CEE Master's Information

Master of Science Programs / Master of Engineering Programs

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers three Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree programs and two Master of Engineering (MEng) degree programs, as well as multiple options for dual degrees in collaboration with other programs at the university. The MSE programs require 30 credit hours of graduate work (typically 10 courses) and  include an optional thesis or major research project. The MEng programs require 26 credit hours of graduate work (typically 8 courses and 2 seminars) and do not require a thesis or other major research project. 

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for application to the MSE programs. Letters of recommendation are also required. Degree programs differ in the undergraduate degrees they require for regular admission.

Students who do not meet undergraduate degree requirements for regular admission may be granted conditional admission. Students may be required to take courses without graduate credit to remedy any deficiencies in their undergraduate programs.

MSE programs MSE in Civil Engineering
MSE in Construction Engineering and Management
MSE in Environmental Engineering
Dual Programs Dual MSE in Construction Engineering and Management/Master of Business Administration
Dual MSE in Construction Engineering and Management/Master of Science in Engineering
Dual MEng in Construction Engineering and Management/Master of Architecture
Dual MEng in Construction Engineering and Management/Master of Business Administration
Dual MSE in Environmental Engineering /MS in Natural Resources and Environment
MEng programs MEng in Construction Engineering and Management
MEng in Structural Engineering
Concentrations Environmental Sustainability Concentration

MSE in Civil Engineering

This program requires at least 15 hours of CEE courses. A student should expect to take at least eight hours in the area of specialization but will not be permitted to apply more than 21 hours in one area of specialization toward the MSE degree. Study programs are available in the following areas of specialization:

  • Construction Engineering and Management - Click here for the guideline
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering
  • Intelligent Systems - Click here for the guideline
  • Materials and Highway Engineering
  • Structural Engineering - Click here for the guideline
  • Transportation Systems Engineering (Pending final College approval Sept 2017) - Click here for the guideline *see note below 

Regular admission is open to students holding an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or an equivalent.

For MSE in Civil Engineering general guideline, click here.

​​*Students interested in Transportation Systems Engineering should apply to "Intelligent Systems" on the MSE application and send an email to gradservices@umich.edu to let us know of their interest.

 

MSE in Construction Engineering and Management

This program requires at least 18 hours of graduate courses in the Construction Engineering and Management Program. Also available are dual degree programs by which a student can receive a MSE in Construction Engineering and Management and a Master of Business Administration degree. Regular admission is open to students holding a degree in any engineering discipline.

For more information, click here.

Tischman Construction Management Program Guidelines

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Dual MSE in Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M) / Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The dual degree program requires the 12 hours of core courses and 9 hours of graduate construction electives in the MSE (CE&M) program and the 30 hours of core courses and 15 hours of electives in the MBA program. Students also take a 3-hour independent study course (CEE 630) to integrate general Construction Engineering and Management skills. Students also take Construction Contracting (CEE 431) if they have not taken it or its equivalent previously. The dual degree program combines the two-year, 60-hour MBA program with the one-year, 30-hour MSE (CE&M) program, resulting in a two-year (including Spring and/or Summer terms) 66- or 69-hour program. The dual degree program can be completed in two years if the first year is devoted to core MBA courses.

For more information, click here.

Dual MSE in Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M) / Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Dual MSE degree programs combine a 30-hour MSE (CE&M) program with another 30-hour Master’s program resulting in a 51-hour program, 9 hours of which satisfy requirements for both programs. Usually these 9 hours are core courses from the other Master’s program, used as electives in the Construction Engineering and Management program. An applicant who has recently received or is working toward a master’s degree in another area of engineering at U-M can complete the MSE (CE&M) with an additional 21 hours of coursework.

For more information, click here.

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MEng in Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M)

This two-semester, 26-credit program is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent and who want to pursue a professional career in the construction industry. Students with degrees from other disciplines will be accepted into this program but may require additional coursework. The MEng (CE&M) program includes core CE&M courses covering fundamentals, a CE&M elective allowing students to gain in-depth knowledge in specific knowledge areas, and electives in related subjects.

For detailed information, click here

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Dual MEng in Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M) / Master of Architecture (MArch)

The dual degree program combines the two-year 60-hour MArch program with the one-year, 26-hour MEng. (CE&M) program, resulting in a two and half year, 71-credit-hour program.

For more information, click here.

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Dual MEng in Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M) /Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The dual degree program combines the two-year, 60-hour MBA program with the one-year, 26-hour MEng (CE&M) program, resulting in a two-year (including spring and/or summer terms) 66- or 69-hour program. The dual degree program can be completed in two years if the first year is devoted to core MBA courses.

For more information, click here.

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MEng in Structural Engineering

This two-semester, 26-credit program is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent and who want to pursue a professional career in structural design practice. Students with degrees from other disciplines will be accepted into this program but may require additional coursework. Students in this program will take at least five graduate-level structural engineering courses and will also select a minor area of professional emphasis.

For detailed information, view the program guidelines.

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MSE in Environmental Engineering

This program requires at least 18 hours of graduate courses in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program. Specific course requirements are given in the departmental Guidelines for this MSE degree. Students holding an engineering or science degree will be considered for regular admission.

For MSE in Environmental Engineering guideline, click here.

Dual MSE in Environmental Engineering / MS in Natural Resources and Environment:" Engineering Sustainable Systems: Specialization in Sustainable Water Resources or Energy Systems"

This dual degree program combines a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Civil Engineering or in Environmental Engineering, and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Natural Resources and Environment. More detailed information is available in the program guidelines.

For this dual degree program guideline, click here.

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Environmental Sustainability Concentration

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering participates actively in the College of Engineering Concentrations in Environmental Sustainability (ConsEnSus) Program for MS, MSE and PhD students. The general description of the ConsEnSus program can be found here. Students interested in further details on implementation of this program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering should contact one of the Department ConsEnSus Advisors.

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