Master of Civil Engineering

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Norwich’s online Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) program is made up of six courses, each delivered over 11 weeks in length for a total of 36 credit hours. Students master one course at a time, to create a strong foundation of knowledge and context for future topics.

The program is designed to help prepare graduates to :

  • Assess, formulate, and innovate to solve complex and multidisciplinary real-world engineering problems by applying knowledge of engineering fundamentals, mathematics, natural and social sciences, humanities, and technology.

  • Develop, build, and lead professional teams to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary work environments.

  • Implement and apply effective verbal and written communications with technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Anticipate and understand responsibilities of practicing engineers with respect to global, environmental, societal, and ethical contexts of their work.

Fundamental Courses
Each concentration offers a set of fundamental courses. Fundamental courses are designed for students who do not meet all the admission requirements. Students not meeting the admission requirements of the Master of Civil Engineering program with respect to their previous coursework will be required to pass fundamentals courses with a grade of B or better in order to be admitted to the degree program. Fundamentals courses do not satisfy degree requirements of the Master of Civil Engineering degree. Please speak with your admissions advisor to learn more.

Curriculum Map
A one-page curriculum map outlining the courses by concentration can be downloaded for your use.

Core Curriculum

Students begin the program by taking the following two courses and complete the program with a capstone project. 

  • Engineering Mathematics

    EG501

    This course covers first- and second-order differential equations, basic matrix algebra with an emphasis on solving systems of equations and understanding eigenvalues and eigenvectors, numerical techniques for solving both differential and algebraic equations, and an introduction to partial differential equations. This course includes study of basic concepts in probability and statistics, random variables, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and correlation along with the least squares line. In addition to manual problem solving, students will also use software tools.

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  • Project Management Techniques, Tools and Practices

    GB544

    This seminar focuses on the fundamentals of project management and practices. The key elements of project management from the project management framework, the project life cycle, project process and key project management knowledge areas are discussed. Additionally, the project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, resource and schedule management are studied. Other areas of focus are project management procurement and overall project communications.

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  • Capstone Design Project

    CE561

    Civil engineering projects have always had social, economic, and environmental impacts. The capstone design project requires the student to anticipate the social, political, economic, and environmental impacts of civil engineering projects prior to project implementation. As the engineer in a leadership position, you will direct a project from conception to completion. This includes the preparation of a comprehensive project business plan that will include project goals, political hurdles, anticipated revenues and expenses, marketing, facility design, and other issues related to the design of a major civil engineering project.

    A Grade of B or better is required for the Capstone Design Project course.

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Structural Engineering

Designed to reinforce the fundamentals of structural engineering and engineering mechanics, students examine the design of steel, timber structures, and the benefits of reinforced, prestressed, and precast concrete structures.

  • Classical, Matrix, and Dynamic Analysis of Structures

    CE528

    This course addresses two tracks of analysis. First, static analysis is investigated with advanced classical methods and matrix methods, the cornerstone of the finite element method. Second, dynamic analysis is presented using both classical and matrix approaches for single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Analysis issues related to design codes are addressed for both static and dynamic conditions, and the use of commercially available software will be introduced.  Prerequisite: EG 501 (Engineering Mathematics).

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  • Design of Steel and Timber Structures

    CE538

    This course explores advanced structural design issues in the areas of both steel and timber. Using the latest provisions from the American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Design Specification for Wood Construction, the course covers the design and behavior of 2-D and 3-D framing and framing members and connections under various loading conditions, including wind and seismic, as well as strength and serviceability issues.

    6
  • Design of Reinforced and Prestressed/Precast Concrete Structures

    CE558

    This course focuses on advanced topics in reinforced concrete design and introduces prestressed/precast concrete using the provisions of the American Concrete Institute. Topics of study include beams, slabs, columns, deflections, analysis and design of prestressed members, loss calculations, and use of standard precast members, as well as design and detailing for seismic loads.

    Time will be devoted to formulating proposals for student’s upcoming capstone design project in CE561.

