MS Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Program Learning Objectives

  1. Apply and synthesize technical knowledge to solve solutions to advanced Civil and Environmental Engineering problems in a chosen subject area of mastery (Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Water Resources, or Transportation Engineering).
  2. Demonstrate the ability for lifelong learning necessary for the constantly evolving nature of engineering design and practice.
  3. Effectively communicate technical information orally and in writing.
  4. Demonstrate independent thinking and decision making skills.
  5. Integrate ethical and professional components into the solutions of complex engineering problems.
  6. Evaluate engineering systems for sustainable performance and create solutions to encompass a project's full lifecycle. 
Required Courses
CE 591Graduate Seminar I1
CE 592Graduate Seminar II1
Select one of the following options:9
Design Project (Thesis)
Or 9 units of advisor approved analysis and design electives within the major (nonthesis option)
Advisor approved analysis and design electives within a specific area of focus
Select from the following: 120-26
Special Problems 2
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Concrete Materials
Structural Dynamics
Traffic Engineering
Highway Geometrics and Design
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Public Transportation
Coastal Hydraulics I
Coastal Hydraulics II
Open Channel Hydraulics
Groundwater Hydraulics and Hydrology
Hydraulic Systems Engineering
Structural Design
Design of Timber Structures
Seismic Principles for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bridge Engineering
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Design
FRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Civil Infrastructure and Building Systems
Analysis and Design of Shallow Foundations
Introduction to Geological Engineering
Design of Foundations and Slopes in Rock
Engineering Risk Analysis
Individual Study 2
Advanced Matrix Analysis of Structures I
Finite Element Analysis
Highway Pavement Designs
Transportation Systems Planning
Airport Planning and Design
Sustainable Mobility
Transportation Economics and Analysis
Modeling and Simulation in Transportation
Advanced Water Resources Engineering
Water Resources Systems Planning and Analysis
Groundwater Contamination
Environmental Hydraulics
Analysis and Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete
Ductile Design of Steel Structures
Advanced Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory
Seismic Analysis and Design for Civil Engineers
Prestressed Concrete Design
Selected Advanced Laboratory
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Lateral Support Systems
Slope Stability Analysis
Analysis and Design of Deep Foundations
Ground Improvement
Geosynthetics Engineering
Special Problems 2
Air Pollution Control
Mass Transfer Operations
Water Chemistry and Water Quality Measurements
Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management
Water and Wastewater Treatment Design
Sustainable Solid Waste Engineering
Bioremediation Engineering
Industrial Pollution Prevention
Environmental Health and Safety
Senior Project Design Laboratory I
Senior Project Design Laboratory II
Individual Study 2
Physico-Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment
Biological Wastewater Treatment Engineering
Sustainable Environmental Engineering
Advisor approved electives outside the primary area of focus
Approved electives outside the primary area of focus 18-14
Total units45

To be selected after consultation with your academic advisor and the CE/ENVE graduate coordinator


No more than 4 total units of technical elective credit from CE 400, CE 500 and ENVE 400, ENVE 500 combined.