MSCE Geotechnical Engineering

Area of Emphasis - Geotechnical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or must take sequence of required undergraduate courses first.

Required for Degree: 32 credits total – 24 credits coursework, 6 credits thesis, 2 credits seminar.


Required of All Master's Students:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CE 691 Graduate Seminar (2 semesters, 1 credit each) 2
CE 599 Thesis  - Major Advisor 6


Suggested Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CE 502 Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics 3
CE 551 Problems 1-3
CE 560 Advanced Soil Mechanics 3
CE 562* Foundation Engineering I 3
CE 563^ Earth Structures 3
CE 564^ Rock Mechanics 3
CE 565 Soil  Behavior 3
CE 566 Pavement Design 3
CE 567 Foundation Engineering II 3
CE 568 Soil Dynamics 3


*CE 360L is a prerequisite for CE 562.

^Nominally offered every other year.

Students must work with their faculty advisor to identify other appropriate elective courses for this degree program.

Note: Course offerings are subject to change each semester based on enrollment and instructor availability.