Masters Program - Civil Engineering

Completion of the Master of Engineering degree program in civil engineering is important for entry into the profession in any one of the specialized fields cited. The civil engineering department offers some two dozen graduate-level courses in the cited areas. Major areas of concentration are structural engineering and environmental engineering. Graduate minors may include computer engineering, civil engineering management or other interdisciplinary areas of engineering.

The Major:
A coherent concentration of graduate-level courses in the department, which must include courses required by the department (12 credits minimum)

The Minor:
A concentration in an interdisciplinary area of engineering other than the chosen major (12 credits minimum)

Thesis Project (6 credits)

Total Credits: 30

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