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Graduate Civil Engineering

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The civil engineering program is designed to provide a balance of traditional civil engineering subjects with courses exploring innovative technologies currently evolving into specializations with significant professional activities. Technical electives make it possible either to concentrate study in traditional areas or to augment course work with emerging technologies. The group of required courses provides depth of knowledge and an analytical perspective that sets the specialized technical electives in context. The Environmental Engineering option provides the background to apply advanced techniques to environmental problems, an important area of professional activity for civil engineers.

The flexibility of the curriculum allows students to design a program of study tailored to individual career goals and to the demands of the ever-changing marketplace. Students entering the program are normally expected to have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. However, in certain cases students with undergraduate backgrounds in related engineering or science disciplines may qualify for admission and will be considered on an individual basis.

Curriculum–Required Courses Credit Hours
Core Courses* 9
Courses from Group I or Group II** 9
Technical Electives*** 6
ENGR 691 Thesis I or Technical Elective 3
ENGR 692 Thesis II or Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective for Non-Thesis Students 3
*Core Courses–Select 3 courses from among the following:
ENGR 600 Engineering Project Management***
ENGR 611 Operations Research
ENGR 616 Engineering Mathematics**
ENGR 618 Engineering Statistics and Probability*
ENGR 619 Technical Communications
ENGR 636 Finite Element Analysis**
*Group I students must select ENGR 618 as part of their core course requirements.
**Group II students must select ENGR 636 and either ENGR 616 or 618 as part of their core course requirements.
***Students pursuing the Land Development certificate should include ENGR 600 as part of their core course requirements.
**Group I: Environmental/Water Resources–select 3 courses from among the following:
ENGR 602 Process Dynamics in Environmental Systems
ENGR 603 Topics in Surface Water Hydrology & Water Quality Modeling
ENGR 605 Innovative Water & Wastewater Treatment Systems
ENGR 608 Municipal Solid Waste Engineering Systems
ENGR 610 Groundwater Pollution Remediation
ENGR 637 Environmental Planning & Assessment
ENGR 641 Design of Water Distribution & Sanitary Sewer Systems
ENGR 642 Best Practices for Storm Water Management
**Group II: Structures–select 3 courses from among the following:
ENGR 628 Repair and Rehabilitation of Constructed Facilities
ENGR 629 Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation
ENGR 631 Advanced Structural Steel Design
ENGR 632 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
ENGR 633 Structural Mechanics
ENGR 634 Structural Dynamics
ENGR 635 Timber Design
ENGR 639 Structural Stability
***Technical Electives
ENGR 600 Engineering Project Management*
ENGR 601 Land Development
ENGR 602 Process Dynamics in Environmental Systems**
ENGR 603 Topics in Surface Water Hydrology & Water Quality Modeling**
ENGR 604 Environmental Law for Engineers
ENGR 605 Innovative Water & Wastewater Treatment Systems**
ENGR 606 Waste Incineration & Energy Recovery
ENGR 607 Hazardous Waste Management
ENGR 608 Municipal Solid Waste Engineering Systems**
ENGR 609 Air Pollution Control
ENGR 610 Groundwater Pollution Remediation**
ENGR 611 Operations Research*
ENGR 613 Geosynthetics
ENGR 616 Engineering Mathematics*
ENGR 618 Statistics and Probability*
ENGR 619 Technical Communications*
ENGR 621 Transport Phenomena
ENGR 622 Mass Transfer Operations
ENGR 625 Bioseparations
ENGR 628 Repair and Rehabilitation of Constructed Facilities***
ENGR 629 Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation***
ENGR 631 Advanced Structural Steel Design***
ENGR 632 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design***
ENGR 633 Structural Mechanics***
ENGR 634 Structural Dynamics***
ENGR 635 Timber Design***
ENGR 636 Finite Element Analysis*
ENGR 637 Environmental Planning & Assessment**
ENGR 639 Structural Stability***
ENGR 641 Design of Water Distribution & Sanitary Sewer Systems**
ENGR 642 Best Practices for Storm Water Management**
ENGR 643 Ground Improvement
ENGR 671 Applied Stress Analysis I
ENGR 672 Applied Stress Analysis II
ENGR 673 Experimental Mechanics
ENGR 674 Vibrations
ENGR 675 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
ENGR 680 Advanced Computational Methods
ENGR 681 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 694 Special Graduate Engineering Topics
ENGR 695 Independent Research
*If not taken as a Core Course
**If not taken as a Group I course
***If not taken as a Group II course