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Environmental/Water Resources Engineering

Examine the fundamentals of environmental and water resource engineering with this concentration. Explore the physicochemical and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment and study key aspects of geographic information systems (GIS) and geo-environmental engineering.

  • Physiochemical and Biological Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment

    CE525

    This course will cover physical, chemical, and biological concepts, reactor kinetics, water and wastewater qualities and quantities, and physical, chemical, and biological unit processes. Topics include the design of individual unit processes and integration of unit processes into treatment trains capable of meeting treatment objectives. Prerequisite: EG 501 (Engineering Mathematics).

    6
  • Stormwater Management and GIS Applications for Water Resources

    CE535

    This course will examine stormwater management issues from both flood control and water quality points of view as they relate to land development, urbanization, and watershed hydrology. Topics include rainfall-runoff relationships (including statistical analysis), channel and basin routing, stormwater treatment, low-impact development, best management practices, and wetland utilization and benefit/cost ratio analysis. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software will be introduced and applied for examining and analyzing decision-making processes involved with the stormwater management components of the course.

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  • Geoenvironmental Engineering – Groundwater Flow and Waste Containment

    CE555

    This course approaches the field of geoenvironmental engineering from two points of view: groundwater flow and contaminant transport issues and the principles related to solid waste disposal and containment.

    The groundwater portion of the course focuses on flow and contaminant transport including aquifer properties, principles of groundwater flow, flow into wells, soil moisture and groundwater recharge, regional groundwater flow, and the advection, diffusion, and attenuation of groundwater contaminants.

    The solid waste portion of the course focuses on landfill site selection, design, and construction. Topics include material properties and engineering design of geosynthetic components, including geomembranes, geotextiles, geocomposites, geosynthetic clay liners, and methods to estimate and design landfill leachate quantities and gas generation.

    Time will be devoted to formulating proposals for students’ upcoming capstone design project in CE561.

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Construction Management

Build your business management and leadership skills from a civil engineering perspective with this concentration. Gain the expertise necessary to lead a team of engineers and manage every aspect of an engineering business.

  • Information Technology

    CE529

    This course develops a base-level competency in a host of project management software products. Virtual Design and Construction applications as well as enterprise-wide IT solutions will be examined.  Students will gain an understanding of the strategic importance of integrating an information technology strategy across all aspects of a project and the organization.  Prerequisite: EG 501 (Engineering Mathematics).

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  • Contracts and Insurance

    CE539

    This course addresses the risk characteristics of various contractual forms and the roles that insurance and surety play in the AEC arena. The emergence of new contractual forms from AIA and the ConsensusDocs require a new perspective on contracts and project organization. This course provides a strategic understanding of contract variables that span from plans and specs to Integrated Project Delivery. Prerequisite: CE 529 (Information Technology) or permission of Program Director.

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  • Project Finance and Accounting

    CE559

    Every project is judged on its financial performance, and the same project can have different performance characteristics for different players. This course will enable students to address the ever-increasing complexity of the financial arena and impart skills that effective project managers need to understand the financial ramifications of decisions across all project participants. Discussion will include the opportunities and risks of traditional arrangements as well as new models such as the Special Purpose Entity (SPE) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

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Geotechnical Engineering

Review engineering mechanics and the foundations of engineering while exploring earthquake engineering, soil mechanics, and soil stabilization. Study numerical methods for the analysis of complex geotechnical circumstances.

  • Intermediate Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

    CE523

    Intermediate Soil Mechanics focuses on general principles of soil mechanics and their applications, including soil structure, mineralogy, fluid flow through porous media, shear strength, slope stability, primary and secondary consolidation, and classical earth pressure theories. Subjects will be presented from a theoretical perspective and include practical applications. The foundation engineering portion of the course covers analysis of shallow and deep foundations, including bearing capacity and settlement of footings, floating foundations, drilled piers, piles, analysis of the stability and design of retaining wall, and anchored bulkheads. Prerequisite: EG 501 (Engineering Mathematics).

