Reengineering
The World
and the Future.

How do civil engineers impact the world? Just look around you. Every bridge, road, and waterway is a civil engineering project. Civil engineers lead the teams that plan, design, construct, and operate the infrastructures essential to our modern lives. From developing efficient transportation systems to initiating sustainable urban planning, it’s the work of these engineers that helps shape and support communities across the globe.

If you want to play a role in engineering the structural solutions of tomorrow, having the knowledge to work at the edge of innovation is important. That’s exactly what earning your Master of Science in Civil Engineering online from NJIT can prepare you to do. With this future-focused degree, you can:

  • Learn effective engineering project management tools, such as scheduling, resource allocation, time-cost analysis, cost estimating, and risk assessment.
  • Gain an understanding of business principles, such as supply chain management and organizational behavior.
  • Examine the legal and environmental issues associated with engineering, such as air, water, and solid waste pollution.
  • Tailor your program to align with your career goals and interests by selecting from three specializations: Structural Design and Construction, Transportation, or Construction Management.

Rankings and Accreditation

About NJIT

NJIT Overview

Innovating the Future of Science and Technology

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. Founded in 1881 as the Newark Technical School, NJIT is now home to nearly 50 laboratories, centers, and business incubators, where hundreds of research breakthroughs have been achieved. NJIT’s vision stresses innovation, entrepreneurship, and engagement in addressing the issues facing our society. The pursuit of excellence, real-world learning, and applied research underpin the university’s education tradition.

“A university’s people are its most important asset. They are the heart and soul of this rich, diverse, and ever-changing organization known as NJIT. I hope you will take a few moments to learn about NJIT.” - Joel S. Bloom President

What’s unique about NJIT?

We focus on leadership. Our degrees help career-minded professionals adopt new skills that will empower them in their field. Our carefully structured courses develop specialization and management skills to bolster the expertise of graduates. Each degree program offers additional accreditation by leading professional organizations, proving the value offered to current students and their future employers.

NJIT’s Mission Statement

NJIT is the state’s technological research university, committed to the pursuit of excellence –in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education, preparing students for productive careers and amplifying their potential for lifelong personal and professional growth; in the conduct of research with emphasis on applied, interdisciplinary efforts encompassing architecture, the sciences, including the health sciences, engineering, mathematics, transportation and infrastructure systems, information and communications technologies; in contributing to the state’s economic development through the state’s largest business incubator system, workforce development, joint ventures with government and the business community, and through the development of intellectual property; in service to both its urban environment and the broader society of the state and nation by conducting public policy studies, making educational opportunities widely available, and initiating community-building projects.

About the Newark College of Engineering

Shaping the Next Generation of
Professional Engineers

NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering offers 13 undergraduate majors, 16 master’s degrees, and 10 doctoral degree programs—each focused on preparing today’s engineers for tomorrow’s challenges. Maintained and taught by a team of 150 professionally licensed and award-winning instructors, these degree programs have produced a global network of more than 40,000 esteemed alumni.

The Newark College of Engineering has educated pioneers and top industry leaders in the engineering field since 1919. In fact, it is estimated that one of every four licensed engineers in New Jersey is an NJIT graduate. Thanks to the introduction of the online learning option, this acclaimed program is now available to engineers throughout the world.

Accreditation

Committed to Quality and
Chosen for Excellence

NJIT is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in an institution’s mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.

To contact the MSCHE:

Address:
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone:
(267) 284-5000
Website:
www.msche.org

Rankings

Recognized Among the Best
in Innovation and Education

U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Annual Guide to America’s Best Colleges has ranked NJIT among the nation’s “Best National Universities” and #79 among the nation’s “Top Public Schools.”

In 2013, U.S. News also ranked NJIT’s College of Engineering one of the “Best Engineering Schools” in the country.

NJIT is a high research activity university, according to the latest Carnegie classification, and was noted among the nation’s top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors, master’s degrees, and doctoral programs.

Payscale.com’s 2014 rankings place NJIT 8th for return on investment (ROI) among 415 public universities in the U.S.

Corporate Partners

Collaboration Drives Innovation:

What’s the number one reason to collaborate? It’s to innovate. That’s why at the New Jersey Institute of Technology we partner with dozens of Fortune 500 corporations to consistently improve the value of our academic programs. In turn, today’s top employers hire NJIT graduates with confidence, knowing they have received the preparation to take on the world’s toughest projects.

Our corporate partnerships make an important contribution to the success of our academic programs—and more importantly, the success of our grads. By collaborating with notable industry leaders and professional associations, we foster a direct connection to the corporate world that allows us to infuse our coursework with unparalleled thought leadership. These insights help us to shape a tech-focused curriculum that’s grounded in the latest advancements in science, technology, engineering, and business.

  • Corporations & Utilities


  • AECOM
  • Deltares
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • HNTB
  • FM Global
  • Greyhound
  • INRIX
  • K. Hovnanian Homes
  • Langan Engineering and Environmental
  • Louis Berger Group
  • Middlesex Water Company
  • Moretrench American
  • Agencies


  • CATT Laboratory
  • Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
  • Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
  • New Jersey Transit
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)

Admissions

Admissions Overview

Your Path to Tomorrow Begins at NJIT

Designed specifically with you in mind, NJIT’s online master’s programs are carefully constructed to fit your goals, your schedule, and your life. Because we believe that the enrollment experience should be a positive one, we work hard to provide you with the highest possible level of personalized support throughout the admissions process.

Our dedicated team of enrollment advisors is available to answer your questions, offer guidance, and provide the information you need to make important decisions about your future. Rest assured that whether you’re five or five thousand miles away, your enrollment advisor can help make an NJIT education well within your reach.

For more information regarding admission, tuition, financial aid, computer requirements, or any other questions about the program, please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-866-939-5793.

Admission Requirements

Engineering the Admissions Process

Before you apply to the online MSCE program, take a moment to review the admission requirements. Learn more about what you need to qualify for acceptance into this dynamic, future-focused program.

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Submit the application for admission.
  • Pay the $65 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Provide official transcripts and proof of degree from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Send official GRE/TOEFL results. Please note: The GRE is required if you do not have an engineering background or if you have an engineering background, but a grade-point average lower than 2.8. All test results must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission from the test administrator, Educational Testing Service (ETS), using code 2513.
  • Mail one letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope.
  • Submit a photocopy of your visa or permanent-resident card (for non-U.S. citizens residing in the United States only).

The Bridge Program is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate background in civil engineering. It allows them to make up deficiencies by taking a special program that is designed in consultation with the graduate advisor. These courses are not always available online; however, they must be taken in addition to the degree requirements. Please note that the prerequisites for bridge courses must also be met. Bridge requirements vary depending on a review of the applicant’s transcript.

