# Civil Engineering (MR)

Apply Now## Master of Civil Engineering Degree Requirements

Students may choose from the specializations below to complete coursework within a focus area.

**Degrees earned will be distributed as: "Master of Civil Engineering" without specialization specifications.**

- Computing & Systems Specialization
- Construction Engineering Specialization
- Environmental, Water Resources, and Coastal Engineering Specialization
- Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Specialization
- Structural Engineering and Mechanics Specialization
- Transportation Materials and Systems Specialization

### Computing & Systems Specialization

- Select at least 6 courses in the CE department

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Core Courses | ||

Select a minimum of two courses of the following: | 6 | |

Introduction to Numerical Methods for Civil Engineers | ||

Computer Methods and Applications | ||

Special Topics in Civil Engineering Computing | ||

Computer-Aided Engineering Systems | ||

Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering Computing (High performance computer modeling) | ||

Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering Computing (Evolutionary computation) | ||

Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering Computing (Inverse modeling) | ||

Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering Computing (Advanced methods for systems analysis) | ||

CE 7XX | Complex adaptive systems analysis | |

Electives ^{1} | ||

CE 775 | Modeling and Analysis Of Environmental Systems | 3 |

CE 776 | Advanced Water Management Systems | 3 |

CE 796 | Advanced Topics in Water Resource and Environmental Engineering (Stochastic Methods) | 3 |

CE 724 | Probabilistic Methods Of Structural Engineering | 3 |

CE 721 | Matrix and Finite Element Structural Analysis | 3 |

Electives ^{2} | ||

ISE 501 | Introduction to Operations Research | 3 |

MA/ISE 505 | Linear Programming | 3 |

ISE 708 | Integer Programming | 3 |

ISE 709 | Dynamic Programming | 3 |

ISE 712 | Bayesian Decision Analysis For Engineers and Managers | 3 |

MA 501 | Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists I | 3 |

MA 502 | Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II | 3 |

MA/CSC 580 | Numerical Analysis I | 3 |

MA/CSC 583 | Introduction to Parallel Computing | 3 |

MA 584 | Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Difference Methods | 3 |

MA 587 | Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations--Finite Element Method | 3 |

MA/ST 706 | Nonlinear Programming | 3 |

CSC 501 | Operating Systems Principles | 3 |

CSC 548 | Parallel Systems | 3 |

Total Hours | 63 |

^{1} | Other relevant departmental courses |

^{2} | Other recommended courses |

### Construction Engineering Specialization

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Select a minimum of seven courses with CON prefix | 21 | |

Select one non-CON prefix civil engineering course: | 3 | |

Introduction to Numerical Methods for Civil Engineers | ||

Computer Methods and Applications | ||

Information Technology and Modeling | ||

Special Topics in Construction Engineering (Robotic Vision Systems) | ||

Theory and Design Of Prestressed Concrete | ||

Theory and Behavior Of Steel Structures | ||

Analysis and Design Of Masonry Structures | ||

Structural Design in Wood | ||

Engineering Properties Of Soils I | ||

Soil and Site Improvement | ||

Foundation Engineering | ||

Highway Design | ||

Airport Planning and Design | ||

Highway Pavement Design | ||

Special Topics In Civil Engineering (Facilities Engineering) | ||

Select two of the following: | 3 | |

CON XXX | ||

Introduction to Numerical Methods for Civil Engineers | ||

Computer Methods and Applications | ||

Information Technology and Modeling | ||

Special Topics in Construction Engineering (Robotic Vision Systems) | ||

Theory and Design Of Prestressed Concrete | ||

Theory and Behavior Of Steel Structures | ||

Analysis and Design Of Masonry Structures | ||

Structural Design in Wood | ||

Engineering Properties Of Soils I | ||

Soil and Site Improvement | ||

Foundation Engineering | ||

Highway Design | ||

Airport Planning and Design | ||

Highway Pavement Design | ||

Special Topics In Civil Engineering (Facilities Engineering) | ||

Introduction to Operations Research | ||

Applied Engineering Economy | ||

Simulation Modeling | ||

Experimental Statistics for Engineers I | ||

Experimental Statistics For Engineers II | ||

Special Topics in Engineering (Environmental Compliance for Facilities Engineers) | ||