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  • Earthquake Engineering and Soil Stabilization

    CE533

    Earthquake engineering covers the evaluation of geotechnical earthquake hazards and mitigation, plate tectonics, seismicity, wave propagation, characterization of ground motions, theory of vibrations, effect of local soil conditions on ground response, development of design ground motions, liquefaction, dynamic lateral earth pressures, slope stability and deformation, and earthquake design codes. The soil stabilization portion of the course focuses on the application of mineralogical and physicochemical principles to soil stabilization problems and stabilization techniques for highway and foundation applications. Prerequisite: CE 523 (Intermediate Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering) or permission of Program Director.

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  • Computational Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering

    CE553

    This course provides a survey of computer methods and applications for analysis of complex geotechnical engineering problems. Students explore topics in finite element, finite difference and closed form solution techniques, and modeling applications, including the review of select geotechnical engineering case studies.  Time will be devoted to formulating proposals for student’s upcoming capstone design project in CE561.  Prerequisite: CE 533 (Earthquake Engineering and Soil Stabilization) or permission of Program Director.

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  • Intermediate Geotechnical Tools Lab (3 Day On-Campus Lab)

    CE572

    This course covers the survey of techniques for assessing permeability of soils using the flexible wall apparatus, Proctor compaction and triaxial shear testing, including a field visit to geotechnical project site. Prerequisite: CE553 (Computational Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering) or permission of Program Director.

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Fundamentals Courses for the Structural

  • Engineering Analysis Techniques

    CE505

    This course is a fast-paced review of fundamental techniques covered in undergraduate-level calculus courses as they apply to engineering analysis and design. Mastery of these topics is required for success in the differential equations and engineering analysis courses in the Master of Civil Engineering program. 

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  • Engineering Mechanics I

    CE506

    This course presents a review of engineering mechanics fundamentals from the fields of statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials. You will study free body diagrams, force systems, equilibrium, geometric properties, kinematics, kinetics, and stress and strain. Upon successful completion of this course, three post baccalaureate credits will be awarded.

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  • Fundamentals of Structural Engineering

    CE507

    This course provides a review of the basic concepts of structural engineering that forms the required background for the structural engineering concentration of the Master of Civil Engineering Program. Coursework includes types of structures, construction materials, structural design, and safety issues. Students will become familiar with a number of typical structural design calculation methods. 

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Fundamentals Courses for the Environmental/Water Resources

  • Engineering Analysis Techniques

    CE505

    This course is a fast-paced review of fundamental techniques covered in undergraduate-level calculus courses as they apply to engineering analysis and design. Mastery of these topics is required for success in the differential equations and engineering analysis courses in the Master of Civil Engineering program. 

    3
  • Engineering Mechanics I

    CE506

    This course presents a review of engineering mechanics fundamentals from the fields of statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials. You will study free body diagrams, force systems, equilibrium, geometric properties, kinematics, kinetics, and stress and strain. Upon successful completion of this course, three post baccalaureate credits will be awarded.

    3
  • Hydraulics for Environmental Engineers

    CE501

    This course presents a review of fluid mechanics and hydraulics fundamentals, including pipe flow and networks, open channel flow, and measurement techniques for fluids.

    3
  • Fundamentals of Environmental / Water Resources Engineering

    CE509

    This introduction to environmental engineering includes the review of the basic concepts of environmental and water resources engineering that form the required background for later courses, including environmental chemistry, ecology, biology, microbiology, geology, and soil science.

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Fundamentals Courses for the Construction Management

  • Engineering Analysis Techniques

    CE505

    This course is a fast-paced review of fundamental techniques covered in undergraduate-level calculus courses as they apply to engineering analysis and design. Mastery of these topics is required for success in the differential equations and engineering analysis courses in the Master of Civil Engineering program. 