Additional admission requirements:

  • The general GRE is required for all international students and applicants without an undergraduate engineering degree. The minimum score required is 1000 combined in the verbal and the quantitative sections, with a minimum of 650 in the quantitative part and a minimum of 2.0 in Analytical Writing Skills Test.
  • For the new GRE test, the minimum score required is 135 in the verbal section, a minimum of 151 in the quantitative part, and a minimum of 2.0 in Analytical Writing Skills Test.

Academic Calendar

Graduate Education
According to Your Schedule

The admissions cycle for NJIT’s online degree programs features three seasonal start dates per year (spring, summer, and fall). We highly recommend contacting an enrollment advisor to help guide you through the application and enrollment process. Listed here are some important dates* and deadlines for our online degree programs.

Fall 2014
Application Deadline 07/25/14
Registration Ends 09/02/14
Classes Start 09/08/14
Spring 2015
Application Deadline TBD
Classes Start TBD
Registration Ends TBD
Summer 2015
Application Deadline TBD
Classes Start TBD
Registration Ends TBD
*Dates are subject to change.

Tuition

Make a Valuable Investment
in Your Future

NJIT has a long-standing reputation for offering high quality science- and technology-focused online degree programs that are competitive and affordably priced.

Listed below are the estimated total costs associated with NJIT’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree program:

In-State Tuition
Estimated Total
$32,467*
eTuition
(out of state, graduate level, 100% online)
Estimated Total
$36,960*

*The estimated total tuition amounts are based on the following breakdowns you can view by clicking here. Because you may select to take more or less credits per term, and depending on whether you take classes in the Summer term, we recommend using our Tuition Calculator to determine your exact cost.

Breakdown of Tuition and Fees for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

In-State Tuition Breakdown:

  • Application fee: $65
  • Program fee*: $147 per credit fee (Fall & Spring terms) and $148 per term fee (Summer term)
  • Cost per credit (incl. grad certs): $982

eTuition Breakdown:
Out-of-state, graduate level, 100% online students

  • Application fee: $65
  • Program fee*: $142 per credit fee (Fall & Spring terms) and $148 per term fee (Summer term)
  • Cost per credit: $1,132

NJIT’s eTuition rate is less than the tuition for out-of-state on-campus students, making a graduate degree from NJIT more affordable than ever.

Should you take a course on campus in a given semester, the higher out-of-state tuition will apply.

All tuition and fees are subject to change.

We’ve done our best to give you an accurate accounting of the cost of the online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program; we encourage you to contact an enrollment advisor if you any have questions about tuition, fees, cost of books, or financial aid.

*Fee consists of university fee and student activities fee.

Financial Aid

It Pays to Know Your Options

Making the commitment to pursue your master’s degree can bring opportunities for growth in your personal and professional life. It can also bring questions about financial aid. However, paying for graduate school doesn’t have to be overwhelming or distressing. By taking the time to explore your options, you can discover several ways to reduce costs and make your dream of earning an advanced degree become a reality.

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources, such as federal grants, Stafford loans, scholarship programs, private sources, and sometimes employer assistance programs. For more detailed information about the types of education loans available, eligibility requirements, and the application process, please visit:

http://www.njit.edu/financialaid/typesofaid/educationloans/index.php

We encourage you to research all financing options to determine what works best for your individual needs. For more assistance please contact Student Financial Aid Services:

Address:
Student Financial Aid Services
NJIT – Student Mall
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102


Phone:
Main: (973) 596-3479
Fax:   (973) 596-6471

NJIT University School Code:
002621
Office Hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday:
8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday and Wednesday:
8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

E-mail:
For questions related to the processing of your financial aid, please email us at: finaid@njit.edu

Website:
http://www.njit.edu/financialaid/

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Effective July 1, 2011, to receive financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (versus other sources of aid mentioned), federal regulations require that students applying for federal loan assistance must meet certain criteria whether or not they previously received aid. For graduate students (except doctorate and medical students), this policy applies to Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, as well as some other loan types.

In order for you to continue to receive loan money, you must comply with these regulations set by the university in conjunction with federal regulations.

1. Maximum Timeframe (MTF)

The MTF is the required length of time it will take you to complete a degree program based on the appropriate enrollment status. Federal regulations allow a student to be eligible to receive aid up to 150% of the time it would normally take to complete a degree.

MTF for the NJIT
Master in Civil Engineering

Online Program (6 terms)

For Federal Title IV Eligible Graduate Certificate Programs (2 terms)

2. Minimum Completion Percentage (MCP)
The MCP is the percentage of coursework that a student must earn (pass) during enrollment.
The NJIT MCP is 67%.

3. Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA throughout the course of the program.
The NJIT MC GPA is 3.0 for graduate students.

Important Loan Information

As with any loan, make sure you fully understand the interest rates, repayment terms, and tax implications. Find out if interest charges are variable or fixed, if the loan has forgiveness or deferment provisions, if you can consolidate the loan with other loans, and if the loan carries prepayment penalties.

Borrow only what you need. Remember that loans must be repaid even if you do not finish the program. Your education is a substantial investment. It’s one of the most important decisions you can make for your future. Take time to learn all of your financial aid options before you make any decision.

MSCE Program

Program Overview

Define.
Build. Sustain.

Our global economy is comprised of local systems and structures. Right now, vital transportation systems, infrastructures, and water resources are reaching capacity. For this reason, civil engineers have never been more essential to our communities, our countries, and our planet.

Because today’s engineering projects require a new caliber of professional talent, New Jersey Institute of Technology developed a graduate program with a modern approach to engineering and problem solving. The result is an online Master of Science in Civil Engineering that is specifically designed to develop the next generation of civil engineers—the men and women who will solve the complex infrastructure problems of the 21st century.

About
the Program

Give Your Career an Edge

NJIT’s 30-credit online Master of Science in Civil Engineering is a forward-thinking, application-oriented program designed for working engineers. The flexible online format is designed to fit within your busy schedule. The courses will help you gain expertise that is immediately applicable to your current role while simultaneously preparing you for senior-level challenges.

Our online MSCE program offers you the choice of three specialty tracks:

Leaders are driven by numbers, and the world of engineering is no exception. As a student in the online MSCE program, you can enhance your quantitative decision-making skills and learn how to justify managerial decisions with data. You will also explore the capabilities of modern management technologies and discover how to successfully leverage these tools to maximize efficiencies in your projects and on your teams. As you work through the program’s project-based curriculum, you can begin to apply your leadership and project planning methods to real-world engineering and construction initiatives.

Additionally, NJIT offers two graduate-level certificate programs: Construction Management and Project Management. These certificates can stand alone or function as a transition point for entering the full online MSCE program.

