Civil Engineering

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Campus: Fredericton

The first Civil Engineering lecture in Canada was held here at UNB in 1853.

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment which takes place in the private, municipal and federal sectors.

Civil engineers work on solving many of the largest problems facing the world today. They plan, design and build infrastructure essential to a modern society. From highways and pipelines to water treatment plants and energy-efficient buildings, civil engineers develop sustainable, safe and environmentally appropriate answers to basic human needs.

The Civil Engineering program is available as a major as part of a four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.

Why Civil Engineering at UNB?

The faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick has been preparing graduates for success in their engineering careers since 1854, when UNB was the first university in Canada to introduce an engineering program.

UNB Engineering graduates have gone on to help design and build bridges, make cleaner fuels and next-generation wireless communications tools. Researchers at the faculty are developing technologies used by Google and NASA. 

More info

For more information, see the Department of Civil Engineering.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Engineering" in our admission requirements tool.

Hands-on learning:

Skills you will acquire:

  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal

Sample Courses

  • ENGG 1015: Introduction to Engineering Design and Problem Solving
  • CE 3603: Construction Engineering
  • CE 5043: Structural Engineering
  • CE 3063: Structural Steel Design


  • Hydrotechnical Engineer
  • Civil/construction Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Mineral Engineer
  • Mining Environmental Consultant