Total Hours Required for Degree: 30 (Thesis Option) or 36 (Non-thesis Option)
TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language): ≥ 75
OR IELTS (International English Language Testing System): ≥ 6.0
OR Pearson PTE Academic: ≥ 50
GRE (Graduate Record Examination): ≥ 300 (Quantitative + Verbal)
GPA (Grade Point Average): ≥ 3.0
Newly admitted graduate students are required to be seen by a graduate advisor prior to enrolling in graduate level engineering courses. All prerequisite and deficiencies in the student’s background for a particular concentration must be addressed by completing some or all of the leveling engineering, mathematics and/or physics courses listed below.
Must have sufficient background in the following courses:
- CIEN 402 - Soil Mechanics (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- CIEN 403 - Foundation Engineering (Lec. 3, Lab. 3, Cr. 4)
- CIEN 416 - Design of Reinforced Concrete (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- CIEN 417 - Design of Steel Structures (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- CIEN 419 - Water Resources Engineering (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- CIEN 422 - Environmental Engineering Design (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- MATH 190 - Calculus I (Lec. 3, Lab. 2, Cr. 4)
- MATH 291 - Calculus II (Lec. 3, Lab. 2, Cr. 4)
- MATH 292 - Multivariable Calculus (Lec. 4, Cr. 4)
- MATH 301 - Differential Equations (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- PHYS 211 - University Physics I (Lec. 3, Cr. 3)
- CIEN, CSCI, ENGR, ENSC, MATH, or STAT Electives (500/600 Level) - 12 hours
- CIEN, CSCI, ENGR, ENSC, MATH, or STAT Electives (600 Level) - 12 hours
- CIEN, CSCI, ENGR, ENSC, MATH, or STAT Electives (500/600 Level) - 18 hours
- CIEN, CSCI, ENGR, ENSC, MATH, or STAT Electives (600 Level) - 18 hours
- For thesis option, only 6 hours of CSCI, ENSC, MATH, and STAT can be used. For non-thesis option, only 9 hours of CSCI, ENSC, MATH, and STAT can be used.
- The courses taken must be approved by an advisor.
- For non-thesis option, students must also pass the Graduate Comprehensive Exam (GCE).
- Student must successfully pass GCE during the final semester. This GCE is based on topics presented in required courses.
- Student with unsatisfactory result in first attempt of GCE will be given a second exam within the same semester. Failure on the second attempt of GCE will result in additional courses recommended by the Civil Engineering Graduate Committee.
- The third attempt of GCE is the final attempt and a failure in passing the GCE will result in failure to complete the Master of Engineering graduate requirements and student will not graduate from the program.
- At least one-half of the total number of credit hours required for a graduate degree, excluding credit for thesis, must be at the 600-level.
- Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
- No grade below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
- Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.
- All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Graduate School Regulations page.