Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering, Master of Science


Academic Information

This program assists students who wish to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle important engineering tracks of our time: sustainability and innovation. The plan of study features real-world relevancy and considers how sustainable systems impact economics, design, and usability.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering, Master of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering?

The knowledge gained during this program, in the emphasis area of choice, will prepare you for tackling real world engineering challenges, providing solutions to complex engineering problems, and creating products that will benefit the society. The Civil Engineering Master of Science will help you enter a satisfying, productive and exciting profession, or continue on to a doctoral degree.
 
The program will help you understand the application of your profession to sustainability and/or advanced engineering design. Faculty are engaged in research and its creative application to relevant problems, and you will have the opportunity to join them. The methods of design and innovation are necessary to the successful development of sustainable systems. Likewise, the principles of sustainability can foster innovation and economic development. By combining both themes, you will have the opportunity to engineer a brighter future for yourself and for the world.
 
Students wanting to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously may qualify for our Accelerated Program which allows students to count six units toward both degrees, shortening the time to graduation.
 

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Sustainability or Design Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant or Entrepreneur
  • Teaching and Research Faculty
  • Research and Development Engineer   

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering, Master of Science


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering, Master of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 30
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Thesis Thesis is required.
Research Individualized research is required.
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Purpose Statement

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering aims to educate civil engineers to conduct analytical and experimental studies in the areas of water resources, transportation, structural, and geotechnical engineering. Examples of content areas include quantitative techniques for restoring natural stream channels, modeling and designing intelligent transportation systems, studies of the theoretical underpinnings of advanced structural analysis and design software, and sustainable engineering materials. The learning experiences provided by the program prepare students to enter the workforce with advanced skills or to pursue further studies in a doctoral program. The program also aims at increasing competitiveness in the local, regional, and global markets, advancing existing careers, or serving as a gateway to the Ph.D. degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced civil engineering (CE) problems

Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering, Master of Science


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Master's Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering, Master of Science


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