    3
  • Fundamentals of Business Management

    GB501

    This course presents learning in economics, management, and marketing and operations management from the perspective of a business manager. Students focus on the economic framework for business decision-making, learning the importance of and gaining an ability to assess market conditions as the context for all business strategy development and implementation. Management’s ability to plan for and execute an advantageous a strategy to achieve organizational objectives through efficient and effective allocation of its human, capital and intellectual resources are discussed. Students learn theory and skills for best practices in the marketing and operations management of products and services.

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  • Quantitative Methods and Financial Analysis for Managers

    GB502

    This course concentrates on the learning and demonstration of competency in the accounting process, understanding the accounting equation, the basics of double-entry bookkeeping the income statement, the balance sheet, and the cash flow statement. Learning how these statements effect the calculation of financial ratios as tests of enterprise profitability, asset utilization, risk and liquidity is required.

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Fundamentals Courses for the Geotechnical

  • Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

    CE503

    This course provides an introduction to the engineering properties of soils, soil compression, and shear strength. The foundation engineering portion of the class covers determination of bearing capacity and settlement characteristics of shallow and deep foundations, design and evaluation of earth slopes, and earth retaining structures.

    6
  • Engineering Analysis Techniques

    CE505

    This course is a fast-paced review of fundamental techniques covered in undergraduate-level calculus courses as they apply to engineering analysis and design. Mastery of these topics is required for success in the differential equations and engineering analysis courses in the Master of Civil Engineering program. 

    3
  • Engineering Mechanics I

    CE506

    This course presents a review of engineering mechanics fundamentals from the fields of statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials. You will study free body diagrams, force systems, equilibrium, geometric properties, kinematics, kinetics, and stress and strain. Upon successful completion of this course, three post baccalaureate credits will be awarded.

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  • Elementary Geotechnical Tools Laboratory

    CE571

    This course provides a survey of techniques for classification of soils, assessment of hydraulic properties, consolidation, and assessment of shear strength parameters of soils. Field experience in geotechnical exploration. Co-requisite: CE 503 (Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering) or permission of Program Director.

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Career Opportunities for Master of Civil Engineering Graduates

Civil engineering requires a high level of expertise in a variety of topics, including construction design, operation, maintenance, and federal, state, and local compliance laws. That’s why careers associated with this degree are well-compensated. According to the 2019 ASCE civil engineering salary survey, the median salary for a civil engineer in 2018 was $109,000, and the median base salary (excluding bonuses, overtime, and the like) was $105,000. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the highest 10% of civil engineering professionals earn more than $132,880 per year

The Norwich Master of Civil Engineering program helps equip professionals working in civil engineering or related fields with the technical and management skills needed to advance into leadership roles or to run their own companies.

We have helped thousands of graduates pursue a variety of roles, including:

Career Roles

  • CAD/BIM Operator
  • Civil Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Environmental Engineering Consultant
  • Hydrology Consultant
  • Marine Transportation Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • QA/QC Engineer
  • Regulatory Development Manager
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Water Quality Chemist

Our alumni have attained positions at top organizations, including*:

Places of Work

  • Appledore Marine Engineering
  • Consolidated Design Professionals
  • Delaware Department of Transportation
  • Brown Consultants
  • FTN Associates
  • Shell Techworks
  • Giant Equatorial Construction Co. Ltd.
  • P-Sqare Consulting Ltd.
  • University of Iowa
  • The Bell Company
  • Source Architechnology Systems, Inc.

What our graduates have to say:

  • 100% of responding Master of Civil Engineering graduates agree that our program gave them practical skills applicable to their job.*
  • More than 85% of responding graduates were successful in advancing in their current field or career.*
  • More than 90% of responding Master of Civil Engineering alumni would recommend our online program to someone they know.*

*Source: Norwich University Master of Civil Engineering Graduate Survey, fielded March 2016.

Part of what makes the online Master of Civil Engineering program at Norwich University a great choice for engineering professionals is our dedicated faculty and staff members. Our program is taught by accomplished faculty members with real-world and academic experience in structural, geotechnical, environmental, and construction engineering. Each are highly regarded for their professionalism and dedication, and have extensive hands-on experience, as well as advanced degrees in their fields. Our staff members provide additional support from day one to graduation.