CE 675 | Civil Engineering Projects (3 hours maximum) | 3 |

Total Hours | 30 |

### Environmental, Water Resources, and Coastal Engineering Specialization

- 30 graduate-level credit hours

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CE 607 | Water Resource and Environmental Engineering Seminar | 1 |

Total Hours | 1 |

### Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Specialization

- 30 graduate-level credit hours

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CE 675 | Civil Engineering Projects (Independent Study) | 3 |

Total Hours | 3 |

### Structural Engineering and Mechanics Specialization

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Core Courses | ||

CE 515 | Advanced Strength of Materials | 3 |

CE 526 | Finite Element Method in Structural Engineering | 3 |

CE 527 | Structural Dynamics | 3 |

Select one of the following SEM Behavior and Design courses: | 3 | |

Theory and Design Of Prestressed Concrete | ||

Theory and Behavior Of Steel Structures | ||

Analysis and Design Of Masonry Structures | ||

Structural Design in Wood | ||

FRP Strengthening and Repair of Concrete Structures | ||

Advanced Theory Of Concrete Structures | ||

Advanced Topics in Structures and Mechanics | ||

Select two of the following additional SEM courses: | 6 | |

Structural Analysis II | ||

Matrix and Finite Element Structural Analysis | ||

Properties of Concrete and Advanced Cement-Based Composites | ||

Stress Waves | ||

Constitutive Modeling of Engineering Materials | ||

Mechanics and Failure of Quasi-Brittle Materials | ||

Advanced Structural Dynamics | ||

Probabilistic Methods Of Structural Engineering | ||

Earthquake Structural Engineering | ||

Theory and Design Of Prestressed Concrete | ||

Theory and Behavior Of Steel Structures | ||

Analysis and Design Of Masonry Structures | ||

Structural Design in Wood | ||

FRP Strengthening and Repair of Concrete Structures | ||

Advanced Theory Of Concrete Structures | ||

Advanced Topics in Structures and Mechanics | ||

Electives | ||

Total Hours | 18 |

#### Electives

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CE 525 | Structural Analysis II | 3 |

CE 721 | Matrix and Finite Element Structural Analysis | 3 |

CE 530 | Properties of Concrete and Advanced Cement-Based Composites | 3 |

CE 714 | Stress Waves | 3 |

CE 718 | Constitutive Modeling of Engineering Materials | 3 |

CE 730 | Mechanics and Failure of Quasi-Brittle Materials | 3 |

CE 723 | Advanced Structural Dynamics | 3 |

CE 724 | Probabilistic Methods Of Structural Engineering | 3 |

CE 725 | Earthquake Structural Engineering | 3 |

CE 522 | Theory and Design Of Prestressed Concrete | 3 |

CE 523 | Theory and Behavior Of Steel Structures | 3 |

CE 524 | Analysis and Design Of Masonry Structures | 3 |

CE 528 | Structural Design in Wood | 3 |

CE 529 | FRP Strengthening and Repair of Concrete Structures | 3 |

CE 726 | Advanced Theory Of Concrete Structures | 3 |

CE 794 | Advanced Topics in Structures and Mechanics | 1-3 |

CE 537 | Computer Methods and Applications | 3 |

CE 591 | Special Topics in Civil Engineering Computing | 1-6 |

CE 737 | Computer-Aided Engineering Systems | 3 |

CE 791 | Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering Computing (High Performance Computing) | 1-3 |

CE 548 | Engineering Properties Of Soils I | 3 |

CE 593 | Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering (Unsaturated Soil Mechanics) | 3 |

CE 593 | Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering (Site Response Analysis) | 3 |

CE 741 | Geomechanics of Stress Deformation | 3 |

CE 742 | Deformation and Instability of Soils | 3 |

CE 744 | Foundation Engineering | 3 |

CE 746 | Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering | 3 |

CE 747 | Geosynthetics in Geotechnical Engineering | 3 |

CE 596 | Special Topics in Water Resource and Environmental Engineering (Engineering Measurement and Data Analysis) | 3 |

CE 594 | Special Topics in Structures and Mechanics (Nondestructive Evaluation of Civil Infrastructure) | 3 |

