MSCV Degree Options

Two options are available to students pursuing the Master of Science with Major in Civil Engineering (MSCV) degree: the thesis option and the project option. In each case, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required on all coursework attempted. For this degree program, GRE is not required.

Thesis Option (Total 30 Credits)

The Master of Science with Major in Civil Engineering (with thesis) requires a minimum of 30 credits that are completed under the following guidelines:

  1. Requires 6 credits of Master's Thesis (CGN6971),with successful completion of a thesis defended at an oral examination, AND
  2. Requires 24 credits of approved coursework (5000 Level or higher) with the following constraints:
    1. Minimum of 15 credits at the 6000 level;
    2. Minimum of 15 credits of CEGE courses;
  3. Must complete one semester of CGS 5937, Graduate Seminar (0 credits) with grade of Satisfactory ("S").

All students receiving financial support from the department are required to complete the thesis option.

Master of Science with Major in Civil Engineering (courses only)

(A total of 30 credits required.)

   1. Requires 30 credits of approved coursework (5000 level or higher) with the following constraints:

                   a. Minimum of 15 credits at the 6000 level;
                   b. Minimum of 15 credits in CEGE courses; and          

    2.  Must complete one semester of CGS 5937, Graduate Seminar (0 credits) with grade of Satisfactory ("S").

The university catalog contains statements of regulations that apply to all graduate students, in particular are the sections on admissions and degree programs and requirements. Statements referring to foreign language requirements do not apply to students in the MSCV program.

Program Concentrations

Areas of concentration include:

  • Structural/Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation/Geomatics Engineering
  • Water Resources/Environmental Engineering

Master of Science with Major in Civil Engineering students may complete one concentration, which includes a minimum of two core classes chosen from a list of courses for each concentration. Note: No more than 3 credits of Directed Independent Study may be applied toward the degree. All course selections must be part of an approved plan of study. All Master of Science with Major in Civil Engineering students must complete one semester of a 0-credit graduate seminar course.

Structural/Geotechnical Engineering Core

Soil Stabilization and Geosynthetics                     CEG 6124
Advanced Structural Analysis                                CES 6106
Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering*      CES 6119
Bridge Design                                                       CES 6325
Structural Dynamics                                              CES 6585
Prestressed Concrete                                            CES 6715

* Introduction to Finite Element Methods, (EGM 5351) is an acceptable substitute.

Transportation/Geomatics Engineering Core 

Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing                        SUR 6387C
Advanced Unmanned Aerial System Mapping     SUR 6502
Intelligent Transportation Systems                        TTE 6272
Maritime Freight Operations                                 TTE 6508
Sustainable Public Transportation                          TTE 6651
Highway Engineering                                             TTE 6815
Transportation System Analysis                              TTE 6501
Terrestrial Laser Scanning                                       CEG 6304C
 

Water Resources/Environmental Engineering Core

Open Channel Hydraulics                                       CWR 6235
Dynamic Hydrology                                                CWR 6525
Water Resource System Engineering                      CWR 6818
Air Pollution and Control                                         ENV 6115
Water Supply and Treatment                                   ENV 6418
Wastewater Engineering                                          ENV 6507
Sustainability and Pollution Prevention                    ENV 6932

Note:  Credits of Directed Independent Study may be applied toward the degree with the approval of the department. All course selections must be part of an approved plan of study. All Master of Science with Major in Civil Engineering students must complete one semester of a 0-credit graduate seminar course.

Business Minor

Students electing to complete a Business minor must follow the College of Engineering and Computer Science guidelines for the Business minor noted above.

The university catalog contains statements of regulations that apply to all graduate students, in particular are the sections on admissions and degree programs and requirements. Statements referring to foreign language requirements do not apply to students in the MSCV program.

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