M.Eng. On Campus

Civil Engineering

University of South Carolina

12 months
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Civil Engineering MEng program offered at University of South Carolina analyzes, plans, designs, and builds structures such as buildings, bridges, and dams; infrastructure systems for transportation; water resources and natural hazard protection; and environmental control and remediation of both the natural and constructed environment.


Civil engineering is the planning, design and construction of projects that define a civilization. Civil engineers have built landmarks that now stand as tributes to the profession's creative spirit and ingenuity. From buildings and roads to water and bridges, civil engineering is everywhere.

Why Civil Engineering Graduate Study?

The innovative, dynamic work of civil and environmental engineers can be seen everywhere in today's world. Our graduate students can take advantage of small class sizes, excellent teaching, on-campus and off-campus delivery mechanisms, and high-quality funded research at UofSC. Graduate programs in civil and environmental engineering provide students with expertise in a subfield of civil and environmental engineering, an opportunity for an in-depth research experience at the frontiers of these fields, and skills for life-long learning and professional development. Our research projects stem from many areas of civil and environmental engineering and are often conducted by multidisciplinary teams and researchers of different backgrounds.


The Civil Engineering MEng program offered at University of South Carolina can prepare you for careers in:
  • federal, state and municipal agencies
  • private consulting firms involved in planning, design, construction or environmental control

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Subsurface Hydrology
  • Land Development for Engineers
  • Railway Engineering 
  • Operation and Logistics of Railway Systems
  • Design of Railway Bridges and Structures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Intent, 1-2 pages in length (clearly indicate the program area of interest and summarize your motivation to pursue graduate studies)
  • Curriculum Vitae (to include: Education, General Research Interests, Publications, Computer Skills, Work Experience, Teaching Experience, Awards & Honors)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official GRE Test Score (waived for students with a GPA higher than 2.8 and a B.S. degree in civil or environmental engineering from an ABET accredited school)
  • Official TOEFL Exam Scores (for international students whose native language is not English, IELTS scores accepted where TOEFL is not available)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 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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