Overview

The Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering is a recognized leader in innovative educational programs and is widely considered to be among the top programs in the United States.

Undergraduate Student Info

As a department with a strong emphasis on social consciousness, we continue to graduate men and women who make outstanding contributions to the public through business, industry, education, and government.

Graduate Student Info

We offer graduate study and research opportunities in multiple areas. Research may involve theoretical developments, physical testing, and computer modeling. The department’s entire research program is directed toward engineering for the public benefit.

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    • Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering

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      Introduction

      The Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Program of the Civil and Coastal Engineering Department grants Master’s Degree and Ph.D. Degree in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering. The basic requirements for graduate degrees in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering are outlined in the Civil and Coastal Engineering Graduate Student Manual (and the UF Graduate Handbook). Material in this supplement defines additional requirements as dictated by the Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Program.

      Course Requirements

      Regardless of whether you are pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, you must complete the Master’s Program Plan of Study (PPS), which is posted on the ESSIE website.  You must request the use of transfer credits toward your degree program on the PPS and obtain approval, as indicated by the advisor’s signature on the PPS. You will have an  advising hold until your first PPS has been submitted based on these timeframes:  Masters non-thesis submission is required by midterm of the first semester; Master’s thesis by midterm of the second semester.  Before the registration periods of subsequent semesters, contact your advisor for approval of your proposed course selection for the upcoming semester, along with any changes in your PPS. You or your advisor need to  submit your PPS (original or revised) to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu for processing.

      The Master’s program requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours, and is formulated as either a thesis option (in which up to 6 credit hours of Master’s Research – EOC 6971) can be counted toward the degree, or a non-thesis option (coursework only). Students on a research assistantship must complete a thesis.

      Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours within the Coastal Program. Of these, 9 credits will include enrollment in the following core required courses:

      1. OCP 6165 Ocean Waves I (Linear Theory) (3 credits),
      2. EGM 5816 Intermediate Fluid Dynamics (3 credits),
      3. MAP 5304 Intermediate Differential Equations (3 credits),

      In addition to the core courses, 9 credit hours of elective courses within the Coastal Program are required. The remaining 12 credit hours toward the minimum of 30 hours for degree completion may include courses outside the program. All course selections must be approved by the student’s advisor.

      Thesis Master’s degree-seeking students

      A thesis master’s degree-seeking student is required to have a supervisory committee. That committee must consist of a minimum of two members, a chair (usually the advisor) and at least one additional member. The full committee should be formed by the mid-term of the second semester. If a minor is designated, the committee must include a graduate faculty member from the minor department.

      Grades and Graduation

      Per the University of Florida Graduate School Policy, students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 and an overall 3.00 GPA within the departmental courses to be eligible for graduation.

    • Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics

      View program pageMaster of Engineering (ME) or Master of Science (MS) Degree with the Department of  Civil & Coastal Engineering (CCE) or the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences (EES)Specialization: Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics

      Introduction

      Graduates with a master’s degree specialization in Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics are equipped with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to confront the challenges facing coastal ecosystems with sustainable solutions that will benefit both nature and human society. They develop a well-rounded background in oceanography, ecology, and engineering to implement ecosystem design, mitigation, adaptation, and restoration projects and to evaluate the physical and biological processes controlling the rates and patterns of coastal ecosystem change. Our well-rounded and well-trained graduates are in demand to fill advanced positions in industry, academics, NGOs, and governmental agencies. We offer a specialization in Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics through Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering or Environmental Engineering Sciences. The following requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements established by the UF Graduate School, must be met for graduation.

      Course Requirements

      Master’s students specializing in Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics are expected to satisfy the following minimum coursework requirements and procedures. Upon admission, a Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics faculty member is assigned as the student’s advisor.

      Whether pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, students must complete the Master’s Program Plan of Study (PPS) .Requests to apply transfer credits toward the degree program must be made on the PPS and approved by the on the PPS. Students will have an advising hold until an approved PPS has been submitted by the relevant deadline: midterm of the first semester for Non-Thesis Master’s students, and midterm of the second semester for Thesis Master’s students. Students should contact their advisor for prior to the registration period of the upcoming semester, and upload any revisions in the PPS at this time. Students need to submit the PPS (both the original and any subsequent revisions) to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu for processing.

      Additional requirements may be established by the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, or the University of Florida Graduate School; therefore, the student should consult the or Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Handbook for additional information.

      Non-thesis MS or ME Degree (Coursework Only)

      (Non-thesis option is only available if the student has not received an assistantship from ESSIE)

      Coursework Requirements

      Students in these programs much complete a minimum of 30 total semester hours of coursework composed of a minimum of 15 hours of core coursework in the student’s major department (Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering or Environmental Engineering Sciences) (Group A) with the remaining hours from elective courses (Groups B and C) as outlined below.

      Additional Requirements

      Non-thesis students obtaining a Master of Science degree must also satisfy the final exam requirements by submitting a completed design or analysis term project that earned a grade of B or better from one of the Group A core courses listed below. Projects from outside the ESSIE curriculum will not be considered. Projects are to be submitted to the student’s advisor, in addition to the course instructor, for approval and must be comprehensive in nature. Master of Engineering students are not required to complete this final examination requirement, as per the Graduate Catalog.

      Thesis master’s degree

      Coursework Requirements

      Students in this track must complete a minimum of 30 total semester hours. Of these 30 total semester hours, a minimum of 15 hours must be in departmental courses (Group A, see below). The student must also submit a written master’s thesis to their supervisory committee and complete an oral defense of the thesis that is approved by all members of the supervisory committee prior to graduation. The parameters of the master’s thesis, including length and content, are to be decided by the student’s advisor. Enrollment of 3 credit hours (Fall/Spring) or 2 credit hours (Summer) of Masters Research is required during the final/graduating semester.

      Additional Requirements

      Thesis students obtaining a or Master of Engineering thesis degree are required to have a supervisory committee. That committee must consist of a minimum of two members, a chair (usually the advisor), and another member from either Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering or Environmental Engineering Sciences. The students may include a third committee member from any department at UF, any other academic institution, or relevant non-academic institution (e.g. Naval Research Lab, US Geological Survey).

      Grades & Graduation

      Per the University of Florida Graduate School Policy, students must have a minimum 3.00 GPA overall and a 3.00 GPA within home departmental courses to be eligible for graduation.

      CESD Coursework

      The courses below are selected to ensure that CESD students, including those enrolled in both the CCE and EES degree programs, obtain a minimum level of competency in ecological engineering, coastal engineering geosytsems engineering. Students are strongly advised to enroll in EOC 6934 CESD Seminars and Professional Development in their first Fall semester on campus and to enroll in EOC 6939 Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics Seminars for all semesters thereafter as these courses are essential for gaining disciplinary breadth and exposure to CESD faculty and students. In addition, students are advised to take courses that are both within and outside of their disciplinary degree program (e.g. Civil and Coastal Engineering students should take 1 or more courses focused on ecological systems or environmental engineering, and EES student should take at least 1 course in Coastal Engineering, Oceanography, Physical Processes and/or Geosystems Engineering to support their development in multi-disciplinary science and engineering.

