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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Construction Engineering (M.Sc.)


The Master of Science program in Construction Engineering is administered by the Construction and Architectural Engineering Department. The Program offers high quality education that prepares students for advanced academic, research and professional careers in construction management & systems and structural engineering & construction materials.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Master of Science in Construction Engineering are to provide the graduates of the program with:

  • A broad knowledge of modern computational and experimental methods in engineering.

  • Extensive knowledge in construction management & systems and in structural engineering & construction  materials

  • In-depth understanding of the research techniques and data analysis in construction engineering

  • An ability to solve unstructured engineering problems, think critically, function well in a team, and communicate effectively

  • A high standard of written and oral communication on technical matters

Admission

A candidate for the master’s program in Construction Engineering must have a B.Sc. degree in civil, construction or architectural engineering. Students who have some deficiency in their undergraduate training but are well-qualified in other respects may be admitted provisionally. The Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering may prescribe a program of noncredit work to make up for the deficiency.

Courses (24 credit hours)


A minimum of eight courses (24 credit hours) is required. The courses are selected from the following categories:

II- Concentration Courses (12 credit hours)


Students should select a minimum of four courses from any of the courses of the following subfields in Construction Engineering:

III- Elective Courses (6 credit hours)


A minimum of two courses are selected as electives. The courses are selected from a set of graduate courses in engineering, physical sciences, social sciences, management and other related graduate level courses subject to advisor and chair’s approval. No more than one 400-level course in engineering, computer science and other related areas, not in the student’s undergraduate major, may be taken for graduate credit subject to advisor and chair’s approval.

A minimum of one course must be selected from the concentration courses in Construction Engineering


May include:


  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Construction Technology Analysis and Development
  • Advanced Structural Design and Construction

Thesis


Graduate thesis work is an important and required part of the Construction Engineering Master of Science degree program. Each student must submit a thesis topic that has been approved by a faculty advisor by the end of the first academic year. Various research topics are discussed in ENGR 5940  , Graduate Thesis Seminar. Students must complete ENGR 5940  before registering for thesis credits. To ensure adequate faculty consultation on the thesis, the student must register for CENG 5290 , Graduate Thesis, by the completion of 18 credit hours. Students must register in CENG 5290  for at least two semesters. The first two registrations in CENG 5290  must be for three credit hours, after that CENG 5290  is taken for one credit hour each semester until completion of the program requirements.