Civil, Environmental & Ocean Engineering

Mission of the Department

The Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Department promotes the use of engineering approaches to create solutions for societal needs concerning the built and natural environment by

  • providing a high quality, broad-based undergraduate education that emphasizes both fundamental knowledge and design experiences for its students;
  • developing new knowledge through cutting-edge and applied research; providing services and leadership to the public and the profession;
  • integrating research knowledge and professional service experience into innovative undergraduate and graduate instruction;
  • and by fostering in our students a culture of lifelong personal and professional growth.

Undergraduate Programs

The department has three programs towards the degree of bachelor of engineering (B.E.): civil engineering, environmental engineering, and general engineering with a specialty in naval engineering. These programs are accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (http://www.abet.org). In addition, there are several minors offered to engineering students in other majors. The individual B.E. programs are described below. The following requirements are common to all three:

Bachelor of Engineering Graduation Requirements

The following are requirements for graduation of all engineering students and are not included for academic credit. They will appear on the student record as pass/fail.

Physical Education Requirement for Engineering and Science Undergraduates (Class of 2012 and later)

  • All engineering and science students must complete a minimum of four semester credits of Physical Education (P.E.) one of which is P.E. 100 Introduction to Wellness and Physical Education. A large number of activities are offered in lifetime, team, and wellness areas. Students must complete PE 100 in their first or second semester at Stevens; the other three courses must be completed by the end of the sixth semester. Students can enroll in more than the minimum required P.E. for graduation and are encouraged to do so.
  • Participation in varsity sports can be used to satisfy up to three credits of the P.E. requirement, but not P.E. 100. Participation in supervised, competitive club sports can be used to satisfy up to two credits of the P.E. requirement, but not the P.E. 100 requirement, with approval from the P.E. Coordinator.

English Language Proficiency

  • All students must satisfy an English Language proficiency requirement.

PLEASE NOTE: A comprehensive Communications Program will be implemented for the Class of 2009. This may influence how the English Language Proficiency requirement is met. Details will be added when available.

B.E. in Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is concerned with constructed facilities, including structures, foundations, environmental and transportation systems, waterways, ports, irrigation, drainage, and water supply and treatment. The civil engineer's vital role is to plan, design, and supervise the construction of these facilities. Civil engineering is one of the most publicly visible technical fields. It shares the distinction, with military engineering, of being the earliest of the engineering disciplines. Other branches of engineering emerged as technical knowledge became more specialized. Civil engineering not only retains a strong relationship with the other branches, but continues to generate new areas of technology. The basic theories of structural analysis, which are the concern of civil engineers, are expressed in every machine and aircraft, and in buildings and other constructed facilities. The study of mechanics is basic to the field of civil engineering. A thorough foundation in science and mathematics is necessary for the application of basic scientific principles to the design of structures and fluid systems. Computer methods are integrated throughout the civil engineering elective offerings. Graduates of the Stevens program meet the demands for positions of responsibility in various sub-disciplines of civil engineering and contribute to the advancement of the civil engineering practice. Prospective employers include industrial firms, consulting engineering firms, and construction contractors, as well as various government agencies. Our undergraduate offerings include subjects basic to all civil engineering.

Civil Engineering Program Mission and Objectives

The mission of the civil engineering program at Stevens is to educate a new generation of civil engineers who are leaders in the profession. The educational program emphasizes technical competence, professional practice, leadership, lifelong learning, civic contribution and entrepreneurship.

The program of study combines a broad-based core engineering curriculum, and a substantial experience in the humanities and in business engineering management, with specialization in civil engineering. Within the sequence of civil engineering courses, students have the flexibility to concentrate in structural, transportation, geotechnical, water resources, environmental engineering, and construction management.

The objectives of the civil engineering program are provided in terms of our expectations for our graduates. Within several years of graduation:

  • Our graduates apply mathematics and science to solve complex problems in civil engineering.
  • Our graduates apply skills in problem solving, teamwork, ethics, management, communication, and awareness of professional and social issues to establish leadership in their chosen career paths.

