M.S., Civil Engineering

  • Complete the following admission requirements:
  • Complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering or natural sciences.1
  • Submit GRE scores.
  • International students must complete the TOEFL with a score of 575 or better.

1 If applying with a non-engineering degree, submit a graduate study plan, including required deficiency courses, to be approved by a committee.

DEFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS2

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
MATH F251XCalculus I4
MATH F252XCalculus II4
MATH F253XCalculus III4
MATH F302Differential Equations3
Two approved science courses8
Three F200-level or above engineering courses
Four F400-level CE courses 3

Concentrations: Arctic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Design and Construction, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Complete a thesis or project3-9
Complete comprehensive exam
Complete one from the following concentrations21-27
Arctic Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Engineering Design and Construction
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

CONCENTRATIONS

Arctic Engineering

Complete the following:
CE F603Arctic Engineering3
CE F624Introduction to Permafrost Engineering3
CE F682Ice Engineering3
or GEOS F615 Sea Ice
CE F683Arctic Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering3
ME F685Arctic Heat and Mass Transfer3
or ME F642 Advanced Heat Transfer
Approved electives (6 credits for thesis; 12 credits for project) 16-12

eNVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Complete the following:
CE F601Engineering Research Communication3
ENVE F641Aquatic Chemistry3
or CHEM F605 Aquatic Chemistry
ENVE F645Unit Processes: Chemical and Physical3
ENVE F647Biotechnology3
Approved electives (9 credits for thesis; 15 credits for project) 19-15

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Complete the following:
Personnel, leadership, business communications, marketing electives 16
Design and construction management electives 26
Accounting, finance, economics electives 33
Design and construction technical electives 49
Project only:3
Complete additional approved elective 5

Geotechnical engineering

Complete 15 credits from the following:15
Pavement Design
Foundations and Retaining Structures
Introduction to Permafrost Engineering
Soil Stabilization and Embankment Design
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Unsaturated Soils Mechanics
Theory of Elastic Stability
Numerical Methods for Geomechanics and Soil-Structure Interaction
Additional approved electives (6 credits for thesis; 12 credits for project) 16-12

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Complete 15 credits from the following:15
Engineering Research Communication
Foundations and Retaining Structures
Advanced Structural Mechanics
Theory of Elastic Stability
Structural Dynamics
Numerical Methods for Geomechanics and Soil-Structure Interaction
Additional approved electives (6 credits for thesis; 12 credits for project) 16-12

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

Complete the following:
Approved engineering electives (9 credits for thesis; 15 credits for project) 19-15
Additional approved electives 212

Water Resources Engineering

Complete 12 credits from the following:12
Advanced Water Resources Engineering
Open Channel and River Engineering
Groundwater Dynamics
Sediment Transport
Arctic Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
Additional approved electives (9 credits for thesis; 15 credits for project) 19-15

See Engineering for Ph.D. program.

See Water and Environmental Science.