Civil & Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental engineers are actively engaged in all efforts to predict, minimize the effect of, and retrofit or repair the infrastructure affected by events that include global climate change, environmental pollution crises, water shortage crises, non-sustainable energy practices, transportation planning and land use changes. The Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department continues to address these global challenges through its didactic and research missions. Through our accredited Civil Engineering (CE) and Environmental Engineering (ENVE) programs, we educate and prepare engineers to face major societal challenges, and the CEE faculty members perform cutting-edge research to develop new solutions to global problems. The CEE faculty includes 25 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and six professors-in-residence and faculty members with research and joint appointments.

The CEE Department offers a Master of Engineering (MENG) degree program in the following areas of concentration: Structural Engineering. Master of Engineering students must complete:

MENG Core Courses (12 credits)

  • ENGR 5311 – Professional Communication and Information Management
  • ENGR 5312 – Engineering Project Planning and Management
  • ENGR 5314 – Advanced Engineering Mathematics – ENVE 5320 – Quantitative Methods for Engineers (for ENVE), ENVE – 5330 – Probabilistic Methods in Engineering Systems (for TRUE)
  • ENGR 5300 - Capstone Project – Students are encouraged to work on a company-sponsored project

Structural Engineering (18 credits)

Concentration Core Courses (Three including the first two)

  • CE 5122 – Advanced Mechanics of Materials (required)
  • CE 5164 – Finite Element Methods in Applied Mechanics I (required)
  • CE 5610 – Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • CE 5620 – Advanced Steel Structures

Elective Courses (At least one)

  • CE 5128 – Elastic Stability
  • CE 5150 – Structural Vibrations
  • CE 5151 – Experimental Structural Dynamics
  • CE 5163 – Fracture Mechanics
  • CE 5166 – Finite Element Methods in Applied Mechanics II
  • CE 5380 – Bridge Structures
  • CE 5610 – Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures (if not taken as a core course)
  • CE 5620 – Advanced Steel Structures (if not taken as a core course)
  • CE 5640 – Prestressed Concrete Structures