B.E. in Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering has traditionally been taught as a branch of civil engineering concerned with the supply of safe drinking water and the sanitary disposal of municipal wastes. The field has expanded in recent years to include many new areas, such as the treatment of industrial and hazardous wastes, the prediction of the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment, and the design of systems for remediation of sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. Furthermore, the field continues to grow into new directions such as sustainability and green engineering. These changes have placed new demands on engineers to understand the fundamental environmental transformation processes that describe natural and engineered systems for which this program is designed to prepare our students.

Environmental Engineering Program Mission and Objectives

The mission of the environmental engineering program is to provide a broad-based education that prepares students in the technical and social fundamentals that will enable them to have a wide impact in the improvement of interactions between humans and their environment.

The objectives of the program are aligned with these expectations for our graduates

  • They will be recognized as being among "the best in the business" by their peers.
  • They possess the fundamental understanding of environmental processes that enables them to contribute to any specialty area of environmental engineering.
  • They use their knowledge of the design process, reaction mechanisms, and materials balance methods to create innovative solutions to environmental problems.
  • They demonstrate exemplary sensitivity to social factors including the historical, legal, political, policy, economic, ethical, and public relations aspects of environmental problems.
  • They solve environmental problems using a systems approach, incorporating interactions with natural, engineered, and social components.
  • They address the wider aspects of environmental problems such as sustainability, design for the environment, pollution prevention, and industrial ecology.

B.E. in Naval Engineering

Naval Engineering is a broad-based engineering discipline that involves the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of surface and subsurface ships, ocean structures, and shore facilities. Although these vessels and facilities are traditionally employed in the defense of the nation, many are also employed in the support of the civilian (commercial) Marine Transportation System. Because of the complexities of today's naval and civilian vessels and supporting infrastructure, the Naval Engineer must possess a strong background in the physical sciences, mathematics, and modeling, as well as the more specialized fields of naval architecture, marine engineering, systems engineering, and environmental engineering.

Naval Engineering Mission and Objectives

The mission of the naval engineering program at Stevens is to develop innovative engineers capable of international leadership in the profession. The educational program emphasizes design innovation, trans-disciplinary study, a systems perspective on complex ship and infrastructure designs, lifelong learning, and opportunities for international study and internships. As is the case for the other Stevens engineering programs, the naval engineering program includes a broad-based core engineering curriculum and a substantial experience in the humanities.

The program is conducted in concert with the Stevens leadership in the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships and in collaboration with University College London.

The objectives of the naval engineering program are provided in terms of our expectations for our graduates. Within several years of graduation, they will

  • Be recognized as among the most innovative designers and project managers in the world;
  • Be thoroughly aware of, and knowledgeable in dealing with environmental, social, ethical, and economic impacts of their projects;
  • Augment their knowledge through professional and cultural continuing education; and
  • Be active in leadership roles within their professional and technical societies.

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Minors

Students may qualify for minors in structural engineering, coastal engineering, water resources, or environmental engineering by taking the required courses indicated below. Completion of a minor indicates proficiency beyond that provided by the Stevens engineering curriculum in the basic material of the selected area. The minor program must be in a discipline other than that of a student's major program of study, and at least two courses in the minor must be overload courses, beyond the credit requirements for all other programs being pursued by the student.

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Minor in Structural Engineering

A minimum of six of courses must be selected from the following:

  • CE 345 Modeling and Simulation
  • CE 373 Structural Analysis 

Two of the following courses:

  • CE 484 Concrete Structures or CE 486 Structural Steel Design
  • CE 519 Advanced Structures
  • CE 681 Finite Elements

And one or two of the following:

  • CE 579 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • CE 623 Structural Dynamics
  • CE 660 Advanced Steel Structures

Minor in Water Resources

  • CE 304 Water Resources Engineering
  • CE 342 Fluid Mechanics
  • CE 525 Engineering Hydrology or CE 535 Stormwater Management
  • CE 578 Coastal and Floodplain Engineering
  • CE 685 Advanced Hydraulics
  • EN 686 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution

Minor in Coastal Engineering

  • CE 304 Water Resources Engineering
  • CE 342 Fluid Mechanics
  • OE 501 Oceanography
  • OE 589 Coastal Engineering
  • OE 535 Ocean Measurements and Analysis
  • CE 578 Coastal and Floodplain Engineering

Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • CHE 210 Process Analysis
  • CE 342 Fluid Mechanics
  • EN 375 Environmental Systems

And any three of the following courses:

  • EN 570 Environmental Chemistry
  • EN 541 Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants
  • EN 571 Physicochemical Processes for Environmental Control
  • EN 573 Biological Processes for Environmental Control

Graduate Programs

The goal of the graduate programs is to prepare students to be technical leaders in their field, including the ability to do original research. The department offers masters of engineering, masters of science, doctoral degrees, and the degree of civil engineer. The master's degrees may be with or without thesis. Major areas of current research in civil engineering include wind engineering, multi-scale modeling and stochastic mechanics, nondestructive evaluation and damage identification, bridge and infrastructure evaluation and design, soil-structure interactions, soil mechanics and deep foundation systems. In environmental engineering we have been studying advanced oxidation of hazardous wastes, statistical process control of wastewater treatment, stabilization/solidification of contaminated soil, and physicochemical treatment of heavy metal contaminated wastes. Our ocean engineering group conducts research on hydrodynamic modeling of currents and the dispersion of effluents in the coastal zone, experimental and computational marine hydrodynamics, coastal sediment transport, climate change, port security, coastal hazards, inland and coastal flooding, storm surges, maritime transportation, and analysis of current and wave observations in the coastal ocean.

An undergraduate degree in engineering or related disciplines with a "B" average from an accredited college or university is generally required for graduate study in civil, environmental, and ocean engineering. It is required that any applicants requesting assistantship appointments, and applicants to the Ph.D. program, provide GRE scores as well as evidence of ability to carry out independent work. Examples of such evidence include a description of master's degree thesis work and/or completed work-related projects. GRE scores are not otherwise required, but may be submitted in support of the application. International students must demonstrate their proficiency in the English language prior to admission by scoring at least 550 (79 computer-based) on the TOEFL examination. Applications for admission from qualified students are accepted at any time.

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Master's Programs

Master's degree programs build on baccalaureate degrees to provide the student with added depth and specialization. The Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree is offered with programs in civil, environmental, and ocean engineering, and the Master of Science (M.S.) is offered in Construction Management and in Maritime Systems. The programs require 30 credit-hours of course work. A thesis is optional and may be substituted for five to ten credit-hours of course work. The thesis option is strongly recommended for full-time students, those receiving financial support, or those planning to pursue doctoral studies.

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Master of Engineering - Civil Engineering

Concentrations are available in the areas of structural, transportation, geotechnical, and water resources engineering. The student must complete core courses depending on the areas of concentration as follows:

Civil Engineering Concentrations

Structural Engineering

  • CE 519 Advanced Structural Analysis 
  • CE 579 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • CE 595 Geotechnical Design 
  • CE 660 Advanced Steel Structures
  • CE 681 Finite Element Methods

Transportation Engineering

  • CM 508 Transportation Engineering
  • CE/ES 5xx Transportation Systems Planning and Operations 
  • CE/ES 6xx Traffic Flow Modeling and Operations
  • EN 5xx Sustainable Transportation Systems

In addition, at least four courses must be selected in one of the transportation subspecialty areas (contact an advisor for details). 

Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Engineering

  • CE 595 Geotechnical Design
  • EN 520 Soil Behavior and its Role in Environmental Applications
  • EN 654 Environmental Geotechnology
  • EN 686 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution

Water Resources Engineering

  • CE 525 Engineering Hydrology
  • or CE 535 Stormwater Management
  • CE 652 Hydrologic Modeling
  • CE 685 Advanced Hydraulics
  • EN 686 Ground Water Hydrology and Pollution

Substitutions for core courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with your advisor.

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Master of Engineering - Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering graduate program is divided into three areas of concentration: Environmental Control Processes, Groundwater and Soil Pollution Control, and Environmental System Modeling.

The Environmental Processes concentration addresses the treatment of industrial and domestic water and wastewater, and hazardous wastes. Process fundamentals are integrated with a design-based approach to meeting treatment objectives. Students will be prepared for careers in both design and operation of facilities for pollution control.

