M.S. in Civil Engineering

The Masters degree program in Civil Engineering offers tracks in Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Sustainability and Resilience, and a general Master of Science in Civil Engineering. Each Masters degree track has both thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option will consist of 12 credits of core courses, 9 credits of elective courses, and 9 thesis credits. The program of study is intended to be completed over three semesters plus the summer semester for research. The non-thesis option will consist of the 12 credit core course curriculum plus 18 elective credits in an advisor-approved program of study. Each degree option may be pursued either as a five-year accelerated BS/MS program for Embry-Riddle Civil Engineering students, or as a three-semester program for those with a BS from another institution or Embry-Riddle engineering discipline.

Degree program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program must:

  • Have completed a B.S. degree in an ABET-accredited engineering program (or international equivalent) or a closely related engineering discipline;

    • Applicants to the five-year BS/MS program are eligible to apply with 90 earned credits towards the B.S. degree with a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in CIV/ES courses

  • Have a CGPA of 3.0

  • Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Submit a complete application package before the deadline specified in the University catalog.

International applicants whose primary language is not English must also achieve the minimum score requirement of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Test System) as required by the University.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering is granted to students who complete the course work described below. Students may choose Non-Thesis or Thesis Option.

Non-Thesis Option

CIV Requireed Courses12
Total Credits30

Thesis Option

Civil Engineering Required Courses12
Electives 9
Thesis Research (3 cr of CIV 700A plus 6 cr of Thesis Research)9
Total Credits30

Transportation Engineering Track

Required courses12
Transportation Systems Engineering
Advanced Geometric Design of Highways and Streets
Transportation Planning
Transportation Safety
Transportation Electives18
Max 12 credits outside CIV
Operations Research
Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation
International Management and Aviation Policy
Airport Operations and Management
Airline/Airport Relations
Strategic Airport Planning
Design and Analysis of Airfield and Highway Pavement
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Railroad Engineering and High Speed Rail
Access Management
Transportation Simulation and Modeling
Advanced Signal Control and Design
Human Factors in Systems
Human Factors of Transportation
Statistics I
Probability and Statistical Inference
Data Mining
Advanced Airport Modeling
Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
The Air Transportation System
Project Management in Aviation Aerospace
Statistical Analysis for Aviation/Aerospace
Total Credits30

Structural Engineering Track

Required Courses12
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Advanced Concrete Analysis and Design
Advanced Steel Analysis and Design
Advanced Foundation Engineering
Structures Electives18
Max 9 credits outside CIV
Strength and Fatigue of Materials
Aircraft Structural Dynamics
Modeling and Simulation of Linear Dynamic Systems
Failure Analysis of Materials
Wind Engineering
Bridge Engineering
Design and Analysis of Airfield and Highway Pavement
Structural Reliability
Structural Health Monitoring in Civil Infrastructure
Composites in Civil Infrastructure
Structural Design Optimization
Total Credits30

General Civil Engineering Track

Required Courses12
Transportation Systems Engineering
Transportation Planning
Advanced Concrete Analysis and Design
Advanced Steel Analysis and Design
Design and Analysis of Airfield and Highway Pavement
Advanced Foundation Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Civil Electives18
Non-Thesis Option:
CIV Graduate Electives (Advisor approved (6-18 credits)
Non-CIV Graduate Electives (Advisor approved) (0-12 credits)
Total Credits30

Environmental Sustainability & Resilience Track

Required Courses12
Environmental Engineering
Drainage Engineering
Advanced Flood Modeling
Air Pollution Control
Environmental Data Science
Environmental Sustainability and Resilience
General Electives9
Sensor Data Fusion
Image Processing and Machine Vision
Wind Engineering
Structural Health Monitoring in Civil Infrastructure
Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists
Remote Sensing: Active and Passive
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Probability and Statistical Inference
Data Mining
Data Visualization
High Performance Scientific Computing
Numerical Methods in Fluids
Clean Energy Systems
Environmental Security
Foundations of Resilience
Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
Atmospheric Conditions in Emergency Services
Statistical Analysis
Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation, Litigation & Compliance
Advanced Meteorology
Total Credits30