Civil engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines. It involves the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, highways, railways, airports, seaports, and other structures of modern society. Given the global need for rebuilding, maintaining and further developing infrastructure, the demand for civil engineers has never been greater. Civil engineers can choose from a broad spectrum of career opportunities in industry, government and private consulting.
The Master of Science program in Civil Engineering emphasizes course work as well as research. The student is generally encouraged to specialize in a defined area of civil engineering, but may also find it desirable to pursue a more general program of studies combining subject material from different areas of specialization and interdisciplinary related courses. The graduate degree is offered to prepare qualified students for the professional practice of civil engineering. The degree is available in a thesis or non-thesis program.
Civil Engineering Admission Requirements
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend. For additional information on this type of financial assistance, please click here.
The Non-Thesis Master’s program consists of 30 credit hours of course work, a graduate project of at least 3 credit hours, and a final oral examination.
The Thesis Master’s program consists of 30 semester credit hours of course work, a minimum of 6 semester credit hours of Master’s Thesis, and a final oral examination that includes an oral defense of the thesis.