Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited or equivalent program.
  2. Graduate Record Examination General Test for applicants from non-ABET accredited programs.
  3. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00).
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Engineering degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Civil Engineering Department.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major option, including the credits granted for the design project and the research leading to the design project.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  4. Preparation of a written design project approved by the faculty advisor.
  5. Comprehensive final examination.
  6. Required Courses:
    Soils-Structures Option
    CE 501Mechanics of Materials II3
    CE 502Structural Stability3
    ME 529Advanced Finite Element Methods3
    CE 595Design Project6
    Environmental Option
    CE 531Environmental Engineering III3
    CE 532Environmental Engineering IV3
    CE 533Industrial Wastes3
    or CE 535 Hazardous Waste Management
    CE 595Design Project6
    Water Resources Option
    CE 523Applied Hydraulics3
    CE 524Open Channel Hydraulics3
    CE 525Surface Hydrology3
    or GEOE 417 Hydrogeology
    CE 595Design Project6
    General Civil Engineering Option
    CE 501Mechanics of Materials II3
    CE 523Applied Hydraulics3
    CE 531Environmental Engineering III3
    CE 595Design Project6

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