Civil Engineering (MEng)


Admission Standards

Since the Civil Engineering MEng is accredited as part of a five-year program with one-year of co-op experience, it is only available for students who have matriculated through the Civil Engineering bachelor degree program at Speed School. 

The application form is available online.

The requirements for admission or readmission to a master of engineering program are:

1. Submission of a completed MEng application for the field of specialization in which the student is earning a bachelor degree from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Students can be admitted to the MEng program with fewer than thirteen (13) credit hours of BS degree requirements remaining and no later than two years post conferral of their baccalaureate degree;

2. Recommendation by the faculty and chair of the student’s department for admission or readmission to graduate studies;

3. Cumulative baccalaureate grade point average of 2.75. However, those students with cumulative baccalaureate grade-point averages from 2.50 to 2.75 may be admitted upon petition and approval of the chair and faculty of the department.

A student becomes a candidate for the master of engineering degree upon admission to graduate studies and initial registration as a graduate student.

Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering degree requires the following over and above the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree:

MEng Additional Coursework

CEE 680Civil Engineering Capstone Design3
CEE Electives 1,215
Technical Electives 1,36
Thesis Option
CEE 697Master of Engineering Thesis in Civil Engineering 46
Minimum Total Hours30

The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all graduate courses used to satisfy degree requirements. Additionally, the Master of Engineering degree must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all academic work attempted in Graduate Studies.

A maximum of eight (8) credit hours of graduate-level courses taken as an undergraduate may be used to satisfy MEng degree requirements; these courses cannot have been used to also satisfy BS degree requirements. 


Electives must be chosen so that at least one-half of the total credits counted toward the degree, exclusive of thesis, are 600-level. All courses must be at the 500 level or higher.


CEE Electives must be approved by the department.


Technical Electives can be CEE or non-CEE courses. Technical Electives must be approved by the department.


For the thesis option, a student is required to select both an approved MEng thesis topic and the director and members of the thesis committee during the first term of Graduate Studies. The thesis director must give approval for enrollment in CEE 697.