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Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Provo, UT, United States
The MS degree builds on the foundation of skills, breadth, and depth of the undergraduate education to achieve greater competency. The MS program brings students to the state-of-the-art in one or more specialty areas enabling them with the skills necessary to handle problems at the cutting edge of the profession.

Overview

The intent of a thesis is to advance the state of the art, while the intent of a project is to apply the state of the art.  The results of a thesis should be publishable as a journal or conference article, while the results of a project may or may not be publishable. Students completing a thesis receive 6 credit hours for their effort, while students completing a project receive 3 credit hours for their effort.  Work on a thesis is more likely to be funded than work on a project.  Both a thesis and a project are reviewed by a graduate committee comprised of three faculty members.  A thesis is presented to the faculty committee, while a project is usually presented in graduate seminar.  Expectations regarding the quality of written and oral presentation are the same for both a thesis and a project.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Design and Materials Applications
  • Stress Analysis and Design of Mechanical Structures
  • Plasticity and Fracture
  • Computer Structural Analysis and Optimization
  • Portland Cement Concrete Mixture Design and Analysis
  • Continuum Mechanics and Finite Elements
  • Structural Vibrations
  • Seismic-Resistant Steel Buildings
  • Aircraft StructuresBridge Structures
  • Masonry DesignTimber Design
  • Principles of Hydrologic Modeling

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

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

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General Requirements

  • Resume
  • Online application only.
  • Application Username
  • BYU Net ID Instructions
  • Obtain an Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Request letters of recommendation
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    832 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 832 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    416 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial Aid

We understand that tuition and other costs are important considerations when deciding which graduate school to attend. As one of the most affordable private universities in the United States, a significant portion of the cost of operating the university is paid from the tithes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Therefore, students and families of students who are tithe-paying members of the Church have already made a contribution to the operation of the university. Because others have not so contributed, they are assessed a higher rate of tuition. This practice is similar in principle to that of state universities that generally charge nonresidents at a higher rate than residents. This higher tuition still does not cover the total educational cost.

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