The rapid evolution of technology and the influence of globalization have heightened the demand for highly skilled engineering managers. Organizations are seeking individuals capable of leading diverse teams and managing large, intricate projects. Choose NJIT’s online MSCE program, and you can do more than gain the skills to maximize the performance and efficiency of your projects. You can prepare to play a significant role in reengineering the structures that will meet the needs of our growing planet.

Plot Your Path to PE Licensure

Earning your MSCE may qualify you to replace one of the four years of required experience needed to obtain the Professional Engineer (P.E.) license*. Along with the advanced engineering and management skills acquired in the program, this license can prepare you to move into a leadership or project manager role at your company or organization.

*Note: PE licensure rules vary by state, and applicants should check with their respective state boards about specific degree and experience requirements.

Program Objectives

Refine Your Knowledge

NJIT’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree is designed to help refine your expertise and increase your advancement potential. In addition to focusing on the core areas of transportation, construction, and structures, this program is blueprinted to promote advanced engineering, management, and leadership skills for the 21st century.

In this program, you can:

  • Learn effective engineering project management tools, such as scheduling, resource allocation, time-cost analysis, cost estimating, and risk assessment.
  • Gain an understanding of current urban transportation structures, traffic patterns, growth trends, and surveying methods through case studies and problem solving.
  • Develop technical competence in the analysis, design, and construction of structures, including buildings, bridges, and other civil infrastructure.
  • Become familiar with channel flow and hydrology to understand the needs of today’s water management systems, including flood and drought protection, groundwater flow, and analysis of precipitation patterns.
  • Examine models and concepts related to the management of project teams and gain an understanding of business principles, such as supply chain management and organizational behavior.
  • Understand the legal and environmental issues encountered in engineering, including those related to control of air, water, and solid waste pollution by federal, state, and local government statutes, as well as by international law.
  • Evaluate advanced research in infrastructure engineering, building sciences and materials, and transportation.
  • Customize your education by selecting one of three specializations: Structural Design and Construction, Transportation, and Construction Management.

Specializations

Coursework Structured to Support Your Goals

NJIT’s online MSCE program allows you to construct a personalized course of study by selecting an area of focus that is most relevant to your interests and aspirations. You can choose from three specializations: Structural Design and Construction, Transportation, and Construction Management.

Structural Design and Construction

Fortify Your Future as a Professional Engineer
Structural engineers play a crucial role in the design and construction industry. Responsible for nearly every aspect of a structure and its stability, they must effectively work alongside architects, contractors, construction management professionals, and civil engineers to build the bridges, highways, tunnels, towers, and other structures on which we depend each day. In the past decade, advances in technology, accelerated project delivery timelines, and more sophisticated design methods have heightened the demand for structural engineers capable of using modern analytical techniques to predict the behavior of structures—new and old.

That’s why NJIT’s online MSCE program offers a specialization in Structural Design and Construction that intends to enhance your expertise and prepare you to develop innovative structural solutions for the complex design challenges of the 21st century.

The specialization’s unique blend of coursework explores topics including:

  • Stability of Structures
  • Design of Buildings and Bridges
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Infrastructure and Facilities Remediation
  • Project Planning and Control

Specializing in Structural Design and Construction can help you acquire the advanced technical knowledge and managerial prowess to establish yourself as a successful leader in the analysis, design, construction, and maintenance of modern civil engineering projects.

Click here for a course list and detailed course descriptions.

Transportation

Pave Your Own Path to Success
We live in a fast paced and highly mobile society—one that is increasingly dependent on transportation systems to support economic growth and elevate our quality of life. Given the rapid development of urban communities worldwide, the safe and efficient movement of both people and goods continues to be an ongoing challenge for today’s civil engineers.

That’s why the online MSCE program at NJIT offers a specialization in Transportation that is specifically designed to impart the practical skills and theoretical knowledge important for addressing the mounting demands of this vitally important field.

The specialization’s innovative curriculum covers topics such as:

  • Public Transportation Operations and Technology
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Studies and Capacity
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban Systems Engineering

Transportation civil engineers are problem solvers—talented professionals who apply scientific principles and technology to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the world’s highway, transit, aviation, rail, bus, and pipeline systems. Adding a specialty in this multifaceted discipline to your online MSCE degree can give you the edge to help shape the transportation facilities of tomorrow.

Click here for a course list and detailed course descriptions.

Construction Management

Construct the Next Phase of Your Career
In today’s rapidly developing world, civil engineers with advanced training in construction management are in high demand. Why? Because they possess the business and engineering expertise to successfully execute both the technical and managerial aspects of a construction project. That’s exactly what choosing a specialization in Construction Management for your online MSCE degree can prepare you to do.

The specialization’s curriculum teaches you how to successfully manage the complete life cycle of complex construction projects—from early development through completion. It does so by exploring essential concepts such as:

  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Construction Law
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Financial Planning
  • Project Control

Expertly structured for professionals who aspire to obtain leadership positions within engineering and construction firms, the Construction Management specialization of NJIT’s online MSCE program can equip you with the cutting-edge knowledge to help solve complex building challenges and thrive as a leader in a highly competitive and ever-changing construction industry.

Click here for a course list and detailed course descriptions.

Curriculum

Specialized Courses Engineered by Experts

The curriculum of NJIT’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program provides a broad technical exploration of civil engineering paired with concepts in management science and organizational behavior, along with an examination of legal and environmental issues. It focuses on three major areas—construction, transportation, and structures—and is designed to impart the advanced management tools to help you effectively lead projects in these areas. You can also choose your own preferred path of study by selecting from three areas of specialization: Structural Design and Construction, Transportation, or Construction Management.

The curriculum is further enriched by innovative research programs in environmental engineering and science, building sciences and materials, and transportation. The result is a cutting-edge online degree that can help prepare you for a leadership role in today’s high-tech engineering world.