The Groundwater and Soil Pollution Control concentration emphasizes the transport and fate of contaminants in the subsurface environment and on engineering processes to mitigate their adverse environmental impact. Some specific areas of study in this option are the modeling of contaminant transport in local or regional geohydrologic systems, the impact of contamination in the subsurface environment, the management of municipal and industrial waste disposal, and the remediation of groundwater and soil.

The Modeling of Environmental Systems concentration addresses the circulation and mixing processes in surface waters and the effect of such processes on the fate and transport of contaminants. Deterministic, stochastic, and experimental techniques are emphasized. Major areas of current faculty research include groundwater hydrology and pollution, water and wastewater treatment processes, design of waste disposal management, and environmental processes in coastal and estuarine waters. Master's candidates without a previous engineering degree may, on a case-by-case basis, be allowed to enroll for the Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering if they have a bachelor's degree in a relevant science discipline. These students may be required to take additional engineering courses, including undergraduate courses, not for credit towards a degree. All applicants must have at least two years of calculus and one year of chemistry.

Core Courses:

  • CE 565 Numerical Methods for Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • EN 541 Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants
  • EN 570 Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Engineering Concentrations:

Environmental Control Processes

  • EN 570 Environmental Chemistry
  • EN 571 Physicochemical Processes for Environmental Control
  • EN 573 Biological Processes for Environmental Control
  • EN 575 Environmental Biology
  • EN 637 Environmental Control Laboratory
  • EN 751 Design of Wastewater Facilities

Groundwater and Soil Pollution Control

  • EN 520 Soil Behavior and its Role in Environmental Applications
  • EN 551 Environmental Chemistry of Soils
  • EN 553 Groundwater Engineering
  • EN 654 Environmental Geotechnology
  • EN 686 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution
  • EN 690 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies

Modeling of Environmental Systems

  • CE 679 Regression and Stochastic Methods
  • CE 684 Mixing Processes in Inland and Coastal Waters
  • EN 680 Modeling of Environmental Systems
  • EN 780 Nonlinear Correlation and System Identification

The remaining courses are electives, which are selected in consultation with the academic advisor. Electives may be concentrated in specific areas, such as:

Inland and Coastal Environmental Hydrodynamics

  • CE 525 Engineering Hydrology
  • OE 501 Oceanography
  • OE 616 Sediment Transport

Water Resources

  • CE 535 Stormwater Management
  • CE 685 Advanced Hydraulics

Air Pollution Control

  • EN 505 Air Pollution Principles and Control
  • EN 550 Environmental Chemistry of Atmospheric Processes
  • OE 591 Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

Environmental Sustainability

  • EN 545 Environmental Impact Analysis and Planning
  • EN 547 Project Life Cycle Analysis
  • EN 548 Environmental Compatibility in Design and Manufacturing

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Master of Engineering - Ocean Engineering

Advanced courses in the Ocean Engineering graduate program reflect the research interests of the faculty and cover topics in coastal engineering, sediment transport, mixing processes in coastal and estuarine waters, environmental fluid mechanics, estuarine and coastal ocean modeling, motion of vessels in waves, underwater acoustics, and marine meteorology. Basic areas of study encompass oceanography, hydrodynamics, and naval architecture. The master's degree program requires a minimum of two graduate-level applied mathematics courses and satisfaction of the following distributional requirements.

  • A student must take at least one course in each of the three basic areas of study.

  • The student must take at least one advanced course in ocean engineering subject areas outside his/her area of concentration. A typical selection of courses for the master's degree without a thesis in ocean engineering for a student with a concentration, for example, in coastal engineering would encompass the following: The applied mathematics requirement would be met by taking: MA 529 and MA 530.

  • The basic courses in hydrodynamics, oceanography, and naval architecture could be satisfied with one of the following: OE 630, OE 501, and OE 525.

  • The concentration in coastal engineering could include the sequence of OE 641, OE 616, OE 589, and OE 635. The remaining course could be one of the following, which are in subject areas outside of coastal engineering: CE 684, OE 539, or OE 642. 

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Master of Science - Construction Management

The construction industry today challenges the world economy with a huge volume of infrastructure-related mega projects annually. These projects become more and more complex as advancing technology demands. The future construction project will typically not only involve implementing a complex design, but also leading a diverse and technically competent labor pool, coordinating teams of Architecture and Engineering experts and reacting to changing geopolitical influences.