We have an in-house instructional design team that work hand-in-hand with program faculty and staff to ensure an efficient and interactive online learning experience in each course.

Linda A. Ratsep

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Linda A.
Ratsep
MCE, MBA, PE

Linda Ratsep is the Program Coordinator for the Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) program. She earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire; an MBA from Drexel University; and an MCE from Villanova University. Linda has been continually involved in the MCE program since 2005 as Course Developer, Senior Instructor, and Academic Associate Program Director prior to appointment as Program Coordinator in 2016. Linda is a registered professional engineer and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

In 1995, Linda co-founded The Ratsep Group, Inc., an environmental science and civil engineering consulting firm in Pennsylvania. As a practicing civil engineer she has designed and managed hundreds of projects involving site development design for residential, commercial, industrial, airport, and recreational facilities; stream/stream corridor, wetland, and watershed studies and assessments; storm water management design; municipal engineering reviews; airport engineering design; and expert witness testimony. Her projects involve the development and utilization of project-specific Geographic information Systems (GIS) technologies and the creation of 3-D visualizations and advanced civil engineering software applications for unique project needs.

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My communication skills, particularly written communication, have excelled exponentially as a result of my education at Norwich. Danielle Somma Norwich Graduate, Class of 2019 jason booth outside campus building https://pro.norwich.edu/sites/default/files/danielle-somma-mce_hero.jpg
Achieve Your Career Goals
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The first private college to offer civil engineering, Norwich University has a 200-year legacy of producing innovative problem solvers with the leadership capability this demanding profession requires. From this generation to the next, students choose Norwich in order to advance their careers and because we emphasize collaborative, hands-on instruction—a pioneering model of higher education laid out by our founder, a civil engineer. 
 
Designed to address 21st-century challenges, the Norwich online Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) program provides the technological expertise, project management knowledge and practical skills students will need to advance in the complex and rapidly evolving civil engineering industry. 
 
The MCE program strengthens students’ understanding of the latest trends and developments in the field of civil engineering, including learning from faculty experts who are practicing engineers. Students will expand their knowledge in one of four concentrations—Structural Engineering, Environmental/Water Resources Engineering, Construction Management, and Geotechnical Engineering—yet maintain the flexibility to pursue individual research interests, culminating in a capstone project. For career changers with non-engineering STEM degrees, Norwich offers fundamentals courses (prerequisites) in each concentration that bridge transition into the MCE program—creating a pathway from related fields to an exciting career in civil engineering. 
 
In keeping with the current demand for business-ready engineers who can manage and mentor teams, a key component of the MCE program is the inclusion of project management coursework, preparing students for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification—the most recognizable accreditation for project managers and a key credential for management and leadership positions.
 
Our students report that the degree’s impact often begins before graduation—as promotions, new professional opportunities or as real-world insights into projects and problems they encounter on the job, right now. 
 
Engineer your next promotion—and become a part of the Norwich legacy in civil engineering. 

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Norwich University's Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) program is designed to help prepare students for career advancement. It may lead some students to pursue a professional license. Given the diverse educational backgrounds of our students and the variety of state laws governing professional engineering licensure, Norwich University has provided a Professional Licensure Disclosure  regarding the Norwich MCE programs sufficiency to independently meet the educational requirements for licensure by state. Please review our Professional Licensure Disclosure

 

