The Infrastructure Engineering major is no longer available to incoming students. Only students who entered the EngSci program in Fall 2017 or before were eligible to enroll in this major.
Buildings, bridges and transportation networks are some of the largest and most significant products of engineering in the world. Together with other infrastructure components, they provide the necessary underpinning of civilization and allow people to live together in large cities sustainably and productively. In this unique major, students develop the engineering skills to tackle projects of this magnitude, going well beyond what is found in conventional engineering programs. Graduates are equipped to create unique systems and designs, custom-tailored to both site and function.
This course deals with the structuring, valuing, managing and financing of infrastructure projects. The financing portion builds on material covered in Engineering Economics. Key topics include; structuring projects, valuing projects, the rationale for project financing (types of funds and financing), project viability and financial modeling, risk analysis, externalities and social cost benefit analyses. Financing of large scale projects by the public and private sectors as well as through public/private partnerships is treated in detail. Project management concepts, issues, and procedures are introduced. A series of case studies analyzing both successful and unsuccessful projects are examined.
This course focuses on quantitative methods and techniques for the analysis and modelling of urban transportation and service systems. Major topics include probabilistic modelling, queuing models of transport operations, network models, mathematical programming and simulation. The application of these methods to modeling various components of the urban transportation system (including road, transit and pedestrian facilities) and to the planning and design of logistically-oriented urban service systems (e.g., fire and police departments, emergency medical services, etc.) is emphasized.
This course is intended to provide the student with the following: the ability to design and execute an urban transportation planning study; a working knowledge of transportation planning analysis skills including introductions to travel demand modelling, analysis of environmental impacts, modelling transportation - land use interactions and transportation project evaluation; an understanding of current transportation planning issues and policies; and an understanding of the overall process of transportation planning and its role within the wider context of transportation decision-making and the planning and design of urban areas. Person-based travel in urban regions is the focus of this course, but a brief introduction to freight and intercity passenger transportation is also provided. A "systems" approach to transportation planning and analysis is introduced and maintained throughout the course. Emphasis is placed throughout on designing transportation systems for long-run environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Where this major can take you
Our graduates include leaders in industry and research. Meet some of our alumni.
Employers for recent graduates include IBI Group, Hatch, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and others.
Recent graduates have attended graduate school at MIT, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, U of T, and others.