Civil Engineering with Concentration in Water, Environmental, and Coastal Systems, MSCIVE

This program integrates the study of infrastructure; hydrology; hydraulics; engineering for coastal areas; numerical modeling; remote sensing; spatial and temporal data analysis; and physical, chemical, and biological processes that impact the water and air quality to provide students with the knowledge and tools for developing and managing sustainable, resilient water resources and infrastructure. It includes required core courses from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, complemented by electives in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering, and earth and environmental sciences. 

Degree Requirements With Report With Thesis Course Work Only
Required core courses 8 SH 8 SH 8 SH
Restricted electives 12 SH 12 SH 12 SH
Other electives 8 SH 4 SH 12 SH
Master of Science report/thesis 4 SH 8 SH
Minimum semester hours required 32 SH 32 SH 32 SH

Graduate Certificate Options

Students enrolled in a master's degree have the opportunity to also pursue one of the many engineering graduate certificate options in addition to or in combination with the MS degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding these options.

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with Concentration in Water, Environmental, and Coastal Systems with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with Concentration in Water, Environmental, and Coastal Systems in addition to earning a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in order to pursue this option. The program requires fulfillment of the 16-semester-hour curriculum required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership, which includes an industry-based challenge project with multiple mentors. The integrated 32-semester-hour degree and certificate will require 16 hours of advisor-approved environmental and water systems technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

Complete 8 semester hours of the following:8
Coastal Dynamics and Design
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Biological Processes
Hydrologic Modeling
Surface Water Quality Modeling
Air Quality Management
Coastal and Nearshore Hydrodynamics
Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (Hydraulic Modeling)

Options

Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.12
Complete 12 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.12

Report Option

CIVE 8674Master’s Report4
Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.12
Complete 8 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.8

Thesis Option

CIVE 7990Thesis8
Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.12
Complete 4 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.4

Course Lists

Restricted Elective List

Any required core course not used to meet the required core course requirement can be taken as a restricted elective.

Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Dynamic Modeling for Environmental Investment and Policymaking
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Climate Science and Technology Adaptation Policy)
Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities Abroad
Climate Adaptation and Policy Abroad
Time Series and Geospatial Data Sciences
Critical Infrastructure Resilience
Water Engineering: Planning, Design, and Management
Environmental Physical/Chemical Processes
Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 1

Other Elective List

Any required core course not used to meet the required core course or restricted elective requirements can be taken as another elective. Any restricted elective not used to meet the restricted elective requirement can be taken as another elective.

Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Urban Informatics Processing)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Random Data and Processing)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Informatics in Civil Engineering)
Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes
Geographical Information Systems
Oceanography
Engineering Probability and Statistics
Statistical Methods in Engineering
Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment
Probability 2
Applied Statistics
Regression, ANOVA, and Design

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required