Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The UP Institute of Civil Engineering MS Civil Engineering (MSCE) Program is a two-year program for graduate students. The master’s program is designed to broaden further one’s knowledge of scientific principles in engineering, and the analysis and solution of engineering problems.

It has four fields of study:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are expectations a few years after the student finishes the MS in Civil Engineering program. Consistent with the UP System’s tagline of “Shaping minds that shape the nation” as well as the UPD College of Engineering’s mission of “Knowledge, Progress, and Service”, and UP ICE’s Mission-Vision statements, the developed MS CE PEOs are the following:

Objective 1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering disciplines underlying civil engineering specialization to solve / design / investigate / conduct very complex civil engineering problems / products, processes and systems / issues / activities
Objective 2. Analyze very complex engineering issues (products, processes, systems, situations) / engineering problems in civil engineering subject area by applying advanced methods of analysis/solution.
Objective 3. Design very complex civil engineering products (devices, artefacts, etc.), processes and systems by applying appropriate and relevant design methods.
Objective 4. Apply relevant codes of practice and safety regulations to technical investigations in civil engineering within multidisciplinary contexts given predefined specifications.
Objective 5. Conduct complex engineering activities in civil engineering within multidisciplinary contexts applying practical
Objective 6. Manage work contexts in civil engineering within multidisciplinary contexts that may involve evolving issues, require novel strategies, and involve engineering judgement.
Objective 7. Function effectively in national and international contexts as member/leader of multidisciplinary teams to meet specific goals and objectives.
Objective 8. Communicate effectively, clearly and unambiguously information to specialist and no- specialist audiences in national and international contexts and society at large using appropriate communication strategies, methods and tools.
Objective 9. Engage in independent lifelong learning in the field of civil engineering within multidisciplinary contexts.