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
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  • Arjomandi, Kaveh, BScE (IUST), MScE (SUT), PhD (DAL), PEng, Assoc Prof - 2015
  • Bischoff, Peter H., BASc (UBC), MEng (McG.), PhD, DIC (Imperial Col, Univ. of London), FCSCE, FACl PEng, Hon Res Prof - 1992
  • Christie, James S., BScE, MScE, PhD (UNB), PEng, Hon Res Prof - 2014
  • Hanson, Trevor, BScE, MScE, PhD (UNB), PEng, Prof - 2011
  • Haralampides, Katy, BA, BSc (Qu), MScEng (Windsor), PhD(New Orleans), PEng, Prof - 2000
  • Hildebrand, Eric D., BScE, MScE (UNB), PhD (Wat), PEng, Prof - 1993
  • Joyce, Tom, BScE, MScFE (UNB), PEng, Asst Teaching Prof - 2022
  • Lei, Zhen, BEng, MSc (Alberta), PhD (Alberta), PEng, Asst Prof and OSCO Research Chair in Offsite Construction - 2019
  • Lloyd, Alan E. W., Dip Tech (Camosun), BEng (Lakehead), MASc, PhD (Ottawa), PEng, Assoc Prof - 2015
  • MacQuarrie, Kerry T.B., BScE (UNB), MSc, PhD (Wat), PEng, Prof - 1990
  • Nasir, Othman, BScE, MScE (Mosul), MScE, PhD (Ottawa),PEng, Asst Prof - 2018
  • Oh, Won Taek, BASc, MASc, PhD (Pusan), PhD (Ottawa), PEng, Assoc Prof - 2015
  • Rankin, Jeff H., BScE, MScE (UNB), PhD (UBC), FCSCE, PEng, Prof and M. Patrick Gillin Chair in Construction Engineering and Management - 2003
  • Sanchez, Xiomara A., BASc, MASc (Uniandes), PhD (Waterloo), PEng, Asst Prof and D.C. Campbell Chair for Highway Construction and Pavement Research - 2015
  • Singh, Kripa, BE (Birla Inst), ME (Asian Inst), PhD (Regina), PEng, Prof (Joint - Chemical Eng.) - 2000
  • Steele, Taylor C., BScE (UNB), Ph.D (McMaster), Assistant Professor - 2022
  • Waugh, Lloyd, BScE (UNB), MS, Engr, PhD (Stan), FCSCE, FEIC, PEng, Hon Res Prof - 1984
  • Wilson, Bruce, BASc, MASc (Tor.), PhD (McM), PEng, Prof - 2001
  • Yevdokimov, Yuri, BSc (Sumy), MA (Academy of Sciences), MSc (Ill), PhD (Manit), Prof (Joint Economics) - 1999 

Adjunct Professors

  • Hossack, Ashlee, BScE, PhD (UNB), PEng, Adjunct Prof - 2021
  • McGuigan, Benjamin, BScE, PhD (UNB), PEng, Adjunct Prof - 2018
  • Robak, Anna, BScE, ME (Asian Inst), PhD (South Australia) PEng, Adjunct Prof - 2019
  • Vanapalli, Sai K, BTech, MTech (Kakatiya), PhD (Saskatchewan), PEng, Adjunct Prof - 2018
  • Varamini, Sina, MASc (Dal), PhD (Waterloo), PEng, Adjunct Prof - 2021
  • Wachowicz, Monica, MSc (Twente), PhD (Edinburgh), Adjunct Prof - 2021

Professor Emeritus

  • Valsangkar, Arun J., BE (Marathwada), ME, PhD (IIS Bangalore), FEIC, PEng, Hon Res Prof, Prof Emeritus - 1981

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 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 2703 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
CE 2913 Numerical Problem Solving
CE 2973 Civil Engineering Design I
CE 3053 Reinforced Concrete Design I
CE 3063 Structural Steel Design I
CE 3123 Foundation Engineering I
CE 3201 Transportation Engineering
CE 3403 Environmental Engineering
CE 3513 Materials for Civil Engineers
CE 3603 Construction Engineering 
CE 3713 Hydraulics and Hydrology
CE 3963 Engineering Economy
CE 3983 Civil Engineering Design II
CE 4993 Senior Team Design
CHE 2501 General Materials Science
CHE 2506 Material Science Laboratory
CHEM 1982 General Applied Chemistry
CHEM 1987 General Applied Chemistry Laboratory
CS 1003 Programming and Problem Solving for Engineers
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
HIST 3925 Technology and 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


In addition to the core courses, the Civil Engineering program includes elective courses in four categories, as follows:

Category of Electives Credit Hours 
Natural Science Elective 3
Complementary Studies Elective 6
Non-Civil Engineering Technical Electives 0-4
Civil Engineering Technical Electives Sufficient to bring program total to 162








Technical Electives

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 5003 Structural Dynamics
CE 5043 Structural Engineering
CE 5053 Reinforced Concrete Design II
CE 5063 Structural Steel Design II
CE 5062 Introduction to the Finite Element Method
CE 5073 Structural Masonry Design
CE 5083 Structural Wood Design
CE 5132 Foundation Engineering II
CE 5163 Advanced Soil Mechanics
CE 5203 Transportation Planning
CE 5212 Introduction to Pavement Engineering
CE 5222 Traffic Engineering
CE 5232 Transport Facility Design
CE 5241 Infrastructure Asset Management
CE 5411 Water Supply and Wastewater Removal
CE 5421 Water Quality and Treatment
CE 5432 Wastewater Treatment and Pollution Control
CE 5463 Municipal Solid Waste Management
CE 5503 Concrete Technology
CE 5613 Const: Financial and Industry Issues
CE 5623 Project Management
CE 5633 Construction: Advanced Technologies
CE 5721 Ecohydraulics
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
Students may take up to 4 credit hours of Technical Electives offerd by the Departments other than Civil Engineering. A current list of acceptable Non-Civil Engineering Technical Electives is available from the Department of Civil Engineering.

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. A current list of acceptable Natural Science Electives is available from the Department of Civil Engineering. 

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.