Degree Requirements (45 units)
A total of 45 units is required, including at least 24 units of graduate (500- level) courses and a thesis or comprehensive examination. MATH 402A is required of all students if not taken as part of their undergraduate program. Students must attain at least a 3.0 grade point average in all courses in the approved degree program, as well as in their area of specialization. The advice and approval of a civil engineering graduate advisor must be obtained before enrolling in any course. A writing proficiency examination is required of all students. The MSCE program is organized as follows:
Area of Specialization Requirements(24-41 units)
Select a minimum of 24 units from one of the Areas of Specializations. At least 16 units must be in civil engineering 500-level courses to comprise a coherent group of courses that fulfills the student's objectives.
Outside Area of Specialization (4-17 units)
Selected from 400 and 500 level courses. Electives in Related Fields (4-21 units) Select a minimum of 4 units, other than courses from Area of Specialization, related to this program. MATH 402A (4 units) must be included in these electives unless already completed.
Comprehensive Examination or Thesis (0, 4 units)
CE 596 Comprehensive Examination (0) or CE 599 Thesis (4)
Students who select the comprehensive examination (CE 596) should expect to take it the quarter they complete all coursework in their program, and must comply with school and departmental requirements.