Structural Design and Construction Specialty – Course Listing

Specialty Core Courses (9 credit hours) selected from:
+ CE 632 Prestressed Concrete Design 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate course in theory and design of reinforced concrete. Analysis and design of pre-tensioned and post-tensioned prestressed concrete elements for both determinate and indeterminate structures will be studied. Examples of prestressed elements used in buildings and bridges will be discussed, as well as the source and magnitude of prestress losses.
+ CE 634 Structural Dynamics 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate course in structural analysis. Dynamic analysis of beams, frames, and other types of structures. Practical methods developed are applied to problems such as the analysis of the effects of earthquakes on buildings and moving loads on bridges.
+ CE 636 Stability of Structures 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate course in theory of structural analysis. Topics include structural design concept, stability criteria, elastic and inelastic buckling, column buckling, lateral buckling of beams, stability of frames, stability of plates and shell, and local buckling and post-buckling.
+ CE 637 Short Span Bridge Design 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate courses in steel design and concrete design and some knowledge of prestressed concrete fundamentals. Design and performance of highway and railroad bridges, particularly steel and prestressed concrete structures since they are most common in the northeast; and computer applications including bridge geometry, abutment design and composite beam design.
+ CE 639 Applied Finite Element Methods 3 Credits
Prerequisites: CE 332 and CIS 101. Introduction to application of finite element method to problems of structural analysis and design. Review of matrix algebra and the stiffness method of structural analysis. Applications include trusses, frames, plates, shells, and problems of plane stress/strain. Application of finite element method to design.
Construction Engineering/Management Core Courses (6 credit hours) selected from:
+ CE 610 Construction Management 3 Credits
Prerequisite: B.S. degree in CE, technology, architecture, or related field. Managerial aspects of contracting. Study of an individual firm in relation to the entire construction industry. Topics include contractor organization and management, legal aspects of construction, and financial planning.
+ CE 615 Infrastructure and Facilities Remediation 3 Credits
Prerequisites: graduate standing in civil engineering; basic knowledge of structures and material science. Examines the methodology of inspection, field testing, and evaluation and remediation of existing infrastructure and facilities, which include pipelines, tunnels, bridges, roadways, dams, and buildings. Typical materials distress and failure scenarios will be covered with remediation options through the use of case studies.
+ CE 616 Construction Cost Estimating 3 Credits
Prerequisite: CE 610. Full range of construction cost-estimating methods, including final bid estimates for domestic building and heavy/highway projects, computerized takeoff and estimating techniques, international construction, financial and cost reporting, databases, indices, risk, competition, performance, and profit factors.
General Technical Electives (6-9 credit hours) selected from:
+ CE 611 Project Planning and Control 3 Credits
Prerequisite: CE 610. Management tools as related to construction projects are analyzed and applied to individual projects. Emphasis is on network scheduling techniques, time-cost analysis, resource allocation and leveling, cost estimating, bidding strategy, and risk analysis.
+ CE 621 Hydrology 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate fluid mechanics. The statistical nature of precipitation and runoff data is considered with emphasis on floods and droughts. The flow of groundwater is analyzed for various aquifers and conditions. Flood routing, watershed yield, and drainage problems are considered.
+ TRAN 603 Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning 3 Credits
Urban travel patterns and trends; community and land activity related to transportation study techniques including survey methods, network analysis, assignment and distribution techniques. Case studies of statewide and urban areas are examined. Same as CE 603.
+ TRAN 615 Traffic Studies and Capacity 3 Credits
Prerequisite: elementary probability and statistics. Presentation of the characteristics of the traffic stream, road users, and vehicles; review of traffic flow relationships. Students are exposed to the principal methodologies followed by transportation practices to perform volume, speed, travel time, delay, accident, parking, pedestrian, transit, and goods movement studies. Presentation of the principal methodologies used to perform transportation facility capacity analyses for: basic freeway sections, weaving areas, ramps and ramp junctions, multi-lane and two lane roadways, and signalized and unsignalized intersections. Students get hands on experience using highway capacity software (HCS) and SIDRA. Same as CE 660.
Note: these electives are typical and others are also available
Management & Leadership Electives (6-9 credit hours)
+ EM 602 Management Science 3 Credits
Prerequisites: undergraduate calculus and probability and statistics. Linear programming: formulation, methodology, and application; the transportation problem; the assignment problem; Markov chains and their applications in decision making; queueing systems; deterministic and stochastic inventory models.
+ EM 632 Legal Aspects of Construction 3 Credits
Introduction to the legal factors affecting construction activities: contract responsibilities of contractors, engineers, and owners; subcontracts and third-party liability; construction law and code compliance; and insurance and bonds.
+ HRM 601 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
Analysis of key organizational components: individual perception, learning ability, conflict resolution models, group processes in decision making, motivation, problem diagnosis, and the organization as the mechanism for joining into a coherent productive system. Organizational assessment for innovation, leadership styles, and environmental interaction.

Transportation Speciality – Course Listing

Specialty Core Courses (15 credit hours)
+ TRAN 603 Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning 3 Credits
Urban travel patterns and trends; community and land activity related to transportation study techniques including survey methods, network analysis, assignment and distribution techniques. Case studies of statewide and urban areas are examined. Same as CE 603.
+ TRAN 615 Traffic Studies and Capacity 3 Credits
Prerequisite: elementary probability and statistics. Presentation of the characteristics of the traffic stream, road users, and vehicles; review of traffic flow relationships. Students are exposed to the principal methodologies followed by transportation practices to perform volume, speed, travel time, delay, accident, parking, pedestrian, transit, and goods movement studies. Presentation of the principal methodologies used to perform transportation facility capacity analyses for: basic freeway sections, weaving areas, ramps and ramp junctions, multi-lane and two lane roadways, and signalized and unsignalized intersections. Students get hands on experience using highway capacity software (HCS) and SIDRA. Same as CE 660.
+ TRAN 625 Public Trans Operations and Technology 3 Credits
Prerequisite: graduate standing in civil or industrial engineering or instructor approval. Presentation of the technological and engineering aspects of public transportation systems. Historical development of public transportation technologies. Vehicle and right-of-way characteristics, capacity and operating strategies. Public transportation system performance. Advanced public transportation systems. Same as CE 625.
+ TRAN 650 Urban Systems Engineering 3 Credits
Prerequisite: computer programming background. Identifies the various urban problems subject to engineering analysis and modern techniques for their solution, including inductive and deductive mathematical methods, mathematical modeling and simulation, and decision making under uncertainty. Same as CE 650.
+ TRAN 752 Traffic Control 3 Credits
Traffic laws and ordinances; regulatory measures; traffic control devices; markings, signs and signals; timing of isolated signals; timing and coordination of arterial signal systems; operational controls; flow, speed, parking; principles of transportation system management/ administration; highway lighting; and state-of-the-art surveillance and detection devices and techniques. Hands-on experience with TRAF/NETSIM and FREESIM. Same as CE 752.
General Technical Electives (6-9 credit hours) selected from:
+ CE 610 Construction Management 3 Credits
Prerequisite: B.S. degree in CE, technology, architecture, or related field. Managerial aspects of contracting. Study of an individual firm in relation to the entire construction industry. Topics include contractor organization and management, legal aspects of construction, and financial planning.
+ CE 616 Construction Cost Estimating 3 Credits
Prerequisite: CE 610. Full range of construction cost-estimating methods, including final bid estimates for domestic building and heavy/highway projects, computerized takeoff and estimating techniques, international construction, financial and cost reporting, databases, indices, risk, competition, performance, and profit factors.
+ CE 620 Open Channel Flow 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate fluid mechanics. The principles developed in fluid mechanics are applied to flow in open channels. Steady and unsteady flow, channel controls, and transitions are considered. Application is made to natural rivers and estuaries.
+ CE 621 Hydrology 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate fluid mechanics. The statistical nature of precipitation and runoff data is considered with emphasis on floods and droughts. The flow of groundwater is analyzed for various aquifers and conditions. Flood routing, watershed yield, and drainage problems are considered.
Note: these electives are typical and others are also available
Management & Leadership Electives (6-9 credit hours)
+ EM 602 Management Science 3 Credits
Prerequisites: undergraduate calculus and probability and statistics. Linear programming: formulation, methodology, and application; the transportation problem; the assignment problem; Markov chains and their applications in decision making; queueing systems; deterministic and stochastic inventory models.
+ EM 632 Legal Aspects of Construction 3 Credits
Introduction to the legal factors affecting construction activities: contract responsibilities of contractors, engineers, and owners; subcontracts and third-party liability; construction law and code compliance; and insurance and bonds.
+ HRM 601 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
Analysis of key organizational components: individual perception, learning ability, conflict resolution models, group processes in decision making, motivation, problem diagnosis, and the organization as the mechanism for joining into a coherent productive system. Organizational assessment for innovation, leadership styles, and environmental interaction.