Master of Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Environmental/Water Resources Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
100% Online 100% Online Courses completed entirely online 15 Students 15 Students Maximum number of students per class 18 Months 18 Months Average time to program completion Next Start Date 7 September Next Start Date App Deadline 10 August Application Deadline Why Norwich?
  • Join the 200-year legacy of civil engineers taught at Norwich University, the first private college to teach civil engineering. 
  • Learn from innovative faculty engineers, who are actively practicing and leaders in the industry.
  • Enhance Enhance your technical expertise, project management knowledge, and leadership skills.
  • Tailor your studies with four concentration options and independent research.
  • Impact your current career with practical skills and real-world insights.
  • Prepare for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and future leadership roles. 
  • Earn your degree with a curriculum aligned with recommendations from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Balance school, work and military schedules with a flexible curriculum.
  • Bridge non-engineering STEM degree to MCE program with prerequisite courses.
  • Start with no GMAT or GRE.
Accreditation & Recognition
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Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

 

Kris Cameron

Associate Program Director
MA

Kris Cameron understands the unique challenges of working full-time and attending graduate school online as she has a MA with a focus on building learning communities in higher education. Shehas nearly a decade of experience in supporting, advising, and advocating for online graduate students to increase student success in their programs. She has also worked as a project administrator for an engineering company, coordinating national projects, organizing and leading subcontractors, and writing and negotiating engineering proposals, contracts, and subcontracts.

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Jennifer West

Associate Director of Advising & ADA Coordinator
M.S.

Jennifer West joined the advisor team in July 2017 as a Student Services Advisor for the several graduate programs. After 20 years in education, administration and education technology, she is thrilled to be a part of Norwich University and bring her experience and communications expertise to these programs. She arrived to Norwich University from California where she earned her master's degree at Stanford University, education credentialing from Santa Clara University and undergraduate degrees from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
 

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Kenneth Lamb

Faculty
PhD, PE

In addition to teaching in Norwich University's online civil engineering program, Kenneth Lamb is also an assistant professor of civil engineering at the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona (a.k.a. Cal Poly Pomona), where he is the Parsons Engineering Fellow of Hydraulic Engineering. He has been working in the industry for more than 15 years. Prior to joining academia, he was a supervising designer in the water/wastewater division at G.C. Wallace Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Joseph Miller

Faculty
PhD, PE

Joe Miller’s interest in structural engineering and timber framing began when he and his father rebuilt an ancestral barn in southern Indiana. His research focuses on key laminated beams and the strength of wooden dowels, and his findings have significantly advanced the acceptance of timber frame construction among engineers and code officials.

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Get to know the graduates of Norwich’s online Master of Civil Engineering program.

Resources

 

At a Glance

  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher

Contact Admissions

 

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-802-962-4330
Email: onlineadmissions@norwich.edu

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    Transfer Credits
    You may receive the equivalent of up to 12 semester credits for study conducted elsewhere. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as it pertains to transfer credits.
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    Academic Scholarships
    The Master of Civil Engineering program now offers an achievement scholarship for newly enrolled students! Complete your application to qualify for one of the scholarships.
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    Norwich Alumni Benefits
    Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As apart of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WESIERFSpanTran, or CED.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required.  This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.*
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.*
    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

Please Note:  All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Resume that includes 3 professional references with contact information
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Norwich University's Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) program is designed to help prepare students for career advancement. It may lead some students to pursue a professional license. Given the diverse educational backgrounds of our students and the variety of state laws governing professional engineering licensure, Norwich University has provided a Professional Licensure Disclosure  regarding the Norwich MCE programs sufficiency to independently meet the educational requirements for licensure by state. Please review our Professional Licensure Disclosure

To contact an admissions advisor:

Phone: 802-962-4330
 

About

Norwich provides a top-notch educational experience; we also work hard to help make it affordable. There are many ways to get financial aid and several strategies to help you finance your education. Norwich is committed to making this often-difficult process easier for you.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $808
2021-22 Tuition and Fee Schedule - Master's Programs
Term
$808
$4,848

Technology - $300/term
Library - $75/term
Graduation - $150/one-time

$31,488

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What courses can I take in the civil engineering program?

All students in the civil engineering program have the opportunity to master project management techniques, tools, and management, along with engineering mathematics. The remaining courses that civil engineering master’s students take depend upon the concentration chosen.

What concentrations can I specialize in?

Students can choose from one of four concentrations: structural, geotechnical, construction management, or environmental/water resources.

