Degrees and Certificates

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Virginia Tech

Master of Science

The MS degree in Civil Engineering is designed for students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering. The degree may emphasize one of two specific concentration areas of civil engineering –  construction engineering and management and water resources engineering.

The Construction Engineering & Management (CEM) Option focuses on the lifecycle management of infrastructure projects and systems. Vertical and horizontal infrastructure are vital to our quality of life and economic productivity. Yet, infrastructure development and management are increasingly complex as both performance expectations and resource scarcity rises. Courses taken in the CEM option provide students the opportunity to examine the challenges that decision-makers and managers face during the planning, construction, operations and maintenance of infrastructure through coursework that covers topics in both project management and infrastructure management.