12 months
1221 USD/credit 34188 USD/year
1141 USD/credit 31948 USD/year
482 USD/credit 13496 USD/year
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Our infrastructure demands the attentive eye of someone like you to sustain productive communities, from our roads, buildings, and dams to air quality and wastewater treatment—and even traffic patterns. At The University of Alabama at Birmingham, we can give you the engineering, design, and planning background you need to be a leader in Civil Engineering.


What to expect from studying this Civil Engineering program

To prepare you for your career, we've designed a program that you can tailor based on your interests and goals. We have four concentrations for you to choose from, including construction engineering management, in which you can learn about cost and revenue estimating, risk, and more. You can also specialize in construction engineering management to learn about cost and revenue estimating, risk, and more. 

Plus you can choose a thesis option, non-thesis option with an emphasis on research and design, or a non-thesis option with an emphasis on sustainable engineering design. But no matter which you choose, you're going to need to both complete a comprehensive exam and defend either your research project or thesis in order to graduate. Finally, we're going to offer you the opportunity to earn a certificate in environmental, structural, sustainable, and transportation engineering, or engineering construction management. In the end, you'll have the best chance at an education designed to meet your specific career goals.


  • Students can be admitted without a BS in Civil Engineering at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, but extra courses are needed to ensure they have a solid foundation.
  • The field of civil engineering is growing at a rate of 11 percent—faster than average (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Advanced Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Water Supply/Drainage Design
  • Energy Resources
  • Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


28 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program or applied science program. Applicants who have an outstanding academic record in an unaccredited engineering or applied science degree program may be admitted at program discretion. Students admitted from this category may be required to complete a sequence of undergraduate courses in addition to the normal requirements of the MSCE degree. This set of extra requirements will be specified in writing at the time of admission to the program.
  • GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate degree major courses attempted;
  • Three letters of recommendation concerning the applicant's previous academic and professional work;
  • Scores on the GRE General Test are not required (but are accepted)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34188 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1221 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1141 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 482 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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