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Department of Civil Engineering Master of Science Program


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Department of Civil Engineering
Campus Box 1800
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1800

Phone: 618-650-2533


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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.


PRINCIPAL AREAS OF STUDY

Courses are offered primarily in environmental, structural, and transportation engineering.

Environmental Engineering

  • Solid and hazardous waste management

  • Water and wastewater treatment

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Underground construction

  • Retaining geo-structures

Structural Engineering

  • Earthquake engineering

  • Structural analysis and design

Transportation Engineering

  • Alternative transportation modes

  • Traffic engineering


PROGRAM OF STUDY

All students, regardless of their principal area of study, are required to complete the following requirements to earn the M. S. in Civil Engineering:
  • 30 or 31 graduate credit hours
  • at least 15 credit hours of 500-level courses
  • at least 20 hours of SIUE CE courses
  • 5 to 7 courses within emphasis area (dependent on area)
  • ENG 491 EGR Technical Writing or essay for evaluation to be exempted
  • research paper or thesis
  • oral presentation.
Up to 3 courses or 10 semester hours may be submitted for evaluation for transfer credit.Students have 6 years to complete all degree requirements before courses must be retaken or an extension requested.

FACULTY

For faculty information please see the Faculty page.


FACILITIES & MAJOR EQUIPMENT

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
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Aggregate testing laboratory
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Concrete mix design/testing laboratory
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Environmental laboratory equipped for water quality testing
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Applied hydraulics laboratory
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open channel, fluid circuit and series/parallel pump demonstrators
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erosion testing and stream table demonstrator
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Materials testing laboratory
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5,000-lb and 67,000-lb capacity electro-mechanical load frames
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10,000-inch·lb torsion test machine
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non-destructive testing equipment
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Soils laboratory
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triaxial load frame
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consolidometers
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direct shear test machines
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permeameters
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Structural testing laboratory
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55,0000-lb & 550,000-lb capacity servo-hydraulic load frames
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extended temperature range environmental test chamber
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range of servo-hydraulic actuators
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uniaxial shake table
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10-ton capacity overhead crane

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