Masters Program - Civil Engineering
The Department of Civil Engineering offers both the thesis and non-thesis option in pursuing a Master of Engineering degree with a concentration in Civil Engineering. If the thesis option is chosen, the student is required to take 24 credits of course work and six credit so thesis. If the non-thesis option is chosen the student is required to take 30 credits of course work and submit a report from one of the courses.
Completion of the Master of Engineering degree program with a concentration in civil engineering is important for entry into the profession.
Within the civil engineering program, students may elect to pursue specialized study through an appropriate choice of electives in two areas:
- Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
- Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
The student must complete a coherent concentration of graduate-level courses approved by the department.
Thesis Project (6 credits)
Total Credits: 30
Graduate students with a concentration of civil engineering become equipped with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to solve many problems facing both our built and natural environments. Coursework grounded in the principles of mathematics, structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, environmental sciences, and computer applications prepares students for careers in structural engineering, construction management, infrastructure rehabilitation, geotechnical engineering, water resources and environmental engineering.
Graduate level courses in these areas are available to seniors with superior academic records as indicated in the following lists:
Structures and Geotechnical Engineering:
- CE 422, Finite Element Methods
- CE 425, Structural Dynamics
- CE 426, Advanced Structural Design
- CE 427, Behavior and Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures
- CE 428, Advanced Structural Steel Design
- CE 431, Foundation Engineering I
- CE 432, Foundation Engineering II
- CE 433, Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Structures I
- CE 434, Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Structures II
- CE 435, Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering I
- CE 436, Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering II
- CE 438, Forensic Geotechnical Engineering
- CE 450, Civil Engineering Construction
- CE 470, Urban Security
- CE 471, Engineering Risk Analysis
- CE 472, Mass Timber Design
- CE 473, Earthquake and Wind Engineering
- CE 481, Bridge Engineering
- CE 482, Resilient Civil Infrastructure
- CE 483, Building Information Modeling
- CE 484, Civil Engineering Project Management
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering:
- CE 437, Geo-Environmental Engineering
- CE 414, Solid Waste Management
- CE 440, Industrial Waste Treatment Design
- CE 441, Water and Waste Water Technology
- CE 442, Open Channel Hydraulics
- CE 444, Hydrology
- CE 446, Pollution Prevention or Minimization
- CE 447, Stream and Estuary Pollution
- CE 448, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
- CE 449, Hazardous Waste Management
- CE 485, Green Sustainable Cities
- CE 486, Urban Megaprojects and Environmental Impacts
- CE 487, Alternative Energy Projects
The civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Employers of our graduates include: Thornton Tomasetti, Arup, Mueser Rutledge, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Skanska, Gilbane, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, NYC Department of Design and Construction.