Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Department of Civil Engineering
Campus Box 1800
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1800
The Department of Civil Engineering requires a cumulative grade point average in all undergraduate engineering, mathematics, and science courses to be at least a 2.75 out of 4.0 or 70% for international applicants. Because of the differences in grading systems between the U. S. and many international institutions, international applicants are strongly encouraged to submit GRE scores. However, they are not required.
For those not meeting the above requirement and having at least four years of work experience, supporting evidence (such as GRE scores, letters of recommendation from employers, a letter of explanation from the applicant, and P. E. licensure) will also be considered.
If admitted, those who do not have a B. S. degree in civil engineering will be required to complete prerequisite courses that are not for graduate credit. Note that an M.S. degree will not typically qualify a candidate to take the P.E. licensure examination.
Courses are offered primarily in environmental, structural, and transportation engineering.
Solid and hazardous waste management
Water and wastewater treatment
Structural analysis and design
Alternative transportation modes
For faculty information please see the Faculty page.
Civil Engineering's eight laboratories feature state-of-the-art test and demonstration equipment. Electronic instrumentation and data acquisition systems are available for use in many of the lab setups.
Superpave® asphalt mix design/testing laboratory
· Aggregate testing laboratory
· Concrete mix design/testing laboratory
· Environmental laboratory equipped for water quality testing
· Applied hydraulics laboratory
o open channel, fluid circuit and series/parallel pump demonstrators
o erosion testing and stream table demonstrator
· Materials testing laboratory
o 5,000-lb and 67,000-lb capacity electro-mechanical load frames
o 10,000-inch·lb torsion test machine
o non-destructive testing equipment
· Soils laboratory
o triaxial load frame
o direct shear test machines
· Structural testing laboratory
o 55,0000-lb & 550,000-lb capacity servo-hydraulic load frames
o extended temperature range environmental test chamber
o range of servo-hydraulic actuators
o uniaxial shake table
o 10-ton capacity overhead crane