Curriculum

Degree Requirements

To receive your Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree, you must choose to follow either the Single Area of Concentration or the General Program described below, and fulfill their requirements. Each requires a total of 30 credits. (Read about grade requirements.)

Single Area of Concentration Requirements

  • core courses (minimum of 12 credits)
  • courses within concentration (minimum of 12 credits)
  • technical electives (6 credits)

General Program Requirements

  • core courses (minimum of 12 credits)
  • 2 courses in 3 concentration areas (minimum of 18 credits)

Core Courses (12 Credits)

With either program you choose (Single Area of Concentration or the General Program), you must complete at least 4 of following 6 core courses.

CE 6023 Materials For Civil Engineers, Credits: 3.00
CE 6073 Instrumentation, Monitoring and Condition Assessment of Civil Infrastructure, Credits: 3.00
CE 7673 Environmental Impact Assessment, Credits: 3.00
CE 7843 Introduction to Urban Systems Engineering, Credits: 3.00
CE 8253 Project Management For Construction, Credits: 3.00
CE 8283 Risk Analysis, Credits: 3.00

Concentration Area Courses (12 to 18 Credits)

If you are following the Single Area of Concentration program, you must complete:

  • At least 1 core course in your concentration area; and
  • At least 4 additional concentration area courses.

Click on a concentration area listed below to review the courses associated with that concentration area:

Technical Electives (0 to 6 Credits)

Depending on which choice of concentration you choose, you may have up to 6 additional credits of course work, which you can satisfy in the following ways:

  • Electives: Students normally select courses given by the Department of Civil Engineering. However, you may select electives offered by other departments with written consent of your graduate adviser.
  • CE 9963 Ms Project in Civil & Urban Engineering Department, Credits: 3.00
  • CE 9976 Thesis for the MS in Civil Engineering, Credits: 6.00

Geotechnical Engineering Concentration

Select at least 4 of the following courses:

CE 8423 Ground Improvement, Credits: 3.00
CE 8663 Advanced Foundation Design, Credits: 3.00
CE 8673 Excavation Support Systems, Credits: 3.00
CE 8403 Geotechnics & Geomaterials, Credits: 3.00
CE 8433 Urban Geotechnology, Credits: 3.00
CE 8493 Environmental Geotechnology, Credits: 3.00
CE 7233 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution, Credits: 3.00
CE 8603 Selected Topics in Geotechnical Engineering, Credits: 3.00

Structural Engineering Concentration

CE 6013 Theory of Structural Analysis and Design, Credits: 3.00
CE 6163 Finite Element Methods, Credits: 3.00
CE 6033 Selected Topics in Structural Analysis I, Credits: 3.00
CE 6043 Selected Topics in Structural Analysis II, Credits: 3.00
CE 6063 Bridge Engineering, Credits: 3.00
CE 6133 Stability of Structures, Credits: 3.00
CE 6143 Steel Structures, Credits: 3.00
CE 6183 Concrete Structures, Credits: 3.00
CE 6193 Wind and Earthquake Engineering, Credits: 3.00

Construction Management and Engineering Concentration

Construction Management Graduate Courses
CE 7983 Spec Top in Infra Syst & Construction I, Credits: 3.00
CE 7993 Slctd Topic in Construction II, Credits: 3.00
CE 8203 Project Management, Credits: 3.00
CE 8243 Construction Modeling Techniques, Credits: 3.00
CE 8253 Project Management For Construction, Credits: 3.00
CE 8263 Construction Cost Estimating, Credits: 3.00
CE 8273 Contracts and Specifications, Credits: 3.00
CE 8283 Risk Analysis, Credits: 3.00
CE 8293 Construction Operations Analysis, Credits: 3.00
CE 8303 Information Systems in Project Management, Credits: 3.00
CE 8313 Engineering For Construction I: Methods and Technologies, Credits: 3.00
CE 8323 Engineering For Construction II: Design, Credits: 3.00
CE 8333 Marketing For Construction Management and Engineering Services, Credits: 3.00
CE 8343 Construction Site Safety, Credits: 3.00
CE 8353 Construction Scheduling, Credits: 3.00
CE 8363 Building Information Modeling Project Controls, Credits: 3.00
CE 8373 Construction Accounting and Finance, Credits: 3.00
CE 9933 Please Refer to Catalog