      Elective Notes

      • Other classes in Civil, Coastal, Environmental engineering or courses with an EGN prefix taught by the College of Engineering may be taken upon approval of advisor
      • Other courses may be taken as electives, including a maximum of 6 credits of 3000-4000 level courses outside the School (ESSIE), subject to the approval of the student’s advisor

      Group A: ESSIE Core Courses (15 credits required):

      • CEG 5205C InSitu Measurement of Soil Properties
      • CEG 6015 Advanced Soil Mechanics
      • CEG 6405 Seepage in Soils
      • CWR 6240 Mixing and Transport in Turbulent Flow
      • EGM 5816 Intermediate Fluid Dynamics
      • EES 6307 Advanced Ecological Engineering
      • EES 6309 Wetland Restoration and Design
      • EES 6932 Ecosystem Engineers
      • ENV 5518 Field Methods in Environmental Hydrology
      • ENV 6508 Wetland Hydrology
      • ENV 6932 Advanced Engineering Hydrology I
      • ENV 6932 Ecosystems Engineers
      • ENV 6932 Environmental Systems Dynamics
      • ENV 6932 Coastal Systems
      • ENV 6935 Wetland Seminar
      • EOC 6934 Mathematical models for riverine, estuarine and coastal geomorphology
      • EOC 6934 Hydrodynamic models for estuarine and coastal waters
      • EOC 6934 CESD Seminars and professional development
      • OCP 6298 Coastal Sediment Transport Processes
      • OCP 6165 Ocean Waves I
      • EOC 6934 Nearshore Circulation

       

      Group B: ESSIE Elective Courses:

      • CEG 5115 Foundation Design
      • CGN 6905 Computational Poromechanics
      • CGN 6905 Urban Stormwater Systems Design
      • CGN 6905 Water Resources Engineering
      • CWR 5125 Groundwater Flow I
      • CWR 5127 Evaluation of Groundwater Quality
      • CWR 5235 Open Channel Hydraulics
      • CWR 6116 Advanced Surface Hydrology
      • CWR 6537 Contaminant Subsurface Hydrology
      • ENV 5565 Hydraulic Systems Design
      • ENV 5518 Field Methods in Environmental Hydrology
      • ENV 6050 Advanced Pollutant Transport
      • ENV 6441 Water Resources Planning and Management
      • ENV 6050 Advanced Pollutant Transport
      • ENV 6052 Immiscible Fluids
      • ENV 6416 Advanced Stormwater Control Systems
      • ENV 6435 Advanced Water Treatment Process Design
      • ENV 6437 Advanced Wastewater System Design
      • ENV 6438 Advanced Potable Water Systems Design
      • ENV 6511 Biological Wastewater Treatment
      • ENV 6617 Principles of Green Engineering Design and Sustainability
      • ENV 6932 Global Environmental Policies and Institutions
      • ENV 6932 Absorption Phenomenon
      • ENV 6932 Stormwater Systems
      • ENV 6935 System Ecology Seminar
      • ENV 6439 Activated Carbon: Environmental Design and Application
      • EOC 6939 Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics Seminars

      Group C: Non ESSIE Elective Courses:

      • ABE 6252 Advanced Soil and Water Management
      • ABE 6265 Vadose Zone Water and Solute Transport Modeling
      • GLY 5827 Ground Water Geology
      • GLY 5245 Hydrogeochemistry
      • GLY 5247 Surface and Ground Water Interaction
      • GLY 6075 Global Climate Change
      • GLY 6826 Hydrogeologic Modeling
      • SUR 5625 Geographical Information Systems Analysis
      • SWS 5234 Environmental Soil, Water, and Land Use
      • SWS 5235 South Florida Ecosystems
      • SWS 5245 Water Sustainability
      • SWS 5248 Wetlands and Water Quality
      • SWS 5208 Sustainable Agricultural and Urban Land Management
      • SWS 5308 Waterborne Pathogens
      • SWS 5551 Soils, Water, and Public Health
      • SWS 5721C GIS Land Resource Management
      • SWS 6366 Biodegradation and Bioremediation
      • SWS 6448 Biogeochemistry of Wetlands and Aquatic Systems
      • SWS 6932 Florida Lake Management
      • URP 6276 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    • Geosystems Engineering
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      Master of Engineering (ME) or Master of Science (MS) Degree in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Geosystems Engineering

      Introduction

      Within the geosystems engineering field, employers often seek out our graduates with master’s degrees. They have high expectations regarding the skills and capabilities that our graduates bring with them into industry. Consequently, we offer a specialization in geosystems engineering within the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. The following requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements imposed by the UF Graduate School, must be met for graduation.

      Course Requirements

      Master’s students specializing in Geosystems Engineering (GE) are expected to satisfy the following minimum coursework requirements and procedures. Upon admission, a GE faculty member is assigned as your advisor.

      Regardless of whether you are pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, you must complete the Master’s Program Plan of Study (PPS), which is posted on the ESSIE website.  You must request the use of transfer credits toward your degree program on the PPS and obtain approval, as indicated by the advisor’s signature on the PPS. You will have an advising hold until your first PPS has been submitted based on these timeframes:  Masters non-thesis submission is required by midterm of the first semester; Master’s thesis by midterm of the second semester.  Before the registration periods of subsequent semesters, contact your advisor for approval of your proposed course selection for the upcoming semester, along with any changes in your PPS. You or your advisor need to  submit your PPS (original or revised) to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu for processing.

      Additional requirements may be imposed by the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering or the University of Florida Graduate School; therefore, the student should consult the Civil and Coastal Engineering Graduate Student Handbook for additional information.

      Non-thesis Master’s degree

      Non-thesis students obtaining a Master’s of Science degree must satisfy the final exam requirements by submitting a completed term project that earned a grade of B or better from any of the GE courses (core or elective) listed in the coursework requirements. Projects from outside the curriculum will not be considered. Projects are to be submitted to the student’s advisor for approval and must be comprehensive in nature. Master of Engineering students are not required to complete the final examination per the Graduate Catalog.

      Thesis Master’s degree-seeking students:

      A thesis master’s degree-seeking student is required to have a supervisory committee. That committee must consist of a minimum of two members, a chair (usually the advisor) and at least one additional member. The full committee should be formed by the mid-term of the second semester. If a minor is designated, the committee must include a graduate faculty member from the minor department.

      Grades & Graduation

      Per the University of Florida Graduate School Policy, students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 and an overall 3.00 GPA within the departmental courses to be eligible for graduation.

      Coursework Requirements

      Courses are selected to ensure students obtain a minimum level of competency in geosystems engineering. After the ESSIE core course requirements are met for geosystems, additional ESSIE core and/or elective courses must be chosen in consultation with advisors.

