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Civil Engineering, M.C.E.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering specializes in environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering. Environmental engineering deals with water and wastewater treatment, chemical and biological unit operations, hazardous waste treatment and pollution prevention. Structural engineering emphasizes finite element methods, computer-aided structural analysis and design, pre-stressed concrete and plastic analysis. Geotechnical engineering focuses on advanced concepts in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, tunneling, earth dams and pavement design.

Detroit and its environs provide the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with large-scale local engineering activities and facilities, including research and development, industrial operations, and civil construction. These opportunities offer the engineering student a stimulating environment for study and considerable future employment potential.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Structural Dynamics
  • Pre-Stressed Concrete
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Design of Earth Retention
  • Advanced Structural Analysis & Design
  • Bridge Design
  • Project Management and Costing
  • Finite Elements
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Capstone Design
  • Civil Engineering Master's Thesis
  • Architecture and Construction Law
  • Masonry Design
  • Vibrations
  • Cost Estimating
  • Economic Considerations of Technical Businesses
  • Financial Decision Making for Technical Industries
  • Administration of Technical Businesses
  • Systems Architecture and Engineering
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Manufacturing, Processes, Strategy and Logistics
  • Total Quality Management
  • Global Engineering Management and Leadership
  • Advanced Concrete Design
  • Pre-Stressed Concrete
  • Special Topics in Civil Engineering

                                                        Detailed Programme Facts

                                                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                                                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                                                        • Languages
                                                          • English
                                                        • Delivery mode
                                                          On Campus

                                                        English Language Requirements

                                                        This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                                        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).

                                                        General Requirements

                                                        • Submit a CV or Resume. This is required for almost every graduate program at the University, so submitting one is important. For undergraduate students, unless otherwise specified, this requirement is optional.
                                                        • An official bank statement showing a total amount to cover the first year of study including tuition and living expenses. If your bank statement is provided by your sponsors, a Statement of Financial Support Form needs to be filled out by your sponsor(s). 
                                                        • Submit a copy of the information pages of your passport. Also, if you are currently in the U.S. on an F-1, J1 visa or any other visas, send a copy of that visa.

                                                        Tuition Fee

                                                        • International

                                                          1607 USD/credit
                                                          Tuition Fee
                                                          Based on the original amount of 1607 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
                                                        • National

                                                          1607 USD/credit
                                                          Tuition Fee
                                                          Based on the original amount of 1607 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
                                                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                        Living costs for Highland Park

                                                        • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
                                                          Living Costs

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


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