As a professional, the Construction Manager has evolved as the leader responsible for coordinating the resources necessary for successful completion of a high quality project, on-time and within budget expectations. The Construction Manager must master the skills of leadership, project controls, and digital-proficiency beyond estimating and scheduling software. The industry also demands inquiry into this age-old profession so that mega projects, infrastructure renewal, and urban resiliency can be planned and delivered with confidence.

The program is designed to focus on the complex mega project and allows students to select courses from the Schools of Systems and Enterprises, Technology Management and Arts and Letters. An undergraduate degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering or related disciplines from a recognized school is a prerequisite for graduate study in construction management. Applicants not meeting this prerequisite will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be required to enroll in a Construction Management Fundamentals course if accepted.

Stevens offers a Master of Science degree and several Graduate Certificates in Construction Management. The successful degree graduate will complete five core courses for 15 credits and an additional 15 credits from graduate-level courses within Construction Management or pre-approved courses offered institute-wide.

Core Courses:

  • CM 580 Construction Management I
  • CM 521 Construction Organizations (on line)
  • CM 800 Special Topics in Research Methods in Construction, or CM 542 Quality Management and Construction Performance
  • CM 506 Computer Application in the Construction Process (on line)
  • CM 550 Construction Contract Law I

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Master of Science - Maritime Systems

Today there are many profound challenges facing the global maritime transportation industry. Some of the key issues include:

  • Transformation of the industry to an end-to-end logistic system of interconnected elements that comprise the Maritime Transportation System (MTS);
  • Competition among global supply chains occurring as the MTS emerges from the global economic crisis and its transformational demands; and
  • The heightened requirements for environmental concerns, as well as safety and security concerns imposed by terrorism, piracy, and other criminal activities impacting the MTS.

The Maritime Systems (MS) Master Program has been organized to provide today's students with a graduate education in the areas of maritime industry, engineering, and management activities to stimulate and enhance their capacity for success.  There are six areas (or Tracks) of emphasis for students to develop their knowledge and capabilities including studies focused on environmental issues, management disciplines, marine transportation, security operations and technologies, maritime structures, and systems engineering. 

The master's program encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds including (but not limited to) engineering, ocean sciences, environmental science, business and management.  Research is conducted to find new and innovative technologies and processes to strengthen and improve maritime commerce in each of the program areas.  Each graduate student will meet with the Maritime Systems Program Director, Professor Thomas Wakeman, to discuss professional objectives and to draft an initial Study Plan that matches the student's background, experience and interests.  The Study Plan will be finalized by the Track Program Advisor, whom is responsible to ensure that the student's activities will satisfy the formal academic requirements for the master's degree. 

All students in the program must complete ten courses comprised of five core courses and five elective courses selected from one of the six engineering and management tracks listed below. The student, with the assistance of the Track Program Advisor and approval of the Program Director, may design a customized track. Up to six credits may be applied towards a research project and thesis preparation relevant to the selected track in lieu of two elective courses (six credits).  The Program Advisor for each track will determined the specific research requirements for a thesis on an individual basis depending on the student's educational background and work experience.  Students may need to complete prerequisite courses.  The core courses for a master's degree in maritime systems are:

Core Courses

  • OE 501 Oceanography
  • OE 505 Introduction to Maritime Systems
  • OE 610 Marine Transportation
  • OE 612 Environmental Issues in Maritime Systems
  • OE 614 Economic Issues in Maritime Systems

There are six tracks offering areas of concentration within the Master's of Maritime Systems: maritime environment, maritime management, maritime security, maritime structures, marine transportation, and systems engineering.  They are described as follows:

Maritime Environment Track

This concentration offers the opportunity to pursue advanced study of the environmental issues and sustainability challenges facing the marine transportation industry and associated business and urban communities. Students acquire the skills to address complex engineering problems associated with pollution prevention, waste management, and environmental compatibility in design, construction, maintenance and operations.   The courses for this track are:

  • EN 545 Environmental Impact Analysis and Planning
  • EN 549 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • EN 587 Environmental Law
  • OE 618/EN 618 HAZMAT Spill Response Planning
  • OE 684 Mixing Processes in Inland and Coastal Waters

