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College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

MEng in Civil Engineering

The master of engineering (MEng) in civil engineering program emphasizes applied design, fundamental coursework, and development of key communication skills to meet today's industry demands and advance your career.

Quick Facts
  • 30 credits
  • Part-Time or Full-Time
  • Rolling Admission
  • Fall and Spring Semester Start
  • Course Catalog

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About the Major

civil engineering

The master of engineering in civil engineering program emphasizes applied design and stresses the development of oral, visual, and written communication skills in civil engineering to enable individuals to advance in their careers. Discover new knowledge in design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. Have the flexibility to take research project-based courses through one of three tracks offered based on your interests. You may concentrate your studies in civil engineering, structural engineering, or transportation engineering by selecting appropriate courses available.

Degree Requirements and Options

The following courses and requirements are recommended for those pursuing the master of engineering in civil engineering program.

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Core Classes

  • M 515 | Methods of Applied Mathematics I or M 517 | Applied Engineering Statistics
  • EM 601 | Engineering Program Management

Specializations

Explore the three different tracks offered under the master of engineering in civil engineering program. Learn more below:

Earn an MEng and MBA

E2M is a unique, three-way partnership between the Barney School of Business and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, and extending to third party-business and industry in Greater Hartford. Coursework includes applied projects, such as formulating marketing and business plans for area companies. The Engineering Applications Center assists local businesses and industries in applying new techniques, and you will become involved through application projects, symposia, and forums. You may complete either program and receive your degree immediately, without waiting to complete both.

This partnership between the Barney School of Business and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) provides a broader focus for engineers moving into management and leadership tracks. The program requires a total of 60 credits – that’s 6 fewer credits than if you pursued the degrees separately. Students can earn both a Master of Engineering (MEng) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) within the framework of Excellence in Engineering and Management (E2M) Program.

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Program Highlights

Research Thesis Topics and Projects

Below is a list of research thesis topics and projects students in the master of science in civil engineering program have completed.
  • Investigation, Analysis, and Rehabilitation of Large Reinforced Concrete Beams for the Original, Deteriorated, and Rebuilt Conditions
  • Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) to Pavement Management Systems
  • Design of a Chamber for Safe Disposal of PEN Explosive Caps
  • Highway Capacity, Traffic Operational Analysis Simulation, and Modeling of Transportation Systems
  • Computational Intelligence, Optimization, and Stochastic Process in Transportation Engineering
  • Adaptive Traffic Signal Control
  • A Fuzzy Logic Based Integrated Interchange Ramp Metering Signal Control
  • Evaluation of Fuzzy Logic Based Ramp Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation
  • Selection of Highway Interchange Types
  • Traffic Accident Data Mining Using a Machine Learning Model
  • A Survey of Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS)
  • Comparison of Capacity Estimations Due to Downstream Link Queues at Signalized Interchanges

Unique Specialties

Structural Engineering Laboratory
State-of-the-art computational facilities are used for the application of structural design and finite element analysis in structural components.

Transportation Engineering Laboratory
Provides a variety of traffic simulation, planning, and signal control programs for analyzing, evaluating, and designing transportation system components.­

Admission Requirements

Interested in enrolling in the Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering program under the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA)? Here is what you need to submit your application.

Our Faculty

Todd Brown
PE, Applied Assistant Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

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Clara Fang
Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

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David Jacobs
Adjunct Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

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Saleh Keshawarz
Department Chair; Program Director, Civil Engineering; Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

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David Pines
Associate Dean for Student Support; Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
Dean's Office

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Ted Sussmann
Associate Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

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Yang Yang
Assistant Professor
Architecture
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

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