Civil Engineering, M.Sc. | Santa Clara University | Santa Clara, United States
12 months
1088 USD/credit 32640 USD/year
1088 USD/credit 32640 USD/year
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The Department of Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University offers graduate programs in the areas of structural engineering and general civil engineering. The focus of the educational effort is on modeling, analysis, and practical methods used to design structures and other civil engineering-related infrastructure systems.


The Civil Engineering graduate program at Santa Clara University is designed to accommodate the needs of students interested in advanced study in the areas of structural engineering and general civil engineering. An individual may pursue the degree of master of science (M.S.) as either a full-time or part-time student through a customized balance of coursework, design projects, and directed research. Program participants are also required to supplement their technical work with coursework on project management and topics addressed in the graduate engineering core curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

The master’s program is designed to extend the technical breadth and depth of an engineer’s knowledge. Students in this program complete a program of studies approved by the faculty advisor in the major department. The program must include no less than 45 quarter units and a 3.0 GPA (B average) must be earned in all coursework taken at Santa Clara. Residence requirements of the University are met by completing 36 quarter units of the graduate program at Santa Clara. A maximum of 9 quarter units (6 semester units) of graduate-level coursework may be transferred from other accredited institutions that have not been applied to a previous degree at the discretion of the student’s advisor. All units applied toward the degree, including those transferred from other institutions, must be earned within a six-year period.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Finite Element Methods
  • Engineering Business and Economics
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Designing for Sustainable Construction
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Fracture Mechanics of Solids
  • Masonry Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering Design
  • Blast Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online Application for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral.
  • For international institutions, we will receive your official transcripts when WES sends us your completed evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1088 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1088 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Santa Clara

1100 - 1600 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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