Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Six technical areas (architectural, construction, geoenvironmental, geotechnical, structural, and transportation engineering) are included in the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program. Degree candidates in the master of science program must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, six to eight of which are for research and thesis. Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework (except CAE 431  and CAE 432  may be included in the M.S. program with prior adviser approval. An oral defense of the thesis constitutes the comprehensive examination, and no additional written comprehensive examination is required.

Curriculum

Architectural Engineering Emphasis

Required Courses (12)
CAE 471Construction Planning and Scheduling3
CAE 502Acoustics and Lighting3
CAE 513Building Science3
CAE 574Economic Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering3
Elective Courses (12-14)
Select 12-14 credit hours12-14
Thesis Research (6-8)
CAE 591Research and Thesis for M.S. Degree6-8

Minimum degree credits required: 32

Construction Engineering and Management Emphasis

Required Courses (12)
CAE 570Legal Issues in Civil Engineering3
CAE 571Lean Construction and Control3
CAE 574Economic Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering3
CAE 577Construction Equipment Management3
Elective Courses (12-14)
Select 12-14 credit hours12-14
Thesis Research (6-8)
CAE 591Research and Thesis for M.S. Degree6-8

Minimum degree credits required: 32

Geoenvironmental Engineering Emphasis

Required Courses (13)
CAE 562Engineering Behavior of Soil4
CAE 567 Physicochemical Behavior of Soils3
CAE 589Groundwater Hydrology and Sampling3
CAE 590Geotechnical Landfill Design and Maintenance3
Elective Courses (11-13)
Select 11-13 credit hours11-13
Thesis Research (6-8)
CAE 591Research and Thesis for M.S. Degree6-8

Minimum degree credits required: 32

Geotechnical Engineering Emphasis

Required Courses (16)
CAE 562Engineering Behavior of Soil4
CAE 564Design of Foundations, Embankments and Earth Structures4
CAE 565Rock Mechanics and Tunneling4
CAE 566Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics4
Elective Courses (8-10)
Select 8-10 credit hours8-10
Thesis Research (6-8)
CAE 591Research and Thesis for M.S. Degree6-8

Minimum degree credits required: 32

Structural Engineering Emphasis

Required Courses (13)
MMAE 501Engineering Analysis I3
or CAE 514 Mathematical Methods for Structural Engineering
CAE 503Advanced Structural Analysis3
CAE 518Advanced Reinforced Concrete3
CAE 525Advanced Steel and Composite Structures4
Elective Courses (11-13)
Select 11-13 credit hours11-13
Thesis Research (6-8)
CAE 591Research and Thesis for M.S. Degree6-8

Minimum degree credits required: 32

Transportation Engineering Emphasis

Required Courses (12-13)
Select a minimum of four courses from the following (with adviser consent):12-13
Statistical Analysis of Engineering Data3
Demand Models for Urban Transportation3
Urban Transportation Planning4
Public Transportation Systems3
Transportation Systems Management3
Transportation Systems Evaluation3
Systems Analysis in Civil Engineering3
Statistical Models and Methods3
Thesis Research (6-8)
CAE 591Research and Thesis for M.S. Degree6-8
Elective Courses (12-14)
Select 12-14 credit hours from the following: 112-14
Introduction to Transportation Engineering and Design3
Asphalt and Concrete Mix Design3
Pavement Evaluation and Management3
Traffic Operations and Flow Theory3
Advanced Traffic Engineering3
Transportation Economics, Development and Policy3
Transportation Asset Management3
Economic Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering3
Intelligent Transportation Systems3
Algorithms in Transportation3
Mathematical Modeling3
Stochastic Processes3
Mathematical Statistics3
Applied Statistics3
Monte Carlo Methods in Finance3
Data Preparation and Analysis3
Bayesian Computational Statistics3

Minimum degree credits required: 32

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Other courses are allowed but are subject to adviser approval.