The Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree at Embry-Riddle is a practical, hands-on, research-oriented degree that enhances a graduate’s foundational knowledge of fields such as transportation, materials, geotechnical, and structural engineering.
Small class sizes and approachable faculty are advantages of the Civil Engineering program. In the department, all faculty are Ph.D. recipients in their fields and are registered as Professional Engineers, one of the industry’s top designations, within the United States.
The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Classroom sizes are small, permitting the use of team projects as learning tools in many classes and facilitating student-faculty interaction.
Many of the current Civil Engineering students are members of the Embry-Riddle student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). They also participate in student competitions and take advantage of campus engagement opportunities.
Civil engineers plan, design, and build the infrastructures on which we rely. At ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus, we bring aerospace technology to this established engineering field, which results in a unique educational environment for students.
Housed in the Civil Engineering Department of the College of Engineering, the M.S. in Civil Engineering is a fully accredited degree that builds on undergraduate education. With disciplines in transportation, materials, geotechnical, and structural engineering, students can translate their academic accomplishments into opportunities, continuing the legacy of successful graduates entering the workforce.
The Masters degree program is offered as a general Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree with a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option will consist of 15 credits of core courses, 6 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 15 credit core course curriculum plus 15 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.
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.
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering is granted to students who complete the course work described below. The program consists of fifteen (15) credits of required core courses and fifteen credits of advisor-approved electives, which may be taken in a thesis or non-thesis option.
The MS CIV Program Core Courses establish the foundation for entering professional practice in the field of Civil Engineering.
Program Core Requirements
|CIV 502||Wind Engineering||3|
|CIV 504||Bridge Engineering||3|
|CIV 506||Transportation Systems Engineering||3|
|CIV 508||Environmental Engineering||3|
|CIV 510||Design and Analysis of Airfield and Highway Pavement||3|
|CIV Core Courses||15|
|Graduate Electives (Advisor approved)||15|
|Civil Engineering Core Courses||15|
|Graduate Electives (Advisor approved)||6|
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