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Civil Engineering, M.Sc./M.Eng.

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University rank #446 (BCR) , TX,
The objective of the graduate program in Civil Engineering programme offered by University of Texas Arlington is to prepare students for continued professional and scholarly development consistent with their technical interests.


Learning outcomes of the Civil Engineering programme offered by University of Texas Arlington

  • Fundamental Knowledge: Graduates will have extensive basic and applied knowledge in their selected Civil Engineering Program (CEP) interest area.
  • Independent Abilities: Graduates will have the ability to conduct independent and original study ranging from gathering of information to application, analysis, creation, documentation of the study, and its resolution.
  • Critical Thinking: Graduates will have extensive breadth and ability to critique and synthesize literature, review results and to apply this knowledge in developing new ideas, in designing and evaluating scientific investigations, and in assessing, interpreting and understanding data relating to their selected CEP interest area.
  • Advanced Knowledge: Graduates will demonstrate extensive mastery of the subject matter at a deeper theoretical and applied level beyond the fundamental knowledge gained in his/her undergraduate course sequence.
  • Effective Communication: Graduates will have the ability to present scientific results in both written and oral format in various forums including thesis defense, master’s defense, project reports, manuscripts, professional society meetings, journals, and performing class lectures, presentations, and reports.
  • Professional Development: A student graduating with a master’s degree in civil engineering is expected to demonstrate interest in pursuing lifelong learning by attaining professional licenses, and obtaining professional development hours by attendance at conferences, higher educational classes, short courses and seminars, conducting classes, and publishing.

Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor in their area of interest, plan their programs of study in one of the technical areas in civil engineering. Typical program and research areas are:

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Environmental (water and air quality control, and solid and hazardous materials control)
  • Geotechnical (soil mechanics and foundations)
  • Infrastructure System Engineering and Management
  • Structures and Applied Mechanics
  • Transportation (traffic planning, highways, airports and transit)
  • Water Resources (hydrology and hydraulics)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Construction Planning and Scheduling
  • Construction Methods – Field Operations
  • Advanced Steel Design 
  • Advanced Concrete Design
  • Design of Earth Structures
  • Geosynthetics

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Applications are accepted after the published priority date, but for guaranteed consideration of admission submit the application by the priority date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

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    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Applicant with an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree in another discipline is considered, subject to satisfactory completion of deficiency courses for area of interest.)
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful applicant.
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Quantitative score of 700 (old score system) or 155 (new score system) or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
  • A Graduate Record Exam Verbal score of 390 (old score system) or 146 (new score system) or higher is typical of a successful applicant.

Tuition Fee

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    21026 USD/year
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  • National

    20796 USD/year
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  • In-State

    9698 USD/year
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Living costs for Texas City

  • 882 - 1640 USD/month
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