Civil Engineering
 

master's program

Graduate Program Overview

The Civil Engineering Department offers degree options in:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Construction Management

Leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEnE)
  • Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM)
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MECEE)

The Department also offers a Certificate program in Construction Management as discussed below.

Course Requirements for MSCE or MSEnE Program

The MSCE / MSnE graduate program requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for graduation. Only grades of A, B, and C are accepted for graduate credit. The thesis option program requires a minimum of 30 graduate credits. At least 18 credits must be graduate level courses and 6 credits must be taken as thesis research (CE 5398 and CE 5399). The non-thesis option of the MSCE program requires a minimum of 33 graduate credits; at least 21 of these credits must be graduate level courses, and 6 credits must be taken as graduate Design Project (CE 5396 and CE 5397). No more than three courses in construction management area can be applied toward the MSCE. For both options, the students can count a maximum of 6 credits of undergraduate courses approved for graduate credit. The undergraduate courses approved for graduate credits are:

CE 3325 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals(3-0)
CE 3336 Civil Engineering Materials (3-0)
CE 4153 Water and Waste Laboratory (3-0)
CE 4335 Structural Design I (3-0)
CE 4340 Transportation Engineering (3-0)
CE 4342 Water and Wastewater Engineering (3-0)
CE 4361 Structural Design II (3-0)
CE 4348 Geotechnical Engineering (3-3)
CE 4456 Hydraulic Engineering (3-3)
CHEM 3324 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 3351 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 4211 Instrumental Methods of Analytical Chemistry

Course Requirements for MSCM Program

The MSCM graduate program requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for graduation. Only grades of A, B, and C are accepted for graduate credit. The program requires a minimum of 30 graduate credits (10 courses). Course requirements include seven required courses and three approved electives in civil engineering, construction management or business. The seven required courses are the following:

 

CE 5324 Construction Project Management, 
CE 5382 Construction Cost Estimating, 
CE 5387 Construction Scheduling,
CE 5386 Construction Law, 
CE 5388 Construction Safety, 
CE 5389 Construction Methods, and 
CE 5385 Construction Internship.

The undergraduate courses approved for graduate credits are:

 

CE3325 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals, 
CE 3336 Civil Engineering Materials, 
CE 4335 Structural Design I, 
CE 4340 Transportation Engineering, 
CE 4342 Water and Wastewater Engineering, 
CE 4348 Geotechnical Engineering, and 
CE 4361 Structural Design II.

Graduate Civil Engineering courses approved for electives include

CE5320 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, 
CE 5322 Hazardous and Special Waste management, and 
CE 5352 Foundation Engineering I
CE 5359 Foundation Engineering II

College of Business courses approved for electives include 

ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting, 
FIN 5311 Financial Management, and 
FIN 5318 Capital Formation, Analysis, and Budgeting

 

Course Requirements for MECEE Program

The MECEE requires a minimum grade point of 3.0 for graduation. Only grades A, B, and C are accepted for graduate credit. The MECEE requires a minimum of 33 graduate credits of regular coursework.  No more than three courses in construction management area can be applied toward the MECEE. The students can count a maximum of 6 credits of undergraduate courses approved for graduate credit. The undergraduate courses approved for graduate credits are:

CE 3325 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals(3-0)
CE 3336 Civil Engineering Materials (3-0)
CE 4153 Water and Waste Laboratory (3-0)
CE 4335 Structural Design I (3-0)
CE 4340 Transportation Engineering (3-0)
CE 4342 Water and Wastewater Engineering (3-0)
CE 4361 Structural Design II (3-0)
CE 4348 Geotechnical Engineering (3-3)
CE 4456 Hydraulic Engineering (3-3)
CHEM 3324 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 3351 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 4211 Instrumental Methods of Analytical Chemistry

 

Course Requirements for Certificate in Construction Management

A Certificate program requires completion of five courses totaling 15credits. Each Certificate course can be applied to an MSCE program. The courses required are listed below:

CE 5324 Construction Management
CE 5382 Construction Cost Analysis and Bidding
CE 5384 Communicating in English-Spanish for Construction management
CE 5385 Construction Internship

One of the Civil Engineering  undergraduate or graduate courses of interest to the student listed under the MSCM program