Concordia University Courses
Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering combines the teachings of three fields to present the students with an all-round learning experience with a fusion of theory, pragmatic learning and application opportunities. It offers BEng in Building and Civil engineering as an undergraduate program.
Its graduate program includes MEng, MASc and PhD in Building, civil, environmental and construction engineering. The MEng program requires the students to complete two 45-credit programs with a specialization in a research field. MASc in Building Engineering and Civil Engineer consists of 45 credits divided between four courses and a thesis.
The PhD program requirements are spread across 9 criteria, namely
- Time Limit
- Doctoral Research Proposal
- Comprehensive Examination
- Transfer Credits
The department houses 17 labs.
The department has a total of 43 full-time faculty who have been the recipients of renowned awards such as
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
- 2013 Best Paper Award from Building and Environment
- BFRL Distinguished Associate Award
- Nason Prize
- ENCS Teaching Excellence Award among many more,
have participated and organized conference proceedings, and have been published in eminent journals. Some of the primary research topics and projects which have been taken up by the faculty include Energy efficiency, Smart tech, Transportation and Infrastructure.
Engineering in Society
The Department of Engineering in Society focuses on engineering issues and challenges surrounding society. It offers a range of both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Its graduate program includes a graduate certificate in Innovation, Technology and Society along with individual courses such as Composition and Argumentation for Engineers, Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking, Technical Writing and Research Methods for Engineers and Computer Scientists, Development and Global Engineering. The department houses 17 labs. The department has 8 full-time faculty who have been published in academically recognized journals.
Computer Science and Software Engineering
The department is home to a rich community of students and faculty all working towards creating a research-centric atmosphere of learning. The department provides BCompSc and BEng degree in computer science and software engineering in its undergraduate program, while its graduate program includes MCompSc and GrDip in Computer Science and PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering. The GrDip program requirements include credits (a minimum of 31), courses, academic standing and a minimum CGPA of 2.70.
The MCompSc program has a minimum requirement of 45 credits distributed across courses and a project (optional). Its PhD program requires a minimum of 90 credits with a masters degree and 106 credits without a masters degree. It has a total of 42 full-time working faculty who have been published in internationally recognized academic journals.
Some of the primary areas of research in the department are: Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems, Mathematical Computing and Visualization, Large Scale Optimization Systems, Human-Centered Software Engineering.
Information Systems Engineering
The department offers MEng and MASc degrees in Information Systems Security and Quality Systems Engineering and PhD in Information and Systems Engineering under its graduate program. The MEng course requires a minimum of 45 credits with a CGPA of 2.70. Its MASc program requires a minimum of 45 credits inclusive of courses and a thesis. Its PhD program requires a minimum of 90 credits with a masters degree and 106 credits without a masters degree.
The department has three labs, namely Computer Security Laboratory, Telecommunication ServiceEngineering research lab and Design Lab. It has a total of 25 full-time working faculty who have participated in a number of international conferences and proceedings and have been published in prestigious journals.
Chemical and Materials Engineering
The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering provides the students with a space to hone the necessary skills required in the said field through extensive research opportunities and facilities for a more hands-on method of learning. It offers GrDip and a graduate certificate in Chemical Engineering. GrDip requires a minimum of 30 credits along with a CGPA of 2.70. The requirements for the graduate certificate include a minimum of 15 credits along with a CGPA of 2.70.
The department has a total of 8 full-time working faculty who are the recipients of awards such as
- Prof. Wasserman Award
- Petro Canada Young Innovator Award
- Departmental Research Award
- Concordia University Research Fellow.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering presents the students with a fusion of both areas to invoke learning and research in a more in-depth manner. It offers BEng in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Its graduate program includes MEng, MASc and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The MASc program requires a minimum of 45 credits along with a thesis, while the MEng program requires a minimum of 45 credits along with a project. The PhD program is a 90-credit course with a thesis and Comprehensive examination. The department has a total of 46 full-time faculty who have published papers, authored significant academic books and initiated research projects.
Some of the primary areas of research covered by the department are:
- Applied Electromagnetics
- Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life
- Power Systems and Renewable Energy
- Systems, Control and Robotics
Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
It offers BEng in Aerospace, Mechanical and Industrial engineering in its undergraduate program. Its graduate program includes MEng and MASc in Aerospace, Mechanical and Industrial engineering and PhD in Mechanical and Industrial engineering along with a graduate certificate in Mechanical engineering.
