MENG-CE Degree Requirements

The MENG degree is project-oriented and not thesis-based. It requires a minimum of 33 credit hours of graduate coursework.

Required for Degree: 33 credits coursework only

- A minimum of 15 credit hours of practice-oriented civil engineering classes composed from list of courses found below.

- 12 additional credit hours that support the student’s area of interest. These courses are listed as required and elective courses, taken from the lists below.

- At least 6 additional credit hours that advance the student’s management skillset. Can be composed of courses provided by the Anderson Business School. Consult with your advisor to insure that a class meets these requirements.


Students select courses from the following focus areas and may choose a single focus area or combine focus areas:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources-Hydraulics Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Materials Science
  • Transportation Engineering 

Structural Practice Oriented Courses

502. Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics 506. Prestressed Concrete 508. Plates and shells 511. Reinforced Concrete Design 513. Timber and Masonry Design 521. Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 524. Structural Design in Metals 598. Wood/Masonry Design 598. Design of RC structures with FRP

Environmental Practice Oriented Courses

531. Physical-Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment 533. Environmental Microbiology 534. Environmental Engineering Chemistry 535. Water Reuse 536. Biological Wastewater Treatment 537L. Aqueous Environmental Chemistry and Analysis 538. Sustainable Engineering 539. Radioactive Waste Management

Water Resources Practice Oriented Courses

540. Design of Hydraulic Systems 541. Hydrogeology 542. Intermediate Hydrology 545. Open Channel Hydraulics 547. GIS in Water Resources Engineering 549. Vadose Zone Hydrology 598. Stream and Watershed Restoration 598. Surface Water Quality Modeling

Geotechnical Practice Oriented Courses

562. Foundation Engineering I 563. Earth Structures 566. Pavement Design 567. Foundation Engineering II 568. Soil Dynamics

Construction Practice Oriented Courses

571. Sustainable Design and Construction 573. Construction Law 574. Principles of Written Construction Documents 575. Construction Safety 576. Project Delivery Systems 577. Project Controls 578. Design of Temporary Support Structures CE598 (future CE570). Advanced Construction Equipment Management CE598 (future CE572). Contemporary Issues in Construction CE598 (future CE579). Decision-making in Civil Infrastructure Systems 598. Building Information Modeling

Transportation Practice Oriented Courses

581. Urban Transportation Planning 582. Highway and Traffic Engineering 598. Design of Sustainable Transportation Systems and Policy 598. Transportation Data Management and Analysis


Students must complete the degree within seven years of the semester of admission. Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for more complete information.

You can find a list of our faculty with their area of emphasis here.