Advance your technical skills and field knowledge on your way to impacting today’s
evolving infrastructure needs.
A combined degree program in civil engineering gives you the opportunity to fast-track
your graduate education while gaining valuable technical skills. With today’s pressing
infrastructure challenges, both industry and government seek qualified civil engineers
that can help solve problems. Whether you’re aiming for public or private sector work,
or considering a doctoral degree, UND offers the combined program you need.
Accelerated (Bachelor’s and Master’s)
On Campus or Online
Est. time to complete:
5.5 - 6 years
M.S. 152-158 (thesis option), 154-160 (non-thesis option) | M.Eng. 152-158
A combined degree in civil engineering offers you a unique opportunity to earn a graduate
degree in quick time. You'll gain the valuable skills to plan, design, construct,
maintain and operate infrastructures — abilities that are in high demand with today's
This combined UND graduate program offers a unique opportunity to advance your education
in civil engineering with opportunities to:
Fully prepare for a career in research with studies in a specialty area in civil engineering.
Fast-track your career, with a focus on your main occupational interest in the civil
Participate in job-related training activities, technical research and other skills
needed to get a professional engineering license
Gain the technical skills to conduct independent research in your chosen area of interest.
Apply your broad-based knowledge for success in a wide range of opportunities at consulting
firms, government agencies and industries.
Focus in your civil engineering curriculum on one of these options:
General civil engineering
Accelerated Civil Engineering Program
A combined degree program offers a unique opportunity to expedite your graduate career
Work with a committed faculty team to discover the area of most interest, and explore
research and opportunities.
The UND combined degrees program offers the chance to double six credit hours (so
they count as twelve).
What can you do with an accelerated civil engineering degree?
Students in the combined degree program gain knowledge and skills for problem analysis
and solving. This includes preparation for careers in a wide range of professional
settings, such as consulting firms, government agencies and industries.
There is no shortage of job opportunities in the civil engineering field, given our
aging infrastructure. Surges in population and global environmental changes make qualified
civil engineers extremely valuable in the public and private sector. Civil Engineering
alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc.
WSB & Associates, Inc.
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Burns & McDonnell, Inc.
A Civil Engineering degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
Java (Programming Language)
Accelerated Civil Engineering Degree Courses
CE 503. Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.
Single-degree and multi-degree of freedom systems; continuous systems; free and forced vibrations; harmonic and periodic excitations; viscous and non-viscous damping; pulse excitations; numerical methods for dynamic response; earthquake response of linear elastic buildings; structural dynamics in building codes. Prerequisite: Background/knowledge of mechanics of materials and dynamics; additional information is available in the CE Graduate Student Handbook on the CE Department website and the CE graduate student blackboard site. On demand.
CE 517. Transportation Asset Management. 3 Credits.
Course focused on the principles of transportation asset management with an emphasis on pavement management system (PMS). Network- and project-level pavement management processes will be discussed, but the emphasis will be on network-level. Bridge management system will also be covered. Prerequisite: Background/knowledge of mechanics of materials and statistics; additional information is available in the CE Graduate Student Handbook on the CE Department website and the CE graduate student blackboard site. F, even years.
CE 518. Pavement Engineering. 3 Credits.
Structural pavement design concepts for flexible and rigid pavements; traffic and environmental loading factors; material characterization; hot mix asphalt design and analysis concepts, SuperPave mix design method, stresses and strains in flexible and rigid pavements, joints and load transfer of rigid pavements, fast track concrete, and construction issues. Prerequisite: Background/knowledge of soil mechanics; additional information is available in the CE Graduate Student Handbook on the CE Department website and graduate student blackboard site; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. F.
CE 519. Sustainable Pavements. 3 Credits.
Sustainability concepts; overview of mix design, structural design, and construction methods of pavements; warm mix asphalts; recycling of asphalt and concrete pavements, perpetual pavement concepts, specialty pavements, environmental, economic, and social impacts of highway pavements. Prerequisite: Background/knowledge of soil mechanics; additional information is available in the CE Graduate Student Handbook on the CE Department website and the CE graduate student blackboard site. S.
CE 524. Open Channel Hydraulics. 3 Credits.
Study of advanced topics in open channel hydraulics. Computer applications. Prerequisite: Background/knowledge of hydraulic engineering; additional information is available in the CE Graduate Student Handbook on the CE Department website and the CE graduate student blackboard site. F.
CE 536. Environmental Engineering III. 3 Credits.
Water chemistry in unit Operation and process design for water and wastewater treatment; physical, chemical, and biological systems; plant design project, computer-assigned design analysis. Prerequisite: Background/knowledge of introductory environmental engineering; additional information is available in the CE Graduate Student Handbook on the CE Department website and the CE graduate student blackboard site. F.
Leaders in Civil Engineering
Brendan Blades began taking classes at UND to further his career as a civil engineer.