Graduate programs - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering MEng

The Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering program is a non-research based professional degree. MEng students may be full-time or part-time while working in the engineering field. These students complete an advanced degree without a thesis/project requirement and can also use internship credits toward their degree. Please see the Degree Requirements section below for full details.

MEng students are required to complete tentative degree plans after completing 18 credits. The degree plan must be approved by their advisor. An MEng study plan form for this purpose is available on the CEE website ( Coursework taken without advisor approval may not be accepted as part of the student’s program. Students must also meet the University master's degree requirements.

Application Deadlines - MEng

  • Fall - April 1
  • Winter - September 1
  • Spring - November 1


Degree Requirements - MEng

A total of 48 graduate credits are required for the MEng program. Coursework may include up to 8 hours of CE 501 Research, CE 504 Internship, CE 505 Reading and Conference, or CE 506 Projects. Internship credits (CE 504) require a project and final report; these credits must be arranged in advance between the CEE faculty advisor and the student.

CEE courses for which the student receives a grade of "C+" or lower will not be counted toward fulfilling the requirements. Grades of C+, C, or C- may sometimes be counted toward the degree with the approval of the student’s advisor and the Graduate Program Chair.  A candidate is disqualified if he/she receives a grade of "C+" or lower in four CEE courses.

All courses taken in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering by degree candidates must be taken for a letter grade, unless a course is only offered with a pass/no pass option. Courses outside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering may be taken pass/no pass only with the consent of the student’s adviser. Non-degree seeking students may take Civil and Environmental Engineering courses pass/no pass with the consent of the instructor.

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken in the CEE Department unless otherwise approved by the Graduate Program Chair. To become a candidate for the MEng degree, the student must successfully complete all departmental requirements as described above.

All other degree requirements for the MEng program are established by PSU’s Office of Graduate Studies. Please refer to Graduate Studies for information concerning advanced degree requirements, degree status, and petition processes.