Graduate Course Catalog 2012-2013
This program is offered in Durham.
Degrees Offered: M.S., Ph.D.
The Department of Civil Engineering offers the master's degree in civil engineering and a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering with the following areas of specialization: structural, materials, geotechnical, water resources, and environmental engineering. Interested applicants are encouraged to write to the graduate program coordinator for specific information on current research in the department.
An applicant must have completed a baccalaureate science degree in engineering, mathematics, or science at an accredited college or university. If coursework or laboratory experience is deficient, an admitted student will be required to fulfill, without graduate credit, all undergraduate prerequisites for graduate courses. In some cases, the student's adviser may require additional undergraduate courses in order to achieve a well-integrated program of study. Applicants must submit current scores (within five years) from the general test of the GRE, unless waived by the graduate coordinator (for current UNH undergraduate civil engineering [CIE] or environmental engineering [ENE] majors only).
M.S. Degree Requirements
All master's degree students must complete a minimum of 31 total credits. A student in the master's program may elect either a thesis (minimum of 25 course credits and 6 thesis credits) or non-thesis (minimum of 28 course credits and a 3-credit project, or for structures and geotechnical areas, a minimum of 30 course credits and a 1-credit seminar) option. Up to two senior-level civil engineering courses or 8 credits may be counted toward the master's degree under the dual registration (accelerated master's) program provided the student has been admitted to the Graduate School prior to the course offerings.
Thesis Option: A formal oral presentation/thesis defense is required. All thesis option students are eligible for teaching or research assistantships and are required to register for Master's Student Seminar (CIE 900) for one semester. Students are required to make two presentations during their programs of study. For graduation, a B average (3.00 GPA) and a successful thesis defense must be achieved.
Non-thesis Option: The non-thesis option is designed to facilitate completion of B.S./M.S. civil engineering degrees within five years. A student electing the non-thesis option is required to prepare a research project paper or solve a research problem (for structures and geotechnical areas only) and give a final oral presentation/project or problem defense. Non-thesis option students are not eligible for an assistantship. For graduation, a B average (3.00 GPA) and a successful research project or problem defense must be achieved.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Following admission into the program, a guidance committee is appointed for the student by the dean of the Graduate School upon recommendation of the graduate coordinator. This committee assists in outlining the student's course of study and may specify individual coursework requirements.
Within 18 months after admission, the student must pass both written and oral qualifying exams. The student must successfully complete at least 24 course credit hours beyond a master's degree.
Minor Requirements: An identifiable group of courses (9 credits minimum) in an area outside of the civil engineering department and approved by the guidance committee must be successfully completed to provide a minor to the Ph.D. degree. A minor may be satisfied by courses taken toward a master's degree other than civil engineering, but the credits will not be applied against the 24 credit-hour minimum.
Language or Research Tool: Students are required to gain or prove proficiency in a language or research tool in an appropriate area, such as mathematics, statistics, or data analysis; laboratory analysis or procedures; instrumentation; computer programming; or a foreign language suitable to the area of concentration. The proposed language or research tool must be approved by the guidance committee and may be achieved through the successful completion of coursework, an examination, or both.
Teaching Experience: A minimum of one semester as a teaching assistant or comparable experience is required. The guidance committee will evaluate whether a student's past teaching assistantship satisfies this requirement.
Doctoral Candidates: Upon successful completion of the Ph.D. qualifying examinations and the language or research tool requirement, a doctoral student is advanced to the status of doctoral candidate. When a student achieves candidacy, a doctoral committee is established. The doctoral committee directs research, conducts a semi-annual review of the student's progress, supervises and approves the doctoral dissertation, and administers the final examination (also known as the dissertation defense).
Upon completion of the dissertation, and with the approval of the doctoral committee, the student schedules an oral defense in accordance with the requirements of the Graduate School. For graduation, a B average (3.00 GPA) and successful dissertation defense must be achieved.
|CIE||822||Properties and Production of Concrete||3|
|CIE||823||Bituminous Materials and Mixtures||3|
|CIE||841||Open Channel Flow||3|
|CIE||842||Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering||3|
|CIE||847||Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control||4|
|CIE||851||Introduction to Sustainable Engineering||3|
|CIE||854||Transportation Engineering and Planning||3|
|CIE||855||Design of Pressurized Water Transmission Systems||4|
|CIE||856||Environmental Engineering Microbiology||4|
|CIE||857||Coastal Engineering and Processes||3|
|CIE||858||Stormwater Management Designs||3|
|CIE||860||Foundation Design I||4|
|CIE||861||Foundation Design II||3|
|CIE||862||Introduction to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering||3|
|CIE||874||Reinforced Concrete Design||4|
|CIE||876||Structural Design in Masonry||3|
|CIE||880||Building Information Modeling||3|
|CIE||881||Green Building Design||3|
|CIE||883||Matrix Structural Analysis and Modeling||3|
|CIE||887||Dynamics of Structures||3|
|CIE||888||Master's Project Paper||3|
|CIE||892||LRFD Bridge Design||3|
|CIE||893||Structural Design in Steel||3|
|CIE||895||Independent Study||1 TO 4|
|CIE||896||Special Topics||1 TO 4|
|CIE||897||Special Topics in Environmental Engineering||1 TO 4|
|CIE||899||Master's Thesis||1 TO 6|
|CIE||900||Masters Student Seminar||1|
|CIE||901||Doctoral Student Seminar||1|
|CIE||935||Nonlinear Structural Analysis||3|
|CIE||943||Advanced Hazardous Waste and Environmental Sampling and Analysis||4|
|CIE||944||Advanced Physicochemical Treatment Design||4|
|CIE||945||Advanced Groundwater Topics||3|
|CIE||946||Advanced Bioenvironmental Engineering Design||4|
|CIE||955||Advanced Surface Water Hydrology||3|
|CIE||959||Advanced Stream Restoration Topics||3|
|CIE||960||Advanced Soil Mechanics||4|
|CIE||961||In Situ Geotechnical Testing||3|
|CIE||995||Problems||2 TO 4|