 

Design courses begin in your first year, giving you the chance to engage your creative thinking. You will hone your problem-solving skills as you continue to take design courses in every year of your program. 

In technical courses, you will learn about structural design, soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, transportation and environmental engineering. Develop your professional skills in courses focusing on technical writing, teamwork, project management, professional ethics and engineering economics.

Courses use a variety of methods including group learning, team teaching and the use of modern design suite software. 

A hallmark of your UNBC degree is experiential learning, which includes many hands-on laboratories, real-world design projects and undergraduate research projects with our world-class engineering research professors.

Program Website Academic Calendar

Career Paths

  • Civil engineer
  • Municipal engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Construction management
  • Structural engineer
  • Transportation engineer
  • Water resources engineer

Why at UNBC

  • Obtain the academic qualification to become a licensed Professional Engineer
  • Experience what it takes to run an engineering firm as you develop business, team-working, problem-solving and management skills
  • Participate in hands-on specialized instruction in structural, cold climate, and geotechnical engineering
  • Multiple opportunities to think creatively and develop your problem-solving skills in design courses in every year of the program
  • Learn to consider the environmental impact and economic sustainability in modern infrastructure development
  • Take advantage of co-operative education and research experience opportunities
  • Engage with professors and friends in small classes
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Admission Requirements

High School Requirements (applicable for B.C. and Yukon)

Overall average of 75% minimum in the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 67%)
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Science
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Science
  • Additional Grade 12 Course (Elective or Academic)

Physics 12 and Chemistry 12 are strongly recommended due to first-year course content

View the full list of Approved Academic Grade 12 Courses

More high school admission requirements (including out-of-province, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement)

Transfer Requirements

  • Have attempted at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary transferrable coursework from a recognized institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the transfer institution
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from the most recent 30 credits prior to transfer
  • For the purposes of verifying any outstanding first-year prerequisites, high school transcripts may be requested

Detailed transfer requirements

Tuition and Fees

Approximate Costs per Academic Year

(30 credit hours, 10 courses)

  Domestic International
Tuition* $5,870 $24,770
Student Fees* $1,185 $1,185
Books* $1,700 $1,700

* Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.

Tuition and Fees

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

View the hundreds of available scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

  • 1 in 4 students receive a UNBC financial award.
  • $3,500,000 in financial awards given each year.
Awards and Financial Aid Information for Indigenous Students

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