Civil Engineering & Mechanics Graduate Programs

"The mission of the graduate programs within the Civil Engineering and Mechanics Department is to educate students at the MS and Ph.D. levels through leading edge research and instruction that prepares graduates for leadership roles in industry, government, and academic institutions."

Highlighted by an accomplished international faculty with widely published basic and applied research, graduate studies in Civil Engineering offers opportunities in focused course work within four specialty areas: Environmental Engineering and Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering; Structural and Bridge Engineering; Transportation and Municipal Engineering. Opportunities exist for professional employment with industry, utilities, consulting firms, contractors, and local, state, and federal government agencies. Research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and graduate intern positions are also available. Graduate students can also apply for Graduate School Fellowships


On going research in Civil Engineering & Mechanics is focused in the following areas:

  • By-Products Utilization and Recycling
  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
  • Geo-technical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Urban Transportation
Recent basic and applied research titles in each of the areas are:
  • Clarifier and Selector Pilot Study
  • Fatigue Resistant and Monitoring Studies for High Performance Steel Bridges
  • Finite Element Analysis of Orthopedic Joints
  • Internet GIS and its Applications in Transportation
  • Receptor Models for Evaluation of Fate and Transport of Organic Pollutants in the Aquatic Environment
Research Centers and Laboratories
  • Rehabilitation Techniques for Concrete Bridges
  • Transportation Models for Livable Communities
  • Center for Urban Transportation Studies
  • Center for By-Products Utilization
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Laboratory
  • Structural Engineering Laboratory
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Information: or 414-229-6169