Offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Construction Engineering helps students approach, evaluate and devise solutions to some of the largest problems facing modern infrastructure and the environment today. This program provides students with the knowledge of main trends and technological innovations in the modern construction industry through coursework and interaction with prominent industry leaders. The curriculum is designed to reflect the most up-to-date knowledge in the areas of planning, financing, procuring, constructing, and managing constructed facilities. Upon completion of the program, graduates can expect to have the knowledge and skills needed to be construction engineering experts, locally and nationally.
The master of engineering (MEng) in the field of construction engineering program provides students with the knowledge of main trends and technological innovations in the modern construction industry through coursework and interaction with prominent industry leaders. The curriculum is designed to reflect the most up-to-date knowledge in the areas of planning, financing, procuring, constructing, and managing constructed facilities. Upon completion of the program, graduates can expect to have the knowledge and skills needed to be construction engineering experts, locally and nationally.
- Credit hours: 30
- Duration: 1-2 years (full-time) or 2-3 years (part-time)
For a list of required coursework and other information, please check out the GW Bulletin.
M.S. Admissions Requirements
Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form:
- Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.
- Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application.
- Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts.
- For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application.
English proficiency exam scores (international applicants)
- International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams.
- Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW.
Letters of Recommendation
- A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation are required to be submitted with the online application form. These may be from your academic advisor, professor, and/or employer.
Statement of Purpose
- Applicants must include an essay of 250-500 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned.
- It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 500 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation.
- The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration.
- A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form.
- If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink.
M.S. applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission:
- A bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work.
- A bachelor's degree in another field, in which the applicant may be required to take a set of deficiency courses, to be determined by the department on a case-by-case basis.
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Last updated November 13, 2018