Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Please enable Javascript for full functionality.

Skip to Main Content
University of Pittsburgh    
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 18, 2024
 
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Civil and Environmental Engineering - Water Resources Engineering Area, MSCE


Return to Academic Programs Return to: Academic Programs

The general requirements for the option for the Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Water Resources Engineering Area degree (thesis and professional) are detailed below:

Requirements


Professional Option: 30 course credits (e.g., ten, 3-credit lecture courses) minimum

Thesis Option: 24 course credits (e.g., eight, 3-credit course equivalents) minimum and 6 thesis research (CEE 2999 ) credits

Students pursing the thesis option must complete novel research that is composed in a written dissertation and presented to their faculty committee during a thesis defense. Their committee will consist of their primary research advisor and at least two faculty members from the student’s program area within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The professional option is not available to students supported as graduate research or teaching assistants. Students supported as graduate research assistants and all students intending to continue for a PhD degree are required to pursue the thesis option. 

The detailed course requirements for these two degree options are as follows:

Professional MS Degree Requirements

a) 3 credits - CEE 3414 - ADVANCED HYDROLOGY  or Equivalent

b) 3 credits - CEE 2410 - WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING  

c) 3 credits - CEE 2411 - CURRENT ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN WATER RESOURCES  

Graduate Technical Electives may include any advisor-approved program-related graduate course (i.e., course numbers 2XXX or 3XXX), including guided special investigations (CEE 2996 ). No more than six credits of CEE 2996  may count towards the degree program coursework requirements.

d) 21 credits - Graduate Technical Electives

Graduate Technical Electives may include any advisor-approved program-related graduate course (i.e., course numbers 2XXX or 3XXX), including guided special investigations (CEE 2996 ). No more than six credits of CEE 2996  may count towards the degree program coursework requirements.

MS Thesis Degree Requirements

a) 3 credits - CEE 3414 - ADVANCED HYDROLOGY  or Equivalent

b) 3 credits - CEE 2410 - WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING  

c) 3 credits - CEE 2411 - CURRENT ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN WATER RESOURCES  

d) 12 credits - Graduate Technical Electives

Graduate Technical Electives may include any advisor-approved program-related graduate course (i.e., course numbers 2XXX or 3XXX), including guided special investigations (CEE 2996 ; although no more than six credits of CEE 2996  may count towards the degree program coursework requirements).

e) 6 credits - CEE 2999 - M.S. THESIS 

Thesis Defense

Students pursuing the MS Thesis Option must pass an oral presentation and defense of their completed thesis, administered by the student’s thesis committee.  The committee shall be comprised of 3 or more members (including the student’s graduate advisor).  The chair of the committee and at least one other committee member must be appointed to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Faculty.

 

Return to Academic Programs Return to: Academic Programs



Catalog Navigation