The MEng program is a 54-credit course where students need to choose an area of specialization from Aeronautics and propulsion, Avionics and control, Structures and materials and Space engineering. The MASc program is a 45-credit course along with a thesis. The PhD program is a 90-credit course with a thesis and comprehensive examination.
The department has a total of 55 full-time faculty who are the recipients of Prof. Wasserman Award, Petro Canada Young Innovator Award, MacDonald Young award among many others along with various publications in internationally recognized journals.
Some of the main research areas focused on by the department are:
- Alternative Energy
- Bio-mechanical/Biomedical Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics
- Advanced Materials & Structures
- Aircraft Design Optimization & Propulsion.
1. Chemistry and Biochemistry
A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry takes a minimum of three or four years (90–120 credits) of full-time study. A fully-qualified candidate of MSc in Chemistry will have to complete at least 45 credit hours. Students will work on a research topic and present a thesis.
The PhD in Chemistry allows students to explore topics of environmental research, green chemistry, microbial enzymology and biotechnology. A candidate enrolled in the doctoral program with a master's degree will have to complete a minimum of 90 credit hours. Students will work on a research topic and submit a thesis.
Areas of Research Expertise Include:
- Organic chemistry
- Inorganic chemistry
- Materials and nanoscience
- Physical and biophysical chemistry
- Computational chemistry and molecular modelling
- Analytical chemistry
- Biochemistry and natural products
- Protein structure and function
A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Ecology and Cell and Molecular Biology takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on the academic background. Undergraduate students in the Department of Biology are given opportunities to conduct original research projects in the laboratory of an externally-funded research group under the supervision of a faculty member.
A fully-qualified candidate opting for the MSc degree in Biology will have to complete a minimum of 45 credits. Three 3-credit courses (9 credits), to be chosen in consultation with the candidate's advisory committee. Students will also have to produce a thesis and defend it in an oral examination.
A fully-qualified candidate enrolling in the PhD program with a master's degree is needed to complete at least 90 credits. A compulsory thesis needs to be submitted which will be examined by the thesis examining committee and will have to be defended orally.
Areas of Graduate and Doctoral Research Include:
- Animal Biology and Behaviour
- Cellular and Developmental Biology and Biochemistry
- Evolution and Conservation Biology
- Molecular Biology and Genomics
- Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology
- Synthetic Biology
- SynBioApps program
A Bachelor of Science degree in Physics takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study. A fully-qualified candidate for MSc in Physics will have to complete a minimum of 45 credits. Master’s Research and Thesis (33 credits) requires the submission of an original thesis. The PhD program is also for 90 credits for those students who have a master’s degree.
Areas of Department Researcher Specialization Include:
- theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics
- theoretical particle physics
- laser optics and photonics
- molecular modelling/computational physics
- physics in education
- experimental nano-scale and mesoscopic physics
- molecular biophysics with a special interest in solar energy conversion
4. Mathematics and Statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides BA/BSc degrees (Honours and Specialisation) in Actuarial Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics/Finance, Mathematical and Computational Finance, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics. A candidate opting for MA/MSc in Mathematics and Statistics will have to complete a minimum of 45 credits. The selection of courses and the topic of the thesis must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.
- Master of Science/Arts with Thesis
- Master of Science/Arts without Thesis
Students choose one of the following fields of study:
- Actuarial Mathematics & Mathematical Finance
- Partial Differential Equations & Applied Mathematics
- Dynamical Systems
- Mathematical Physics & Differential Geometry
- Number Theory & Computational Algebra
- Statistics & Probability
The Courses include:
- The Contributions of Mathematics to Intellectual Life
- Differential Geometry
- Probability Theory
- Transform Calculus
Students of the PhD program must complete a program of 90 credits.
The courses usually offered to include:
- Functional Analysis II
- Dynamical Systems & Fractals
- Probability Theory
- Stochastic Differential Equations
5. Applied Human Science
The Department of Applied Human Sciences offers three undergraduate (BA) degree programs in:
- Human Relations
- Recreation and Leisure Studies
- Therapeutic Recreation
A fully-qualified candidate opting for an MA degree in Human Systems Intervention needs to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 42 credits will be in required coursework, including 15 credits of project work. The remaining 3 credits are to be completed within or outside the department.