Construction Management Specialty – Course Listing

Specialty Core Courses (15 credit hours)
+ CE 610 Construction Management 3 Credits
Prerequisite: B.S. degree in CE, technology, architecture, or related field. Managerial aspects of contracting. Study of an individual firm in relation to the entire construction industry. Topics include contractor organization and management, legal aspects of construction, and financial planning.
+ CE 611 Project Planning and Control 3 Credits
Prerequisite: CE 610. Management tools as related to construction projects are analyzed and applied to individual projects. Emphasis is on network scheduling techniques, time-cost analysis, resource allocation and leveling, cost estimating, bidding strategy, and risk analysis.
+ CE 614 Underground Construction 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate course in soil mechanics. Various aspects of underground construction, including rock and soft ground tunneling, open cut construction, underpinning, control of water, drilling and blasting rock, instrumentation, and estimating underground construction costs. Case studies and a field trip to an underground construction site will be included.
+ CE 616 Construction Cost Estimating 3 Credits
Prerequisite: CE 610. Full range of construction cost-estimating methods, including final bid estimates for domestic building and heavy/highway projects, computerized takeoff and estimating techniques, international construction, financial and cost reporting, databases, indices, risk, competition, performance, and profit factors.
+ CE 711 Methods Improvement in Construction 3 Credits
Prerequisite: CE 610. Improved methods in construction, various techniques of work sampling and productivity measurement, and current innovations in the construction industry for increasing efficiency.
General Technical Electives (6-9 credit hours) selected from:
+ CE 620 Open Channel Flow 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate fluid mechanics. The principles developed in fluid mechanics are applied to flow in open channels. Steady and unsteady flow, channel controls, and transitions are considered. Application is made to natural rivers and estuaries.
+ CE 621 Hydrology 3 Credits
Prerequisite: undergraduate fluid mechanics. The statistical nature of precipitation and runoff data is considered with emphasis on floods and droughts. The flow of groundwater is analyzed for various aquifers and conditions. Flood routing, watershed yield, and drainage problems are considered.
+ TRAN 603 Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning 3 Credits
Urban travel patterns and trends; community and land activity related to transportation study techniques including survey methods, network analysis, assignment and distribution techniques. Case studies of statewide and urban areas are examined. Same as CE 603.
+ TRAN 752 Traffic Control 3 Credits
Traffic laws and ordinances; regulatory measures; traffic control devices; markings, signs and signals; timing of isolated signals; timing and coordination of arterial signal systems; operational controls; flow, speed, parking; principles of transportation system management/ administration; highway lighting; and state-of-the-art surveillance and detection devices and techniques. Hands-on experience with TRAF/NETSIM and FREESIM. Same as CE 752.
Note: these electives are typical and others are also available
Management & Leadership Electives (6-9 credit hours)
+ EM 602 Management Science 3 Credits
Prerequisites: undergraduate calculus and probability and statistics. Linear programming: formulation, methodology, and application; the transportation problem; the assignment problem; Markov chains and their applications in decision making; queueing systems; deterministic and stochastic inventory models.
+ EM 632 Legal Aspects of Construction 3 Credits
Introduction to the legal factors affecting construction activities: contract responsibilities of contractors, engineers, and owners; subcontracts and third-party liability; construction law and code compliance; and insurance and bonds.
+ HRM 601 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
Analysis of key organizational components: individual perception, learning ability, conflict resolution models, group processes in decision making, motivation, problem diagnosis, and the organization as the mechanism for joining into a coherent productive system. Organizational assessment for innovation, leadership styles, and environmental interaction.

Certificates

Reinforce Your Professional Potential

As a natural precursor to the full online MSCE curriculum, NJIT’s graduate-level certificate programs allow you to participate in a focused examination of one specific area of the industry. All credits earned in connection with our certificate programs can be wholly applied upon admission to the NJIT MSCE program.

Choose a graduate certificate in:


Construction Management

Build a Foundation for Your Future
Advances in technology, building materials, and construction methods have heightened the demand for talented professionals who can successfully manage the complexities of today’s construction projects. That’s why NJIT offers a graduate-level certificate in Construction Management designed to prepare you for a lasting career in general contracting, heavy/highway and building construction, mechanical and electrical contracting, and construction management.

Drawing from NJIT’s expertise in both civil engineering and engineering management, this 12-credit hour certificate program can be earned completely online in as few as 12 months.

  • Study the managerial aspects of contracting and the relationship of an individual firm to the entire construction industry.
  • Examine the legal and environmental issues associated with construction management.
  • Expand your knowledge of construction cost-estimating methods.
  • Increase you aptitude for project control by learning to plan, implement, and manage the progress of complex construction projects.
  • Develop the skills to properly manage a facility’s maintenance, utilities, budgets and costs, personnel, and safety.
  • Gain a solid understanding of construction law, code, and compliance, as well as subcontracts and third-party liability.

Construction managers plan, direct, and coordinate a wide variety of construction projects—from residential homes and industrial structures to water treatment plants and schools. By advancing your education with a graduate certificate in this expansive discipline, you can gain the expertise to thrive as a leader within the construction industry.

