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Program Objectives

The aim is to graduate civil and environmental engineers with a strong knowledge in one of the fields of Transportation, Project Management and Urban Planning, Geoenvironmental, or Structure and Material. Candidates will then move into the workplace with a strong theoretical background, as well as design experience in the field of their expertise.

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the MS in Civil Engineering program is subject to the graduate admission requirements of the university as stated in the catalog under “Graduate Admission”. In addition, the following requirements are to be met:

  1. 1.Bachelor of Engineering degree in civil engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university (holders of BS degrees in civil engineering will have to take a set of remedial courses to be specified on a case by case basis in order to meet the total number of credits required);
  2. 2.Cumulative GPA of 3.0 minimum (or its equivalent from a recognized faculty of engineering);
  3. 3.GRE Scores.
  4. 4.Approval of the Faculty Graduate Committee

Furthermore, applicants should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. All English requirements, as stated in the catalog under “Graduate Admission”, are to be fulfilled.

Graduation Requirements

The program leads to the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering awarded once the following requirements are fulfilled:

  1. 1.The candidate must complete a total of 30 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0. All courses are to be passed with a minimum of B grade as per rules and regulations concerning graduate studies at NDU. Failed courses may be repeated once provided that the grade on the failed course is equal to D or higher. Failing a course with an F grade means an automatic exclusion from the program.
  2. 2.Holders of a bachelor of engineering in civil engineering (5-year program leading to the degree of BE) from a recognized university may apply to transfer a maximum of twelve credits from their undergraduate upper level courses equivalent to 500-level elective civil engineering courses at NDU. Only courses with a B grade can be considered for transfer.
  3. 3. The residency requirements and maximum load per semester are as per rules and regulations for graduate programs at Notre Dame University-Louaize.


Course Requirements

The 30 credits are composed of:

  1. 1. 12 credits (4 courses) of required courses in the major field.
  2. 2. 9 credits of technical electives (3 courses) from the other three fields, listed below, or from other departments upon the decision of the graduate committee.
  3. 3. 3 credits (1 course) of graduate electives approved by the graduate committee.
  4. 4. 6 credits of research dedicated to writing a Master Thesis and defense. The topic selected should be related to the major field. A student selects a topic of research with the assistance of his/her advisor. A thesis defense is to be performed in front of a committee.


Suggested Program

Fall Semester (9cr.)
CEN Required Course 3 cr.
CEN Required Course 3 cr.
CEN Required Course 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year 1 (9cr.)
CEN Required Course 3 cr.
CEN Elective Course 3 cr.
Graduate Elective (approved by GC) 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year 2 (9cr.)
CEN Elective Course 3 cr.
CEN 790 Master Thesis 6 cr.
Spring Semester Year 2 (3cr.)
CEN Elective Course 3 cr.
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