The civil engineering profession is dedicated to developing and applying scientific and technological knowledge to serve the needs of our society. Buildings, power plants, roadways, bridges, water supply systems, wastewater systems and ocean and estuarine structures are all part of the infrastructure of society that comes under the purview of the civil engineering discipline. Increasingly, civil engineers are also involved in the development of less traditional structures and systems, such as mechanical prostheses and space vehicles. In addition, the scope of expertise of the modern civil engineer must include a concern for environmental, social and economic issues. Graduate courses in the focus areas of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and ocean engineering are offered in the Master of Civil Engineering program. Additional courses are available in the areas of mechanics, probabilistic methods, mathematics, environmental engineering and other associated areas of technology.
Students may choose to specialize in one of the three focus areas (sample selections of courses in these areas are listed below) or in the general civil engineering area by selecting courses from any of the three focus areas and other approved courses. With prior approval of the program chair, students may add breadth to their program by selecting three of their electives from other offerings of the Whiting School of Engineering.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education