Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Faculty of Civil Engineering offers programs leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees. Holders of a 4 year BSc degree (Engineering) or a non-engineering BA/BSc (such as Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, etc.) from an accredited university, are eligible.

Admission Requirements

Graduates of Civil or Environmental Engineering or any other engineering disciplines with a grade point average of at least 84 are eligible for admission to the MSc degree program. Graduates with a grade average of at least 75 are eligible for admission to the ME program. Supplementary course requirements for holders of four-year degrees in fields not corresponding to the program in which they are enrolled, will be determined by the faculty graduate studies committee. Graduates of three-year degree programs may be admitted as qualifying students. Their course work requirements will be determined by the graduate studies committee.

Research and Study Areas:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Hydrodynamics and Water Resources
  • Geotechnics and Tunneling
  • Building Materials – Performance and Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Engineering and Management of Water Resources
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Transportation Sciences
  • Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering
  • Geodetic Sciences
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering Sciences

MSc and ME programs

To earn a Master’s degree a student has to complete the requirements in one of the tracks listed below. Please note that not all tracks are available in all study programs.

Research thesis

  1. Comprehensive engineering research track: requires 20-credit points in graduate courses (24 credit points in Environmental Engineering and in Environmental Quality Sciences).
  2. Final Paper track: requires 28 credit points in graduate courses and a final paper (32 credit points in Environmental Engineering and in Environmental Quality Sciences).
  3. Master of Engineering track, in the following fields: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation and Highways Engineering, Building Materials, Building Performance and Technology, Construction Management and Environmental Engineering. This track requires 40 credit points of course work including an individual seminar course, but no thesis or final paper.

Course Requirements

An MSc degree student is required to study two courses in Required Faculty Subjects (6 credit points) and at least 4-6 courses (about 8-12 credit points) in subjects in the chosen field of study.

An ME degree student is required to study two courses in Required Faculty Subjects, at least 16 credit points in the chosen field of study, an advanced seminar course (5 credit points, culminating in a written paper and an oral presentation before faculty members), and sufficient elective courses to complete the 40 credit points.

Research Areas and Degree Titles of the Study Programs

Master of Science in the following areas of expertise

Civil Engineering – Structural Engineering

Analysis, design and optimization of steel structures, reinforced concrete, paved concrete, prestressed concrete, complex structures, computer methods and applications, stability and dynamics of structures, earthquake engineering.

Hydrodynamics and Water Resources

Hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydrology of surface runoff and groundwater, drainage and irrigation, coastal engineering and oceanographic engineering, water quality and contamination of water systems, water resources management, oil reservoirs engineering, energy and transport of heat and mass in buildings and the environment, wind engineering.

Geotechnical Engineering and Tunneling

Structural foundations, reciprocal ground-structure interaction, analysis of slope stability, calculation of supporting structures, mechanical features of soil, investigation methods and field measurements, investigation of theoretical methods for calculations of failure modes.

Building Materials – Performance and Technology

Building materials, physical performance of buildings, maintenance and durability, quality insurance in construction, fire safety in buildings, restoration and conservation of buildings, energy in buildings.

Construction Management

Management of construction project and construction development, initiating and investigating the profitability of engineering projects, human resources management in construction, industrialization and automation in construction, quality management, building information modeling, lean construction.

Transportation and Highways Engineering

Geometrical road designs, construction design of roads and materials, traffic engineering, intersection planning, over-passes, monitoring and traffic signal systems, air transportation planning, traffic system management, road safety, transportation economics, transportation planning, planning and operation of public transportation.

Engineering and Management of Water Resources

Research areas: see hydrodynamics and hydraulic engineering.

Environmental Engineering Environmental Sciences

Water quality, prevention of contamination of natural water resources, fundamentals and technology of water treatment, collection systems, treatment, removal and restoring wastewater, treatment and removal of toxic waste, air quality, prevention of air pollution, collection and processing of solid waste.

Transportation Sciences

Traffic signal systems and monitoring, traffic operation and management, transportation planning, road safety, transportation economics, public transportation.

Mapping and Geo-Informatics

Geodesy, photogrammetry, remote sensing, computer mapping and GIS.

Geodetic Sciences

Research areas: see Geodetic Engineering.

PhD Program

PhD course study requirements include six credit points in graduate courses, and may include supplementary courses, depending on the research topic and the candidate’s academic background. Through the course of study, the student is required to deliver two seminar lectures.

More details

Registration: 972-4-8292693, 972-4-8292739 Faculty of Civil Engineering