Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

General Office: Head Hall, Room H-124
Mailing Address: Department of Civil Engineering,
University of New Brunswick,
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4521
Fax:  (506) 453-3568



  • Bischoff, Peter H., BASc (UBC), MEng (McG.), PhD, DIC (Imperial Col, Univ. of London), PEng, Prof - 1992
  • Bremner, Theodore W., BScE (UNB), MSc, DIC, PhD (Lond),FCSCE, FACI, PEng, Hon Res Prof, Prof Emeritus 1969
  • Cooke, A. Brian, BSc (Dal), Dipl Eng (SMU), BEng (TUNS), PhD (Qu.), PEng, Sr Teach Assoc, Asst Dean - 1997
  • Dukuze, Augustin, BASc (Louvain), MASc (Sherbrooke), PhD (UNB), PEng, Adjunct Prof. – 2010
  • El Naggar, Hany, BESc (Alexandria, Egypt), MESc, PhD (Western Ontario), PEng, Assist Prof 2011
  • Haralampides, Katy, BA, BSc (Qu), MScEng (Windsor), DPhil in Eng (New Orleans), PEng, Assoc Prof - 2000
  • Hildebrand, Eldo, BASc, PhD (Wat), PEng, Assoc Prof- 1987
  • Hildebrand, Eric D., BScE, MScE (UNB), PhD (Wat), PEng, Prof - 1993
  • Kondratova, Irina, BScEE (Kiev State), PhD (UNB), PEng, Adjunct Prof. - 2002
  • MacQuarrie, Kerry T.B., BScE (UNB), Msc, PhD (Wat), PEng, Prof - 1990
  • Rankin, Jeff H., BScE, MScE (UNB), PhD (UBC), PEng, Prof and M. Patrick Gillin Chair in Construction Engineering and Management - 2003
  • Schriver, Allison, B., BScE, MScE (UNB), PhD (McM), PEng, Assoc Prof - 1986
  • Singh, Kripa, BE (Birla Inst), ME (Asian Inst), PhD (Regina), PEng, Assoc Prof (Joint - Chemical Eng.) - 2000
  • Thomas, Michael D.A., BSc, PGCE (Nottingham), PhD (Aston), PEng, Prof - 2002
  • Valsangkar, Arun J., BE (Marathwada), ME, PhD (IIS Bangalore), FEIC, PEng, Hon Res Prof.
  • Waugh, Lloyd, BScE (UNB), MS, Engr, PhD (Stan), FCSCE, PEng, Prof - 1984
  • Wilson, Bruce, BASc, MASc (Tor.), PhD (McM), PEng, Prof - 2001
  • Wilson, Frank R., BScE, MScE (UNB), PhD (Birmingham), FCSCE, FEIC, FCAE, PEng, Hon Res Prof, VP (Research) Emeritus - 1967
  • Yevdokimov, Yuri, BSc (Sumy), MA (Academy of Sciences), MSc (Ill), PhD (Manit), Prof (Joint Economics) - 1999

General Information

Civil Engineering deals with the systems and facilities associated with humanity's needs for shelter, work and transportation, which include: bridges, highways, airports, buildings, industrial plants, dams, housing, hydro developments, water supply, sewage and sewage disposal, and marine facilities. Civil Engineers work with other professionals to ensure that civil engineering works do not adversely affect the natural environment. The Civil Engineer can be involved in various stages of a project's life cycle, including planning, design, construction, operation, or maintenance.


In order to obtain a BScE degree in Civil Engineering, a minimum of 162 credit hours (ch) is required. All courses in the program must be passed with a C or better. The program consists of core courses complemented by a wide range of electives. The program is designed to be completed within eight academic terms; however, the student may arrange for a program that spans a longer time period. Although the program is flexible, care must be taken to avoid difficulties with prerequisites and corequisites or with time-tabling.

General Prerequisite Note
The following courses (or equivalents) are prerequisites for all 3000-level or higher Civil Engineering courses: CE 1023 , ENGG 1001 , ENGG 1003 , ENGG 1015 , CS 1003 , MATH 1013 , MATH 1503.

Areas of Specialization
Although the Department of Civil Engineering does not have formal Options, students can take elective courses in addition to the required core courses in a specific area to develop a personalized program of study. For example, students interested in the environment may take up to four environmental technical electives in Civil Engineering and one Non-Civil Engineering environmental technical elective in addition to the two environmental core courses required in the program.

Through the core of the Civil Engineering undergraduate program, the student is given a firm base in all aspects of Civil Engineering including the following major areas: Structural; Geotechnical; Construction; Materials; Environmental; Hydrotechnical; and Transportation. In addition to Civil Engineering studies, undergraduates are given instruction in the principles of Mechanical and Geomatics Engineering to enable them to deal intelligently with these branches of engineering in their work. Core courses are also provided by the Arts and Science faculties to give the students the necessary background in the Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences. The core consists of 135 ch in the 162 ch program.

The core courses required of all Civil Engineering students are shown below.

