The online Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) is designed for professionals with a bachelor’s in civil engineering who want to stay on top of industry advancement and take the next step in their career.
Offered by the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville, this program delivers an innovative curriculum taught by award-winning faculty, and provides the knowledge and training you need to move forward in your career as a civil engineer. Learn about the latest industry trends and gain the technical knowledge needed for you to stand out and stay competitive in a demanding marketplace.
"As we continue to see an increase in the standards and requirements for professional licensure, the Master’s in Civil Engineering is one of the advanced degrees that [engineers] will have to have. I want [students] to walk out and be prepared for those professional examinations that they have to go through as part of our career."
$764 per credit hour
$250 per credit hour active-duty rate
Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks.
Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026 (bls.gov) due to the increasing demand for civil engineers who can address contemporary issues such as increasing urbanization and aging infrastructure. Career options after graduation include: Structural Engineer, Surveyor, Water Resource Engineer, Transportation Analyst, Project Engineer, Land Development Engineer and more.
Many graduates of our program have stepped into key roles within their organization and put their knowledge to work immediately after completing the program.
Want to test the waters first? Start with a certificate program, gain momentum and move into the master’s program with ease.
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* Applicants with similar degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Send all materials to:
University of Louisville
2211 S. Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292
You may transfer up to six credit hours of graduate coursework from any regionally-accredited university, pending department approval.
For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online MSCE is a 30 credit hour (10 course) program with course options that allow you to pursue your interests in areas like management, communications and geography.
|CEE 522 Fundamentals of Prestressed Concrete||3|
|CEE 523 Timber Design||3|
|CEE 560 Traffic Engineering||3|
|CEE 562 Geometric Highway Design||3|
|CEE 563 GPS Theory and Application||3|
|CEE 565 GIS Application to Transportation||3|
|CEE 573 Groundwater Hydrology||3|
|CEE 590 Construction Management||3|
|CEE 590 Bridge Design||3|
|CEE 626 Masonry Design||3|
|CEE 660 Transportation Planning & Urban Development||3|
|CEE 661 Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems||3|
|CEE 662 Airport Planning and Design||3|
|CEE 663 Advanced Traffic Operations||3|
|CEE 664 Intelligent Transportation Systems||3|
|CEE 665 Pavement Design||3|
|CEE 694 Building Information Modeling||3|
|CEE 694 Wetland Design||3|
|Total Required Hours||30|
To optimize the mix of courses in your program, contact your advisor each semester prior to registration.
CEE 522 Fundamentals of Prestressed Concrete
Introduction to pre-tensioned and post-tensioned prestressed concrete. Design of precast concrete slabs, buildings, and bridges in accordance with ACI specifications and the Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) recommended practices. Application of computer programs for member analysis and design.
CEE 523 Timber Design
Concepts of Structural Timber design will be taught. The properties of wood materials will be reviewed and the procedures for the design of typical timber components will be presented. In addition to course assignments, and tests, required of all students, students taking this course for graduate credit will be required to complete a group design of a simple building.
CEE 560 Traffic Engineering
Examines characteristics of the vehicle, the driver, and the traffic stream. Highway and intersection capacity, theory of traffic flow, parking, traffic safety.
CEE 562 Geometric Highway Design
The concepts of geometric design for rural and urban highways, utilizing proprietary design software are introduced and applied.
CEE 563 GPS Theory and Application
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the use of Global Positioning Systems in surveying and engineering applications. Elements of coordinate systems, map projections, PS principles of operation, mapping, boundary, and construction surveys will be covered.
CEE 565 GIS Application to Transportation
Introduces an overview and application of current methods of implementing GIS solutions to highway data analysis and planning studies.
CEE 573 Groundwater Hydrology
Fundamental concepts of fluid flow and soil properties; theory of groundwater movement; mechanics of well flow; groundwater contaminant transport.
CEE 590 Construction Management
Special Topic in CEE. Details announced each semester.
CEE 590 Bridge Design
Special Topic in CEE. Details announced each semester.
CEE 626 Masonry Design
Concepts of masonry design will be taught. The properties of masonry materials will be reviewed and the procedures for the design of typical masonry components will be presented.
CEE 660 Transportation Planning & Urban Development
Focuses on the principles of transportation planning in the urban environment, including land use planning, with emphasis on the orderly development of the transportation system.
CEE 661 Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems
An examination of the various impacts that transportation systems and projects may have on the natural and human environment. A detailed review and application of transportation noise analysis.
CEE 662 Airport Planning and Design
Addresses the planning, design and development of 21stcentury airports. When you complete this course, you will have a better understanding of the complex issues facing today’s airports.
CEE 663 Advanced Traffic Operations
A continuation of CEE 560, with an emphasis on mathematical and computer techniques to solve traffic problems.
CEE 664 Intelligent Transportation Systems
Examines the elements of traffic flow theory, incident/emergency management, dynamic route guidance, in-vehicle systems, and traffic signal systems.
CEE 665 Pavement Design
Design of flexible and rigid pavements, base courses, and subgrades. Effects of loading on pavement life. Investigation of pavement distress and rehabilitation. Introduction to pavement management systems.
CEE 694 Building Information Modeling
This class is intended to introduce students to basic principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM) through the use of Autodesk Revit Structures. This modelling software facilitates integrated building design and delivery by defining all elements 3 dimensionally with embedded material and engineering characteristics.
CEE 694 Wetland Design
Wetland Design will show you how to plan, and build naturally appearing, and functioning wetlands. The detailed modules explain the values of wetlands, how wetlands were drained, factors affecting site selection for restoration, techniques for construction, and how nonfunctioning wetlands can be repaired. The class focuses on teaching practical, low cost, and highly effective techniques for restoring wetlands that will require little, if any maintenance.