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Degree Course Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Engineering degree must have a BS degree in the appropriate engineering field, or a closely related discipline. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required.

Applicants whose native language is not English must have a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based or 79 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


CIVIL ENGINEERING GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Experience

The following outcomes have been identified for the graduate program in civil engineering. A graduate of the Master of Engineering program with a civil engineering major must have:

  1. the ability to apply knowledge in the specialized area of structural engineering
  2. the ability to understand business, management, and leadership fundamentals, and
  3. the ability to clearly and effectively communicate design ideas in written and oral formats.

CIVIL ENGINEERING MAJOR 30 HOURS
Program requirements draw from the American Society of Civil Engineers' Body of Knowledge report, which outlines the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a licensed professional engineer. The degree requires 30 semester credits. A student can choose from a capstone-course option, requiring 27 credits of approved coursework and a 3 credit capstone project, or a design/research project option, requiring 24 credits of approved coursework and 6 credits of design or applied research work. 

CIVIL ENGINEERING CORE COURSES - 15 – 18 HRS.
CE           5503      Advanced Structural Analysis
CE           5513      Structural Dynamics
CE           5533      Advanced Solid Mechanics
CE           5553      Structural Design Loads
CE           5563      Structural Systems
CE           5593      Special Topics in Structural Engineering
Any 4000 level structures/geotechnical CE course with approval by the advisor

 

GENERAL ENGINEERING CORE COURSES - 3 - 9 HRS.
GE          5103      Project Management
GE          5113      New Product Development and Innovation Strategies
GE          5123      Lean Enterprise and Total Quality Management
GE          5203      Design of Experiments
GE          5213      Materials Failure Analysis
GE          5303      Finite Element Methods

 

BUSINESS/LEADERSHIP CORE COURSES - 3 - 9 HRS.
FIN         503        Financial Analysis for Decision Making
LAW       503        Public Policy and the Legal Environment
MGT       523        Communications, Leadership and Ethics
    or LDR 5203    Leadership Ethics, Culture and Politics
MGT       543        Operations Strategy and Management
LDR        5062      Organizational Development and Change
LDR        6043      Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management for Leaders

 

CAPSTONE OR DESIGN/RESEARCH PROJECT - 3- 6 HRS.
CE           5903      CE Independent CE Project I
CE           5913      CE Independent CE Project II