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This program will allow you to contribute to the protection of public health, safety and well-being while preserving the environment. The main focus is the integrated and sustainable management of water, both in Quebec and around the world, with an emphasis on infrastructure design, water treatment, urban and river hydraulics, hydrology, use optimization, climate change, etc.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in water engineering, or an equivalent degree.

French and English proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in French OR English. Students must ensure that they have a good understanding of English and, if necessary, take steps to improve their language skills during their studies (for example at Université Laval’s language school). In the event of significant deficiencies, program direction can impose corrective measures. 

Applicants must comply with one of the following criteria:

Research Areas

  • Structures and materials
  • Geotechnics
  • Water and the environment


For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Faculty of Science and Engineering website giving their fields of research in water engineering. (In French only)

A number of professors have an interest in supervising students under the agreement between UL and the CSC. Their areas of expertise and contact information are provided below.