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.
CE 7813 Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics, Credits: 3.00
CE 7843 Introduction to Urban Systems Engineering, Credits: 3.00
CE 7853 Concepts and Implementation of Infrastructure Management Systems, Credits: 3.00
CE 7673 Environmental Impact Assessment, Credits: 3.00
CE 8733 Infrastructure Financing: Structuring of A Deal, Credits: 3.00*
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.
TR 7223 Management of Transit Maintenance and Operations, Credits: 3.00
TR 6223 Intelligent Transportation Systems and Their Applications, Credits: 3.00
TR 7133 Urban Public Transportation Systems, Credits: 3.00
Approved Technical Electives
CE 8273 Contracts and Specifications, Credits: 3.00
CE 8783 Construction Management and Planning, Credits: 3.00
CE 8703 Managing and Leading in the 21st Century, Credits: 3.00*
Because of course content, students selecting the this minor should hold a BS in Civil Engineering or the equivalent.
*This course is part of the Exec21 program. Special requirements apply (see Civil Engineering Program), or permission of adviser is required.
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).