Master of Science in Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) with an emphasis in Civil and Environmental Engineering is a master’s level graduate degree program built upon the overarching themes of sustainability and advanced engineering design. The program allows students to achieve depth in a single discipline or breadth across multiple disciplines. The two emphases of the program are:

The Sustainable Systems theme focuses on sustaining environmental and built systems with topics related to energy, the natural and built environments, and policy and management. The Advanced Engineering Design theme emphasizes innovation (e.g., designing new products, integrating processes, advancing applications, delivering sophisticated services, and introducing new strategies).


The sustainability and advanced engineering design themes, however, naturally intersect – the methods of design and innovation are a necessary element to the successful development or support of sustainable systems.  Likewise, the principles of sustainability can foster innovation and economic development.  


The M.S.E. curriculum requires 30 units as described below:

Since the M.S.E. program emphasizes interdisciplinary topics, students may wish to take courses outside of their primary disciplinary focus.  Some courses may require prior completion of pre-requisite courses.  Other requirements for master of science students in civil and environmental engineering include the following:


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