MSCE Water and Waste Management


The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Water and Waste Management is an interdisciplinary program with Sustainable Infrastructure Systems.

The Sustainable Infrastructure Systems program prepares students for immediate and effective participation in the modern infrastructure workforce through a common core that includes:

  • smart-system design for sustainable infrastructures
  • the societal and regulatory context of infrastructure engineering decisions
  • construction management

Program Requirements

A minimum of 27 units of coursework beyond the Bachelor degree.

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

  • Prerequisites
    • A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
    • Students in the Water and Waste Management program are expected to have a background in fluid mechanics equivalent to CE 309 or ENE 410.
    • Admitted students who do not meet this prerequisite will be assigned a course to complete the deficiency.
  • Required Courses (15 units)

    CE 451: Water Resources Engineering
    CE 453: Water Quality Control
    CE 476: Design of Pressurized Hydraulic Systems
    CE 501: Functions of the Constructor
    SAE 515: Sustainable Infrastructure Systems

  • Electives (3 courses)

    CE 510: Groundwater Management
    CE 516: Geohydrology
    CE 520a: Ocean and Coastal Engineering
    (other electives with approval)

    Seasonal Offerings:
    CE 511: Flood Control Hydrology