The Civil Engineering Department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Engineering degree . Areas of specialization are Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Systems Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering.
The Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) program offers classroom and laboratory instruction as well as applied and fundamental research. Areas of concentration include water quality and treatment, wastewater treatment, storm water monitoring and quality, fate and transport of contaminants, and hazardous waste treatment. The program offers opportunities for collaboration in broad fields such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and systems engineering in order to prepare graduates for exciting environmental careers in government, private sector and academia.
Included in the Structural Engineering program are advanced courses and research in design of metal and concrete structures, as well as the underlying theories of structural mechanics. Both practice-oriented and research oriented individuals may be accommodated in this program. The interdisciplinary Transportation Engineering program offers courses in traffic engineering, highway design, transportation planning, operations research, and applied statistics. Individuals interested in practice, or research can be accommodated.
The Geotechnical Engineering program emphasizes fundamental courses. Typical curriculum would include courses in soil properties, foundation engineering, advanced methods of laboratory testing, groundwater and seepage, and earth structures. Also included would be basic structural engineering courses.