Construction Management Certificate – Course List and Descriptions

Required Courses
+ CE 610 Construction Management
Prerequisite: B.S. degree in CE, technology, architecture, or related field. Managerial aspects of contracting. Study of an individual firm in relation to the entire construction industry. Topics include contractor organization and management, legal aspects of construction, and financial planning.
+ CE 616 Construction Cost Estimating
Prerequisite: CE 610. Full range of construction cost-estimating methods, including final bid estimates for domestic building and heavy/highway projects, computerized takeoff and estimating techniques, international construction, financial and cost reporting, databases, indices, risk, competition, performance, and profit factors.
Electives – (Select One) from:
+ CE 611 Project Planning and Control
Prerequisite: CE 610. Management tools as related to construction projects are analyzed and applied to individual projects. Emphasis is on network scheduling techniques, time-cost analysis, resource allocation and leveling, cost estimating, bidding strategy, and risk analysis.
+ EM 637 Project Control
Prerequisite: EM 636 or equivalent. Focuses on the methodology that can be employed to plan project implementation and control progress. Topics include work breakdown construction, task and schedule development budgetary control, earned value analysis, and behavioral considerations. Project management software utilization is emphasized.
Electives – (Select One) from:
+ EM 602 Management Science
Prerequisites: undergraduate calculus and probability and statistics. Linear programming: formulation, methodology, and application; the transportation problem; the assignment problem; Markov chains and their applications in decision making; queuing systems; deterministic and stochastic inventory models.
+ EM 631 Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering
Control of air, water, and solid waste pollution by federal, state, and local government statutes and international law. Preparation of environmental impact statements and the right of private citizens to bring suit under federal clean air and water pollution legislation are discussed, as well as limitations on these rights.
+ EM 632 Legal Aspects in Construction Management
Introduction to the legal factors affecting construction activities: contract responsibilities of contractors, engineers, and owners; subcontracts and third-party liability; construction law and code compliance; and insurance and bonds.

Project Management

Engineer Your Place in Management
Civil engineering presents a growing need for leaders who understand relevant technology and project management. The sheer complexity of infrastructure in today’s world demands that engineering professionals be able to create a detailed plan of action for completing their projects on time and on budget. Learning the latest methods in project management can equip you with the skills to reduce risks, control costs, enhance communication, maximize efficiency, track progress, and improve the overall success of your project. That’s exactly what NJIT’s online graduate certificate in Project Management is intended to help you do.

The program’s comprehensive curriculum is expertly crafted to help you:

  • Study the multidisciplinary theories and best practice methods used in project management and construction.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the systems, tools, and techniques used to facilitate the management of complex engineering projects.
  • Expand your knowledge of the project life cycle—from conception to completion.

According to the American Association of Engineering Societies, more than half of engineers find themselves in management roles within ten years of the start of their careers. With those numbers, it’s easy to see how expanding your professional credentials to include formal training in project management can help set you up for success.

Project Management Certificate – Course List and Descriptions

Required Courses
+ EM 637 Project Control
Prerequisite: EM 636 or equivalent. Focuses on the methodology that can be employed to plan project implementation and control progress. Topics include work breakdown construction, task and schedule development budgetary control, earned value analysis, and behavioral considerations. Project management software utilization is emphasized.
+ EM 691 Cost Estimating for Capital Projects
Prerequisites: EM 502 and EM 503, or equivalent. Cost estimating techniques and procedures for budgeting used in evaluation, planning, and control of capital investments. Emphasis on updating for change, escalation, and statistical and computer methods.
Electives – (Select One) from:
+ EM 636 Project Management
Prerequisites: IE 492 (see undergraduate catalog for description), IE 603, or equivalents. Introduction to concepts of project management and techniques for the planning and controlling of resources to accomplish specific project goals. While the focus is on technically oriented projects, the principles discussed are applicable to the management of any project. Topics include time, cost considerations, cash flow forecasting, financial and performance control, and documentation.
+ CE 610 Construction Management
Prerequisite: B.S. degree in CE, technology, architecture, or related field. Managerial aspects of contracting. Study of an individual firm in relation to the entire construction industry. Topics include contractor organization and management, legal aspects of construction, and financial planning.
Electives – (Select One) from:
+ EM 631 Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering
Control of air, water, and solid waste pollution by federal, state, and local government statutes and international law. Preparation of environmental impact statements and the right of private citizens to bring suit under federal clean air and water pollution legislation are discussed, as well as limitations on these rights.
+ EM 632 Legal Aspects in Construction Management
Introduction to the legal factors affecting construction activities: contract responsibilities of contractors, engineers, and owners; subcontracts and third-party liability; construction law and code compliance; and insurance and bonds.
+ EM 634 Legal, Ethical, or Intellectual Property Issues for Engineering Managers
Introduction to various environmental, product liability, health and safety, intellectual property, and legal and ethical issues facing engineering managers. Current New Jersey and federal laws and pending legal actions in these fields are examined. Case studies and advanced multimedia learning tools are used.

Faculty

Educators Committed to Engineering Excellence

NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering has a dedicated faculty comprised of award-winning master teachers and licensed professional engineers. These esteemed educators bring a remarkable level of expertise and a broad range of real-world experience into our online classes. They are focused on teaching the advanced leadership skills important to becoming a highly trained civil engineer, and they are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Meet your instructors and learn more about the outstanding academic and professional credentials they bring to this program.

Dr. Steven I-Jy Chien
B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Eugene B. Golub
Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Lazar Spasovic
M.S., Ph.D.
Professor
Director NCTIP
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Janice Daniel
B.S.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Yuan Ding
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Steven I-Jy Chien

Dr. Steven I-Jy Chie

Dr. Steven I-Jy Chie, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering

+ Education

Tamkang University, B.S.

University of Maryland, M.S.

University of Maryland, Ph.D.

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-6083

Email: i.jy.chien@njit.edu

+ Academic Interests

Simulation Modeling

Transportation Systems

Urban Systems Engineering

Mass Transportation Systems

Traffic Safety

+ Bio

Steven Chien is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He holds a B.S. degree from Tamkang University in Taiwan and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park. Between 1985 and 1996, he worked for China Engineering Consultants Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan), University of Maryland (College Park, MD), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA-TFHRC, McLean, VA), and Information Dynamic Inc. (Washington, D.C.) on various transportation projects. He has been heavily involved in developing microscopic traffic simulators CORSIM for FHWA and conducted experiments in evaluating various ITS applications and transportation management strategies. Since 1996, he supervised many research grants funded by public (e.g., USDOT, FHWA, and NJDOT) and private (e.g., Greyhound Line Inc.) sectors.

