Master's in Civil Engineering

8045
Master of Science
Classroom
No
Graduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 8045 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Admission Materials: 2 letters of recommendation, objectives, GRE

The master of science program in civil engineering allows the engineer the opportunity to apply recent technological developments to the solution of current civil engineering problems. The objective of the program is to provide opportunities for the student's development of professional engineering competence and scholarly achievement. Construction management, environmental, geo-environmental, geotechnical, structures and water resources are the areas of major emphasis for graduate study. The program is structured so that the student will attain an academic mastery in one of the areas of study within civil engineering.

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering may be earned on either a full-time or part-time basis. A student may begin graduate studies in any semester except summer. Fewer scheduling problems will occur for those who begin in the fall semester. International students who wish to improve their English proficiency may choose to enroll in English language classes during the summer before beginning their graduate studies. Some graduate courses are offered in the evening to allow part-time students to complete the degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

An applicant should have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. An applicant whose degree is in another field of engineering, or mathematics or the physical sciences, may be accepted but will be required to remedy any deficiencies by satisfactorily completing undergraduate courses in preparation for graduate study in civil engineering. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from academic references, a statement of purpose addressing reasons for graduate study in civil engineering and GRE scores. General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section.

Degree Requirements

Civil engineering offers the master of science program with areas of specialization in construction, environmental, geo-environmental, geotechnical, structures and water resources. The master of science degree is conferred on students who have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in either a thesis or nonthesis program consisting of required and elective coursework. All graduate students on full or part assistantships (either teaching or research) are required to enroll in the thesis program. Students in the thesis program must successfully defend their theses, while students in the nonthesis program are required to pass final program examinations.

Curriculum

Thesis students enroll in 12 credit hours of required civil engineering courses (any of the following combinations of four specialization courses), six credit hours of thesis and 12 credit hours of elective courses. Nonthesis students enroll in 12 credit hours of required courses and 18 credit hours of elective courses. Three to six credit hours of elective courses should be in the areas of mathematics and/or operations research.

Construction Management
  • CVE 5072 Construction Contracts, Law and Specifications
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5073 Construction Cost Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENM 5200 Project Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
Select one course:
  • CVE 5035 Design Concepts in Urban Hydrology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5061 Pavement Design
    Credit Hours: 0
Environmental
  • CVE 5035 Design Concepts in Urban Hydrology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5050 Design of Remediation Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5052 Solid Waste Management
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 5101 Introduction to Air Pollution
    Credit Hours: 0
Geotechnical
  • CVE 5020 Geotechnical Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5025 Foundation Design
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5061 Pavement Design
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCE 5526 Advanced Coastal Engineering Structures
    Credit Hours: 0
Structures
  • CVE 5014 Advanced Steel Design
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5016 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
    Credit Hours: 0
Select one course:
  • CVE 5020 Geotechnical Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5025 Foundation Design
    Credit Hours: 0
Select one course:
  • MAE 5060 Applications in Finite Element Methods
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MAE 5480 Structural Dynamics
    Credit Hours: 0
Transportation Engineering
  • CVE 5061 Pavement Design
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5062 Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5064 Transportation Planning
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ORP 5001 Deterministic Operations Research Models
    Credit Hours: 0
Water Resources
  • CVE 5035 Design Concepts in Urban Hydrology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5037 Numerical Groundwater Modeling
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 5039 Groundwater Hydrology and Contaminant Transport
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 5700 Introduction to Water Resources
    Credit Hours: 0
Elective Courses

Graduate elective courses in civil engineering and in other engineering disciplines are listed in the Course Descriptions section of the catalog and should be chosen in concert with the student's advisor.