      MS or ME with Thesis

      A minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of 24 hours of course work and 6 hours Masters Research (CGN 6971) with a written master’s thesis and final oral defense. Enrollment of 3 credit hours (Fall/Spring) or 2 credit hours (Summer) of Masters Research (CGN 6971) is required during the final/graduating semester. Coursework should satisfy the ESSIE core and electives and other electives criteria indicated below.

      MS or ME with Coursework Only (non-thesis)

      Minimum 30 total semester hours of coursework. Coursework should satisfy the ESSIE core, electives and other electives criteria indicated below.

      ESSIE Core Courses (15 credits required)

      • CEG6117 Advanced Deep Foundation Design
      • CEG5114 Advanced Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design
      • CEG6015 Advanced Soil Mechanics
      • CEG6116 Advanced Shallow Foundation Design
      • CGN 6905 Computational Poromechanics
      • CGN 6905 Computational Inelasticity
      • CEG6515 Earth Retaining Systems and Slope Stability
      • CEG5115 Foundation Design
      • CEG6405 Seepage in Soils
      • CEG5205C In situ Measurement of Soil Properties
      • CGN 6905 Nondestructive Testing & Geophysics Methods
      • CGN 6905 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
      • CGN 6905 Ground Modification Design

      ESSIE Electives

      • ENV 6932 Applied Practice in Beneficial Use of Waste Materials
      • ENV 5306 Municipal Refuse Disposal
      • ENV 6617 Principals of Green Engineering and Sustainability
      • ENV 6052 Immiscible Fluids
      • ENV 6932 Absorption Phenomenon
      • CES 5116 Finite elements in Civil Engineering

      Non ESSIE Electives

      As geosystems engineering is highly interdisciplinary, the graduate students are encouraged to choose electives from other branches of civil and environmental engineering and a variety of other disciplines including but not limited to: Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geology, Soil Sciences and Physics. Students must choose non ESSIE electives in consultation with their advisors.

      Non availability of courses:

      If any of the courses are not available for reasons such as faculty members’ sabbatical the GE faculty will recommend appropriate alternatives on a case-by-case basis.

    • Materials & Pavements

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      Introduction

      Master of Engineering (ME) or Master of Science (MS) Degree in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Materials & Pavements

      Within the materials and pavement engineering fields, employers often seek out our graduates with master’s degrees. They have high expectations regarding the skills and capabilities that our graduates bring with them into industry. Consequently, we offer a specialization in materials and pavement engineering within the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. The following requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements imposed by the UF Graduate School, must be met for graduation.

      Course Requirements

      Master’s students specializing in Materials and Pavement Engineering (MPE) are expected to satisfy the following minimum coursework requirements and procedures. Upon admission, a MPE faculty member is assigned as your advisor. Regardless of whether you are pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, you must complete the coursework requirements outlined on the following page for the MPE specialization.  You will also be required to complete the Master’s Program Plan of Study (PPS), which is posted on the ESSIE website. You must also have it approved by your advisor during the first week of classes in your first semester. You must request the use of transfer credits toward your degree program on the PPS and obtain approval, as indicated by the advisor’s signature on the PPS. Prior to the registration periods of subsequent semesters, contact your advisor for approval of your proposed course selection for the upcoming semester along with any changes in your PPS. Once your course selection has been approved by your advisor, you will then send (via email) your course selection along with your updated and approved PPS to your advisor with a copy submission to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu Your advising hold will then be removed, allowing you to register.

      Additional requirements may be imposed by the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering or the University of Florida Graduate School; therefore, the student should consult the Civil and Coastal Engineering Graduate Student Handbook for additional information.

      Non-thesis Master’s degree

      Non-thesis students obtaining a Master’s of Science degree must satisfy the final exam requirements by submitting a completed design or analysis term project that earned a grade of B or better from one of the core competency courses listed in the coursework requirements. Projects from outside the curriculum will not be considered. Projects are to be submitted to the student’s advisor for approval and must be comprehensive in nature. Master of Engineering students are not required to complete the final examination per the Graduate Catalog.

      Thesis Master’s degree-seeking students:

      A thesis master’s degree-seeking student is required to have a supervisory committee. That committee must consist of a minimum of two members, a chair (usually the advisor) and at least one additional member. The full committee should be formed by the mid-term of the second semester. If a minor is designated, the committee must include a graduate faculty member from the minor department.

      Grades & Graduation

      Per the University of Florida Graduate School Policy, students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 and an overall 3.00 GPA within the departmental courses to be eligible for graduation.

      Coursework Requirements

      Courses are selected to ensure students obtain a minimum level of competency in materials and pavement engineering. After the course requirements for the categories are met, remaining coursework must be selected from approved electives.

      MS or ME with Thesis

      Minimum 30 total semester hours; min. 24 hours coursework permitted; min.  and max. 6 hours Masters Research (CGN6971) permitted OR 27 hours coursework recommended; and; min 3 hours Masters Research (CGN6971) required; min. 15 hours coursework in Civil and Coastal Engineering, written master’s thesis; oral defense. Enrollment of 3 credit hours (Fall/Spring) or 2 credit hours (Summer) of Masters Research (CGN 6971) is required during the final/graduating semester. The student must take a minimum of 21 credits of coursework from the college of engineering.

      MS or ME with Coursework Only (non-thesis)

      Minimum 30 total semester hours of coursework; (only available if the student has not received financial aid from the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering), min. 15 hours coursework in Civil and Coastal Engineering. The student must take a minimum of 21 credits of coursework from the college of engineering.

      Core Materials and Pavement Courses – students must take at least four (4) of the following courses:

      • CGN 5715 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering Materials Research
      • CGN 6505 Properties, Design and Control of Concrete
      • CGN 6506 Bituminous Materials
      • CGN 6905 Pavement Design
      • CGN 6905 Superpave Technology
      • TTE 5837 Pavement Management Systems
      • CGN 6905 Concrete Durability
      • CGN 6905 Concrete Structural Rehabilitation
      • CGN 6905 Microstructural Analysis of Cementitious Systems
      • CGN 6525 Sustainable Materials

      Electives (18 credits):