Dr. Chien's current research activities and interests include: (1) travel time prediction in congested traffic networks, (2) mathematical and simulation modeling, (3) transportation system analysis, (4) intelligent transportation systems, (5)intermodal passenger transport, and (6) winter road maintenance planning and operation. His teaching activities include undergraduate and graduate courses: Introduction to Transportation Systems, Civil Engineering Design (Transportation), Transportation Engineering, Urban Systems Engineering, Public Transportation Systems Operations and Technologies, Mass Transportation Systems, and Traffic Safety.

Dr. Chien is a member of various professional associations, including Sigma Xi, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, Transportation Research Board, and Institute of Transportation Engineers. He is the faculty advisor to the student chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers at NJIT.

Dr. Chien has authored and co-authored many articles published in refereed journals, conferences proceedings, and project reports. He currently serves as a member on the editorial board of Journal of Enterprise Information Management and Associate Editor of the Journal of Advanced Transportation.

Dr. Eugene B. Golub

Dr. Eugene B. Golub

Dr. Eugene B. Golub, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering

+ Education

Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-2448

Email: eugene.b.golub@njit.edu

+ Academic Interests

Storm Water Management

Water Supply Modeling

+ Bio

Eugene Golub is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Professor Golub has extensive experience in the area of environmental and hydraulics engineering in both the academic field and professional practice. He has served as a researcher and consultant in bridge scour, environmental and risk assessment, flood control, and storm water management for the past thirty years and has participated in the design and review of many major as well as small projects in New Jersey. Dr. Golub is skilled in the use of HEC1, HEC2, and DAMBREAK and is conversant in the use of other HEC programs.

Dr. Golub currently serves on several advisory boards. These include chairing the Governor’s Water Supply Advisory Council as well as the Public Advisory Committee to the New Jersey Water Supply Master Plan, and serving on the Governor’s Water Quality Institute, the State Legislatures Council of Academic Policy Advisors, and the Board of Trustees of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC). He has also served on several other boards in the past. As part of serving on these boards, he has reviewed many projects on behalf of these public bodies. He has also chaired many public hearings on environmental issues. Dr. Golub is also a licensed professional engineer.

Dr. Lazar Spasovic

Dr. Lazar Spasovic

Dr. Lazar Spasovic, M.S., Ph.D.
Professor
Director NCTIP
Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering

+ Education

Ph.D. Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

M.S. Civil Engineering, Univ. of Maryland at College Park

Diploma in Transportation Engineering from Belgrade University

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-642-7214

Email: lazar.spaspvoc@njit.edu

+ Academic Interests

Freight Transportation

Business Logistics

Transportation Systems Analysis

+ Bio

Lazar Spasovic is director of the National Center for Transportation and Industrial Productivity and the International Intermodal Transportation Center at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) where he also is a professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Spasovic is a nationally recognized expert in freight transportation, business logistics, and transportation systems analysis and has conducted pioneering studies in intermodal freight transportation, brownfields redevelopment for freight related uses, and the cost of congestion.

He has served as principal investigator on more than $15 million of funded research spanning his 18-year career at NJIT. Spasovic’s efforts have included developing educational, research, and technology transfer activities under the USDOT’s University Transportation Centers (UTC) program; he is NJIT’s lead in the CAIT UTC consortium.

Spasovic’s activities include development of an integrated transportation, economic, and land use system and various projects for USDOT, NJDOT, New York State DOT, Consolidated Rail Corporation, and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). He has managed congressionally mandated projects under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Equity Act (ISTEA); the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21); and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act–A Legacy for Users (SAFETA-LU).

Spasovic leads NJIT's transportation research and education programs and has more than 15 years of corporate and academic transportation experience. He has a proven track record in both the public and private sectors, and more than 70 refereed journal and proceedings papers and professional presentations to his credit. Spasovic has taught courses in multi-modal freight transportation systems analysis, urban transportation planning, urban systems engineering, demand forecasting, and quantitative methods.

Dr. Janice Daniel

Dr. Janice Daniel

Dr. Janice Daniel, B.S.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering

+ Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

M.S., Polytechnic University

B.S.E., Princeton University

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-642-4794

Email: daniel@njit.edu

+ Academic Interests

Transportation Safety

Traffic Operations

Traffic Control

Congestion Strategies

Adaptive Traffic Control

Urban Freight Movement

Work Zone Analysis

+ Bio

Janice Daniel is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey, where she teaches courses in traffic control and capacity analysis. Prior to joining NJIT, she worked as a transportation engineer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and at the consultant firm of Philip Habib and Associates. Her research interests are in the areas of traffic operations and control and transportation safety.

Dr. Daniel has served as the principal investigator for several research projects funded by Federal Highways Administration, National Science Foundation, and state agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. She is a member of the Transportation Research Board Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee where she serves as the chair for the Urban Streets Subcommittee.

Dr. Yuan Ding

Dr. Yuan Ding

Dr. Yuan Ding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering

+ Education

She received a bachelor’s in engineering mechanics and a master’s in water resources from Tsinghua University in China. She also holds a Master in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-642-7046

Email: yuan.ding@njit.edu

+ Academic Interests

Pneumatic Fracturing

Stochastic Modeling

Dynamic Fracturing

Rad Waste

Waste Recycling

Water Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Microhydrodynamics

Sewer Overflow

Soil Erosion

+ Bio

Yuan Ding is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey, where she teaches courses in fluid mechanics, water resources, and mechanics. Her current research interests include hydrologic modeling, optimization of urban drainage systems, and pneumatic fracturing. Her latest project involves field evaluation and regression of evapo-transpiration coefficients for New Jersey watersheds using MODFLOW, the USGS’s standard ground water modeling tool.

Dr. Ding has served as the principal investigator for research projects funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Newark, and the Passaic Valley Sewage Treatment Commission. She was recently given the Best Theoretically Published Article Award in the Practice Periodical of Hazardous and Toxic, and Radioactive Waste by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI).

Dr. John Schuring

Dr. John Schuring

John Schuring, Ph.D., PE
Program Director and Professor
Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering

+ Education

Stevens Institute of Technology, Ph.D.

University of Alaska, M.C.E.

Stevens Institute of Technology, B.E.

+ Contact Info

Telephone: +1 973-596-5849

Email: john.r.schuring@njit.edu

+ Academic Interests
In-situ remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, including development of a new patented soil treatment process known as pneumatic fracturing which has advanced to full-scale commercialization, Reconnaissance site evaluation using engineering geomorphology, And deep foundations.
+ Bio

John Schuring, PhD, PE, professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, holds several U.S. patents for developing methods of treating polluted soil. He has consulted with engineering firms as an expert in pile foundations, differential settlement and slope stability of buildings. He has worked as an engineer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; a member of engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi; and a member of the New York Academy of Science.

