MUST Program Description


The UAB Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) program has been repackaged for delivery to MUST in a new format beginning the academic year 2010/2011.  Students enrolled in the program can complete their degree in 14 months at a cost of $12,500.  Two site visits will be conducted by UAB faculty and administration during each cycle of the program.  The program is also designed for online instruction to facilitate interactions among faculty and students.

The program is designed to focus on cutting edge information and technologies related to construction engineering management, with particular emphasis on the emerging fields of sustainability and green building construction.  These areas of study are fairly new even in the U.S.A and as such the program will enable students to receive the latest and most up-to-date information that is not available within the traditional graduate curriculum.  UAB faculty assigned to the program have expertise in the area of sustainability and green design and will be able to convey the latest knowledge to the students through coursework and research activities.

The program is designed to be completed in a period of 14 months.  Instruction begins in mid July and ends in mid September the following year.  Activities during the 14 month period are summarized as follows:

Time Period

Duration

Activities During Period

CH*

 

 

 

 

July 15 – September 15

 

2 mo.

-    Students enroll in UAB Fall Semester and register for 12 CH (by June 15th)

-    Initiate Certificate #1: 4 courses (12 CH)

-    Onsite orientation and introduction of course materials (2 weeks)

-    Establish master’s student faculty advisory committee (FAC)

-    Assign master’s research project

-    Complete 4 courses and submit grades

-    Assess student learning

12

 

 

 

 

September 15 – July 15

 

10 mo.

-    Students enroll in UAB Spring Semester and register for 9 CH (by Dec. 1st)

-    Work on master’s research project via online capabilities

9

 

 

 

 

July 15 – September 15

 

2 mo.

-    Students enroll in UAB Fall Semester and register for 12 CH (by June 15th)

-    Initiate Certificate #2: 4 courses (12 CH)

-    Onsite orientation and introduction of course materials (2 weeks)

-    Defend master’s research project

-    Complete 4 courses and submit grades

-    Assess student learning

-    ALL requirements of the MSCE degree are completed

 

12

 

 

 

ü  MSCE DEGREE IS GRANTED IN FALL SEMESTER

ü  GRADUATIOIN CEREMONIES HELD AT MUST IN NOVEMBER

ü  STUDENTS WILL BE RECOGNIZED IN THE UAB DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

14 mo.

 

33