      • CGN 6971 Master’s Research (3 to 6 credits required only for thesis option)
      • BCN 6748 Construction Law
      • CEG 5115 Foundation Design
      • CES 5010 Probabilistic and Stochastic Methods in Civil Engineering
      • CES 5116 Finite Elements in Civil Engineering
      • CES 5235 Design of Highway Bridges
      • CES 5606 Topics in Steel Design
      • CES 5715 Prestressed Concrete
      • CES 5801 Design and Construction in Timber
      • CES 6106 Advanced Structural Analysis
      • CES 6706 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
      • CES5835 Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures
      • CES6108 Structural Dynamics
      • CES6855 Condition Assessment of Structures
      • CGN6905 Advanced Instrumentation
      • CGN 6905 Design of Temporary Structures
      • EAS 6242 Advanced Structural Composites
      • ECH 6126 Thermodynamics of Reaction and Phase Equilibria
      • ECH 6851 Impedance Spectroscopy
      • EGM 6570 Principles of Fracture Mechanics
      • EGN 6039 Engineering Leadership
      • EGN 6640 Entrepreneurship for Engineers
      • EGN 6642 Engineering Innovation
      • EMA 5008 Particle Science and Technology: Theory and Practice
      • EMA 6136 Diffusion, Kinetics, and Transport Phenomena
      • EMA 6316 Materials Thermodynamics
      • EMA 6319 Applied Colloid and Interfacial Chemistry for Engineers
      • EMA 6507 Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
      • EMA 6507 Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Lab
      • EMA 6510 Survey of Materials Analysis Techniques
      • EMA 6516 X-Ray Methods of Material Characterization
      • EMA 6516L X-Ray Methods Laboratory for Materials Characterization
      • EMA 6715 Fracture of Brittle Materials
      • EMA 6803 Classical Methods in Computational Materials Science
      • EMA 6804 Quantum Methods in Computational Materials Science
      • EMA 6808 Error Analysis and Optimization Methodologies in Materials Science
      • EMA 6938 Monte Carlo Methods
      • ENV 5306 Sustainable Materials Management (Municipal Refuse Disposal)
      • ENV 6617 Prin. Green Eng. Design & Sustainability
      • ENV 6932 Beneficial Use of Waste Materials
      • ENV 6932 Construction and Demolition Debris Management
      • GLY 3200C Principles of Mineralogy

      Elective Notes

      • Classes listed in core materials and pavement courses taken above the credit hour requirement in that competency may count toward the elective credit requirement
      • Other classes in Civil, Coastal, Environmental engineering or with a prefix of EGN may be taken upon approval of advisor
      • Other electives outside of the college of engineering may be taken upon approval of advisor
      • A maximum of 9 credits outside of engineering may be used to satisfy degree requirements.
    • New Infrastructure Planning and Management

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      Master of Engineering (ME) or Master of Science (MS) Degree in Civil Engineering with Specialization in New Infrastructure Planning and Management

      Within the public works arena, employers almost exclusively seek out our graduates with an area of specialization master’s degrees in “New Infrastructure Planning, and Engineering Management (NIPEM)”.  Consequently, we offer a specialization in NIPEM within the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering.  It alerts prospective employers that the students they are considering for employement will be able to meet their expectations for training and competence in the field. The following requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements imposed by the UF Graduate School, must be met for a student to receive a specializationin “New Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Management/Best Practices.”

      Course Requirements

      Master’s students specializing in “New Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Management” are  expected to satisfy the coursework requirements and procedures as outlined below. Upon admission, a NIPEM faculty member is assigned as an advisor.

      Regardless of whether you are pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, you must complete the Master’s Program Plan of Study (PPS), which is posted on the ESSIE website.  You must request the use of transfer credits toward your degree program on the PPS and obtain approval, as indicated by the advisor’s signature on the PPS. You will have an  advising hold until your first PPS has been submitted based on these timeframes:  Masters non-thesis submission is required by midterm of the first semester; Master’s thesis by midterm of the second seesmter.  Before the registration periods of subsequent semesters, contact your advisor for approval of your proposed course selection for the upcoming semester, along with any changes in your PPS. You or your advisor need to  submit your PPS (original or revised) to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu for processing.

      All courses in the executed PPS must be completed with the minimum grade noted below for the student to be considered eligible for graduation with a specialization in “New Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Management.”  The Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering or the University of Florida Graduate School may impose additional requirements. Therefore, the student should consult the Civil and Coastal Engineering Graduate Student Handbook for additional information.

      Non-thesis Master’s degree

      Non-thesis students obtaining a Master’s of Science degree must satisfy the final exam requirements by submitting a completed design or analysis term project that earned a grade of B or better from one of the Group A or (see courses requirement below). The NIPEM Non- thesis Master’s degree does not consider projects from outside the NIPEM curriculum. Projects are to be submitted to the student’s advisor for approval and must be comprehensive. Master of Engineering students is not required to complete the final examination per the Graduate Catalog.

      Thesis Master’s degree-seeking students

      A thesis master’s degree-seeking student is required to have a supervisory committee. That committee must consist of a minimum of two members, a chair (usually the advisor), and at least one additional member. The full committee should be formed by the mid-term of the second semester. If a minor is designated, the committee must include one member as the representative for the proposed minor.

      Grades & Graduation

      Per the University of Florida Graduate School Policy, students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 (truncated for the courses listed in their executed PPS) and a 3.00 in their major coursework to be eligible for graduation.

      Coursework Requirements

      A minimum of 30  total semester hours are required to graduate with a master’s degree. There is a non-thesis or thesis option and those requirements are noted separately

      In the NIPEM program, if a student chooses non-thesis, then the student is required to take a minimum of nine credit hours of graduate courses listed under group B and another fifteen credit hours of graduate-level course work from Group C depending on your career goals and objectives. 

      Required Courses

      • CGN 5605 New Infrastructure Planning/Best Practices (3 credit hours)
      • CGN 5606 New Infrastructure Engineering and Management/Best Practices (3 credit hours)
      1. Additional NIPEM courses- Students must take nine credit hours of the following courses (non-thesis only)
      • CCE 5035 Construction Planning and Scheduling
        • CGN 5125 Legal Aspect of Civil Engineering
        • CES 6585 Wind Engineering
        • TTE 5256 Traffic Flow Theory
      • CES 6588 Protective Structures
        • TTE 5006 Advanced Urban Transportation Planning
        • CGN 6905 Urban Stormwater Design
        • CEG 5105 Geotechnical Engineering
        • TTE 5255 Traffic Signal Operation
        • CEC 5115 Foundation Design
        • CES 5801 Design and Construction in Timber
      1. Additional NIPEM courses- Students must take at least fifteen credit hours of the following courses:
      • Any additional course taught within ESSIE  advisor approval
      • ENG 5036 Municipal Refuse Disposal
      • MAN 6149 Developing Leadership Skills
      • ACG 5995 Financial Accounting
      • SUR 6935 Topics in Geographic Information Systems
      • ENV 5105 Foundation of Air pollution
      • EGS 6039 Engineering Leadership
      • EGS 6626 Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management
      • BCN 5778 Facilities Operation and Maintenance
      • BCN 6748 Construction Law
      • ENV 5305 Advanced Solid Waste Treatment Design
      • EGN 6642 Engineering Innovation
      • REE 6045 Introduction to Real Estate
      • BCN 6585 Sustainable Construction
      • BCN 6621 Bidding Strategies
      • BUL 6841 Employment Law
      • BCN 5754 Site Planning and Scheduling
      • FES 6827 Business Continuity and Disaster Planning
      • FES 6836 Impacts of Natural & Manmade Disasters
      • EES 5306 Energy Analysis

      Or courses from the following  programs with advisor pre-approval:

      College of Journalism and Communication, College of Law, Design Construction and Planning, Fisher School of Business (Accounting), Agriculture and Life Sciences, Construction Management, Arts, Education, Health and Human Performance, Liberal Art and Sciences, Public Health and Health Profession, and Natural Resources and Environment.

