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Master of Engineering - Civil and Environmental

The Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering program is a non-research based professional degree. MEng students may be full-time or part-time while working in the engineering field.  These students complete an advanced degree without a thesis/project requirement and can also use internship credits toward their degree.  Please see the Degree Requirements section below for full details.

Admission Criteria – MS and MEng

Admission requirements for the MS and MEng degrees include a B.S./B.A. degree in an engineering field, science, or closely related area with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Courses should include calculus through differential equations, physics and chemistry, computer programming, and all the necessary prerequisites for the graduate courses that comprise the student’s program of study. Applicants without these qualifications may be considered for conditional admission.  To be considered for admission as a conditional student, the applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.   Applicants must also meet PSU graduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements – MEng

MEng students are required to complete tentative degree plans no later than the second term after admittance to the program.  The degree plan must be approved by their advisor.  The degree plan must be approved by their advisor ProgOfStudy.xls.  A revised degree plan should be submitted to the advisor for approval prior to any quarter in which the student plans to deviate from the existing plan on file with the Department. Coursework taken without advisor approval may not be accepted as part of the student’s program.

A total of 48 graduate credits are required for the MEng program.  Coursework may include up to 8 hours of CE 501, 504, 505, or 506. Internship credits (CE 504) require a project and final report; these credits must be arranged in advance between the CEE faculty advisor and the student.

CEE courses for which the student receives a grade of "C+" or lower will not be counted toward fulfilling the requirements, and a candidate is disqualified if he/she receives a grade of "C+" or lower in four CEE courses.

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken in the CEE Department unless otherwise approved by the Department Chair.  To become a candidate for the MEng degree, the student must successfully complete all departmental requirements as described above.   All other degree requirements for the MEng program are established by PSU’s Office of Graduate Studies (OGS). Please refer to the OGS website for information concerning advanced degree requirements, degree status, petition processes, thesis preparation, and final oral exam.

Pass/No Pass Grading Policy

All courses taken in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering by degree candidates must be taken for a letter grade, unless a course is only offered with a pass/no pass option. Courses outside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering may be taken pass/no pass only with the consent of the student’s adviser. Non-degree seeking students may take Civil and Environmental Engineering courses pass/no pass with the consent of the instructor.