College of Engineering

Master of Civil Engineering

Graduate Coordinator: 
Manoj K. Jha 
Email: mkjha@ncat.edu 
Phone: (336) 285-3678 

Department Chair: 

Stephanie Luster-Teasley 
Email: luster@ncat.edu 
Phone: (336) 285-3679 

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program provides advanced study and research in the following areas: 

Environmental/Water Resources
  • Structures/Geotechnical
  • Transportation/Regional Development
  • Construction Management, and Energy Resources/Systems

Additional Admission Requirements 

Unconditional admission requires undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or Environmental Engineering program.

Degree Requirements 

Total credit hours: 30 

Thesis option 

Core courses (9 credits): 
  • CIEN 700, 702, Advanced Mathematics course (CIEN approved) 
  • CIEN electives (9 credits): Take 9 credits of additional CIEN 600-799 courses with approval of advisor 
  • Electives (6 credits): Take 6 credits from CIEN 600-799 or other departments with approval of advisor 
  • Thesis (CIEN 797: 6 credits)
  • Pass thesis defense
  • CIEN seminar (CIEN 792) 

Project option 

  • Core courses (9 credits): CIEN 700, 702, Advanced Mathematics course (CIEN approved) 
  • CIEN electives (9 credits): Take 9 credits of additional CIEN 600-799 courses with approval of advisor 
  • Electives (9 credits): Take 9 credits from CIEN 600-799 or other departments with approval of advisor 
  • Project (CIEN 796: 3 credits) 
  • CIEN seminar (CIEN 792) 

Course option

  • Core courses (9 credits): CIEN 700, 702, Advanced Mathematics course (CIEN approved) 
  • CIEN electives (9 credits): Take 9 credits of additional CIEN 600-799 courses with approval of advisor 
  • Electives (12 credits): Take 12 credits from CIEN 600-799 or other departments with approval of advisor 
  • Comprehensive exam 
  • CIEN seminar (CIEN 792)

Systems Engineering Concentration (a course-only option)

  • Core courses (9 credits): CIEN 700, 702, Advanced Mathematics course (CIEN approved)
  • Systems Engineering Core (9 credits): SYEN 605, 710, 715 
  • Systems Engineering Electives (9 credits): Take 3 courses from: CIEN 614, 670, 785 (special topics) or other CIEN 600-799 courses with approval of advisor
  • Elective (3 credits): Take 3 credits from CIEN 600-799 or other departments with approval of advisor
  • CIEN seminar (CIEN 792)