CE 759 | Inelastic Behavior Of Construction Materials | 3 |

MA 405 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 |

MA 501 | Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists I | 3 |

MA 502 | Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II | 3 |

CE 675 | Civil Engineering Projects (Independent Study) | 1-3 |

### Transportation Materials and Systems Specialization

- 30-31 graduate credit hours
- 24/30 credits at 500-level or higher

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Related Courses | ||

CE 501 | Transportation Systems Engineering | 3 |

CE 502 | Traffic Operations | 3 |

CE 503 | Highway Design | 3 |

CE 504 | Airport Planning and Design | 3 |

CE 506 | Transportation Engineering Data Collection and Analysis | 3 |

CE 509 | Highway Safety | 3 |

CE 594 | Special Topics in Structures and Mechanics (Nondestructive Testing) | 1-6 |

CE 595 | Special Topics in Transportation Engineering (Asphalt/Bituminous Materials) | 1-6 |

CE 595 | Special Topics in Transportation Engineering (Sensors and Instrumentation) | 1-6 |

CE 595 | Special Topics in Transportation Engineering (Railroad Engineering) | 1-6 |

CE 595 | Special Topics in Transportation Engineering (Unconventional Intersection and Interchange Design) | 1-6 |

CE 701 | Urban Transportation Planning | 3 |

CE 702 | Traffic Flow Theory | 3 |

CE 705 | Intelligent Transportation Systems | 3 |

CE 706 | Advanced Traffic Control | 3 |

CE 707 | Transportation Policy and Funding | 3 |

CE 755 | Highway Pavement Design | 3 |

CE 757 | Pavement Management Systems | 3 |

CE 759 | Inelastic Behavior Of Construction Materials | 3 |

CE 795 | Advanced Topics in Transportation Engineering (Transportation Economics) | 1-3 |

CE 795 | Advanced Topics in Transportation Engineering (Transportation Logistics) | 1-3 |

## Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.

## Faculty

### Full Professors

- Sankarasubramanian Arumugam
- Morton A. Barlaz
- John W. Baugh Jr.
- Emily Zechman Berglund
- Francis Lajara De Los Reyes III
- Joel Ducoste
- Henry C. Frey
- Mohammed Awad Gabr
- Murthy N.Guddati
- Abhinav Gupta
- Tasnim Hassan
- Edward J. Jaselskis
- Youngsoo R. Kim
- Detlef R. Knappe
- Mervyn J. Kowalsky
- George F. List
- Min Liu
- Gnanamanikam Mahinthakumar
- James M. Nau
- Margery F. Overton
- Ranji Ranjithan
- William John Rasdorf
- Nagui M. Rouphail
- Rudolf Seracino
- Akhtarhusein A. Tayebali
- Billy Merle Williams Jr.

### Associate Professors

- Cassandra Alison Castorena
- Joseph F. DeCarolis
- Joel Casey Dietrich
- Andrew P. Grieshop
- Jeremiah Johnson
- Brina Mortensen Montoya
- Mohammad Pour-Ghaz
- Benjamin Shane Underwood

### Assistant Professors

- Alex Albert
- Tarek Aziz
- Eleni Bardaka
- Ashly Margot Cabas Mijares
- Douglas Franklin Call
- Fernando Garcia Menendez
- Ali Hajbabaie
- Kook Han
- Angela Rose Harris
- Jordan Kern
- Daniel R. Obenour
- Jason Fredrick Patrick
- Giorgio Talotti Proestos

### Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

- Florentino Banaag De La Cruz
- Billy L. Edge
- Meagan Kittle Autry
- James William Levis
- Gregory W. Lucier
- Elizabeth J. Sciaudone

### Emeritus Faculty

- Michael Amein
- William L. Bingham
- Robert C. Borden
- Roy H. Borden
- Earl Downey Brill Jr
- Allen C. Chao
- John F. Ely
- John S. Fisher
- Ajaya K. Gupta
- John M. Hanson
- Kerry S. Havner
- Clinton L. Heimbach
- Yasuyuki Horie
- David West Johnston
- Narendra P. Khosla
- Michael Lloyd Leming
- Vernon C. Matzen
- Stephens W. Nunnally
- M. Shamimur Rahman
- Sami Rizkalla
- J. C. Smith
- John R. Stone
- Chi C. Tung
- Harvey E. Wahls
- Paul Z. Zia

### Adjunct Faculty

- Amin Kamal Akhnoukh
- Leta Huntsinger