Exec 21 Courses
CE 8703 Managing and Leading in the 21st Century, Credits: 3.00
CE 8713 Construction and the Law, Credits: 3.00
CE 8723 How to Succeed in Construction, Credits: 3.00
CE 8733 Infrastructure Financing: Structuring of A Deal, Credits: 3.00
CE 875X Employer Focused Residency, Credits: Variable
CE 8763 Capital Program Management / Program Development, Credits: 3.00
CE 8773 Dispute Avoidance and Resolution, Credits: 3.00
CE 8783 Construction Management and Planning, Credits: 3.00
CE 8803 Infrastructure Planning For Public Works, Credits: 3.00

Environmental/Water Resources Engineering Concentration

Select at least 4 of the following courses:

CE 7223 Hydrology, Credits: 3.00
CE 7233 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution, Credits: 3.00
CE 7373 Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology, Credits: 3.00
CE 7423 Water & Wastewater Treatment, Credits: 3.00
CE 7353 Selected Topics in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering I, Credits: 3.00
CE 7393 Advanced Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology, Credits: 3.00
CE 7433 Advanced Water & Wastewater Treatment, Credits: 3.00
CE 7453 Water and Wastewater Treatment Laboratory, Credits: 3.00
CE 7473 Analysis of Stream and Estuary Pollution, Credits: 3.00
CE 7533 Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management, Credits: 3.00
CE 7703 Solid Waste Management, Credits: 3.00
CE 7753 Environmental Systems Management, Credits: 3.00
CE 8493 Environmental Geotechnology, Credits: 3.00

Highway and Traffic Engineering Concentration

Select at least 4 of the following courses:

TR 6313 Please Refer to Catalog
TR 6323 Please Refer to Catalog
TR 6013 Please Refer to Catalog
TR 6023 Please Refer to Catalog
TR 6223 Intelligent Transportation Systems and Their Applications, Credits: 3.00
TR 7033 Multimodal Transportation Safety, Credits: 3.00
TR 7123 Management of Urban Traffic Congestion, Credits: 3.00
TR 7323 Design of Parking & Terminal Facilities, Credits: 3.00
TR 7333 Measure Theory I, Credits: 3.00
TR 7343 Please Refer to Catalog

Urban Systems Engineering and Management Concentration

Select at least 4 of the following courses:

CE 7813 Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics, Credits: 3.00
CE 7853 Concepts and Implementation of Infrastructure Management Systems, Credits: 3.00
CE 6073 Instrumentation, Monitoring and Condition Assessment of Civil Infrastructure, Credits: 3.00
CE 7753 Environmental Systems Management, Credits: 3.00
CE 8713 Construction and the Law, Credits: 3.00
CE 8733 Infrastructure Financing: Structuring of A Deal, Credits: 3.00 (you must meet the requirements for Exec 21 courses to take this)
TR 6223 Intelligent Transportation Systems and Their Applications, Credits: 3.00

Grade Requirements

To earn a MS degree from the School of Engineering, you must maintain a B average (3.0 GPA) or better in (1) all graduate courses taken at the School of Engineering, (2) all graduate courses taken in the Department of Civil Engineering and (3) all graduate guided studies (readings, project, thesis). Poor scholastic performance (under 3.0 GPA) may lead to being placed on graduate probation. If your grades do not improve, you may be disqualified from further graduate study in the department. You may repeat a course with your adviser’s approval. When a course is repeated, only the later grade counts toward your GPA. If a course is repeated more than once, only the first grade is dropped from the GPA computation. In the event that you are required to take undergraduate prerequisite courses as a condition of admission, a grade of B- or better is required for every prerequisite course taken, and the cumulative GPA of all required prerequisite courses must be at least 3.0.