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Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Part Time
Graduate Program
Masters Programs
On Campus

Program Description

Take the next step in your career

The Wentworth College of Continuing and Professional Education’s Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng CE) degree is a part-time post-graduate program designed to enhance and elevate technical professionals’ knowledge of civil engineering principles. 

To earn the degree, you will take 10 courses, earning 30 academic credits. The final course will be a capstone design project. Most students are able to complete the degree program in under two years.

Learn more about our Department of Civil Engineering and Technology.


  • Program Objectives

    As a graduate of the Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering program, you will be able to advance in your engineering career or transition into a career in civil engineering.

  • 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
  • Start Terms

    • Fall 2018
  • Curriculum Description

    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.

Program Curriculum


    Semester One

    • CIVE8000: Project Management Principles and Practices (3)
    • CIVE8200: Environmental Systems (3)

    Semester Two 

    • CIVE8100: Engineering Modeling and Analysis Methods (3)
    • CIVE8450: Temporary Structures (3)

    Semester Three

    • CIVE8300: Traffic Analysis and Safety (3)
    • CIVE8600: Advanced Concrete and Steel Design (3)

    Semester One 

    • CIVE8500: Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure (3)
    • CIVE8400: Highway Design and Transportation Planning (3)

    Semester Two

    • CIVE8700: Bridge Design & Infrastructure Renewal (3)
    • CIVE8950: Master in Engineering for Civil Engineering Capstone (3)

    Degree Total: 30 credits