Producing engineers capable of identifying, preventing, and solving building, construction and environmental problems is the department’s objective. In addition to the well-established graduate programs in environmental, water resource and geotechnical engineering, students in the department may also choose to study in the emerging field of geoenvironmental engineering. Campus facilities, including a National Science Foundation-funded earthquake simulator, permit a case-study approach, which exposes students to real-world problems and allows experimentation, testing and analysis. Courses are available online and on campus; most of the professional degrees have online courses included in the curriculum.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

MS, Professional MS, PhD, Water Engineering and Management Certificate, Engineering for Developing Communities Certificate, Online Certificate in TunnelingAll courses in Water Engineering and Management are offered via distance but not all. Some courses in Engineering for Developing Communities are offered via distance but not all.

Professional Programs

The department offers two professional master's programs tailored for working engineers looking to develop a new skillset. Both of the programs are coursework based and result in a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (MSCVE).

Water Engineering and Management. Ideal for those employed by consulting engineering, utilities, government, or regulatory agencies looking to augment their skills in leadership, communication, finances and governance within the water profession.

Download the Water Engineering and Management brochure 

Engineering for Developing Communities. Offered by the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities for those looking to gain a breadth of professional skills relevant to global development. 

Download the Engineering for Developing Communities brochure 

The Architectural Engineering professional MS program focuses on three disciplinary areas: building systems engineering (BSE), intelligent building systems (IBS) as well as construction engineering and management (CEM). The program curriculum includes three required core courses plus a set of elective courses that can be selected from the disciplinary areas.

Download the Architectural Engineering brochure 

Distance Education

Reference pages with details about distance education.

Program Information

Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Website


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