The civil engineering master’s program is designed to build upon a student’s undergraduate background and provide additional depth and breadth into the challenging and versatile profession of civil engineering. The one-year course-based program focuses on structural engineering. However, there are alternatives for individuals interested in a multi-year, thesis-based Master of Science Civil Engineering program.
Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
A civil engineering degree will provide you with the knowledge and technical ability to perform essential engineering functions in the design, management and construction industries, among others. As a civil engineer, you can expect to work with public works in some capacity.
- 142 Required Credits
- 52 Elective Credits
Beyond the classroom, our civil & environmental engineering curriculum includes ample hands-on opportunities that will help prepare students for a career in the field. Projects are designed to provide students with practical applications of engineering principles along with important team and project management skills. As freshmen, students visit major civil engineering projects in the region, where they are exposed to client-based design projects early on.
Structural engineers are heavily involved in designing structures, such as buildings, bridges and tunnels. Frequently, structural engineers work as consultants to architects or contractors.
Engineers working in this specialty manage natural resources and determine how they should be handled including waste disposal, pollution and flood control.
Construction managers are desirable for their engineering and leadership expertise that are critical to help ensure building projects are completed on time and under budget.