Civil Engineering

Design sustainable urban infrastructure

SMU Lyle’s Master's in Civil Engineering prepares students with knowledge, tools, and experience to lead and serve sustainable and resilient communities.

About the Program

SMU graduates address society’s most pressing challenges related to transportation, built infrastructure, smart city applications, energy, sustainability, and community resilience. Our curriculum and research programs ensure that our graduates are prepared to meet rapidly evolving societal needs through technical excellence and leadership toward serving communities through the built environment.  

In the Master’s in Civil Engineering Program, students learn in state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities enabling breakthrough research that empowers communities.  

To learn more about the program, contact Program Director Brett Story.

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The SMU Lyle Difference

  • Research-driven

    Research is central to curriculum, facilities, and faculty.

  • Accessible

    With Lyle Anywhere™ choose the delivery format that works for you – in person, online, or a combination of the two.

  • Innovative

    Students push the boundaries of civil engineering toward more sustainable and resilient built environments.

  • Impactful

    Students become leaders in construction and engineering design, sustainability, transportation, and the built environment.

  • Flexible

    Specialize in smart and resilient infrastructure, environmental health and compliance, or global and sustainable development.

  • World-changing

    Civil engineering is central to the NAE grand challenge cross-cutting themes of sustainability, health, security, and joy of living.

Student Experience

 

Industry-Leading Faculty

 

Students experience a curriculum designed by experienced faculty and highly experienced practitioners, and sync sessions for online students offer the chance to gain valuable face time with professors.

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24/7 Resource Access

 

Students can access online resources - such as notes, course schedules, and even lectures, from anywhere.

 

Diverse Coursework

 

Our coursework includes engaging lectures, group discussions, a wide variety of project-based learning opportunities, and more - accessible anytime, anywhere.

 

 

Flexible Learning

 

Tailor your experience with our Lyle Anywhere™ flexible learning platform, providing a mixture of in-person or synchronous online classes.

 

 

Jobs I Can Land

 

Potential roles include:

  • City Engineer or Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Senior Inspector
  • Structural Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Director of Public Works

 

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Civil Engineering Research

 

Our research addresses:

  • Multimodal transportation systems
  • Sustainable construction
  • Structural and infrastructure monitoring
  • Earthquake engineering and fluid-soil-structure interaction
  • Urban sustainability 

Admissions Requirements

 

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy the following additional requirement: a B.S. in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline.

Tuition and Fees

For a complete graduate cost per semester click here.

 

Application Deadlines

The next start date is August 2024. The priority date for applications is May 15.