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Civil Engineering, M.Eng./M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Corvallis, OR, United States
The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University offers three graduate degree programs, Master of Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and  Doctorate in Civil Engineering.

Overview

Students of the Civil Engineering program at Oregon State University can focus their work in seven different areas of civil engineering and make use of specialized facilities to complete their work. Each area of specialization has different requirements for each degree program. 

The student’s MS program of study shall be designed to develop a degree of competence in the major area significantly higher than the customary baccalaureate education, and shall include background and adjunct knowledge normally expected of a person entering the professional practice of that specialty. To aid in assuring high standards, the major shall include not less than 15 credit hours of 500-level, non-blanket, CCE courses. 

The MEng is a coursework-only master's degree of 45 credits based on curricula that allow graduate students to efficiently focus on the academic courses that are most relevant to their professional objectives. Each student works with a committee and undergoes a final oral examination.

Students pursuing the MEng degree are typically not eligible for Graduate Assistantships but may apply for scholarships. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fluid Flow
  • Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Engineering Analysis
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Reactors
  • Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree
  • Academic Records/Transcripts 
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Reference
  • Resident Alien/Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Financial Documentation (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    11760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5880 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5880 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6408 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3204 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Corvallis

  • 1397 - 2490 USD/month
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