Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Reengineering the World — and the Future

Civil engineers lead the teams that plan, design, construct, and operate the infrastructures essential to our modern lives. 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.

  • Learn from expert faculty who are highly involved in cutting-edge research.
  • Earn your master’s degree completely online and graduate in as few as 19 months.
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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.

Build on Your Engineering Expertise

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.

MSCE 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 ConstructionTransportation, and Construction Management.

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:

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.

MSCE Specialty Tracks

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

Establish Your Problem Solving Skills

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.

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, plus legal and environmental issues. It is designed to impart the advanced management tools to help you effectively lead projects in one of three key areas.

The curriculum is further enriched by innovative research projects. The result is a cutting-edge online degree that can help prepare you for a leadership role in today’s high-tech engineering world.

Construction Management Specialty – Course Listing

Specialty Core Courses (15 credit hours)

CE 610Construction Management3 Credits
CE 611Project Planning and Control3 Credits
CE 614Underground Construction3 Credits
CE 616Construction Cost Estimating3 Credits
CE 711Methods Improvement in Construction3 Credits

General Technical Electives (6-9 credit hours) selected from:

Note: these electives are typical and others are also available

CE 620Open Channel Flow3 Credits
CE 621Hydrology3 Credits
TRAN 603Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning3 Credits
TRAN 752Traffic Control3 Credits

Management & Leadership Electives (6-9 credit hours)

EM 602Management Science3 Credits
EM 632Legal Aspects in Construction Management3 Credits
HRM 601Organizational Behavior3 Credits

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

Help Seek Solutions for Tomorrow

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.

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, plus legal and environmental issues. It is designed to impart the advanced management tools to help you effectively lead projects in one of three key areas.

The curriculum is further enriched by innovative research projects. The result is a cutting-edge online degree that can help prepare you for a leadership role in today’s high-tech engineering world.

Transportation Speciality – Course Listing

Specialty Core Courses (15 credit hours)

TRAN 603Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning3 Credits
TRAN 615Traffic Studies and Capacity3 Credits
TRAN 625Public Trans Operations and Technology3 Credits
TRAN 650Urban Systems Engineering3 Credits
TRAN 752Traffic Control3 Credits

General Technical Electives (6-9 credit hours) selected from:

Note: these electives are typical and others are also available

CE 610Construction Management3 Credits
CE 616Construction Cost Estimating3 Credits
CE 620Open Channel Flow3 Credits
CE 621Hydrology3 Credits

Management & Leadership Electives (6-9 credit hours)

EM 602Management Science3 Credits
EM 632Legal Aspects in Construction Management3 Credits
HRM 601Organizational Behavior3 Credits

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.

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, plus legal and environmental issues. It is designed to impart the advanced management tools to help you effectively lead projects in one of three key areas.

The curriculum is further enriched by innovative research projects. 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 632Prestressed Concrete Design3 Credits
CE 634Structural Dynamics3 Credits
CE 636Stability of Structures3 Credits
CE 637Short Span Bridge Design3 Credits
CE 639Applied Finite Element Methods3 Credits

Construction Engineering/Management Core Courses (6 credit hours) selected from:

CE 610Construction Management3 Credits
CE 615Infrastructure and Facilities Remediation3 Credits
CE 616Construction Cost Estimating3 Credits

General Technical Electives (6-9 credit hours) selected from:

Note: these electives are typical and others are also available

CE 611Project Planning and Control3 Credits
CE 621Hydrology3 Credits
TRAN 603Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning3 Credits
TRAN 615Traffic Studies and Capacity3 Credits

Management & Leadership Electives (6-9 credit hours)

EM 602Management Science3 Credits
EM 632Legal Aspects in Construction Management3 Credits
HRM 601Organizational Behavior3 Credits

MSCE Graduate Level Certificate Programs

Construction Management Certificate

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.

This 12-credit-hour certificate 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.

Courses

Required Courses

CE 610Construction Management3 Credits
CE 616Construction Cost Estimating3 Credits

Electives — (Select One) from:

CE 611Project Planning and Control3 Credits
EM 637Project Control3 Credits

Electives — (Select One) from:

EM 602Management Science3 Credits
EM 631Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering3 Credits
EM 632Legal Aspects in Construction Management3 Credits

Project Management Certificate

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.

This 12-credit-hour certificate can be earned completely online in as few as 12 months.

  • 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.

Courses

Required Courses

EM 637Project Control3 Credits
EM 691Cost Estimating for Capital Projects3 Credits

Electives — (Select One) from:

EM 636Project Management3 Credits
CE 610Construction Management3 Credits

Electives — (Select One) from:

EM 631Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering3 Credits
EM 632Legal Aspects in Construction Management3 Credits
EM 634Legal, Ethical, or Intellectual Property Issues for Engineering Managers3 Credits