Curriculum

To earn a Master of Science in Urban Systems Engineering and Management degree at the School of Engineering, you must complete a program core, a minor area of concentration and/or approved technical electives, and a capstone or thesis. All program elements are outlined below.

The program also requires that you have a 3.0 GPA or better in all graduate courses and guided studies (readings, projects, theses, dissertations). Averages are separately computed for courses and guided studies. Transfer credits from other institutions are not included in this average.

Required Program Core Courses


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Minor Areas of Concentration

The program offers 4 areas of concentration. To complete a minor, you must take 3 required courses and 2 to 3 technical electives that are available to all program students. An adviser may approve additional electives.

You may decide not to take a specified minor area. Instead, you may opt to take 5 or 6 technical electives from the approved list in any specified area. The number of technical electives is influenced by what you choose for your capstone experience: a 3-credit case study report or a 6-credit MS thesis.

Transportation Systems Management (TSM) Minor

Required

Approved Technical Electives

Construction Management (CM) Minor

Required


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Approved Technical Electives


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Environmental Systems Management (ESM) Minor

Required

Approved Technical Electives

Civil Infrastructure Systems Management (CISM) Minor

Because of course content, students selecting the this minor should hold a BS in Civil Engineering or the equivalent.

Required

Approved Technical Electives

*This course is part of the Exec21 program. Special requirements apply (see Civil Engineering Program), or permission of adviser is required.

Capstone Experience

You can fulfill the requirement for a meaningful capstone experience by completing an independent case study in urban systems management and engineering (3 credits) or a master’s thesis on a topic of independent study (6 credits).