MSc Civil Egineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

Program Description

MSc Civil Egineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

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Advance your career with a master’s degree in civil engineering. Our convenient evening classes provide the flexibility your schedule demands.

MSOE’s Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCVE) program is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge 
and skills necessary for professional practice. The MSCVE program was designed to address the new civil engineering Body of Knowledge requirements for graduate programs developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Students will be able to specialize in one of the following three areas: (1) construction management, (2) environmental and water resources engineering, and (3) structural engineering.

Completion of the MSCVE program satisfies the proposed educational requirement promulgated by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying calling for a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent as a prerequisite for professional engineering licensure.

MSOE’s MSCVE program is tailored to the student who already has an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited civil engineering program. Students who do not have an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in civil engineering may have to take additional prerequisite courses as specified by the Program Director. These additional prerequisite courses will be chosen by the MSCVE Program Director based on the student’s academic background to help ensure that the student is equipped to be successful in civil engineering graduate studies at MSOE.

Curriculum Format

The MSCVE program requires completion of 45 graduate credits. At least 36 of these credits shall be taken from courses within the student’s chosen specialty; up to 9 credits may be taken from courses within other civil engineering specialty areas or from courses offered by other departments.

During the last year of the student’s graduate studies, the student must complete either (a) a nine-credit, three-quarter Capstone Project consisting of CV-800, CV-890, and CV-892, or (b) a three-credit, one-quarter Capstone Report consisting of CV-800 only. The former is appropriate for students wishing to conduct graduate-level research for personal enrichment or as preparation for subsequent graduate studies; the latter is appropriate for students who wish to take additional coursework in preparation for professional civil engineering practice.

Financial Aid

All MSOE graduate students are eligible to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Most of MSOE’s graduate students are employed full-time and over 70% receive employer tuition support. If you are employed, we also recommend that you speak with your employer about tuition reimbursement assistance.

Curriculum Content

The MSCVE program has the following credit requirements from each of the following disciplines:

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Specialty

  • CV-512 Geographical Information Systems
  • CV-550 Physical Hydrogeology
  • CV-760 Environmental Law
  • CV-730 Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization
  • CV-5311 Environmental Chemistry
  • CV-712 Water Quality Modeling
  • CV-710 Environmental Statistics and Modeling
  • CV-6370 Facilities Planning
  • CV-756 Environmental Project Management/LCCA

Three graduate electives*

  • CV-800 Research and Presentation
  • CV-890 Capstone Project I
    or
  • Graduate elective*
  • CV-892 Capstone Project II
    or
  • Graduate Elective*

Structural Engineering Specialty

  • AE-610 Applied Finite Elements
  • AE-616 Structural Stability
  • AE-612 Structural Dynamics
  • AE-614 Lateral Loads on Structural Systems
  • AE-740 Reinforced Concrete Member Design
  • AE-730 AISC Steel Design

Six graduate electives*

  • CV-800 Research and Presentation
  • CV-890 Capstone Project I
    or
  • Graduate Elective*
  • CV-892 Capstone Project II
    or
  • Graduate Elective*

Construction Management Specialty

  • MG-660 Applied Organizational Behavior
  • MG-610 The Application of Statistics
  • MG-7020 Project Acquisitions and Business Development
  • MG-670 Marketing Management
  • MG-7040 Construction Operations and Management Strategies
  • MG-7050 Construction Data and Information Management
  • MG-7005 Sustainable Built Environment
  • MG-800 Strategic Management
  • MG-7045 Lean Construction and Resource Management

Three graduate electives*

  • CV-800 Research and Presentation
  • CV-890 Capstone Project I
    or
  • Graduate Elective*
  • CV-892 Capstone Project II
    or
  • Graduate Elective*

*Any 400-level (or 4000-level) or above course satisfies the graduate elective requirement.


*MSOE follows an academic quarter system. The 45 quarter credits required in this program equate to approximately 30-semester credits of contact and class time.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

  • Formulate and solve ill-defined engineering or construction problems appropriate to civil engineering.
  • Conduct a literature review in a specialized technical area appropriate to civil engineering.
  • Analyze and/or design a complex system or process in a specialized technical area appropriate to civil engineering.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the MSCVE program will:

  • be able to evaluate complex systems or processes within realistic constraints such as customary standards of practice, costs, and sustainability.
  • be able to choose to pursue registration as a professional engineer or certification as a professional construction manager will, after attaining the required years of work experience stipulated by the relevant licensing board, achieve that distinction.
  • pursue opportunities to advance their technical and professional skills through lifelong learning.
  • be able to obtain a Ph.D. in their area of civil engineering specialization, if desired.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 5, 2018
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Sept. 2019
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35,000 USD
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