Maritime Management Track

This concentration provides instruction in key management areas associated with port and marine transportation industries. Students acquire knowledge of the complex global supply chains and the economic environment in which today's port operators and shippers must compete. Experienced management professionals provide relevant analysis tools and management strategies taken from the maritime industry.  The courses for this track are:

  • MGT 607 Managerial Economics
  • MGT 609 Introduction to Project Management
  • MGT 630 Global Business and Markets
  • MGT 641 Marketing Management
  • MGT 650 International Business Management OR
  • MGT 680 Organizational Behavior and Theory

Maritime Security Track

This track introduces students to international and national security and safety issues of importance to vessel owners and operators, marine facility management, Port Authorities and other government and military entities.  Risk-based analyses are performed to assess concerns related to vessel and shore labor practices, navigational security and safety including cargo (e.g., oil spills) and vessel traffic (e.g., collisions) movements, marine domain awareness, sensor technologies, and application of acoustic and electromagnetic technology in the areas of piracy, terrorism and crime. The courses for this track are:

  • OE 529 Maritime Safety and Security
  • OE 560 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • OE 628 Technologies for Maritime Security
  • OE 626 Port planning and Development
  • OE 629 Advanced Maritime Security

Maritime Structures Track

This concentration provides knowledge of the specific structure types and design analyses associated with port and maritime systems. Students are given instruction in the various design and maintenance considerations unique to the marine and inland waterway environments. In addition, students will gain skills in using state-of-the-art design tools, including computer and physical models of maritime structures, for consideration in construction and maintenance applications. The courses for this track are:

  • OE 520 Designs of Marine Structures
  • CE 530 Nondestructive Evaluation
  • OE 589 Coastal Engineering
  • OE 622 Design of Port Structures I
  • CE 649 Earth Supported Structures OR
  • CE 687 Design of Hydraulic Structures

Maritime Transportation Track

This concentration provides instruction in an array of knowledge areas relevant to safe, efficient and effective waterborne transport. Naval architecture has been a key focus of Stevens' Davidson Laboratory since its founding in 1935. The Laboratory's physical modeling facilities, including the high-speed towing tank and the maneuvering basin, are employed in course instruction. The courses for this track are:

  • OE 525 Principles of Naval Architecture
  • OE 626 Port Planning and Development
  • OE 628 Maritime Safety
  • OE 642 Motion of Vessels in Waves
  • OE 643 Stability and Control of Marine Craft

Maritime System Engineering Track

This program provides the participant with a fundamental working knowledge of the principles of systems engineering and systems architecture and applies these to the key issues facing the evolving maritime transportation system. The courses for this track are:

  • EM 612 Project Management of Complex Systems
  • SYS 605 Systems Integration
  • SYS 625 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • SYS 650 System Architecture and Design
  • OE 626 Port Planning and Development

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Graduate Certificate Programs

The department offers the following programs leading to graduate certificates. Students need to meet regular admissions requirements for the master's program and complete the courses listed below. The courses may also be used toward corresponding Master of Engineering or Master of Science within the department with approval of your academic advisor.

Applied Coastal Oceanography

Required:

  • OE 501 Oceanography
  • OE 589 Coastal Engineering

Choose two from the following list:

  • OE 620 Marine Structures
  • OE 630 Hydrodynamics
  • OE 635 Stochastic Analysis of Ocean Waves
  • OE 641 Dynamics of Ocean Waves
  • OE 647 Advanced Hydrodynamics Laboratory

Atmospheric and Environmental Science and Engineering (Interdisciplinary)

  • PEP 575 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Radiation and Climate
  • CE 591 Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology
  • ME 532/EN 506 Air Pollution Principles and Control
  • EN 550 Environmental Chemistry of Atmospheric Processes

Construction/Quality Management

  • CM 541 Project Management for Construction
  • CM 542 Quality Management and Construction Performance
  • CM 580 Construction Management I
  • CM 590 Construction Management II

Construction Accounting/Estimating

  • CM 509 Construction Cost Analysis and Estimating
  • CM 511 Construction Accounting
  • CM 580 Construction Management I
  • CM 590 Construction Management II