Student Support

Support Overview

We’re Committed to Excellence
in Online Education

As an online student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, you can gain access to one of the most innovative and collaborative e-learning environments in the country. Our online classes function as virtual-learning communities in which you can interact with and learn from your peers and professors using a wide variety of media-rich communication tools.

Course content is delivered asynchronously through the university’s learning management system. This means that you will have 24/7 access to your program’s online resources. You can revisit a lecture, review a presentation, or read a transcript of a particular class session—all at your convenience.

Whether you’re streaming a video lecture to watch during your lunch break, or contributing to a class discussion board when returning home after a long day on the job, the flexibility of our online MSCE program can seamlessly integrate into your work and family life.

We’re Focused on Your Success

At NJIT, we also believe that a strong support system is vital to your success as an online student. For this reason, we strive to ensure that you have all the information you need to pursue and achieve your academic goals. From admissions through graduation, our exceptional team of enrollment advisors and program coordinators are eager to help make your online educational experience a rewarding and memorable one.

Enrollment Advisors

We’re Ready to Help You Get Started

NJIT’s dedicated enrollment advisors work hard to provide you with a smooth, stress-free, and positive enrollment experience. They are familiar with every aspect of the online MSCE program and serve as your guide throughout the entire admission process.

Enrollment advisors are available to answer questions, walk you through online course demos, review admission criteria, assist with your application, provide program information, direct you to financial aid resources, and much more. From application to acceptance, they are committed to helping you every step of the way.

Meet Your Enrollment Advisor:

Patricia Plutz

“As an enrollment advisor, I enjoy talking with adult learners about their career and their plans for the future. I also enjoy working with NJIT’s online students because I talk with people all over the country as well as the world.”

I have been working in college admissions for 11 years, and I’ve been with NJIT’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program since January of 2011. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, as well as my Master of Arts in Adult Education, at National Louis University.

Contact Trish:
1-866-939-5793 ext. 5122
p.plutz@onlineprograms.njit.edu

Meet Your Enrollment Advisor:

Maria Laverghetta

“Being an enrollment advisor is incredibly rewarding. I have the opportunity to connect with students and work with them to achieve their academic goals—it’s truly inspiring.”

Maria has been working as an enrollment advisor in admissions for four years. She double majored in music and journalism at the University of Florida. She is also currently the part-time assistant managing editor at DailySource.org and sings in a variety of local choirs and productions. In her spare time, she enjoys freelance writing, singing, and attending live shows.

Contact Maria:
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday & Wednesday)
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Friday)
(Eastern Time)
1-866-939-5793 ext. 5181 m.laverghetta@onlineprograms.njit.edu

Program Coordinators

We’re Proud to Help You Reach Your Goals

Once you’ve been accepted to NJIT’s online MSCE program, you will have complete access to our experienced program coordinators. Working as a partner in your academic journey, they are available to advise you throughout the program and help you with everything from course registration and specialization selection to graduation preparation. Your program coordinator is committed to your academic success and will be in contact regularly to help you navigate the program.

Meet Your Program Coordinator:

Heather Minton

“I love working in higher education. It’s very rewarding knowing that I’m helping someone get one step closer to fulfilling their dream.”

I’ve been working in higher education since early 2010. Prior to that, I worked in the hotel industry in Las Vegas. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

When I’m not helping students, I enjoy watching basketball, playing golf, going to the beach, and traveling.

Contact Heather:
10:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. (Monday)
8:45 a.m.–5:45 p.m. (Tuesday—Friday)
(Eastern Time)
1-877-615-8696, press 2 h.minton@onlineprograms.njit.edu

FAQ

Get the Answers You Need

In choosing a civil engineering program to prepare for career advancement, look for the degree that lays the foundation for a strong future. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering online degree offered by New Jersey Institute of Technology does more than teach experienced engineers; it also helps to prepare tomorrow’s leaders for the nation’s most important civil engineering projects.

Listed here are helpful answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our online MSCE program. If you need more information or require additional support, feel free to contact us at 1-866-939-5793.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
+ How much is tuition?
Please visit our tuition page for more detailed information
+ How long will it take to earn the MSCE?
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree can be completed in as few as two years. NJIT requires that the online MSCE be completed within seven years of starting the program.
+ What types of courses are offered in the online civil engineering master’s degree program at NJIT?
The online MSCE is focused on transportation, construction, structural design, and water management, providing specialized education in some of the most vital roles in engineering. Additionally, this program prepares you for leadership roles by teaching management and project planning tools.
+ What careers can I aspire to with the Master of Science in Civil Engineering?
A civil engineering degree can open up your career to a variety of paths, and the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree at New Jersey Institute of Technology looks specifically to help current engineers aspire to leadership positions within their own fields. Civil engineers may also specialize in niche areas, such as: Construction Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, or Structural Engineering.

This program provides engineers with the management tools to competently lead teams on important projects. Entry-level engineers learn to actively position themselves for advancement, moving beyond designing, surveying, and analysis into careers as lead engineers and senior developers. The MSCE also facilitates licensure by allowing many graduates to replace one of the four years of required experience needed to obtain the Professional Engineer (P.E.) license. (PE licensure rules vary by state, and applicants should check with their respective state boards about specific degree and experience requirements.)
+ How can a civil engineering degree help me advance my current career?
For engineers currently working in entry-level positions, a graduate degree can be an active way to propel your career toward advancement opportunities. In addition to broadening your expertise through advanced study, earning your Master of Science in Civil Engineering can help speed up the process of certification as a licensed Professional Engineer by reducing the experience requirement by a full year. Licensed Professional Engineers are in higher demand because of their demonstrated talents and insights in civil engineering.
+ Who is the ideal candidate for a graduate civil engineering degree program?
Are you a motivated engineer? If you have strong time management skills and excellent communication abilities, you should do well in the online civil engineering degree program. You will need to have a basic understanding of using the Internet to succeed, meaning you know how to utilize the Web for research, communication, and delivery of assignments to your instructors. Ultimately, the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program works to heighten management skills. If you seek to advance your career, you can benefit from graduate degree programs.
+ I’ve never taken an online class before. How do I access class materials?
Recorded lectures, presentations, transcripts of class sessions, test scores, assignments, discussion boards with your classmates, and reference materials are all accessed through what is called a learning management system that is available to you 24/7 on the Internet. The site helps you track your progress and stay in touch with classmates and teachers. In fact, many students say they have more interaction with peers and professors in an online class than they would in a traditional on-campus program.
+ When I graduate, how will my diploma read?
You will receive the exact same NJIT diploma as the on-campus student. While the program solely utilizes an online learning environment, your diploma will not include the word “online.”

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