Core Courses

PHYS 1081 Foundations of Physics for Engineers
CE 1023 Statics for Engineers
CE 2023 Mechanics of Materials
CE 2033 Structural Analysis
CE 2113 Soil Mechanics I
CE 2512 Materials for Civil Engineers
CE 2703 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
CE 3053 Reinforced Concrete Design I
CE 3063 Structural Steel Design I
CE 3123 Foundation Engineering I
CE 3201 Transportation Engineering
CE 3403 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
CE 3603 Construction Engineering I
CE 3713 Hydraulics and Hydrology
CE 3933 Numerical Methods for Civil Engineers
CE 3963 Engineering Economy
CE 3973 Technical Communications
CE 4613 Construction Engineering II
CE 4923 Systems Design
CE 4973 Team Design Project
CHE 2501 General Materials Science
CHE 2506 Material Science Laboratory
CHEM 1982 General Applied Chemistry
CHEM 1987 General Applied Chemistry Laboratory
CS 1003 Introduction to Computer Programming
ECON 1073 Economics for Engineers
ENGG 1001 Engineering Practice Lecture Series
ENGG 1003 Engineering Technical Communications
ENGG 1015 Introduction to Engineering Design and Problem Solving
ENGG 4013 Law and Ethics for Engineers
ESCI 1001 The Earth: Its Origin, Evolution & Age
ESCI 1026 Geology Lab for Engineers
GGE 1001 Introduction to Geodesy & Geomatics
GGE 1803 Practicum for Civil Engineers (2 weeks)
HIST 3925 Technology and Western Society
SOCI 2534 Technology and Social Change
MATH 1003 Introduction to Calculus I
MATH 1013 Introduction to Calculus II
MATH 1503 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH 2513 Multivariable Calculus for Engineers
STAT 2593 Probability and Statistics for Engineers


The minimum number of credit hours of electives in the Civil Engineering program is 27. The ranges of credit hours of electives in each of the four categories of electives are given as follows:


Category of Electives Credit Hours 
Civil Engineering Technical Electives 14-18
Non-Civil Engineering Technical Electives 0-4
Natural Science Elective 3
Complementary Studies Elective 6








Technical Electives

The minimum number of credit hours of Civil Engineering Technical Electives is 14. The choice of Civil Engineering Technical Electives shall be subject to the approval of the Chair of the Department. Not all Civil Engineering Technical Electives may be available in any academic year.

CE 5013 Earthquake Engineering
CE 5023 Introduction to Finite Elements
CE 5033 Bridge Design
CE 5043 Structural Engineering
CE 5053 Reinforced Concrete Design II
CE 5063 Structural Steel Design II
CE 5073 Structural Masonry Design
CE 5083 Structural Wood Design
CE 5113 Soil Mechanics II
CE 5132 Foundation Engineering II
CE 5141 Embankments I
CE 5153 Environmental Geotechnics
CE 5201 Road Materials & Structures
CE 5212 Pavement Design I
CE 5222 Traffic Engineering
CE 5232 Transport Facility Design
CE 5241 Introduction to Pavement Management Systems
CE 5313 Urban Planning
CE 5342 Site Planning
CE 5402 Environmental Planning for Capital Works
CE 5411 Water Supply and Wastewater Removal
CE 5421 Water Quality and Treatment
CE 5432 Wastewater Treatment and Pollution Control
CE 5473 Elem of Enviro Eng for Chemical Eng
CE 5503 Concrete Technology
CE 5612 Const: Financial and Industry Issues
CE 5623 Project Management
CE 5702 Open Channel Hydraulics
CE 5742 Engineering Hydrology
CE 5753 Engineering Hydrogeology
CE 5913 Special Studies in Civil Engineering I
CE 5923 Special Studies in Civil Engineering II
CE 5933 Special Studies in Civil Engineering III
CE 5963 Research Thesis

Non-Civil Engineering Technical Electives
The following is a partial list of acceptable Technical Electives offered by Departments other than Civil Engineering. Other courses may be elected subject to the approval of both Departments involved.

ADM 2213 Financial Accounting
ECON 3801 Economics of Transportation I
ECON 5805 Transportation Economics I
EE 1813 Electricity and Magnetism
GGE 2413 Mapping Concepts and Technology
GE 2022 Engineering Geology
MATH 3503 Differential Equations for Engineers
ME 1312 Computer Aided Design
TME 3213 Quality Management
TME 3423 Technological Risk and Opportunity

Natural Science Elective
The Civil Engineering program requires 3 credit hours of approved natural science electives such as courses in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, or Physics. The following is a partial list of acceptable Natural Science Electives. Other courses may be chosen subject to the approval of both Departments involved.

APSC 2023 A Survey of 19th and 20th Century Physics
BIOL 1621 Topics in Biology I: Life on a Changing Planet
BIOL 1622 Topics in Biology II:Life on a Smaller Scales
CHEM 2421 Organic Chemistry I
ENR 2541 Climate Change
ESCI 1012 Earth Processes, Resources and the Environment

Complementary Studies Electives
A complete Civil Engineering program requires 6 credit hours of complementary studies electives. Course selections are subject to departmental approval. At least one of the electives must be a course designated as having a substantial writing component, indicated by a [W] in the calendar description. To meet the Faculty of Engineering General Regulations for Complementary Studies requirements, at least one of the electives must be chosen from one of the following disciplines:

Anthropology, Classics, Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology.

Diploma in Construction

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a Diploma in Construction. Students enrolling in the diploma program will have a wide variety of educational backgrounds, and many will possess considerable experience in the construction industry. Applicants must satisfy certain requirements for admittance to the Diploma program. The program requires a minimum total of 20 credit hours. Further details of required courses and acceptable electives may be obtained from the Department.