Civil Engineering - Structures Track

Program Description

This degree track leads to a Master of Civil Engineering degree (MCE) or Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (MSCE) at UTSA.

The Master of Civil Engineering degree is designed to provide specialized knowledge in selected technical areas of Civil Engineering. The educational objective of this program is to produce graduates who are capable of professional practice in a specialized area of Civil Engineering namely, environmental engineering, geo-environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering. The new MCE degree is a courses-only program targeted towards providing advanced technical training and building critical thinking skills for practicing engineers.

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The Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering is designed to provide civil engineering professionals with the opportunity to prepare for careers concerned with the critical problems of a multifaceted society. Civil engineering education and research activities focus on projects that are typically large and costly, with potentially profound environmental, social, and financial impacts. The MSCE is a research-oriented thesis program, while the MCE is a course-only technical training program. The objective of the graduate degree program is to provide advanced training in four Civil Engineering specialty areas: environmental, geotechnical/transportation, structural, and water resources. 

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Scheduled to begin instruction:
Fall 2022

 



Graduate Admission Requirements

Graduate Admission requirements vary by program. Please check your individual degree program for more details.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent

To apply for the Graduate Pathway, you must submit the following:

  • Graduate School Application
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee: $90
  • Official TOEFL / IELTS Test Scores
  • Passport & Confirmation of Financial Resources (after program admission)

View the video guide on the application process here!

For complete details: Graduate Admissions Checklist (MCE); Graduate Admissions Checklist (MSCE)

For important deadlines: Graduate Application Deadline

If you need assistance with your application, contact English Language Center at: englishlanguagecenter@utsa.edu


Sample Course Maps - M.S. in Civil Engineering

[Sample Course Map] Graduate Program: Civil Engineering — Structures Track, 2 Semester

2-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

9 credit hours apply from pathway toward degree completion (M.S. in Civil Engineering)
21 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (M.S. in Civil Engineering)

 

Entry requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study
  • TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Graduate Communication for Academic Discourse 3
Graduate Reading for Academic Success 3
Graduate Student Success I 3
CE 5043 Advanced Civil Engineering Statistics 3
Total 12
Semester 2
Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Advanced Graduate Communication 3
Graduate Writing for Academic Success 3
Graduate Student Success II 3
CE 5103 Advanced Steel Design 3
CE 5133 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 3
Total 15

[Sample Course Map] Graduate Program: Civil Engineering — Structures Track, 1 Semester
1-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

6 credit hours apply from Pathway toward degree completion (M.S. in Civil Engineering)
24 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (M.S. in Civil Engineering)

Entry requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study
  • TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Advanced Graduate Communication 3
Graduate Writing for Academic Success 3
Graduate Student Success II 3
CE 5043 Advanced Civil Engineering Statistics 3
CE 5103 Advanced Steel Design 3
Total 15
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Tuition & Fees

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