Civil and Environmental Engineering Concentration

MS in Engineering (CEE concentration)

New Orleans and surrounding areas serve as a living laboratory for innovative teaching and research opportunities in various disciplines within Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at UNO. As the only CEE degree offering programs in southeast Louisiana, our degree offers the following advantages:

  • Earn a graduate degree in 18-24 months.
  • Flexible course offerings to fit your schedule.
  • Good job opportunities after graduation
  • Internship opportunities with reputable engineering firms.
  • Innovative and real-life research opportunities in advancement of science and engineering.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department offers graduate level courses and research opportunities in the following areas:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering and Sciences

MS in Engineering degree options

The students have two options to obtain the MS in Engineering degree at UNO. Details about the two options:

Thesis Option

  • 24 credit hours of graduate-level coursework
  • 6 credit hours of Master's thesis

Non-Thesis Option

  • 27 credit hours graduate-level couresework
  • 3 credit hours of master's project

Applicants without an undergraduate degree in Engineering

If the undergraduate degree is not in Civil Engineering or related field, the student will have to take foundation courses before he/she can be admitted as a degree seeking student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program. Information about these prerequisite courses can be found in the following table

NON-ENGINEERING COURSES
Courses for MS applicants without an undergraduate degree in Engineering
MATH  2114, 2124, 2134 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY 12 CR
MATH 2221 ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3 CR
PHYS  10611063 PHYSICS FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING and PHYSICS LAB 4 CR
PHYS 1062, 1065 PHYSICS FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING and PHYSICS LAB 4 CR
FOUNDATION COURSES
ENCE  2302/2303 CIVIL ENGINEERING COMPUTING AND GRAPHICS 4 CR
ENCE 2350 STATICS 3 CR
ENCE 2351 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3 CR
ENME 2750 DYNAMICS 3 CR
ENCE 3318 or  Fluid Mechanics 3 CR
ENME 3720
With the approval of the student's advisor, the student must take two of the following four courses:  
ENCE 4318 HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING SYSTEMS 3 CR
ENCE 3326/2227 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 4 CR
ENCE 3340 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING 3 CR
ENCE 3356 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 4 CR
ENCE 4386 PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPORTATION AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING 3 CR
ENME 3770 ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 3CR

Please check WebStar for the up-to-date list of graduate courses. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. Access WebStar

Graduate Certificate in Coastal Engineering

The CEE department at UNO also offers a graduate level certificate (Graduate Certificate in Coastal Engineering). The coastal certificate courses can be used towards the MS in Engineering degree. Information regarding course offerings, academic requirements, application procedure, deadlines etc. can be found at ceas.uno.edu.

Have additional Questions?

For additional information, please contact the CEE Graduate Coordinator (Dr. Malay Ghose Hajra, PE, mghoseha@uno.edu) and schedule an appointment to discuss your graduate curriculum.