Master of Public Works (Infrastructure Engineering and Management)

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. This program is offered in cooperation with the university's Master of Public Policy and  Administration program.


Required Courses (9)
Select a minimum of three courses from the following:9
Statistical Analysis Engg Data3
Intro to Geographic Info Systs3
Legal Issues in Civil Engrg3
Economic Decision Analysis3
Systems Analysis in Civil Engg3
Statistical Models and Methods3
Introduction to Public Admin3
Public Infrastructure Mgmt3
Elective Courses (21)
Select 21 credit hours (see recommended courses below) 121
Total Credit Hours30

If more than three courses from the required courses list are taken, those additional courses can be applied as electives

Recommended Elective Coursework by Subject

Construction Management

CAE 471Construction Plan & Scheduling3
CAE 472Construction Site Operation3
CAE 473Construction Contract Admin3
CAE 474Intro Building Info Modeling3
CAE 569Constr Meths Estimating Budget3
CAE 570Legal Issues in Civil Engrg3
CAE 571Lean Construction and Control3

Geo-environmental 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 528Modeling of Envrmtl Systems3
ENVE 551Industrial Waste Treatment3
ENVE 580Hazardous Waste Engineering3

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 519Structural Forensics3
CAE 520Buckling of Structures4
CAE 525Advd Steel&Composite Structure4
CAE 551Prestressed Concrete3
CAE 561Structural Reliability3

Transportation Engineering

CAE 419Intro Transportation Engg/Dsgn3
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 580Intelligent Transport Systems3
CAE 581Algorithms in Transportation3
MATH 522Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 542Stochastic Processes3
MATH 563Mathematical Statistics3
MATH 564Applied Statistics3
MATH 565Monte Carlo Methods in Fin3
MATH 571Data Preparation and Analysis3
MATH 574Bayesian Computational Stats3