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Total Semester Hours Required: 32 – 33 (depending on concentration)

Students pursuing the MS in Civil Engineering with a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership must complete 16 semester-hours of required GIEL coursework and 16-17 semester-hours of coursework in their chosen Civil Engineering discipline.

Please refer to the Civil Engineering homepage for the most up-to-date course requirements and other program information.

Required GIEL Coursework

All students will be required to complete the following 16 semester-hours of Gordon Engineering Leadership coursework. Please visit the curriculum page for complete course descriptions.

ENLR 5121 Engineering Leadership 1 2
ENLR 5122 Engineering Leadership 2 2
ENLR 5131 Scientific Principles of Engineering 1 2
ENLR 5132 Scientific Principles of Engineering 2 2
ENLR 7440 Engineering Leadership Challenge Project 1 4
ENLR 7442 Engineering Leadership Challenge Project 2 4

Civil Engineering Concentration Options

Students will also complete 16-17 semester-hours of Civil Engineering coursework in one of the following concentrations: Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical / Geoenvironmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Transportation Engineering.

Construction Management

ACCT 6200 Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 1 3
CIVE 7220 Construction Management 4
CIVE 7221 Construction Project Control and Organization 2
CIVE 7230 Legal Aspects of Civil Engineering 4
IE 6200 Engineering Probability and Statistics 4

Environmental Engineering

CIVE 7250 Environmental Chemistry 4
CIVE 7251 Environmental Biological Processes 4
CIVE 7260 Hydrology 4
Elective Elective 4

Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Engineering

CIVE 7301 Advanced Soil Mechanics 4
CIVE 7302 Advanced Foundation Engineering 4
Electives Electives 8

Structural Engineering

CIVE 7330 Advanced Structural Analysis 4
CIVE 7331 Structural Dynamics 4
Electives Restricted Electives 8

Transportation Engineering

CIVE 5373 Transportation Planning and Engineering 4
CIVE 5376 Traffic Engineering 4
IE 6200 Engineering Probability and Statistics 4
Electives Restricted Electives 4