Master of Public Works (Infrastructure Engineering and Management)

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The Master of Engineering in Public Works (M.P.W.) degree is the most widely recognized educational credential for professionals engaged in public works and infrastructure engineering and management. The M.P.W. program consists of four core courses, five to six elective courses, and one CAE 597 or CAE 594 special problems course (up to four credit hours). The elective courses should be selected in consultation with the student’s adviser. This program is offered in cooperation with the university's Master of Public Administration program.


Core Courses (12)
CAE 574Economic Decision Analysis3
CAE 575Systems Analysis in Civil Engg3
PA 501Introduction to Public Admin3
PA 551Public Infrastructure Mgmt3
Electives (17-18)
Select 17-18 credit hours (see recommended courses below)17-18
CAE Special Problems Course (1-3)
CAE 594Research Problems1-3
or CAE 597 Special Problems

Minimum degree credits required: 32

Recommended Elective Coursework by Subject

Construction Management

CAE 470Constrctn Methods&Cost Estmg3
CAE 471Construction Plan & Scheduling3
CAE 472Construction Site Operation3
CAE 473Construction Contract Admin3

Geotechnical Engineering

CAE 482Hydraulic Dsgn Open Chnnl Syst3
CAE 486Soil Site Improvement3
CAE 562Engineering Behavior of Soils4
CAE 564Foundations/Embankments/Earth4
CAE 565Rock Mechanics and Tunneling4
CAE 566Earthquake Engg/Soil Dynamics4
CAE 589Groundwater Hydrology/Sampling3
CAE 590Geotechnical Landfill Design3
ENVE 404Water & Wastewater Engineering3
ENVE 551Industrial Waste Treatment3

Public Administration - Administration Process

PA 502Organizational Behavior3
PA 503Administration Law3
PA 522Human Resource Management3
PA 532Public Financial Management3
PA 533Adv Financial Managment3

Public Administration - Policy Planning

PA 537Crisis Mgmt/Homeland Security3
PA 538Info Syst Security/Cyber Crime3
PA 539Local Government Mgmt3
PA 562Urban and Metropolitan Gov3
PA 578Plan,Policy Making&Bult Envir3
PA 588Incident Rspnse Disaster Rcvry3

Structural Engineering

CAE 504Seismic Retrofit/Earthquake4
CAE 506Building Env Rehab Engineering3
CAE 508Advanced Bridge Engineering3
CAE 518Advanced Reinforced Concrete3
CAE 520Buckling of Structures4
CAE 525Advd Steel&Composite Structure4
CAE 551Prestressed Concrete3

Transportation Engineering

CAE 419Intro Transportation Engg/Dsgn3
CAE 523Statistical Analysis Engg Data3
CAE 540Asphalt Concrete Mix Design3
CAE 541Pavement Evaluation&Management3
CAE 544Urban Transportation Planning4
CAE 545Traffic Operations & Flow Thry3
CAE 546Public Transportation Systems3
CAE 547Advanced Traffic Engineering3
CAE 548Transportation Systems Mgnt3
CAE 549Transportation Econ, Dev&Plcy3
CAE 555Transportation Systs Evaluatio3
CAE 568Transportation Asset Mgmt3
CAE 574Economic Decision Analysis3
CAE 580Intelligent Transport Systems3
CAE 581Algorithms in Transportation3
MATH 522Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 525Statistical Models and Methods3
MATH 542Stochastic Processes3
MATH 563Mathematical Statistics3
MATH 564Applied Statistics3
MATH 565Monte Carlo Methods in Fin3
MATH 571Data Preparation and Analysis3
MATH 574Bayesian Computational Stats3