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2019-2020 Graduate Studies Bulletin
Columbia Campus
2019-2020 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
  Dec 01, 2022
2019-2020 Graduate Studies Bulletin

Civil Engineering, M.E.

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. Core subject areas of study include Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. 
  • Graduates will demonstrate a working knowledge of various areas of civil and environmental engineering (including Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resource Engineering) and 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.
  • 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.E. degree, a minimum of 30 credit hours is required. Students may take either 30 credit hours of course work or 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of ECIV 797  - Research in Civil Engineering.(as a master of engineering project). At least 18 hours of course work must be 700-level or higher. Up to 12 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).

Prior to graduation, each M.E. candidate must pass a comprehensive assessment based on program learning objectives by demonstrating the ability to integrate graduate level coursework into engineering practice in one of two ways: 1) a written career planning document; or 2) a written summary of the engineering project performed as part of ECIV 797  Research in Civil Engineering. Students should consult the graduate director for additional information.

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