When can I begin the program?

Entry into the Master of Civil Engineering program is available two times per year: in March or September.

How have graduates of the civil engineering program applied their degree?

Our civil engineering alumni, in addition to owning their own firms, have found employment with notable organizations including URS Corporation, the Army Corps of Engineers, Colby Company Engineering, Northrop Grumman, AMEC, and American Water.

How are the civil engineering program faculty members selected?

Civil engineering program instructors all have advanced degrees and are licensed Professional Engineers. They must demonstrate university/college-level teaching experience, and solid, practical experience in civil engineering consulting and design.

Is Norwich University ABET accredited?

Norwich University has a legacy of engineering excellence, and was the first private institution in the United States to offer civil engineering courses. The David Crawford School of Engineering is home to three ABET-accredited* bachelor’s programs including the BS in Civil Engineering (BSCE), the BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the BS in Mechanical Engineering.

While our BSCE program is ABET-accredited, our MCE program is not. Our Master of Civil Engineering program was designed by the same full-time faculty who designed and teach in the ABET-accredited Norwich University BSCE. There are numerous high-quality graduate programs available today that do not bear the ABET accreditation.

At Norwich University we are proud of our online Master of Civil Engineering program and the relevant curriculum that offers in-demand skills for today’s public and private sector civil engineering leaders. Our students and alumni can be found in some of the top construction management, civil engineering, and consulting firms across the world.

If you have any additional questions about ABET accreditation and the MCE program, please feel free to contact an admissions advisor.

*ABET is a non-for-profit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Types of programs accredited include, industrial hygiene, bioengineering, chemical engineering, and systems engineering.

How long is the civil engineering program?

The program’s six courses (each six credits) take approximately 18 months to complete. In some cases, students may be required to take a fundamentals course. Depending on when you start the program, you can expect your degree to be conferred in 18-24 months.

Is there any specific computer software or technology that I’ll need for the civil engineering program?

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize programs that run Microsoft software. They will also need use of a scanner, and the programs Autodesk, Adobe Acrobat, and Skype. Some courses will also require specific software. Upon acceptance, students will be provided list of required hardware and software programs.

What are the requirements for applying to the program?
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF, or SpanTran.
  • The GRE is not required to apply, but may be requested based upon an applicant's undergraduate GPA.
  • If English was not the language of degree study, proof of English language proficiency and a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test, or iBT) on the TOEFL are required, unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.
How much does the civil engineering program cost?
  • Price per credit: $808
  • Term tuition: $4,848
  • Library fee: $75/term
  • Technology fee: $300/term
  • Graduation fee (one-time): $150
  • Total program cost: $31,488
Does Norwich accept transfer credits?

When you apply for admission to the civil engineering program, you can submit transcripts and course outlines from previously attended institutions of higher education to be considered for transfer credits. Transfer credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and up to 12 credits may be accepted. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as they pertain to transfer credits.

Learn more about Norwich University’s transfer credit policy.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Norwich University offers a range of opportunities to help you lower your overall tuition costs. Contact our admissions team today to learn more about the below options. Please note that scholarships are not additive. In addition to the below scholarships, students may also be eligible for discounts if their organization partners with Norwich University.

Achievement Scholarship

Recognizing your past academic and professional achievements, the Achievement Scholarship is for newly enrolled students. You could receive a $4,200 scholarship, which will be distributed equally over the courses of the program. To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, submit your application package (application form, resume, letter of intent, and essay (if applicable)) for your program of interest at least one week prior to the upcoming application deadline. The Scholarship Selection Committee will review all application materials and select the recipient. 

Norwich Alumni Scholarship

Norwich University alumni and their spouses, parents, and children are eligible to receive our Alumni Scholarship. The scholarship is award for each term of enrollment at $425 per term.

Active Duty Military Scholarship

Active duty, National Guard, and Reserve personnel are eligible to receive a $250 award for each term of enrollment in an online master’s degree program.

 

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