Civil Engineering BSCE/Civil and Environmental Engineering MS(Civil Engineering)(non-thesis)

The completion of a non-thesis M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (non-thesis option) enables the student to gain in-depth expertise through their coursework and master’s project. This gives students a competitive edge in seeking a public or private sector position and adds experience years for industry employment. Earning an M.S. has been shown to significantly improve starting salary and most importantly, total earning potential over the length of a career verses a B.S. alone.

Admission to Program

Students will be allowed to apply to the Double Dawg dual-degree program during the fall or spring semester of their junior year in Engineering.

To be considered for the dual degree pathway the student must submit a College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF) and meet the following requirements:

1) Have an overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
2) Have completed all the necessary pre-requisites for their respective undergraduate degree programs required to enroll in Capstone Design I (AENG4910, CVLE4910, ENVE4910 or MCHE4910) during Fall Semester of their Senior Year.
3) Submit an essay indicating their professional interests and career goals within an ECAM degree program.
4) Provide a letter of support from a faculty member within the School of ECAM indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next Academic Year (Senior Year in Engineering). In this role, the faculty member will commit their time to helping the student start their graduate program and give them advice on potential coursework and master’s project. By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.

Admission to the dual degree pathway does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

At the end of the student's senior year:
If both parties agree that this graduate program does not meet their needs, the student may choose not to continue in their fifth year of study.


Admission requirements for the pathway program.

What Students Need to Apply:
• Completed and submitted College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (professional interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Letter of Support from Faculty Member

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Environment and Water

• BCHE(ENVE) 6490 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
• CVLE 8110 Environmental River Mechanics
• CVLE 8130 Mechanics of Jets & Plumes
• CVLE 8140 Transport & Mixing in Natural Flows
• CVLE(MCHE) 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
• ENGR 8220 Microfluidic Transport Phenomena
• ENVE 6470 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
• ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
• ENVE 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
• ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
• ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology & Hydraulics
• ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
• ENVE 6435 Natural Resources Engineering
• CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
• GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow & Transport Modeling
• MCHE 6590 Fluid Mechanics II
• STAT 6315 Statistical Methods for Researchers
• WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology Seminar

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

• CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
• CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
• CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
• CVLE(MCHE) 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
• CVLE 8410 Inelastic Behavior of Construction Materials
• CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
• CVLE(MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
• CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
• CVLE 8510 Advanced Concrete Materials
• CVLE 8550 Pre-stressed Concrete Design
• ENGR 6350 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
• ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
• MCHE 6650 HVAC Systems for Buildings & Industry
• MCHE 8380 Continuum Mechanics
• STAT 6315 Statistical Methods for Researchers

Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineering

• ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
• ENVE 4410/6430 Open Channel Hydraulics
• ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
• ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
• ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
• ENVE 6435 Natural Resources Engineering
• CVLE 8110 Environmental River Mechanics
• CVLE 8130 Mechanics of Jets and Plumes
• CVLE 8140 Transport and Mixing in Natural Flows
• CVLE/MCHE 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
• CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
• CRSS/GEOL 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
• WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
• GEOL/WASR 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

The requirements of the B.S. in Civil Engineering and the M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (non-thesis option) must both be met. The requirements of the M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (non-thesis option) may be found at the College of Engineering or School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural & Mechanical Engineering websites.

ENGINEERING ELECTIVES
Students must choose 13 elective courses from at least 2 of the following tracks shown in the sample curriculum: Geotechnical, Hydraulics, Structures, or Infrastructure Engineering. At least 3 of the elective design courses (indicated by italics) must be selected. At least 10 elective courses must be graduate level (indicated by a 6xxx or 8xxx listing). No more than 12 credits may be applied to both the BSCE and MS-Civil & Environmental Engineering degree .

RECOMMENDATIONS:
It is recommended that during year four of their curriculum that the student take the 6000 level components of the included 4000/6000 level courses.

REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS:
All students in the BSCVLE program are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam prior to graduation with their BSCVLE degree.

Curriculum:
It is important to ensure that the integrity of each individual program is maintained when selecting courses (maximum 12 credit hours) that may be used to satisfy the requirements of both programs. Please provide the following information:

• Include the following dual degree pathway requirements:
o Specify which graduate-level courses can be used to satisfy undergraduate program requirements.
o Provide any additional requirements that are unique to the dual degree pathway, such as certain courses or groups of courses (e.g., Area of Emphasis) that students must complete and/or any limitations on course selection.

Provide a sample program of study for the dual degree pathway. (Sample Dual Degree Pathway Program of Study)
The M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a non-thesis option requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

1. Core Coursework (9 to 15 hours):

a) Nine to 15 hours from one of the two Civil Engineering emphasis areas (Environment & Water, Structural & Geotechnical Engineering, and Hydrologic & Hydraulic Engineering)

b) ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar (1 hour) *

2. Elective Coursework (14 to 20 hours)

For the non-thesis option, students will work with a graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field.

3. Project Report (3 hours)
ENGR 7010, Project-Focused Masters Research
A minimum of 15 hours of coursework must be in ECAM Civil Engineering courses
* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the program of study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance at speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

4. Sample Coursework 5th Year:
Fall Semester:
ECAM Electives/Core Coursework (12 credits)

ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar (1 hour)

Spring Semester:
ECAM Electives/Core Coursework (6 credits)
ENGR 7010 Masters Project Focused Research** (3 credits)
** The masters project focused research can be completed during the fall or spring semester of the candidate's 5th Year.

Admission to Graduate Program

The student must apply and be admitted to the UGA graduate school. Their performance during their fourth year and any relevant testing (GRE, TOEFL) will be considered.

Admission to Graduate Program
• Online Graduate School Application
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (professional interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Transcripts
• 3 Letters of Recommendation, including the Letter of Support from the faculty advisor who will mentor the student in their master’s project

Program Advisor

  • Name: Ramaraja Ramasamy
  • Email: engr-gradprogram@uga.edu
  • Phone: 7065424101
  • Address: Riverbend Research Center South, Room 174

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Civil Engineering B.S.C.E.
  • Department/College: Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Dagmar Nelson
  • Email: dnelson@engr.uga.edu
  • Phone: 7065429658
  • Address: 1150 Driftmier Engineering Cener

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S.
  • Department/College: Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Margaret Sapp
  • Email: mjsapp@uga.edu
  • Phone: 7065427503
  • Address: 127 Coverdell