Special Graduate Degree Programs and Options

Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Certificate Program or Concentration. The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers an option in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) within the M.S. and Ph.D. program. The program requirements listed are in addition to the normal requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degree. See http://cse.illinois.edu/admissions/cee.

 

Joint Degree Program with Business Administration (MBA). This program is administered by the Gies College of Business. Students must apply for admission to both the MBA program and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The requirements for the MSCE degree in this joint program are 32 hours of course work including three 500 level courses in CEE. The student must be enrolled in the CEE Department for at least two semesters in order to obtain the joint degree. More information is available at https://mba.illinois.edu/academics/joint-degrees/.

 

Master of Architecture and Master of Civil Engineering (Construction Management or Structural Engineering). This program is administered through the school of architecture and requires a baccalaureate in architectural studies. Thus the program is intended for graduate students in architecture. The CEE requirements for the MS degree in this joint program are 32 hours of course work including three 500 level courses in CEE. The student must be enrolled in the CEE Department for at least two semesters in order to obtain the joint degree. Architecture also has information at http://www.arch.illinois.edu/degrees/joint-graduate-degrees#section-2. The thesis option is not available for this joint degree program.

 

Master of Engineering Degree with a Graduate Concentration in Railway Engineering. (M.Eng.)

This program is a collaborative effort between the Rail Transportation of Engineering Center (RailTEC) and the Railway Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The concentration will be housed in the CEE department, which will administer admissions, advising, and degree completion. The Railway Engineering concentration will be comprised of 36 credits with: 

  • 20 credit hours of course work in railway transportation and engineering from Illinois
  • 9 credit hours of course work in railway transportation from KTH
  • 3 credit hours of course work on the theory and methodology of science from KTH
  • 4 credit hours of professional development and
  • At least three 500 level courses

The thesis option is not available for this joint degree program. http://railwaymeng.engineering.illinois.edu/

 

Joint Degree Option in the Master of Urban Planning. This program is administered in the department of Urban and Regional Planning. Students must apply for admission to both the Urban Planning program and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The requirements for the MSCE degree in this joint program are 32 hours of course work including three 500 level courses in CEE. The student must be enrolled in the CEE Department for at least two semesters in order to obtain the joint degree. http://www.urban.illinois.edu/prospective-students/academic-programs/master-of-urban-planning/joint-degrees

 

iMBA Certificate. The Gies College of Business provides an opportunity for CEE students to complete the Value Chain Management Certificate, which is part of the MBA program offered online and called the iMBA program. On-campus and full-time CEE students can apply to take courses and complete one of the core specializations in the iMBA program, Value Chain Management, with no additional tuition or fee costs. Upon completion of the specialization, students will earn a certificate and 12 hours of credit that can be applied towards an iMBA degree, which students can apply for and continue after their MS or PhD degree in CEE. The 12 credit hours earned as part of this program will not count toward any CEE graduate degree.