      1. If a student decides to complete a thesis, then the student must take a combination of nine credit hours of the following courses in lieu of Group B coursework.
      • CGN 6905 – Graduate “Special Problems” – Departmental assigned course / Max 10 credit
        • toward the degree (letter grade assigned).
      • CGN 6971 – Research for a written Master’s Thesis and oral defense. Maximum 6 credit
        • toward the degree (S/U assigned). CGN 6971 offered during Fall and Spring semesters.

      Note: Enrollment of 3 credit hours (Fall/Spring) or two credit hours (Summer) of Masters Research (CGN 6971) required during the final/graduating semester. MS or ME with Coursework Only Minimum 30 total semester hours of coursework; (only available if the student has not received financial aid from the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering). The NIPEM graduate student should take CGN 6905 and CGN 6971 with the faculty advisor Dr. Najafi or must receive approval from the advisor to complete the coursework with another faculty member.

    • Structural Engineering

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      Introduction

      Master of Engineering (ME) or Master of Science (MS) Degree in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Structural Engineering

      Within the structural engineering area of specialization, employers almost exclusively seek out our graduates with masters degrees. These employers have high expectations regarding the skills and capabilities that our structural engineering masters students bring with them into industry. Consequently, we offer a concentration in structural engineering within the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. This feature adds value to the master’s degree by recognizing the rigorous academic requirements that our students are required to achieve. In addition, it alerts prospective employers that the students they are considering will be able to meet their expectations for training and competence in the field. The following requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements imposed by the UF Graduate School, must be met for a student to receive a concentration in structural engineering.

      Course Requirements

      Master’s students specializing in Structural Engineering are expected to satisfy the following minimum coursework requirements and procedures. Upon admission, a structural engineering faculty member is assigned as your advisor. Regardless of whether you are pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, you must complete the coursework requirements portion of the Structures Concentration Master’s Program Plan of Study (SC-PPS), which is posted on the ESSIE website. You must also have it approved by your advisor so that you can register for your first semester. You must request the use of transfer credits toward your degree program on the SC-PPS and obtain approval, as indicated by the advisor’s signature on the SC-PPS. Prior to the registration periods of subsequent semesters, contact your advisor for approval of your proposed course selection for the upcoming semester along with any changes in your SC-PPS. Once your course selection has been approved, your advisor will send you (via email) a copy of your approved SC-PPS and will copy gradforms@essie.ufl.edu for processing. Your advising hold will then be removed, allowing you to register.

      All courses in the executed SC-PPS must be completed with the minimum grade noted below for the student to be considered eligible for graduation with a Concentration in Structural Engineering.

      Additional requirements may be imposed by the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering or the University of Florida Graduate School, therefore, the student should consult the Civil and Coastal Engineering Graduate Student Handbook for additional information.

      Non-thesis Master’s degree

      Non-thesis students obtaining a Master’s of Science degree must satisfy the final exam requirements by submitting a completed design or analysis term project that earned a grade of B or better from one of the Group A or B courses listed in the coursework requirements. Projects from outside the structures curriculum will not be considered. Projects are to be submitted to the student’s advisor for approval and must be comprehensive in nature. Master of Engineering students are not required to complete the final examination per the Graduate Catalog.

      Thesis Master’s degree-seeking students

      A thesis master’s degree-seeking student is required to have a supervisory committee. That committee must consist of a minimum of two members, a chair (usually the advisor) and at least one additional member. The full committee should be formed by the mid-term of the second semester. If a minor is designated, the committee must include one member as the representative for the proposed minor.

      Grades & Graduation

      In addition to the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering and the University of Florida Graduate School scholastic standards, students with a concentration in Structural Engineering must make a grade of B or better in the four required group A courses (CES 6106, CES 6706, CES 5607, and CES 6108). Students failing to attain the minimum grade in the group A courses, but otherwise satisfying all other requirements, are eligible to receive a MS or ME without a concentration in Structural engineering. A student may submit to his/her advisor a petition detailing the circumstances that led to inadequate group A grade(s), and request an opportunity to repeat such courses in an effort to meet the requirements for concentration. If the advisor determines that the student’s request is legitimate and warrants consideration, the advisor will then ask the Structures faculty to consider the request and finalize a decision. Note that Group A courses are only offered once per academic year (in various terms or all at the same time). Per the University of Florida Graduate School Policy, students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 (truncated for the courses listed in their executed SC-PPS) to be eligible for graduation with a concentration in Structural engineering. Also, if the student is registered for any of these group A courses during the graduating semester and a grade of a B or better is not obtained, the student will not graduate. The student will have to either repeat the course in a future term (if approved by the faculty), or have the concentration designation removed from their GIMS record in a future term and register for one additional course to be eligible to graduate.

      Coursework Requirements

      MS or ME with Thesis

      Minimum 30 total semester hours; min. 24 hours coursework permitted; min. 27 hours coursework recommended; max. 6 hours Masters Research (CGN6971) permitted; min 3 hours Masters Research (CGN6971) required; written master’s thesis; oral defense. Enrollment of 3 credit hours (Fall/Spring) or 2 credit hours (Summer) of Masters Research (CGN 6971) is required during the final/graduating semester.

      MS or ME with Coursework Only

      Minimum 30 total semester hours of coursework; (only available to students who have not accepted a Research Assistantship from the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering). Students must take all four (4) Group A courses below, and at least four (4) Group B courses. Remaining courses required to reach 30 credit hours can be selected from Group B or Group C.

      A. Students must take all of the following courses:

      • CES 6106 Advanced Structural Analysis (Fall)
      • CES 6706 Advanced Reinforced Concrete (Fall)
      • CES 5607 Behavior of Steel Structures (Spring)
      • CES 6108 Structural Dynamics (Spring)

      B. Students must take at least four (4) of the following courses:

      • CES 5010 Probabilistic and Stochastic Methods in Civil Engineering (Spring)
      • CES 5116 Finite Elements in Civil Engineering (Fall)
      • CES 5325 Design of Highway Bridges (Fall)
      • CES 5801 Design and Construction in Timber (Fall)
      • CES 6585 Wind Engineering (Spring)
      • CES 6588 Protective Structures (Spring)
      • CES 6590 Impact Engineering
      • CES 6591 Applied Protective Structures
      • CES 6592 Retrofit of Protective Structures
      • CES 6593 Advanced Protective Structures
      • CGN 6905 Advanced Bridge Design (Spring)
      • CGN 6905 Advanced Finite Element Analysis (Spring)
      • CEG 5115 Foundation Design (Fall)
      • CEG 6116 Advanced Shallow Foundation Design (Fall)
      • CEG 6117 Advanced Deep Foundation Design (Spring)

      C.

      • ARC 6512 Structural Modeling (Fall)
      • CEG 6515 Earth Retaining Systems and Slope Stability
      • CGN 6505 Properties, Design and Control of Concrete
      • CGN 6905 Concrete Repair
      • CGN 6905 Microstructural Analysis of Cementitious Materials
      • CGN 6905 Concrete Durability
      • EGM 5533 Applied Elasticity and Advanced Mechanics of Solids
      • EGM 6365 Structural Optimization

      *All courses are three credits

      Note: Internships shall not be used to satisfy coursework requirements for either degree.

