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The PhD degree is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed all of the requirements of a doctoral degree program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The doctoral program involves taking coursework as well as conducting research of significant importance. The PhD degree program focus areas include Biofuels, Coastal Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering.
High-level jobs in engineering, faculty positions at universities, engineering consultants, leaders for governmental or non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and starting consulting enterprises or companies
Introduction to engineering problems and their solutions through a study of the statics of particles and rigid bodies. Pre- or corequisite: PHYS 231N. Prerequisite: MATH 211 with a C or higher.
This course will provide an introduction to Land Surveying theory and practices as they relate to Civil Engineering. Upon successful completion of this course, prospective engineers will have a working knowledge of: survey computations; survey field methods; survey benchmarks and data; survey elements of land development; and survey legal issues
Analysis of closed-conduit flow and open-channel flow. Principles of surface water hydrology and groundwater hydraulics. Economics and probability concepts in water resources planning. Corequisite: CEE 335. Prerequisites: CEE 304; CEE 330 with a grade of C or better.
Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Civil & Environmental Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
A master’s degree or equivalent in engineering or a related field is required for admission to the Ph.D. program; however, exceptionally well qualified students can be directly admitted to the Ph.D. program directly without a master’s degree. Each applicant must submit an essay of 500 words or less describing personal and academic goals, professional objectives, preparation for graduate study, and how the chosen program will help the applicant achieve these goals and objectives. Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one of these must be submitted from former or current professors, and one could be from an employment supervisor. Regular admission to a Ph.D. program generally requires a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in the master’s program. Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered for regular or provisional admission on the basis of successful engineering work experience or other credentials demonstrating potential for success in the Ph.D. program. Submission of GRE scores is required except for applicants who hold an engineering degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program. TOEFL (or IELTS) scores are required for all applicants whose native language is not English, unless they have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from institutions in USA or countries where English is the primary language of the people.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Teaching and research assistantships may be available on a competitive basis. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council also offers Graduate Enhancement Awards to provide supplemental financial support to some of the graduate students who receive an assistantship.
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