Explores the capabilities of modern management technologies and how to successfully leverage these tools to maximize project efficiencies and teamwork for real-world engineering and construction initiatives. With specializations in structural design and construction, transportation and construction management.
Today's civil engineers are at the forefront of technology. They are the leading users of sophisticated high-tech products – applying the very latest concepts in computer-aided design (CAD) to support the design, construction, project scheduling, and cost control. Civil engineering encompasses the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities essential to modern life, ranging from transit systems to offshore structures to space satellites. Civil engineers are problem solvers, meeting the challenges of pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water and energy needs, urban redevelopment, and community planning. As the technological revolution expands, as the world's population increases, and as environmental concerns mount, the civil engineer has a vital role to play in improving the quality of life for the 21st century.
As a student in the online MSCE program, you can enhance your quantitative decision-making skills and learn how to justify managerial decisions with data. You will also explore the capabilities of modern management technologies and discover how to successfully leverage these tools to maximize efficiencies in your projects and on your teams. As you work through the program’s project-based curriculum, you can begin to apply your leadership and project planning methods to real-world engineering and construction initiatives.
Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, but who want to obtain a master's degree in civil engineering must complete a bridge program for their chosen area of specialization. These courses are not counted for degree credit. See the areas of specialization in this section for specific bridge programs. Please note that prerequisites for bridge courses also must be met. See the undergraduate catalog for descriptions of 100- to 400-level courses. Some of the bridge courses may be waived depending on the student's background.
The program as shown below offers numerous areas of specialization, each with its own list of required and elective courses and bridge program. Once the choice of specialization is made, the student consults his/her specialization advisor to plan and develop an individualized and cohesive sequence of courses that will meet the program requirements of at least 30-degree credits.
Other suitable electives may be taken subject to the approval of program advisor.
Students receiving financial aid at any point in their studies must complete 6 credits of CE 701 Masters Thesis. Any students are able to substitute Master’s thesis in their program.