      Structures Master’s Program Plan of Study Form

    • Sustainable Construction Engineering

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      Master of Engineering (ME) or Master of Science (MS) Degree in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Sustainable Construction Engineering

      Within the construction engineering field, employers often seek out our graduates with master’s degrees. They have high expectations regarding the skills and capabilities that our graduates bring with them into industry. Consequently, we offer a specialization in sustainable construction engineering within the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. The following requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements imposed by the UF Graduate School, must be met for graduation.

      Course Requirements

      Master’s students specializing in Sustainable Construction Engineering (SCE) are expected to satisfy the following minimum coursework requirements and procedures. Upon admission, a SCE faculty member is assigned as your advisor. Regardless of whether you are pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, you must complete the coursework requirements outlined on the following page for the SCE specialization. You will also be required to complete the Master’s Program Plan of Study (PPS), which is posted on the ESSIE website. You must also have it approved by your advisor during the first week of classes in your first semester. You must request the use of transfer credits toward your degree program on the PPS and obtain approval, as indicated by the advisor’s signature on the PPS. Prior to the registration periods of subsequent semesters, contact your advisor for approval of your proposed course selection for the upcoming semester along with any changes in your PPS. Once your course selection has been approved by your advisor, you will then send (via email) your course selection along with your updated and approved PPS to your advisor with a copy submission to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu. Your advising hold will then be removed, allowing you to register.

      Regardless of whether you are pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, you must complete the Master’s Program Plan of Study (PPS), which is posted on the ESSIE website.  You must request the use of transfer credits toward your degree program on the PPS and obtain approval, as indicated by the advisor’s signature on the PPS. You will have an advising hold until your first PPS has been submitted based on these timeframes:  Masters non-thesis submission is required by midterm of the first semester; Master’s thesis by midterm of the second semester.  Before the registration periods of subsequent semesters, contact your advisor for approval of your proposed course selection for the upcoming semester, along with any changes in your PPS. You or your advisor need to  submit your PPS (original or revised) to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu for processing.

      Additional requirements may be imposed by the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering or the University of Florida Graduate School; therefore, the student should consult the Civil and Coastal Engineering Graduate Student Handbook for additional information.

      Non-thesis Master’s degree

      Non-thesis students obtaining a Master’s of Science degree must satisfy the final exam requirements by submitting a completed design or analysis term project that earned a grade of B or better from one of the core competency courses listed in the coursework requirements. Projects from outside the curriculum will not be considered. Projects are to be submitted to the student’s advisor for approval and must be comprehensive in nature. Master of Engineering students are not required to complete the final examination per the Graduate Catalog.

      Thesis Master’s degree-seeking students:

      A thesis master’s degree-seeking student is required to have a supervisory committee. That committee must consist of a minimum of two members, a chair (usually the advisor) and at least one additional member. The full committee should be formed by the mid-term of the second semester. If a minor is designated, the committee must include a graduate faculty member from the minor department.

      Grades & Graduation

      Per the University of Florida Graduate School Policy, students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 and an overall 3.00 GPA within the departmental courses to be eligible for graduation.

      Coursework Requirements

      Courses are selected to ensure students obtain a minimum level of competency in construction materials engineering. After the course requirements for the categories are met, remaining coursework must be selected from approved electives.

      MS or ME with Thesis

      Minimum 30 total semester hours; min. 24 hours coursework permitted and max 6 hours Masters Research (CGN 6971) permitted OR  27 hours coursework and 3 hours Masters Research (CGN6971) required; min. 15 hours coursework in Civil and Coastal Engineering, written master’s thesis; oral defense. Enrollment of 3 credit hours (Fall/Spring) or 2 credit hours (Summer) of Masters Research (CGN 6971) is required during the final/graduating semester. The student must take a minimum of 21 credits of coursework from the college of engineering.

      MS or ME with Coursework Only (non-thesis)

      Minimum 30 total semester hours of coursework; (only available if the student has not received financial aid from the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering), min. 15 hours coursework in Civil and Coastal Engineering. The student must take a minimum of 21 credits of coursework from the college of engineering.

      A. Technical Fundamentals of Construction Competency (9 credits required):

      • BCN 5618C Comprehensive Estimating
      • CGN 6905 Construction Simulation and Modeling
      • CCE 6037 Civil Engineering Operations I

      B. Construction Materials Competency (3 credits – take one of the following courses):

      • CGN 6525 Sustainable Materials
      • CGN 6505 Properties, Design and Control of Concrete
      • CGN 6905 Concrete Durability
      • CGN 6905 Concrete Structural Rehabilitation
      • CGN 6506 Bituminous Materials

      C. Construction-Applied Resources Competency (3 credits – take one of the following courses):

      • CGN 6905 Construction Faults and Safe Practices
      • CGN 6905 Advanced Construction Information Systems

      D. Field Construction Operations Competency (3 credits):

      • CGN 6905 Design of Temporary Structures

      E. Electives (12 credits):

      • CGN 6971 Master’s Research (3 to 6 credits required only for thesis option)
      • CEG 5115 Foundation Design
      • CEG 6515 Earth Retaining Walls
      • CEG 5114 Advanced Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design
      • CES 5801 Design and Construction in Timber
      • CES 5235 Design of Highway Bridges
      • CES 5606 Topics in Steel Design
      • CES 6706 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
      • CES 5010 Probabilistic and Stochastic Methods in Civil Engineering
      • CES 5715 Prestressed Concrete
      • CGN 5605 Public Works Planning
      • CGN 5606 Public Works Management
      • CGN 6905 Microstructural Analysis of Cementitious Systems
      • CGN 6905 Railroad Engineering
      • EGN 6039 Engineering Leadership
      • EGN 6640 Entrepreneurship for Engineers
      • EGN 6642 Engineering Innovation
      • ENV 5306 Sustainable Materials Management (Municipal Refuse Disposal)
      • ENV 6932 Construction and Demolition Debris Management
      • ENV 6617 Prin. Green Eng. Design & Sustainability
      • ENV 6932 Beneficial Use of Waste Materials
      • BCN 5874 Equipment and Methods for Heavy Construction
      • BCN 5885 Methods & Management for Heavy Construction
      • BCN 6748 Construction Law
      • BCN 5729 Design-Build Delivery Methods
      • BCN 5776 International Construction Business Management
      • BCN 6641 Construction Value Engineering
      • BCN 6558C Building Integrated Renewable Energy Systems

      Elective Notes

      • Classes listed in core competencies taken above the credit hour requirement in that competency may count toward the elective credit requirement
      • Other classes in Civil, Coastal, Environmental engineering or with a prefix of EGN courses may be taken upon approval of advisor
      • Only one of BCN 5874 BCN 5885 may be taken
      • Other electives outside of the college of engineering may be taken upon approval of advisor
      • A maximum of 9 credits outside of engineering may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Since BCN 5618C is required, only an additional 6 credits outside of engineering may be taken.
      • Transportation Engineering

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        Master of Engineering (ME) or Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Transportation Engineering

        Within the transportation engineering field, employers often seek out our graduates with master’s degrees. They have high expectations regarding the skills and capabilities that our graduates bring with them into industry. Consequently, we offer a specialization in transportation engineering within the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. The following requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements imposed by the UF Graduate School, must be met for graduation.

