The minimum coursework requirement is 30 credit hours for students with an undergraduate engineering degree. Students without an engineering bachelors degree will be required to complete undergraduate engineering pre-requisite courses as determined by the Department.
Pre-requisites 12 hours
All students must complete the following pre-requisites or equivalent courses:
EGN 3311(3) Statics
EGN 3343(3) Thermodynamics I
EGN 3353(3) Basic Fluid Mechanics
EGN 3615(3) Engineering Economics
Most entering students will have taken these courses (or equivalent versions) prior to admission to the M.C.E. major. Students who have not taken these courses prior to beginning the M.C.E. degree program are encouraged to do so as quickly as possible, as these may be pre-requisites for a number of graduate-level courses in the major.
Total Minimum Hours: 30 hours
Core Courses 3 hours
Coursework 21 hours
Thesis 6 hours
The minimum coursework requirement is 30 graduate level credit hours for students with an undergraduate engineering degree. For students pursuing a specialization area (as detailed below), the 30 credit hours will include at least 15 credit hours of specialization course requirements, with remaining credit hours to consist of core coursework and technical electives as approved by the Department. For students pursuing no specialization area, the 30 credit hours will consist wholly of core coursework and technical electives as approved by the Department, but with a minimum of 18 credit hours taken within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Students without an engineering bachelors degree will be required to complete undergraduate engineering pre-requisite courses as determined by the Department. Please contact the Graduate Director for more information.
Common Core Courses 3 hours minimum
CGN 6933(2) Selected Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering: Professional Practice for Civil Engineers
And at least one of the following:
CGN 6933(1) Selected Topics: Grad Structures/Materials Seminar
ENV 6935(1) Environmental/Water Resources Seminar
TTE 6930(1) Grad Transportation Seminar
Specialization Requirements - 15 hours
The Department supports M.C.E. specialization areas in Geotechnical Engineering (GTL), Materials Engineering and Science (MTL), Structures Engineering (STR), Transportation Engineering (TPT), and Water Resources (WRS). Students may select from one of these Specializations, or may select no specialization.
CEG 5115(3) Foundation Engineering
CES 6118(3) Applied Finite Elements
9 Additional credit hours of graduate level coursework in Geotechnical engineering or closely related areas.
Materials Engineering and Science
At least 2 courses (6 credit hours) from the following list:
CGN 6933 (3) Selected Topics: Advanced Construction Materials
CGN 6720 (3) Electrochemical Diagnostic Techniques
CGN 6933 (3) Selected Topics: Structural Life Prediction
EMA 5326(3) Corrosion Control
EMA 6510(3) Characterization of Materials
9 Additional credit hours of graduate level coursework in Materials Engineering and Science or closely related areas.
At least 1 course (3 credit hours) from the following list of design courses:
CES 6706(3) Advanced Concrete
CES 6835(3) Design of Masonry Structures
CES 5715C(3) Pre-stressed Concrete
At least 1 course (3 credit hours) from the following list of analysis courses:
CES 6118 (3) Applied Finite element
CGN 6933(3) Selected Topics: Advanced Structural Mechanics
CGN 6933(3) Selected Topics: Advanced Structural Analysis
CES 5209 (3) Structural Dynamics
9 Additional credit hours of graduate level coursework in Structures Engineering or closely related areas.
TTE 5205 (3) Traffic Systems Engineering
TTE 5501 (3) Transportation Planning and Economics
TTE 6507 (3) Travel Demand Modeling or CGN 6933 Selected Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering: Statistical and Econometric Methods
6 Additional credit hours of graduate level coursework in Transportation Engineering or closely related areas.
Water Resources 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the following list:
CWR 6235 (3) Free Surface Flow
CWR 6239 (3) Waves and Beach Protection
CWR 6305 (3) Urban Hydrology
CWR 6534 (3) Coastal and Estuary Modeling
CWR 6535 (3) Hydrologic Models
CGN 6933 (1-3) Vadose Zone Hydrology
CGN 6933 (1-3) Groundwater Hydraulics
CGN 6933 (1-3) Advanced Computational Fluid Mechanics
CWR 6820 (3) Coastal Waves and Structures
CWR 6538 (3) Advanced Hydrologic Model
CGN 6933(3) Selected Topics: Advanced Numerical Methods
CGN 6933(3) Selected Topics: Global Water Sustainability
CGN 6933(3) Selected Topics: Ecological Engineering
3 Additional graduate credit hours in Water Resources engineering or closely related areas.
Portfolio / Comprehensive Exam
Portfolio and oral interview are used in lieu of a comprehensive exam. The purpose of the portfolio and interview is for students to demonstrate that they have achieved a minimum level of proficiency in stipulated competencies. Specifically, by the time they graduate, students will demonstrate
- an ability to plan, compose, and integrate verbal, written, virtual, and graphical communication of a project to technical and non-technical audiences, and
- an ability to formulate and solve complex problems in Civil Engineering using relevant data and techniques.
Additional details regarding portfolio requirements will be provided to students by the Department.
- A maximum of 12 graduate level credits taken outside the CEE department may be applied to meet the degree requirements.
- A maximum of 6 credits of independent study may be applied to meet the degree requirements.