Master of Civil Engineering Graduation Requirements

In order to receive the Master of Civil Engineering, students must:

  1. Satisfy all University Requirements for Graduate Degrees as specified by UAA.
  2. Complete 30 credits of coursework approved in advance by the student's graduate advisor.
  3. Satisfactorily complete requirements for a comprehensive exam or 3 credits of CE A686 Civil Engineering Project if applicable to the chosen competency area.  The following requirements apply for each individual competency area:
    • Environmental: Students must complete 30 credit hours of coursework and a comprehensive exam. Students may opt to take up to 3 credit hours of CE A698 Individual Research with advisor approval as part of the required 30 credit hours of coursework.
    • Geotechnical: Students must complete 27 credit hours of coursework and 3 credits of CE A686 Civil Engineering Project.
    • Structural: Students must complete 27 credit hours of coursework, 3 credits of CE A686 Civil Engineering Project, and a comprehensive exam.
    • Transportation: Students must complete 27 credit hours of coursework and 3 credits of CE A686 Civil Engineering Project.
    • Water Resources: Students may choose between completing 30 credit hours of coursework and a comprehensive exam or 27 credit hours of coursework and 3 credits of CE A686 Civil Engineering Project.

Project Requirement

Within the last 9 credits applicable to the degree, each student may need to complete CE A686, per the requirements of their competency area. The Civil Engineering project must solve a practical engineering problem to the extent that original developments by the candidate are evident in the project report.

  1. The project problem and solution must be explained in the context of the current state of the art by means of a thorough review of pertinent literature.
  2. The project must include advanced technical components directly involving modern practice of civil engineering.
  3. The project must have sufficient scope to clearly demonstrate the candidate's advanced technical expertise in civil engineering.
  4. The project report must demonstrate command of knowledge and skills directly associated with the candidate's graduate program of study.
  5. The written project report, in the judgment of the candidate's graduate committee, must be publishable in the proceedings of a civil engineering specialty conference.
  6. The project proposal, submitted prior to enrolling in CE A686, must present evidence that the above requirements will be satisfied and will generally consist of an explicit problem statement, a literature review, and one or more sections describing the information and analytical methods to be applied.
  7. The project is to be orally presented to the student's graduate committee and invited guests.
(2013/2014 catalog)
 

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