The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The MS degree in Civil Engineering is designed for students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering. The degree may emphasize one of two specific concentration areas of civil engineering –  construction engineering and management and water resources engineering.

Concentration Area: Construction Engineering and Management

Summary: The Construction Engineering & Management (CEM) Option focuses on the lifecycle management of infrastructure projects and systems. Vertical and horizontal infrastructure are vital to our quality of life and economic productivity. Yet, infrastructure development and management are increasingly complex as both performance expectations and resource scarcity rises. Courses taken in the CEM option provide students the opportunity to examine the challenges that decision-makers and managers face during the planning, construction, operations and maintenance of infrastructure through coursework that covers topics in both project management and infrastructure management.

Faculty Program Advisor: Dr. Bill Knocke
Graduate Coordinator: Beth Lucas  ph: (540) 231-4595

Concentration Area: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Summary: This program focuses primarily on traditional components of an environmental engineering program. Students focused in this option will learn basic and applied engineering principles related to one of more of the following environmental areas: water quality and treatment, industrial and hazardous waste management, air pollution engineering, or solid waste management. Courses include topics such as environmental chemistry and principles, water and waste water treatment, water quality management, air resources engineering, solid and hazardous waste management and public health engineering.

Faculty Program Advisor: Dr. Bill Knocke
Graduate Coordinator: Beth Lucas  ph: (540) 231-4595

* Note: Please read the Graduate Policy Handbook or Graduate Manual for your department of interest to obtain the course listings and program requirements.

The MS ESEN degree is designed for students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in the physical or life sciences who wish to specialize in the environmental field. Students will be required to meet certain mathematics, statistics and biology prerequisites. Courses are available in a variety of environmental disciplines.

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master of Science or Master of Engineering

Summary: The Master of Science (M.S.) degree, which requires a thesis, and the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree, which requires a project and report, are the two Master's degree programs offered in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. The M.S. and M.Eng. degree programs are designed to meet the individual needs of graduate students. Degree preference varies among the employers. Some prefer thesis students (particularly for the demonstration of research and writing skills) while others seek the broad-based knowledge which results from more course work.

The MS in Electrical Engineering degree is offered with courses focused in the areas of communications, electromagnetics, electronic components, circuits systems, signals, systems & controls, power, photonics, and computing.

Faculty Program Advisor: Dr. Joseph Tront
Coordinator of External Relations and Graduate Program: Laura Villada     ph: (540) 231-7494

* Note: Please read the Graduate Policy Handbook or Graduate Manual for your department of interest to obtain the course listings and program requirements.

The MS in Computer Engineering degree is offered with courses focused in the areas of computer systems, networking, software and machine intelligence, VLSI and design automation area.

Faculty Program Advisor: Dr. Joseph Tront
Coordinator of External Relations and Graduate Program:  Laura Villada    ph: (540) 231-7494

* Note: Please read the Graduate Policy Handbook or Graduate Manual for your department of interest to obtain the course listings and program requirements.

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Master of Science or Master of Engineering

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that integrates many different engineering specialties into a total engineering effort to ensure an efficient and effective product (system) output. The Master of Engineering Administration degree provides practicing engineers, scientists and technical professionals with a graduate level academic experience in Technology Management that further prepares them for career advancement.

Summary: Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that integrates many different engineering specialties into a total engineering effort to ensure an efficient and effective product (system) output. Systems engineering analyzes the operational needs of industrial, business and government enterprises and by applying scientific and engineering technology develops the integrated hardware and software required to meet those needs. A systems engineer is one who can apply the team approach to the process of bringing systems into being and can define their various components, identify and integrate the engineering disciplines needed to develop them and understand the system's operational and maintenance requirements for the entire consumer-use period.

Faculty Program Advisor: Dr. Konstantinos Triantis
Academic Advisor: Paula Van Curen ph: 540-231-2364

Summary: The Master of Engineering Administration (M.E.A.) degree provides practicing engineers, scientists and technical professionals with a graduate level academic experience in Technology Management that further prepares them for career advancement --- in the role of managing and providing administrative support for the technology-based operations of a progressive enterprise. Graduates of this program typically move into advanced positions as project manager, program administrator, lab director, engineering manager, technology executive, etc.

Faculty Program Advisor: Ken Harmon
Academic Advisor: Paula Van Curen ph: 540-231-2364

* Note: Please read the Graduate Policy Handbook or Graduate Manual for your department of interest to obtain the course listings and program requirements.