The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) with a General Option offers a broad education covering several specialty areas of Civil Engineering.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field.
- Conform to the general requirements of the Viterbi School of Engineering
- 27 units selected under the direction of the student’s adviser as follows:
- A minimum of 18 units from the following four specialty areas with a minimum of 3 units and a maximum of 6 units from each area.
- Additional courses (up to six units) may be selected from Civil Engineering courses or disciplines related to Civil Engineering with the consent of an adviser
- At least two-thirds of the units applied toward the degree (including transfer work and not including 594 or 794) must be at the 500 level or higher.
- Graduation Requirements established by USC may be reviewed in the USC Catalogue.
Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
CE 465: Water Supply and Sewerage System Design
ENE 505: Energy and the Environment
CE 520a: Ocean and Coastal Engineering
ENE 535: Applied Air Quality Management
CE 482: Foundation Design
CE 534: Design of Earth Structures
Construction and Transportation
CE 462: Construction Methods and Equipment
CE 471: Principles of Transportation Engineering
CE 501: Functions of the Constructor
CE 556: Project Controls: Budgeting and Estimating
CE 566: Project Controls: Planning and Scheduling
CE 579: Introduction to Transportation Planning Law
CE 583: Design of Transportation Facilities
CE 585: Traffic Engineering and Control
CE 537: Advanced Reinforced Concrete
CE 538: Prestressed Concrete
CE 539: Advanced Steel Structures
CE 531: Soil Mechanics
Special Concentration in Geographic Information Science
A selected sequence of 12 units (3 courses) from the Spatial Science Institute Graduate Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science.
Special Concentration in Public Works
A selected sequence of 12 units (3 courses) from the School of Policy, Planning and Development graduate program in Public Administration. Statistics is a prerequisite for many of these courses.
Students who have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering will normally have met this requirement. If not, students should also complete PPD 404x: Statistics for Policy, Planning and Development, or CE 408: Risk Analysis in Civil Engineering, or an adviser approved alternative.