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Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

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University rank #201 (ARWU) Houston, TX, United States
The Department of Civil Engineering offers graduate study in environmental, geosensing systems, geotechnical, materials, hydraulic/water resources, and structural engineering.

Overview

The department has well equipped research laboratories fitted with state-of-the-art instruments. The structural laboratory has more than 2,500 square feet of strong floor with a 2.5-million-pound MTS testing system, a large panel tester with forty 100- ton jacks, a biaxial fatigue tester and a walk-in chamber for large scale environmental testing. The materials testing laboratory is equipped with a 2-foot-deep strong floor and a 400-kip Tinius-Olsen universal testing machine. The geotechnical facility includes a laboratory with triaxial testing capability, sophisticated pile test chambers and fully equipped grouting and soil mechanics laboratories. The hydraulic facility is equipped with a fluid mechanics/wave mechanics laboratory with a 50-ft long tilting flume and state-of-the-art ADV and LSPIV. The environmental laboratories encompass a 2,000 square foot analytical research facility with state-of-the-art instrumentation that allows for analysis of most contaminants in soil, water and air as well as microbial and molecular analysis. The geosensing laboratory includes an optical laboratory and specialized airborne and terrestrial based remote sensing equipment.

Accreditation

The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Internship in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Constructn Project Management
  • Graduate Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    79

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    550

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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).

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

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General Requirements

  • A complete admissions application, including official transcripts from all colleges attended, official test scores, and application fee ($25 domestic applicants/$75 international applicants).
  • A B.S.C.E. degree, or the equivalent, from an ABET accredited (or similar) program. Students with degrees in fields related to Civil Engineering may be admitted with certain prerequisite courses specified.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0/4.0 (B-Average grade) on the last 60 hours attempted.
  • Satisfactory scores on the Quantitative and Verbal tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Fulfillment of the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1016 USD/credit
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  • National

    501 USD/credit
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
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