        Course Requirements

        Master’s students specializing in Transportation Engineering (TTE) are expected to satisfy the following minimum coursework requirements and procedures. Upon admission, a TTE faculty member is assigned as your advisor.

        Regardless of whether you are pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, you must complete the Master’s Program Plan of Study (PPS), which is posted on the ESSIE website.  You must request the use of transfer credits toward your degree program on the PPS and obtain approval, as indicated by the advisor’s signature on the PPS. You will have an advising hold until your first PPS has been submitted based on these timeframes:  Masters non-thesis submission is required by midterm of the first semester; Master’s thesis by midterm of the second semester.  Before the registration periods of subsequent semesters, contact your advisor for approval of your proposed course selection for the upcoming semester, along with any changes in your PPS. You or your advisor need to  submit your PPS (original or revised) to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu for processing.

        Additional requirements may be imposed by the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering or the University of Florida Graduate School; therefore, the student should consult the Civil and Coastal Engineering Graduate Student Handbook for additional information.

        Non-thesis Master’s degree

        Non-thesis students obtaining a Master’s of Science degree must satisfy the final exam requirements by submitting a completed term project that earned a grade of B or better from any of the TTE courses (ore or elective) listed in the coursework requirements. Projects from outside the curriculum will not be considered. Projects are to be submitted to the student’s advisor for approval and must be comprehensive in nature. Master of Engineering students are not required to complete the final examination per the Graduate Catalog.

        Thesis Master’s degree-seeking students:

        A thesis master’s degree-seeking student is required to have a supervisory committee. That committee must consist of a minimum of two members, a chair (usually the advisor) and at least one additional member. The full committee should be formed by the mid-term of the second semester. If a minor is designated, the committee must include a graduate faculty member from the minor department.

        Grades & Graduation

        Per the University of Florida Graduate School Policy, students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 and an overall 3.00 gpa within the departmental courses to be eligible for graduation.

        Coursework Requirements

        Courses are selected to ensure students obtain a minimum level of competency in transportation engineering. After the core and elective course requirements are met for transportation, electives must be chosen in consultation with advisors.

        MS or ME with Thesis

        A minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of 24 hours of course work and 6 hours Masters Research (CGN 6971) with a written master’s thesis and final oral defense. Enrollment of 3 credit hours (Fall/Spring) or 2 credit hours (Summer) of Masters Research (CGN 6971) is required during the final/graduating semester. Coursework should satisfy the core, transportation electives, and other electives criteria indicated below.

        MS or ME with Coursework Only (non-thesis)

        Minimum 30 total semester hours of coursework. Coursework should satisfy the core, transportation electives, and other electives criteria indicated below.

        Core Courses (min 9 credits)

        TTE 5305 Advanced Transportation Systems Analysis
        TTE 5106 Advanced Urban Transportation Planning
        TTE 6267 Traffic Flow Theory
        TTE 6315 Highway Safety Analysis
        TTE 5256 Traffic Engineering

         

        Transportation Electives (min of 9 credits)

        TTE 6606 Urban Transportation Models
        TTE 5805 Geometric Design of Transportation Facilities
        TTE 6259 Urban Streets Simulation and Control
        TTE 6505 Discrete Choice Analysis
        TTE 6205 Freeway Operations and Simulation
        CGN 6905 Machine Learning
        CGN 6905 Transportation Data Analytics
        CGN 6905 Advanced Traffic Simulation

        Other Electives (max of 12 credits)

        As transportation engineering is highly interdisciplinary, the graduate students are encouraged to choose electives from other branches of civil engineering and a variety of other disciplines including but not limited to: Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, and Statistics. Students must choose electives in consultation with their advisors.

        Non availability of courses:

        If any of the transportation courses are not available for reasons such as faculty members’ sabbatical the TTE faculty will recommend appropriate alternatives on a case-by-case basis.

      • Water Systems

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        Master of Engineering (ME) or Master of Science (MS) Degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering with Specialization in Water Systems

        Within water resources engineering field, employers often seek out our graduates with master’s degrees. They have high expectations regarding the skills and capabilities that our graduates bring with them into industry. Consequently, we offer a specialization in water systems engineering within both the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering and Department of Environmental Engineering. The following requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements imposed by the UF Graduate School, must be met for graduation.

        Course Requirements

        Master’s students specializing in Water Systems are expected to satisfy the following minimum coursework requirements and procedures. Upon admission, a Water Systems faculty member is assigned as your advisor.

        Regardless of whether you are pursuing a Thesis or Non-Thesis degree, you must complete the Master’s Program Plan of Study (PPS), which is posted on the ESSIE website. You must request the use of transfer credits toward your degree program on the PPS and obtain approval, as indicated by the advisor’s signature on the PPS. You will have an advising hold until your first PPS has been submitted based on these timeframes:  Masters non-thesis submission is required by midterm of the first semester; Master’s thesis by midterm of the second semester.  Before the registration periods of subsequent semesters, contact your advisor for approval of your proposed course selection for the upcoming semester, along with any changes in your PPS. You or your advisor need to  submit your PPS (original or revised) to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu for processing.

        Additional requirements may be imposed by the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, or the University of Florida Graduate School; therefore, the student should consult the Civil and Coastal Engineering Graduate Student Handbook or Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Handbook for additional information.

        Non-thesis Master’s degree

        Non-thesis students obtaining a Master’s of Science degree must satisfy the final exam requirements by submitting a completed design or analysis term project that earned a grade of B or better from one of the Group A core courses listed below. Projects from outside the curriculum will not be considered. Projects are to be submitted to the student’s advisor for approval and must be comprehensive in nature. Master of Engineering students are not required to complete the final examination per the Graduate Catalog.

        Thesis Master’s degree-seeking students:

        A thesis master’s degree-seeking student is required to have a supervisory committee. That committee must consist of a minimum of two members, a chair (usually the advisor) and at least one additional member. The full committee should be formed by the mid-term of the second semester. If a minor is designated, the committee must include a graduate faculty member from the minor department.

        Grades & Graduation

        Per the University of Florida Graduate School Policy, students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 and an overall 3.00 GPA within the departmental courses to be eligible for graduation.

        Coursework Requirements

        Courses are selected to ensure students obtain a minimum level of competency in water systems engineering. In addition to the core course requirements, remaining coursework may be selected from approved electives.

        MS or ME with Thesis

        Minimum of 30 total semester hours; min. 24 hours coursework permitted and max 6 hours Masters Research permitted OR  27 hours coursework and 3 hours Masters Research required; min. 15 hours coursework in departmental courses (Group A), written master’s thesis; oral defense. Enrollment of 3 credit hours (Fall/Spring) or 2 credit hours (Summer) of Masters Research is required during the final/graduating semester.

