Professional Master of Civil Engineering

In support of the mission and vision statements for the graduate program, the Civil Engineering Department adopts the following goals for the Professional Master of Engineering in Water Resources Engineering:
  • Prepare students to fulfill the academic prerequisites specified by the Americans Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for Licensure and Professional Practice in Civil Engineering.
  • Prepare students to attain the Body of Knowledge specified by ASCE necessary for entry into the practice of civil engineering at the professional level.
  • Prepare students for advanced graduate studies towards a terminal degree.

Students may choose from the engineering options, requirements of which are specified below. Exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the head of the department. Further information related to the Civil Engineering Professional Master of Engineering degree may be found under the Academic Programs of Study section of the catalog.


Core courses 12
Statistics 3
Area of Interest Courses 15
Total Credits 30


  Foundation Requirements

  • ABET- Accredited BS in Civil, Agricultural, Geological Engineering, or closely related field or equivalent (as per existing CAGE Department regulations)
  • One course in surface water hydrology
  • One course in hydrogeology or geohydrology
  • At least three semesters of hydraulic and hydraulic design
  • Core Courses
  • C E 531 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • C E 557 Water Resources Development  
  • C E 581 Ground Water Hydrology             
  • C E 582 Statistical Hydrology
  • A ST 505 Statistical Inference I (or advanced statistics class if student is qualified)              
Area of Interest Courses (Flexible) Agricultural/ Civil/ Environmental Engineering
  • A EN 459 Design of Water Wells/Pumping Systems           
  • A EN 478 Irrigation and Drainage Engineering      
  • C E 482 Hydraulic Structures       
  • C E 483 Surface Water Hydrology             
  • C E 485 Design of Earth Dams     
  • C E 503 Special Design and Analysis Program       
  • C E 504 Advanced Engineering Design    
  • C E 682 Topics in Hydrodynamics II         
  • ENVE 557 Surface Water Quality Modeling           
  • ENVE 630 Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants     
  • GEOG 581 System Design for Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS &T)   
  • SOIL 652 Advanced Soil Physics  
  • M E 530 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics   
  • M E 533 Computational and Theoretical Fluid Mechanics              
  • M E 580 Engineering Analysis II 
  • I E 533 Linear Programming        
  • I E 534 Nonlinear Programming 
  • I E 535 Discrete Optimization      
  • BLAW 527 Negotiation and Business Dispute Resolution


More Information

David Jauregui, Associate Dean of Academics

College of Engineering