Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Construction Engineering (M.Sc.)

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The Master of Science program in Construction Engineering is administered by the Construction 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


A candidate for the master’s program in Construction Engineering must have a B.Sc. degree in civil, construction or architectural engineering. Students who graduated from other engineering departments or have some deficiency in their undergraduate education but are well-qualified in other respects may be admitted provisionally. The Department of Construction Engineering may prescribe a program of non-credit 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 sub-fields 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. One of the elective courses can be selected from the concentration courses.


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, after the completion of 15 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. Students will not be allowed to register for the second time in CENG 5290  until the approval of their thesis proposal.

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