        MS or ME with Coursework Only (non-thesis option)

        (Non-thesis option is only available if the student has not received an assistantship from ESSIE)

        Minimum of 30 total semester hours of coursework composed of a minimum of 15 hours of core coursework in Civil and Coastal Engineering or Environmental Engineering (Group A) along with 15 hours of elective courses (Groups B and C) as outlined below.

        Group A: ESSIE Core Courses (15 credits required):

        • CGN 6905 Computational Poromechanics
        • CGN 6905 Urban Stormwater Systems Design
        • CGN 6905 Water Resources Engineering
        • CWR 5125 Groundwater Flow I
        • CWR 5127 Evaluation of Groundwater Quality
        • CWR 5235 Open Channel Hydraulics
        • CWR 6116 Advanced Surface Hydrology
        • CWR 6240 Mixing and Transport in Turbulent Flow
        • CWR 6537 Contaminant Subsurface Hydrology
        • EGM 5816 Intermediate Fluid Dynamics
        • EES 5307 Ecological Engineering
        • EES 6307 Advanced Ecological Engineering
        • EES 6309 Wetland Design and Restoration
        • ENV 5518 Field Methods in Environmental Hydrology
        • ENV 5565 Hydraulic Systems Design
        • ENV 6050 Advanced Pollutant Transport
        • ENV 6052 Immiscible Fluids
        • ENV 6416 Advanced Stormwater Control Systems
        • ENV 6435 Advanced Water Treatment Process Design
        • ENV 6437 Advanced Wastewater System Design
        • ENV 6438 Advanced Potable Water Systems Design
        • ENV 6441 Water Resources Planning and Management
        • ENV 6508 Wetland Hydrology
        • ENV 6511 Biological Wastewater Treatment
        • ENV 6932 Absorption Phenomenon
        • ENV 6932 Advanced Engineering Hydrology I
        • ENV 6932 Ecosystems Engineers
        • ENV 6932 Environmental Systems Dynamics
        • ENV 6932 Global Environmental Policies and Institutions
        • ENV 6932 Stormwater Systems

        Group B: ESSIE Elective Courses:

        • ENV 6439 Activated Carbon: Environmental Design and Application
        • ENV 6617 Principles of Green Engineering Design and Sustainability
        • ENV 6932 Coastal Systems
        • ENV 6935 System Ecology Seminar
        • ENV 6935 Wetland Seminar

        Group C: Non ESSIE Elective Courses:

        • ABE 6252 Advanced Soil and Water Management
        • ABE 6265 Vadose Zone Water and Solute Transport Modeling
        • GLY 5827 Ground Water Geology
        • GLY 5245 Hydrogeochemistry
        • GLY 5247 Surface and Ground Water Interaction
        • GLY 6075 Global Climate Change
        • GLY 6826 Hydrogeologic Modeling
        • SUR 5625 Geographical Information Systems Analysis
        • SWS 5234 Environmental Soil, Water, and Land Use
        • SWS 5235 South Florida Ecosystems
        • SWS 5245 Water Sustainability
        • SWS 5248 Wetlands and Water Quality
        • SWS 5208 Sustainable Agricultural and Urban Land Management
        • SWS 5308 Waterborne Pathogens
        • SWS 5551 Soils, Water, and Public Health
        • SWS 5721C GIS Land Resource Management
        • SWS 6366 Biodegradation and Bioremediation
        • SWS 6448 Biogeochemistry of Wetlands and Aquatic Systems
        • SWS 6932 Florida Lake Management
        • SWS 6932 Wetlands Seminar
        • URP 6276 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

        Elective Notes

        • Other classes in Civil, Coastal, Environmental engineering or courses with an EGN prefix taught by the College of Engineering may be taken upon approval of advisor
        • Other courses may be taken as electives, including a maximum of 6 credits of 3000-4000 level courses outside the School (ESSIE), subject to the approval of the student’s advisor

         

  • Degrees
    The Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering offers three types of degrees – the Master of Science, the Master of Engineering and the Doctorate of Philosophy (accredited through SACS). The distinction between the Master of Science and the Master of Engineering degree is the necessary educational background of the student. If the student received an engineering-based degree from an ABET accredited institution then he/she qualifies for the Master of Engineering degree (this pertains to most US institutions and a few international ones.) To check if your undergraduate engineering degree is ABET-accredited, please visit http://www.abet.org. For most of our international students and those students who do not have the engineering-based degree, the Master of Science degree would be awarded. It is important for the student to discuss this with his/her advisor prior to submitting his/her Supervisory Committee form as this is where the selection is made and is entered into the student’s file. All CCE graduate students (including UF EDGE participants) should refer to the CCE Graduate Student Handbook. Here you will find an explanation of the types of degrees offered (MS, ME, (thesis and non-thesis), and PhD) and the options available. For any questions or concerns regarding this information, contact the graduate support coordinator.For general graduate school degree requirements please refer to the Graduate Catalog.
    • Masters Degree Programs
      The Master’s program allows specialization in a particular field of interest. The Department offers two Master’s degrees: the Master of Science degree and the Master of Engineering degree.Candidates for graduate degrees generally specialize in one of the established research specializations. Detailed programs are devised individually in conjunction with a Faculty Advisor (if non-thesis) or Supervisory Committee Chair (if thesis) to provide flexibility in accommodating a student’s interests. A Student’s Plan of Study must be approved by the Advisor/Chair.The Master’s program consists of a minimum of 30 semester credits of course work with a thesis or 30 semester credits with a non-thesis project. This excludes credit for which grades of S/U are given (except for the departmental seminar, research, internships hours (per advisor/chair approval only) and thesis credits) and courses below the 5000 level within the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. Additional credits may be necessary depending on satisfaction of course competency requirements.
    • Ph.D. Degree Program

      Doctoral studies consist of selected courses within the established research specializations and independent research leading to a dissertation. The student, with the approval of a Supervisory Committee, individually formulates the program. A minimum of 90 credits is required. Credits for course work earned as part of a Master’s degree may be counted upon approval of the Supervisory Chair and then the Graduate School (restrictions apply). In addition, written and oral comprehensive qualifying examinations are required of all PhD students (refer to the Graduate Catalog).
  • Graduate Certificates
    • Critical Infrastructure Protection Certificate Program
      • The Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering proposes a Critical Infrastructure Protection Certificate program for graduate students in which participants can select three courses from the list shown below.
        • *CES 6588 – Protective Structures
        • CES 6590 – Impact Engineering
        • CES 6591 – Applied Protective Structures
        • CES 6592 – Retrofit for Protective Structures
        • CES 6593 – Advanced Protective StructuresThe course marked with “*” must be completed as part of the certificate program. The requirements for program participation are:
          1. Completed application
          2. Have a B.S. degree in civil engineering with a specialization in structures
          3. Must be a graduate degree seeking student
          4. Completion of CES 6108 – Structural Dynamics
          5. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 in the graduate program
          6. Certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the graduate degree