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School of Science & Engineering


Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise construction of many essential facilities and structures, such as bridges, dams, interstate highways, and buildings.

What is civil engineering?
Civil engineers are problem solvers - applying the latest in high-tech equipment and sophisticated procedures to address challenges concerning our environment and infrastructure. Civil engineering can encompass many areas, including environmental, water resources, geotechnical, structural, and transportation.

Why study?
Service to the community is a fundamental aspect of a civil engineering career.  The study of civil engineering is ideal for individuals who are socially aware and would like to work with others to solve these and other societal problems.  

Where would I work after graduation?
Civil Engineering is a highly versatile degree allowing graduates to work in many different industries and professionals.  Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer.  Others may work in design, construction, research, and teaching.

Degree Requirements

30 to 32 graduate credits of which:

  • 8 credits of Core Courses
  • 24 credits of electives (a minimum of 12 credits must be at the 6000 level

Students are required to take a minimum of 30 credits of course work and to complete a written and oral comprehensive examination. All students must take at least: two core courses and a minimum of 12 credits at the
6000 (graduate only) level. Examples of courses include:

Core Courses

GEN 5001 Introduction to Systems Engineering 
GEN 5002 Numerical Methods  OR
GEN 6001 Finite Elements 

Graduate Courses 

CEN 5012 Steel Analysis 
CEN 5016 Concrete Analysis & Design 
CEN 5020 Geotechnical Design
CEN 5030 Environmental Design 
CEN 5032 Applied Hydrology
CEN 5040 Geometric Design of Highways
CEN 5042 Traffic Engineering
CEN 5044 Transportation Systems Analysis 
CEN 5050 Construction Planning & Management
BIO 5083 Conservation and Restoration Biology 
EEN 5175 Digital Architecture 
EEN 5265 Engineering Management 
GEN 6020 Principles & Applications of Geographic Information Systems
GEN 6022 Pavement Management Systems
GEN 6024 Building Information Models
GEN 6010 Earthquake Engineering
GEN 6012 Pre-stressed Concrete Structures
GEN 6014 Advanced Structural Analysis
GEN 6030 Urban Hydrology & Storm Water Management
GEN 6032 Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
GEN 6034 Use of Recycled Materials in Construction Products
GEN 6999 Project


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