The objective of the Doctor of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering degree is to develop decisive, research oriented engineers with the ability to produce new engineering knowledge and analyze complex, cross-disciplinary issues. Successful applicants are expected to perform advanced research in one or more areas of concentration within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and successfully complete both core courses and electives that may be drawn from a variety of disciplines. Beyond the core courses, the program can be tailored to the needs of each student through a formal arrangement between the student and research advisor.
Areas of Specialization:
The areas of specialization within the Doctor of Engineering focus in Civil and Environmental Engineering are:
- Environmental Engineering
- Geoenvironmental Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Structural Engineering
Students enrolled in the Doctor of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering program undertake studies that consist of graduate courses in engineering, sciences, mathematics and management. The program also includes oral and written qualifying examinations and a dissertation. A minimum or 63 credit hours is required beyond the bachelor of science degree. The distribution of credit hours within the curriculum is as follows:
- Civil engineering and other advanced courses - 33 credit hours
- Management courses - 9 credit hours
- Doctoral research dissertation
Core Courses in each focus area
Please see the UMass Lowell online Graduate Catalog for the latest information and course descriptions.
A maximum of 24 hours of graduate-level course work taken at another institution with a minimum grade of B will be accepted. A maximum of 12 credits of dissertation research can be transferred from another institution to the program.