Civil Engineering

University of Houston

12 months
937 USD/credit
937 USD/credit
428 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Department of Civil Engineering at University of Houston offers graduate study in environmental, geosensing systems, geotechnical, materials, hydraulic/water resources, and structural engineering.


The Civil Engineering department at University of Houston 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. 

Learning outcomes

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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 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

    937 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 937 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    937 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 937 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    428 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 428 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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