Graduate Civil Engineering Program
The Civil Engineering Department offers excellent opportunities for advanced studies and professional training in several fields leading to the Master and Ph.D. degrees. The currently active areas include environmental (sanitary, hazardous, and unit operations/processes); geotechnical (soil constitutive models, foundations, pavement design and evaluation, soil improvement, soil laboratory testing, slope stability); hydrology (surface and ground water, erosion and sediment transport); hydraulics (open channel and structures); structural mechanics (with particular emphasis in bridges) and structural design.
The department has excellent facilities including teaching and research laboratories. There are currently several ongoing research projects of various size and scope employing a number of graduate and undergraduate students.
Students enrolling in a graduate program in civil engineering must have received a bachelor's degree in engineering or one of the related sciences. A candidate for the master's degree may choose either a thesis or a non-thesis option. When a student enrolls for the Ph.D. program, a doctoral committee is formed to assist the student in planning a program appropriate to his/her background and goals and to administer the required examinations.