Construction Law/Disputes

  • CM 522 Labor Relations
  • CM 550 Construction Contract Law I
  • CM 551 Construction Contract Law II
  • CM 587 Environmental Law and Management

Environmental Compatibility in Engineering

  • EN 505 Environmental Engineering
  • EN 541 Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants
  • EN 545 Environmental Impact Analysis and Planning
  • EN 547 Project Life Cycle Management
  • EN 548 Environmental Compatibility in Design and Manufacturing

Environmental Processes

  • EN 541 Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants
  • EN 570 Environmental Chemistry
  • EN 571 Physiochemical Processes for Environmental Control
  • EN 573 Biological Processes for Environmental Control

Geotechnical Engineering

  • CE 520 Soil Behavior and its Role in Environmental Applications
  • CE 560 Advanced Soil Testing
  • CE 595 Geotechnical Design
  • CE 649 Earth Supporting Structures

Inland and Coastal Environmental Hydrodynamics

  • OE 501 Oceanography
  • EN 541 Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants
  • CE 684 Mixing Processes in Inland and Coastal Waters

Ocean Engineering

Required:

  • OE 501 Oceanography
  • OE 589 Coastal Engineering

Choose two from the following list:

  • OE 620 Marine Structures
  • OE 630 Hydrodynamics
  • OE 635 Stochastic Analysis of Ocean Waves
  • OE 641 Dynamics of Ocean Waves
  • OE 647 Advanced Hydrodynamics Laboratory

Ship Hydrodynamics

Required:

  • OE 525 Principles of Naval Architecture
  • OE 620 Marine Structures

Choose two from the following list:

  • OE 530 Yacht Design
  • OE 526 Computer Aided Aspects of Naval Architecture
  • OE 642 Motion of Vessels in Waves
  • OE 645 Hydrodynamics of High Speed Craft
  • OE 647 Advanced Hydrodynamics Laboratory

Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control

  • EN 520 Soil Behavior and its Role in Environmental Applications
  • EN 553 Groundwater Engineering
  • EN 686 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution
  • EN 690 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies

Structural Engineering

  • CE 613 Matrix Analysis of Structures
  • CE 519 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CE 623 Structural Dynamics
  • CE 681 Introduction to Finite Element Methods

Water Resources Engineering

  • CE 525 Engineering Hydrology or CE 535 Stormwater Management
  • CE 684 Mixing Processes in Inland and Coastal Waters
  • CE 685 Advanced Hydraulics
  • EN 686 Ground Water Hydrology and Pollution

Maritime Security Certificate

The objectives of this program are to provide the student with the operational and technological skills to deal with the international safety and security issues facing the Maritime Transportation System. The student's perspective may be that of a vessel or port operator, Port Authority, or military or governmental security agency. Risk-based analyses are performed to assess concerns related to vessel and shore labor practices, navigational security and safety including cargo (e.g., oil spills) and vessel traffic (e.g., collisions). Acoustic and electromagnetic sensor and security technologies are studied, with a focus on their application to various security threat scenarios, including terrorism, piracy, and crime.

  • OE 529 Maritime Safety and Security
  • OE 560 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • OE 628 Technologies for Maritime Security
  • OE 629 Advanced Maritime Security

Maritime Structures Certificate

The objectives of this certificate are: to better enable the student to understand the unique factors which must be considered when designing structures for the marine environments such as waves, storm surges, and high winds, and to provide them with the knowledge to apply this understanding to structural design. Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to determine relevant design parameters, such as wave height, water level, run up, and overtopping through an analysis of the site conditions, and to apply these parameters to design coastal, marine and port structures. In addition, the student will have the skills necessary to evaluate the integrity of existing structures using non-destructive techniques, which combined with a knowledge of the marine environment, will allow them to determine the adequacy or inadequacy of the structure.

