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2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
  Jul 16, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Civil Engineering, M.S.

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All programs of study must be approved by the student’s academic advisor and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate director.

Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate expertise in a core subject area of civil and environmental engineering.
  • Graduates will demonstrate a working knowledge of various areas of civil and environmental engineering and in related fields, including other engineering disciplines, the sciences, and mathematics.
  • Graduates will be able to describe and discuss advances of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering.
  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the basic skills (e.g., leadership, presentation, time managements, problem solving, study, and organizing) required for life-long learning and professional development. 

Degree Requirements (30 Hours)

For the M.S. degree, 30 credit hours, of which 6 credit hours must be ECIV 799  Thesis Preparation in Civil Engineering, are required. At least 15 hours of course work must be 700-level or higher. Up to 9 credit hours of course work may be taken outside of the department for degree credit with the approval of the student’s advisor and the graduate director. Prescribed core courses are required for each area of study (see “Core Courses” below).

A maximum of 6 credits of ECIV 797  and graduate course work toward a baccalaureate degree may be used toward the student’s program of study.

Credits earned in ECIV 798  do not count toward a student’s program of study.

Core Courses:

Each area of study has a minimum core requirement for the M.S., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees. The core requirements in the different areas of study are as follows:

Geotechnical Engineering:

Transportation Engineering:

Select one from each group:

Water Resources Engineering:

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