Graduate Programs of Study

Construction Engineering and Management

Construction engineering and management has developed to assimilate the fragments of the construction industry that come together to deliver projects. A breadth of appreciation of processes and organizations within the industry from conception to completion is required to fulfill this role. The program helps students to deal with this variety and to deliver projects that meet client objectives and personal satisfaction. It integrates knowledge from building economics, project planning, design and construction with management and human relations that is highly required for the successful completion of the projects. It has drawn students who are quantity surveyors, building surveyors, civil engineers, construction managers, structural engineers and building services engineers. Student research has produced perceptive insights into current practice which has been used to improve the delivery of buildings. The focus is on the main principles and techniques of planning, control, execution and engineering of construction projects. The degree emphasizes construction management principles, computing applications in construction and the fundamentals of construction engineering. See Courses>>

Geotechnical Engineering

From the tunnel underneath the English Channel to the embankments alongside highways, geotechnical engineers play a key role in building water treatment facilities, bridges, and other projects essential to our quality of life. Rutgers state-of-the-art labs, such as the Rutgers Asphalt Pavement Laboratory (RAPL), provide forums for students to conduct cutting-edge research in soil dynamics, transportation materials, and other topics-balancing economic growth with other concerns, such as efficient energy consumption and environmental conservation. In addition, students are provided opportunities to obtain fundamentals in analytical and numerical modeling of soil models, foundation systems, and problems of dynamic soil-structure interaction. See Courses>>

Structural Engineering

The graduate program in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental offers excellent opportunities for study and research in various fields of structural engineering. The program in provides opportunities for study in the analysis and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete, steel, masonry, and composite structural systems. A wide range of courses are available including numerous specialty courses in stability, dynamics, earthquake engineering, bridge design, repair and strengthening, advanced concrete materials, and other such important topics. Experimental research facilities are available for the study of behavior of structures under a variety of loadings. Also analytical research is conducted in areas such as numerical techniques, computer methods, material modeling, nonlinear dynamic response, soil-structure interaction, and fluid-structure interaction. See Courses>>

Transportation Engineering

The graduate program in transportation engineering lays emphasis on the solutions for the complex world of growing transportation by the use of the current transportation planning techniques, traffic operations and the growth of intelligent transportation systems both in the areas of passenger and freight transportation. Also the research being done focuses on traffic simulation models, traffic flow theory, advanced traveler management and information systems and the transportation economics. See Courses>>

Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

The Water Resources and Environmental Engineering program provides students the opportunity to study a broad range of topics related to environmental problems, and to pursue advanced research in specific areas of interest, with a focus on the application of modern quantitative techniques to practical problems in environmental engineering. The program educates engineers who will solve environmental and water resources problems by applying fundamental principles from natural sciences, mathematics, mechanics and other underlying disciplines. Students are provided with the fundamentals so they will be prepared to solve both current and future environmental problems. To achieve this objective, the program offers a breadth of possible research and study areas. See Courses>>

Engineering Geophysics Certificate

Engineering geophysics is a new field which applies geophysics to engineering with reference to a broad spectrum of societal and industrial environmental problems. The program offers students of engineering and the geological and oceanographic sciences the opportunity to broaden and strengthen their backgrounds with emphasis on environmental applications by taking selected courses from graduate programs based in the School of Engineering and graduate programs in the geological sciences and oceanography (based in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences) in conjunction with existing M.S. and Ph.D. Programs.

The program encompasses multidisciplinary field, laboratory, and modeling studies using state-of-the-art geophysical, engineering, and oceanographic practice and theory. A comprehensive suite of research facilities is available for these studies, including geophysical, engineering, and marine field and laboratory instrumentation. For students of engineering, the program can provide training in geophysical methods and a geological and marine context for engineering applications. For students of geological and oceanographic sciences, the program can provide reciprocal training and training in engineering subjects that enhance their capabilities. This multidisciplinary training can provide a competitive edge in research and in the job market. See Courses>>

Transportation Studies Certificate

The School of Engineering and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy administer a cross-disciplinary graduate program leading to a Graduate Certificate in Transportation Studies. The certificate will be open to matriculated graduate students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in the two graduate programs (Urban Planning and Policy Development, and Public Policy) of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. In general, students will be enrolled at the master's level and receive the transportation studies certificate signifying completion of the program at graduation. Under some circumstances, doctoral students may be admitted to the certificate program. Read More>>