Advanced Engineering Courses for Advanced Careers

NJIT’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program is designed for engineering professionals who want to update their technical competence, build project management skills, and become leaders in the field of civil engineering.

The curriculum focuses on modern needs in transportation, construction, and water management, as well as the advanced management tools to effectively lead projects in these areas. Courses also explore other relevant topics, such as: organizational behavior and project planning, plus the legal aspects and environmental impacts of engineering. The curriculum is enriched by advanced research programs in environmental engineering and science, building sciences and materials, and transportation.

Admission into this program requires an undergraduate degree in engineering or its equivalent. Students who lack an appropriate education background have an opportunity to make up courses through the Bridge Program. Please see Admission Requirements for more information on courses that will be needed.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits, not including any bridge courses, is required. Candidates must consult with the graduate advisor (not thesis advisor) in designing appropriate programs of study.

Students must attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the core courses listed below, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall.

Students can select for two areas of specialization in pursuit of their online Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree. Each specialization consists of a specialty core, general technical electives, and management/leadership electives. In consultation with their Enrollment Advisor, students will customize a course of study suited to their professional interests and career goals.

Construction Management Specialty Degree Requirements

Specialty Core consists of 15 credit hours:
CE 610 Construction Management (3 credits)
CE 611 Project Planning and Control (3 credits)
CE 616 Construction Cost Estimating (3 credits)
CE 614 Underground Construction (3 credits)
CE 711 Methods Improvement (3 credits)
General Technical Electives consist of 6 credit hours selected from:
CE 620 Open Channel Flow (3 credits)
CE 621 Hydrology (3 credits)
TRAN 603 Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning (3 credits)
TRAN 752 Traffic Control (3 credits)
(Note that these electives are typical and others are also available)
Management/Leadership Electives consist of 9 credit hours:
EM 602 Management Science (3 credits)
HRM 601 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
EM 632 Legal Aspects of Construction (3 credits)

Transportation Specialty Degree Requirements

Specialty Core consists of 15 credit hours:
TRAN 603 Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning (3 credits)
TRAN 615 Traffic Studies and Capacity (3 credits)
TRAN 625 Public Trans Operations and Technology (3 credits)
TRAN 650 Urban Systems Engineering (3 credits)
TRAN 752 Traffic Control (3 credits)
General Technical Electives consist of 6 credit hours selected from:
CE 620 Open Channel Flow (3 credits)
CE 621 Hydrology (3 credits)
CE 610 Construction Management (3 credits)
CE 616 Construction Cost Estimating (3 credits)
(Note that these electives are typical and that others are also available)
Management/Leadership Electives consist of 9 credit hours:
EM 602 Management Science (3 credits)
HRM 601 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
EM 632 Legal Aspects of Construction (3 credits)

Structural Design and Construction Specialty Degree Requirements

Structural Core consists of 9 credit hours selected from:
CE 632 Prestressed Concrete Design (3 credits)
CE 634 Structural Dynamics (3 credits)
CE 636 Stability of Structures (3 credits)
CE 637 Short Span Bridge Design (3 credits)
Construction Management Core consists of 6 credit hours selected from:
CE 610 Construction Management (3 credits)
CE 621 Infrastructure and Facilities Remediation (3 credits)
CE 616 Construction Cost Estimating (3 credits)
(Note that these electives are typical and that others are also available)
General Technical Electives consist of 6 credit hours selected from:
CE 611 Project Planning and Control (3 credits)
CE 621 Hydrology (3 credits)
TRAN 603 Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning (3 credits)
TRAN 615 Traffic Studies and Capacity (3 credits)
Management/Leadership Electives consist of 9 credit hours:
EM 602 Management Science (3 credits)
HRM 601 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
EM 632 Legal Aspects of Construction (3 credits)
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8 Responses to “Curriculum”

  1. Salvador Paragua says:

    Is this a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE, or Master of Civil Engineering?

  2. Thomas says:

    Is it possible to get two (2) Master of Science degrees, one in a Construction Management Core and another in the Transportation Engineering Core, by taking the remaining three (3) classes to fulfill both core requirements?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Thomas. I believe you can only get one MS degree, but possibly with two concentrations. However, we are checking on this to ensure accuracy of that information. One of our enrollment advisors will email you at the address you provided with further clarification.

  3. Thomas says:

    I note that NJIT states the degree can be had in 2-years. How is this? If the degree is 10-classes at 2-classes per semester, then wouldn’t it take 2-1/2 years?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Thomas. NJIT has three starts a year – Spring, Summer and Fall. So if you take two classes each semester, you can finish just under 2 years.

  4. Thomas says:

    How many units from another graduate engineering program may be imported into the NJIT MSCE degree program?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Thomas. There can be up to 9 transfer credits, but there is never any guarantees. It is always up to the Dean of Admissions at the receiving institution. Please fill out the form on our website and an enrollment advisor will contact you to discuss your specific situation. Alternatively, you can contact Maria Laverghetta directly at m.laverghetta@onlineprograms.njit.edu or 866-939-5793 x5181.

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