  • OE 520 Designs of Marine Structures
  • OE 589 Coastal Engineering
  • OE 622 Design of Port Structures
  • CE 530 Nondestructive Evaluation

Maritime Systems Engineering Certificate

The complex issues facing the maritime industry as an end-to-end supply chain are addressed through the discipline of systems engineering. The objectives of this certificate are to provide the student with the basic knowledge of the systems engineering discipline and the ability to apply that discipline to the actual problems and projects the student will face on the job. Upon completion, the student will be able to decompose complex problems into manageable subsystems, understand the requirements that must be met by solutions to these problems, and construct end-to-end solutions that meet these requirements. The intended audience includes industry and government practitioners and students who wish to acquire the skills to address complex issues in the Maritime Transportation System.

  • SYS 625 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • SYS 650 Systems Architecture and Design
  • OE 610 Maritime Transportation
  • OE 626 Port Planning and Development

Maritime Systems Management Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide basic management skills applied to the maritime industry. The objectives of this certificate are: to better enable industry practitioners to meet today's maritime industry management requirements; to assist them in recognizing current business trends and opportunities in their technical and operational undertakings; and to complement the skill set of those experienced in marine operations to enable them to move into managerial positions of increased responsibility. Student will gain the skills necessary to organize and manage large scale, complex projects, or structure new organizations in a changing business environment. The intended audience includes industry practitioners wishing to complement operational experience with management skills, and students wishing to pursue management positions in the maritime industry.

  • OE 610 Marine Transportation
  • MGT 607 Managerial Economics
  • MGT 641 Marketing Management
  • MGT 609 Project Management OR
  • MGT 680 Organizational Behavior and Theory

Graduate Certificate in Maritime Transportation

The program objective is to enable the student to meet modern naval architecture and marine engineering challenges including the design of vessels and related port structures taking into account requirements such as short sea shipping, shallow water navigation, and multi-hull design. The intended audience includes engineering students and practitioners from the commercial, operational, and governmental arenas. The student will be able to assume positions of management and leadership by virtue of the combination of advanced technology, professional managerial practices, and legal and regulatory requirements acquired.

  • OE 525 Principles of Naval Architecture
  • OE 626 Port Planning and Development
  • OE 642 Motion of Vessels in Waves
  • OE 643 Stability and Control of Marine Craft

Doctoral Program

The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree is designed to develop the student's capability to perform research or high-level design in civil, environmental, or ocean engineering. Admission to the doctoral program is made through the departmental graduate admissions committee, based on review of the applicant's scholastic record. A master's degree is required before a student is admitted to the doctoral program. One's master's level academic performance must reflect your capability to pursue advanced studies and perform independent research.

Eighty-four credits of graduate work in an approved program of study beyond the bachelor's degree are required for completion of the doctoral program. Up to 30 credits obtained in a master's program can be included in this program. Of the remaining 54 credits, 15 to 30 credit hours of course work, as well as 30 to 45 credit hours of dissertation work, are required. Within two years from the time of admission, a student must take a qualifying examination that tests his/her basic knowledge and ability to critically analyze the research literature. Upon satisfactory performance in the qualifying examination, and completion of the required course work, (s)he must take an oral preliminary examination. This examination is primarily intended to evaluate the student's aptitude for advanced research and examine his/her understanding of the subjects associated specifically with the dissertation topics. Upon satisfactory completion of the preliminary examination and all course work, a student will become a doctoral candidate and start his/her dissertation research. Doctoral research work must be based on an original investigation and the results must make a significant, state-of-the-art contribution to the field, and must be worthy of publication in current professional literature. At the completion of the research, a student must defend his/her thesis in a public presentation.

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Civil Engineer Degree

The Civil Engineer Degree is an advanced graduate program with an emphasis on design. To be qualified to enter the civil engineer degree program, a student must have completed a master's degree in engineering. The degree candidate must also demonstrate professional competence by having at least two years of responsible industrial experience in one of the areas of civil engineering. The industrial experience is to be completed prior to entering the program or in the process of being satisfied upon entering the program. Thirty credits beyond the master's degree are required for the degree of civil engineer. Eight to 15 of those credits must be on a design project. A student will be assigned an advisor who will help him/her develop a study plan and who will supervise his/her design project. The study plan, which should include details of the professional experience and of the design project, must be submitted to the departmental committee on the civil engineer degree for approval. Upon completion of the design project, (s)he will submit a written report to the departmental committee for approval, and the student will be required to take an oral examination on the substance of the design project.