Civil and Environmental Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The requirements for the Ph.D. degree are also the same as those of the Graduate School. The student will work closely with an adviser to develop an approved program of study suited to his or her individual needs. Before admission to candidacy, the student must pass a qualifying examination, which is normally taken after the coursework is at least 75 percent completed. There is no language requirement for the Ph.D.

Doctoral students are required to complete 36 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, which would include the credits earned in the completion of a Master's degree. A qualifying examination is required in order to advance to candidacy. A doctoral student who passes the qualifying exam is admitted to candidacy will automatically be registered for 6 credits of ENCE899. A minimum of 12 credits must be taken in ENCE899.

Course Title Credits
Specialization Requirements (select one)30
1. Environmental
Process Dynamics in Environmental Systems
Chemistry of Natural Waters
Microbiological Principles of Environmental Engineering
2. Civil Systems
Systems Concepts, Issues, and Processes
Systems Requirements, Design and Trade-Off Analysis
Management Science Applications in Engineering
OR Models for Transportation Systems Analysis
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering (ENCE688A Sensing and Systems Control)
3. Geotechnical
All courses approved by advisor
4. Project Management
Project Cost Accounting and Finance
Introduction to Project Management
Legal Aspects of Engineering Design and Construction
Management of Project Teams
Project Risk Management
5. Structures
All courses approved by advisor
6. Transportation
All courses approved by advisor
7. Water Resources
Hydrologic Engineering
Environmental and Water Resource Systems I
Dissertation Research Requirements12
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Total Credits42