Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

College of Engineering & Computer Science

Full Time
Graduate Program
Masters Programs
Hybrid (Online and On Campus)

Program Description


Take the next step in your career

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng CE) will give you an advanced knowledge of civil engineering principles. Combining courses in Construction Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Geotechnical Engineering. The MEng CE prepares you with the skills and knowledge you need to design, construct and maintain the built environment. Graduates of the program pursue careers as Civil Engineers, Sr. Civil Engineers, Civil Engineer Project Managers, and Bridge Engineers.

Benefits of the program:

  • A flexible, full-time program that can be completed in 12 months
  • Classes taught by distinguished faculty and industry experts
  • Hands-on experience
  • Free laptop included in tuition
  • A customizable engineering degree offering in concentrations in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Structural Engineering

What to expect:

  • 10 classes
  • 3 semesters 
  • 30 credits

If you're interested in part-time programs, visit the MEng Civil Engineering Part-Time program.

For information and an application to our full-time, campus-based MEng CE, contact Abby Charest, Graduate Program Coordinator, at, or 617-989-4707.

For information regarding application deadlines, program costs, and application materials, please contact the graduate admissions counselors, at or click here: Speak to a Counselor

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  • Program Objectives

    • Mastery of core competencies in Construction Engineering, including estimating and scheduling, site planning and development, and construction operations and quality control; or Infrastructure Engineering, including highway design and planning, geotechnical engineering, and bridge design.
    • Familiarity with principles of project management, engineering modeling and analysis and environmental systems
    • Ability to apply advanced principles of civil engineering and best practices in real-world situations
  • Admissions Requirements & Tuition

    Applicants to the Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Admissions requirements are based on a 3.0 grade point average and academic and/or work background and performance that demonstrate adequate preparation and potential for successful graduate study. Other admissions requirements include:

    • Online application
    • Current resume
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Official college transcript(s)
    • One professional letter of recommendation


    • $1,135 per credit hour
  • Course Descriptions

    Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering Courses

    • Project Management Principles and Practices ­– How to effectively manage civil projects through inception, design, planning, construction commissioning and completion.
    • Environmental Systems – Sustainable design features for municipal, transit, industrial, agricultural, telecommunications and waste management facilities, as well as environmental impacts of development.
    • Traffic Analysis and Safety – Traffic capacity studies, traffic signals and controls, speed studies, intersection analysis, traffic volume studies, sight distance evaluation, pedestrian facilities, multi-modal systems and traffic safety analysis.
    • Advanced Concrete and Steel Design – The course addresses advanced topics in structural steel and reinforced concrete design following the LRFD, AISC design specification and the ACI 318, Building Code Requirements.
    • Engineering Modeling and Analysis Methods – Introduction to and application of modeling and analysis tools and techniques to evaluate and assess engineering processes and performance.
    • Temporary Structures – Includes construction loads, formwork, false work and scaffolding, shoring and re-shoring, concrete maturation and early strength evaluation, bracing, anchorage, cofferdams, and relevant codes and standards.
    • Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure – Topics include technical principles and practical application of geotechnical design for shallow/deep foundations, buried pipes, embankments and dams.
    • Highway Design and Transportation Planning – Topics include vertical and horizontal curves, super-elevation, vertical and horizontal clearances, acceleration and deceleration, intersection and interchanges, traffic impact, capacity analysis and transportation planning.
    • Bridge Design and Infrastructure Renewal– The design of highway bridges using the AASHTO LRFD design specifications, as well as bridge types and the bridge selection process. Fundamental engineering practices to inspect, evaluate, maintain, repair, and replace aging infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, dams, utilities and highway and other transportation systems.
    • Capstone – The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering program culminates with a capstone course in which students demonstrate their ability to integrate the skills and knowledge gained in their area of concentration. Where possible, projects will be developed with industry partners.

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