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Master of Science in Civil Engineering

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  • Course description
    This program has been designed to build upon a students undergraduate background and provide additional depth and breadth in the challenging and versatile profession of Civil Engineering.

    Options of study are available in Structural/Geotechnical Engineering.  In addition to courses in engineering, technical electives may be chosen from a variety offered in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.  Students interested in the areas of Environmental Engineering and Water Resources should refer to the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Program..

    Topics for thesis research could come from areas such as structural mechanics, including finite element analysis, or geotechnical mechanics, including soil-structure interaction, and earthquake engineering.  Study of engineering failures in structures and/or geotechnical mechanics is also encouraged.  Part-time students from industry are encouraged to select, with their advisory committee chairperson, job-related topics.

    Master of Science In Civil Engineering

    Requirements:
    20 credit hours of core courses
    12 credit hours of thesis work
      8 credit hours of mathematics courses
      8 credit hours of elective courses
      3 credit hours of graduate seminar
    Core Courses:
    CE 421 Structural Analysis II
    CE 434 Advanced Structural Design in Concrete II
    CE 436 Foundation Engineering
    CE 531 Structural Design in Masonry
    CE 535 Structural Design in Prestressed Concrete
    CE 536 Advanced Soil Mechanics
    CE 598 Special Topics in Failure Analysis, Geosynthetics and
                Ground Modification, and Soil/Structure Interaction
    Mathematics Courses:
              MA 330 Vector Calculus
    MA 366 Functions of a Real Variable
    MA 367 Function of a Complex Variable
    MA 381 Introduction to Probability with Statistics Applications
    MA 383 Engineering Statistics II
    MA 433 Numerical Analysis
    MA 444 Deterministic Models in Operations Research
    MA 445 Stochastic Models in Operations Research
    MA 487 Design of Experiments
    Electives (depending on concentration):
    EM 505 Theory of Elasticity
    ME 422 Introduction to Finite Elements Fundamentals
    ME 522 Advanced Finite Element Analysis

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